Viewing Aruba Wireless Device Inventory in Network Director
The Aruba Wireless Device Inventory page in Network Director lists Aruba wireless LAN access points and wireless LAN controllers connected to Juniper Networks switches. Network Director retrieves the device inventory list based on the resynchronization interval specified under Preferences. After the resynchronization is completed successfully, Network Director populates only those Aruba wireless LAN access points and wireless LAN controllers that are connected to Juniper switches. The Aruba wireless devices and the Juniper switches must be managed by the Aruba Airwave application for Network Director to populate the Aruba device inventory. The Aruba Wireless Device Inventory page provides basic information about the devices, such as IP address and current operating status.
You can view the inventory list for the Aruba devices in the following modes of Network Director:
Build mode—You navigate to Device Management > View Aruba Wireless Device Inventory under Build mode to view the all the Aruba wireless LAN access points and wireless LAN controllers that are connected to Juniper Networks switches.
Monitor mode—You navigate to Device Management > View Aruba Wireless Devices in Monitor modes to view the inventory of all the Aruba wireless LAN access points and wireless LAN controllers that are connected to Juniper Networks switches.
Fault mode—You can navigate to Device Management > Impacted Aruba Wireless Devices in Fault mode to view the inventory of Aruba wireless LAN access points and wireless LAN controllers that are connected to Juniper Networks switch ports that are down.
The scope that you select in the View pane determines which Aruba devices are listed in the Device Inventory page. For example:
If you select My Network, all the Aruba devices connected to Juniper Networks switches are listed.
If you select a building in Location view, only those access points connected to Juniper Networks switches assigned to that building (including the floors and closets in the building) are listed.
The Aruba device Inventory page provides two pie charts that summarize the status of the devices in your selected scope:
Devices by Category—Indicates the proportion of devices such as Aruba wireless LAN controller, Instant Access Points (IAP), and others in each category.
Connection State—Shows the proportion of devices that are up or down.
Mouse over a pie segment to view the actual number of devices and the percentage represented by that pie segment.
Clicking Resynchronize Now creates a job to synchronize the Juniper Networks and Aruba servers. After few moments, the latest Aruba device inventory with the current operating status of the devices is populated in this page.
You can also perform a search of wireless devices in the device inventory list by typing any of the field names of the device inventory table and its value in the Enter Search text box.
Table 1 describes the fields in the device inventory table:
Table 1: Fields in Aruba Device Inventory Table
Indicates the configured hostname of the Aruba wireless device or the IP address of the device if no hostname is configured.
Clicking the hostname opens the APs/Devices > List page in Airwave application displaying the details of the selected access point.
Indicates the IP address of the Aruba device.
Indicates the serial number of the Aruba device.
Indicates the Aruba device model number.
Indicates the type of device connected to the Juniper Networks switch. The following Aruba devices can be connected:
Indicates the connection status of the Aruba device in Network Director:
Indicates the name of the Aruba wireless LAN controller.
Clicking the controller name opens the APs/Devices > List page in Airwave application displaying the details of the Aruba wireless LAN controller.
Controller IP Address
Indicates the IP address of the Aruba wireless LAN controller.
Indicates the Juniper Networks switch name to which Aruba devices are connected.
Switch IP Address
Indicates the IP address of the switch.
Switch Port Number
Indicates the number of the switch port where Aruba devices are connected.
Indicates the group name to which the device belongs.
Aruba associates their devices in the form of groups, where a set of devices belonging to a single group shares same configuration. For example, a set of access points in a particular location can form a group and these groups are given unique names.
Clicking on the group name opens the Groups > Monitor page in Airwave application displaying the details of the Aruba wireless device group.
Switch Managed by ND
Indicates whether the switch to which the Aruba device is connected to is managed by Network Director.
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