Aruba Central Online Help

Administering Aruba Central

Aruba Central is a cloud-native network operations and assurance solution for wired, wireless, and SD-WANSoftware-Defined Wide Area Network. SD-WAN is an application for applying SDN technology to WAN connections that connect enterprise networks across disparate geographical locations. networks. Aruba Central unifies traditional management with AI-based network and user insights, and IoTInternet of Things. IoT refers to the internetworking of devices that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity features allowing data exchange over the Internet. device profiling in a single interface for simplified and secure management and control.


From the Account Home page, you can manage network inventory, subscriptions, and user access. You can provision or launch the following apps:

  • Network Operations
  • ClearPass Device Insight

The application(s) displayed in the Apps section of the page are dependent on the app(s) that you selected while signing up for Aruba Central.

For more information, see Creating an Aruba Central Account.

To provision an app, click Get Started. After the app is provisioned, click Launch to navigate to the corresponding application UI.

If the app provisioning fails, you can retry or contact Aruba Technical Support.

Figure 1  All Apps

Network Operations

Network Operations is a unified network operations, assurance and security platform that simplifies the deployment, management, and service assurance of wireless, wired and SD-WANWide Area Network. WAN is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance. environments. Network Operations provides a cloud-based network management platform for managing your wireless, WAN, and wired networks with Aruba APs, Gateways, and Switches. Along with device and network management functions, the app also offers value-added services such as customized guest access, client presence, and service assurance analytics.

For more information, see Aruba Central Help Center.

ClearPass Device Insight

ClearPass Device Insight enables network and security administrators to discover, monitor, and automatically classify new and existing devices that connect to a network. You can identify devices that include loT devices, medical devices, printers, smart devices, laptops, VoIPVoice over IP. VoIP allows transmission of voice and multimedia content over an IP network. phones, computers, gaming consoles, routers, servers, and switches.

For more information, see Aruba ClearPass Device Insight Information Center.

Global Settings

In Aruba Central, most of the general administration tasks are grouped under Global Settings. The following table lists all the options and relevant app(s) to which the option is applicable:

Table 1: Options & Apps



User and Roles

Network Operations

ClearPass Device Insight

Key Management

Network Operations

ClearPass Device Insight

Device Inventory

Network Operations

License Assignment

Network Operations

Data Collectors

Data Collectors option appears only if the ClearPass Device Insight app is provisioned.

Audit Trail

Network Operations

Single Sign On

Network Operations

API Gateway

API Gateway option appears only if the Network Operations app is provisioned and if the APIApplication Programming Interface. Refers to a set of functions, procedures, protocols, and tools that enable users to build application software. Gateway license is enabled.


Network Operations

Administrators can use the following options available under Global Settings to perform various administrative tasks: