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Managing Campus Network with Aruba Central

Learn to use Aruba Central to manage Aruba Instant WLANs and Aruba Switches. Configure visitor access. View analytics, device and client connectivity and health.


  • Introduction
    • Central introduction
    • Latest Central cloud-based management feaetures
    • Options for IAP clusters and Aruba access switches
    • Networking, configuration, guest management, report generation and maintenance
  • Managed Services Provider (MSP) Mode
    • Learn how to change a Central account to an MSP account
    • Changes with an MSP account verses a standalone Central account
    • Customize your SP information and customer's logo
  • Onboarding
    • Basic process for onboarding devices using Zero touch, cloud key and manually adding devices
    • Smartphone installations
    • Registering a Central account
    • Subscriptions to manage devices
    • Troubleshooting onboarding issues
  • Groups, Sites, Labels
    • Set up groups for device configurations
    • Create labels to filter devices for monitoring, managing and reporting purposes
    • Use sites for installation as well as monitoring, managing and reporting
  • IAP and Aruba Switch Configuration
    • Group essentials for configuration
    • Configuring a new WLAN with an access method
    • How to name APs
    • Introduction to Guest Access features
    • Central management of Aruba access switches
    • How to configure and monitor Aruba switches
  • Visual RF
    • Set up Visual RF floorplans for planning and monitoring
    • Verify the AP heatmaps and client locations.
    • Plan an RF layout for new sites
    • Review the topology layout of the network
  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting
    • Overview of monitoring and troubleshooting for groups and devices.
    • Attach labels, look for IAPS and clients, apply console commands and use troubleshooting commands.
    • Overview of Wireless Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Protection System (IPS)
    • IPS and IDS configuration and monitoring options
  • Clarity, Presence analytic, AppRF
    • View application visibility to identify usage and network activity on websites
    • Clarity subscriptions for network analytics and insight
    • Presence Analytics subscription to view customer traffic and provide details concerning new visitors and loyal customers
  • UCC
    • Be familiar with Aruba Central’s Unified Communications app (UCC)
    • Available subscriptions with UCC
    • Activity graphs
    • Configure UC within a network
  • Administration and Maintenance
    • Create an administrative user
    • Assign pre-configured roles and a customized role
    • Generate reports for viewing network information, compliance and performance.
    • Manage device firmware on your network
    • Monitor the Audit Trail
    • Introduction into API and certificates


  • Basic WLAN terminology and concepts
  • Knowledge of wired and wireless networking design and operations
  • Experience installing network monitoring software
  • Students taking this class may complete the following self-paced online courses available to view at no charge on the Aruba Web Site
  • Wired Fundamentals gives a brief overview of the wired networking principles used in Aruba products.
  • Wireless Fundamentals outlines wireless networking concepts and technology.


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