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HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

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What is HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches?

HPE offers Ethernet switches under the Aruba Networks product line.

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Users have found HPE Aruba switches to be highly valuable for their office LAN setups, allowing them to connect various devices such as …
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HPE Aruba Switches

9 out of 10
December 08, 2020
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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, …
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What is HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches?

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HPE offers Ethernet switches under the Aruba Networks product line.

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The most common users of HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Users have found HPE Aruba switches to be highly valuable for their office LAN setups, allowing them to connect various devices such as firewalls, desktops, servers, and phones. These switches offer a range of features, including VLAN and trunking capabilities, that provide efficient network segmentation and traffic management. One notable advantage is their support for SSH and SNMP access, enabling remote monitoring of networks. HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches are widely used across organizations' network infrastructures, facilitating connectivity for IP phones, WiFi access points, computers, and IoT devices. Users appreciate the ease of implementation and management, as well as the added value of a lifetime hardware warranty. Upgrading to Aruba Gigabit Switches like the 2930m, 3810, 5412, and 5406 models has proven reliable for interconnecting campuses and establishing connections with end-devices. The CLI's similarity to Cisco switches results in a smooth transition for users familiar with Cisco's interface. Additionally, users find ArubaOS to be an efficient operating system. With support for L3/L2 and routing protocols, these switches offer versatile solutions for different network roles.

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • REST API capability
  • Wired & Wireless 802.1x configuration easiness
  • Wireless Access Points (APs) zero touch provisioning
  • Its high-end family (running the AOS-CX firmware) supports a virtualization technology called VSX (Virtual Switching Extension) which allows 2 switches to present itself as one virtualized switch under Layer 2, and as 2 separate routers under Layer 3; thereby providing high availability.
  • The AOS-CX family should have an easy way to backup their configuration rather than using an automation tool like Ansible or Python or Network Analytic Engine (NAE) to do it. Its PVOS family has that functionality which makes it easy to backup its configuration. That same functionality should be transferred to the AOS-CX family as well.
  • ArubaOS CLI commands should have backward compatibility with PVOS switches. These two are one company now.
  • I understand that there are a lot of automation tools now for orchestration and device management purposes but, adding the ability of Cisco's Embedded Event Manager (EEM) would definitely add to its pros.
December 08, 2020

HPE Aruba Switches

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
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