Configuring or Viewing Switch Properties in UI Groups

This section describes the configuration and viewing procedures for the switches in the UI groups.

Aruba Central does not support pre-configured switches in a UI group. If you want to move a switch from a template group to a UI group, you must clear the switch configuration, delete the device from Aruba Central, and then provision the switch as a new device in a UI group.

To configure or view properties of the switches provisioned in UI groups, perform the following procedure:

  1. In the Network Operations app, select one of the following options:
    • To select a switch group in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to a group containing at least one switch.
        The dashboard context for the group is displayed.
      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.
    • To select a switch in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to Global or a group containing at least one switch.
      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.
        A list of switches is displayed in the List view.
      3. Click a switch under Device Name.
        The dashboard context for the switch is displayed.
      4. Under Manage, click Device.
        The tabs to configure the switch is displayed.
  2. Click the config icon to edit the switch properties. Tabs to access different configuration pages are displayed.

    The following table describes the different configuration pages and their functions.

    Table 1: Tabs for Configuring Switches Provisioned in a UI Group




    Configure or view general switch properties, such as, hostname, type of IP addressing, and so on.

    See Configuring or Viewing the Switch Properties.


    Create stacks, add members, or view stacking details such as stack type, stack id, topology, and so on.

    See Configuring Switch Stacks using UI Groups.


    Assign or view port properties, such as, PoEPower over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port., access policies, and trunk groups.

    See Configuring Switch Ports on Aruba Switches


    Configure or view PoE settings for each port.

    See Configuring PoE Settings on Aruba Switch Ports.

    Trunk Groups

    Configure or view trunk groups and their associated properties, such as, members of the trunk group, type of trunk group, and so on.

    See Configuring Trunk Groups on Aruba Switches in UI Groups.


    Configure or view VLANsVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. and the associated ports and access policies.

    See Configuring VLANs on Aruba Switches

    Spanning Tree

    Configure or view spanning tree protocol and its associated properties.

    See Enabling Spanning Tree Protocol on Aruba Switches in UI Groups

    Loop Protection

    Configure or view loop protection and its associated properties.

    See Configuring Loop Protection on Aruba Switch Ports.

    Access Policy

    Add or view access policies.

    See Configuring Access Policies on Aruba Switches.

    DHCP Snooping

    Configure or view DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  snooping, authorized DHCP servers IP addresses, and their associated properties.

    See Configuring DHCP Snooping on Aruba Switches.

    Port Rate Limit

    View or specify bandwidth to be used for inbound or outbound traffic for each port.

    See Configuring Port Rate Limit on Aruba Switches in UI Groups.


    Configure or view RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) server settings on switches.

    See Configuring RADIUS Server Settings on Aruba Switches.

    Tunnel Node Server

    Configure or view tunneled node on switches.

    See Configuring Tunnel Node Server on Aruba Switches.


    Configure or view 802.1X802.1X is an IEEE standard for port-based network access control designed to enhance 802.11 WLAN security. 802.1X provides an authentication framework that allows a user to be authenticated by a central authority. authentication and MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. authentication for switches.

    See Configuring Authentication for Aruba Switches.


    Configure or view the administrator and operator logins.

    See Configuring System Parameters for Aruba Switches.


    Configure time synchronization in switches.

    See Configuring Time Synchronization on Aruba Switches.


    Add or view SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol. SNMP is a TCP/IP standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. Devices that typically support SNMP include routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers, modem racks, and more. It is used mostly in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention.  community and its trap destination.

    See Configuring SNMP on Aruba Switches.


    Configure CDPCisco Discovery Protocol. CDP is a proprietary Data Link Layer protocol developed by Cisco Systems. CDP runs on Cisco devices and enables networking applications to learn about the neighboring devices directly connected to the network. and its associated properties.

    See Configuring CDP on Aruba Switches.


    Configure or view a specific routing path to a gateway.

    See Configuring Routing on Aruba Switches.

    DHCP Pools

    Add or view a DHCP pool and its associated properties.

    See Configuring DHCP Pools on Aruba Switches.


    Configure IGMPInternet Group Management Protocol. Communications protocol used by hosts and adjacent routers on IP networks to establish multicast group memberships. and its associated properties.

    See Configuring IGMP on Aruba Switches.


    Create QoSQuality of Service. It refers to the capability of a network to provide better service and performance to a specific network traffic over various technologies. traffic policies. define QoS classes and change the priorities of traffic on switches.

    See Configuring QoS Settings on Aruba Switches.

    Device Profie

    Configure or view device profile settings on switches.

    See Configuring Device Profile.

    Configuration Audit

    View configuration sync errors and overrides.

    See Viewing Configuration Status.