Aruba Central Online Help

Managing Sites

The Sites page allows you to create sites, view the list of sites configured in your setup, and assign devices to sites. The Sites page includes the following functions:

Table 1: Sites Page

Parameter

Description

Convert Labels to Sites

Allows you to convert existing labels to sites. To convert labels, download the CSVComma-Separated Values. A file format that stores tabular data in the plain text format separated by commas. file with the list of labels configured in your setup, add the site information, and upload the CSV file. For more information, see Creating a Site.

New Site

Allows you to create a new site.

Bulk upload

Allows you to add sites in bulk from a CSV file.

Sites Table

The sites table displays a list of sites configured. It provides the following information:

Table 2: Sites Table

Parameter

Description

Site Name

Name of the site.

Address

Physical address of the site.

Device Count

Number of devices assigned to a site.

The table also includes the following sorting options to reset the table view on the right:

  • All Devices—Displays all the devices provisioned in Aruba Central.
  • Unassigned—Displays the list of devices that are not assigned to any site.

You can also use the filter and sort icons on the Sites and Address columns to filter and sort sites respectively.

 

Devices Table

The devices table displays a list of devices provisioned. It provides the following information:

Table 3: Devices Table

Parameter

Description

Name

Name of the device.

Group

Group to which the device is assigned.

Type

Type of the device.

Creating a Site

A site refers to a physical location where a set of devices are installed; for example, campus or branch. If your devices are deployed in a campus, you could create a site with the campus name. You can use the sites to monitor devices installed on a physical location.

To create a site, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Sites tile.

    The Manage Sites page is displayed.

  4. To add a new site, click (+) New Site. The Create New Site pop-up window opens.
  5. In the Create New Site pop-up window, enter the following details:
    1. Site Name—Name of the site. The site name can be a maximum of 255 single byte characters. Special characters are allowed.
    2. Street Address—Address of the site.
    3. City—City in which the site is located.
    4. Country—Country in which the site is located.
    5. State/Province—State or province in which the site is located.
    6. ZIP/Postal Code—(Optional) ZIP or postal code of the site.
  6. Click Add. The new site is added to the Sites table.

Adding Multiple Sites in Bulk

You can add multiple sites by creating and importing a CSV file with mandatory information such as the site name, address, city, state, and country details.

To import site information from a CSV file, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.

  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Sites tile.

    The Manage Sites page is displayed.

  4. Click (+) Bulk upload. The Bulk Upload pop-up opens.
  5. Download a sample file.
  6. Fill the site information and save the CSV file in your local directory.

    The CSV file for bulk upload of sites must include the mandatory information such as the name, address, city, state, and country details.

  7. In the Aruba Central UI, click Browse and add the file from your local directory.
  8. Click Upload. The sites from the CSV file are added to the site table.

Assigning a Device to a Site

Sites are used to group devices by a physical location. You can assign devices to a site to group them and monitor based on the site name.

To assign devices to a site, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Sites tile.

    The Manage Sites page is displayed.

  4. Select Unassigned. The list of devices that are not assigned to any site is displayed.
  5. Select device(s) from the list of devices. To select multiple devices use shift+click or ctrl+click.

    It is recommended not to add more than 20 devices at a time for seamless operation.

  6. Drag and drop the devices to the site on the left. A pop-up window opens and prompts you to confirm the site assignment.
  7. Click Yes.

Converting Existing Labels to Sites

Labels are tags attached to devices provisioned in a network. Labels determine the ownership, departments, and functions of the devices. You can covert these labels to sites for creating a logical set of devices.

To convert existing labels to sites, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Sites tile.

    The Manage Sites page is displayed.

  4. Click Convert Labels to Sites. The Confirm Conversion pop-up window opens.
  5. To download a CSV file with the list of labels configured in your setup, click Download file with existing labels. A CSV file with a list of all the labels in your setup is downloaded to your local directory.
  6. Enter address, city, state, country, and ZIP code details for the labels that you want to convert to sites.

    In the CSV file, you must enter the following details: address, city, state, and country.

  7. Save the CSV file.
  8. On the Confirm Conversion pop-up window, click Browse and select the CSV file with the list of labels to convert.
  9. Click Upload.
  10. Click Convert. The labels are converted to sites.

Points to Note

  • If the conversion process fails for some labels, Aruba Central generates and opens an Excel file showing a list of labels that could not be converted to sites. Verify the reason for the errors, update the CSV file, and re-upload the file.
  • Aruba Central does not allow conversion of sites to labels. If the existing labels are converted to sites, you cannot revert these sites to labels.
  • When the existing labels are converted to sites, Aruba Central retains only the historical data for these labels. Aruba Central displays the historical data for these labels only in reports and on the monitoring dashboard.

Editing a Site

You can edit a site to modify the site details such as site name, street address, city, county, state, or zip or postal code.

To modify a site details, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Sites tile.

    The Manage Sites page is displayed.

  4. Select the site to edit and click the edit icon.
  5. Modify the site information and click Update.

Deleting a Site

If you no longer need a site, you can delete it.

To delete a site, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Sites tile.

    The Manage Sites page is displayed.

  4. Select the site to be deleted and click the delete icon.

    A confirmation window is displayed.

    Deleting a site disassociates all devices that are associated with it. However, your network and devices will continue to operate normally.

  5. Click Yes to confirm.

    The site is deleted and devices associated with the site are moved to the unassigned devices list.