Aruba Switching Fundamentals

Learn about ArubaOS switch technologies including: VLANs, secure access, MSTP, LACP, and switch virtualization with Aruba’s VSF. You also learn about IP Routing using static routes and OSPF.


  • Introduction to Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
    • Describe market trends that are causing customers to transform in four key Transformation Areas
    • Describe how Aruba delivers the digital workplace
  • Switch CLI (Command Line Interface) Navigation
    • Describe out-of-band management
    • Complete the initial setup on ArubaOS switches
    • Verify configuration
  • Protecting Management Access
    • Explanation of in-band management
    • Protect in-band and out-of-band management access
    • Configure local authentication
    • Control the privilege level allowed to managers
  • Management of Software and Configurations
    • Overview of ArubaOS and file structures
    • Different methods for setting the software from which to boot
    • Software update
    • Saving and restoring configurations
    • Explain use cases for VLANs
    • Configure port-based VLANs on ArubaOS switches, using appropriate tagging
    • Implement basic IP routing between directly connected VLANs or links
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • Understand and configure Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    • Understand how Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) provides load sharing and implement MSTP
  • Link Aggregation
    • Differentiate between different types of link aggregation and understand the benefits of Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
    • Configure and troubleshoot link aggregation on ArubaOS switches
  • IP Routing
    • Configure static routes on ArubaOS switches
    • Interpret IP routing tables
    • Configure a basic OSPF solution
  • Virtual Switching Framework (VSF)
    • Understand how VSF works and the advantages that it provides
    • Configure and verify a simple VSF fabric
  • Wireless for Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMBs)
    • Understand the basics of wireless communications and 802.11 standards
    • Define a WLAN and differentiate between wireless security options
    • Configure basic settings on Aruba Instant Access Point (IAP)
    •  Form an Aruba Instant cluster
  • Aruba AirWave
    • Configure AirWave management settings on an IAP cluster
    • Configure SNMP v2c settings on ArubaOS switches
    • Discover ArubaOS switches in AirWave and bring switches and IAPs under monitoring and management
    • Implement zero touch provisioning (ZTP) for Aruba IAPs and ArubaOS switches


Experience and knowledge of the OSI Model, IP Addressing and Subnettting, TCP/UDP, VLANs, Spanning Tree and Routing would be beneficial.

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