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What's New

The following features and enhancements are now available in Aruba Central:

Aruba Central Licensing

In this release, Aruba introduces a uniform licensing model that impacts all the devices and services that are managed in Aruba Central. The new 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 year licensing model moves away from the legacy concept of Device Management and Service Management tokens. Instead, the licensing model offers Foundation and Advanced licenses for APs, switches, and SD-Branch gateways. This licensing model applies both to the Standard Enterprise mode and the Managed Service Provider (MSP) mode.

  • Switches:
    • Foundation—This license provides all features included in the legacy Device Management tokens and some additional features that were available as value added services for APs and switches in the earlier licensing model.

    Aruba Central does not support Switch Advanced License.

The licenses for APs, switches, and gateways cannot be used interchangeably. For example, you cannot use an AP Foundation License on a gateway. Similarly, if you have an Aruba 25xx Switch but the license available is for an Aruba 29xx Switch, the Aruba 29xx Switch license cannot be applied to the Aruba 25xx Switch.

Aruba Central administrators can either download an evaluation key, purchase a new license key or convert a legacy Device Management token into a Foundation license key for an AP, gateway, or switch. To use Aruba Central for managing, profiling, analyzing, and monitoring your devices, you must ensure that you have a valid license key and that the license key is listed in the Account Home > Global Settings > Key Management page.

After adding a license key, you can assign licenses to different devices. For license assignment to devices, you can either use the Auto-Assign Licenses option or manually assign licenses from the License Assignment page.

To know more about the different tiers of licenses available for the devices and the services packaged with each licensing tier, see Overview of Aruba Central Foundation and Advanced Licenses.

Supported Devices

Configuration Enhancements

Monitoring Enhancements

Firmware Enhancements

Reporting Enhancements

API Enhancements

Additional Enhancements

For more information, see Access Point Alerts.

SD-Branch Enhancements

The following features and enhancements are now available for SD-Branch support in Aruba Central:

New Capabilities

The following features are introduced in this SD-Branch release.

Routing Enhancements

The following routing enhancements are introduced in this SD-Branch release.

Users and Roles Enhancements

The following role-based enhancements are introduced in this release while creating or modifying a role in the Network Operations app.

Configuration Enhancements

The following configuration enhancements are introduced in this SD-Branch release.

Monitoring Enhancements

The following monitoring enhancements are introduced in this SD-Branch release.

Device Enhancements

The following device enhancements are introduced in this SD-Branch release.

Security Enhancements

The following security enhancements are introduced in this SD-Branch release.

Aruba Virtual Gateway Enhancements

The following new platforms and summary tabs are introduced in this SD-Branch release for deploying an Aruba Virtual Gateway and displaying automatically or manually orchestrated devices.

Cloud Connect Enhancements

The following SD-Branch integrations through Cloud Connect service are introduced in this SD-Branch release.

Troubleshooting Enhancements

The following troubleshooting enhancements are introduced in this SD-Branch release.