HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches Review
April 30, 2021

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches are used across the whole organization.
  • 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.
  • Support for REST API which allows for automation with Ansible and/or Python.
  • The VSX technology which allows for high availability.
  • Port security features like DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP protection, IP source binding, port-access & user-access based 802.1x, etc.
  • Enabled us to achieve LAN/port security.
  • Its ease of configuration has saved us time for branch/site deployments.
  • Its REST API support has made automation very interesting and exposed us to automation experience.

Do you think HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches again?

Yes

Every switching functionality you need can be achieved with an Aruba switch.