HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 28, 2019

Very cost effective switches with an unbeatable warranty

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Our network infrastructure is almost exclusively HPE or Aruba switches. These switches are a great value even before the lifetime hardware warranty is taken into consideration. We have switch models spanning module backbone down to client access roles. These switches are very easy to implement and manage and include a lifetime hardware warranty.
  • Some switch manufacturers require an additional license to be purchased to access some features. Aruba switches come with all features included.
  • The HPE Aruba lifetime hardware warranty is unbeatable. Not only are these switches very cost-effective but the warranty makes staying with Aruba switches a no brainer.
  • Aruba switches are very easy to implement and configure. A new switch can often be configured within a matter of minutes. Other switch operating systems have a much steeper learning curve.
  • I have had issues finding monitoring software that natively supports Provision/Aruba OS. Most are designed primarily with Cisco in mind.
  • HPE/Aruba switches have historically had issues with corrupt flash. This seems to be less common in more recent models.
  • HPE/Aruba's switching portfolio can be confusing. Some models run on the Aruba OS while some others run on Comware. There is some overlap in these model lines so at times is can be tough to tell which switch is right.
The cost, simplicity of use, lifetime hardware warranty and wide range of models make HPE Aruba a great fit nearly anywhere. HPE really stands by their switches with the lifetime hardware warranty. Once an issue is deemed to be hardware related I can expect to have a replacement very quickly. Usually, when I get a replacement it will be on my desk the next day.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 12, 2019

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches are a good choice

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We use HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches to give our collaborations network access and to connect access points. We use them to access and for distribution, not for the network core.
  • Easy web administration.
  • Good price and features.
  • Not all features are configurable from web GUI.
We like HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches to provided network access to and from branch offices.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 01, 2019

Switch to HPE Aruba switches

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I don't have too many complaints. CLI is similar to Cisco, not too much of a learning curve. The company I work for is almost all HPE switching gear. We use the Aruba campus wide for endpoint connectivities, etc. ArubaOS is a good OS so far, so good. The switches supports L3/L2 and also routing protocols.
  • Stacking switches very easier
  • Enhanced GUI for those that hate CLI
  • They are releasing firmware updates constantly
  • They can enhance the cli a little bit more
  • Need to fix SNMPv3 to send more information instead of syslog type messages
The company I work for is almost all HPE switching gear. We use the Aruba campus wide for endpoint connectivities, etc.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Explore Aruba - not the island

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We use it all across the board. Their performance are very great, is very similar to Cisco switches. We use it to interconnect campuses with the Edge Devices. Mostly, we use it for access connections to end-devices.
  • You can make Stack. That is how we use them, using stacking cables to connect up to 4 devices in our case.
  • Better OS than old HP series.
  • Great GUI if you don't like the CLI.
  • They support 2 power supplies for redundancy
  • They need to improve on the delivery of traps to the NCM.
  • Traps and syslogs are sometimes too generics.
You can use it on any IDF to interconnect your network with the MDF and beyond. They are more useful for end devices connection bringing POE for Phones or cameras. Using them with Aruba WAP is a good combination.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

HPE Aruba Switches

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We are currently using and deploying Aruba Switches across our whole organization. We are upgrading our network with Aruba 2930m, 3810, 5412,5406 Gigabit Switches.
  • Aruba switches are well built the modular power supplies are a plus.
  • Swithces are so silent you don't even know they are on.
  • VSF Stacking is easy to setup.
  • I would like for the Aruba CLI to also support HP CLI commands as well.
We Deployed around 600+ Aruba Switches at multiple locations, we have not had any issues with switches just a couple of bad stacking cables and a power supply on a core switch.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Smooth sailing to Aruba

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HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches are being used across the entire organization. Ease of deployment and management have made for a smooth transition to this product in our environment. They provice network connectivity for IP phones, WiFi access points, computers, and IoT devices
  • Ease of deployment
  • Ease of management
  • Reliability
  • Command line learning curve.
HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches are well suited for all types of network connectivity to include PoE devices. With high bandwidth and switch stacking features, it is capable of handling high network traffic. They would not be suitable for an SDWAN solution.
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About HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

HPE offers Ethernet switches under the Aruba Networks product line.
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