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Understanding Aruba Airwave Integration with Network Director

 

Juniper Networks Junos Space Network Director integrates with Aruba Airwave management application and Aruba wireless LAN devices, including Aruba access points and controllers, and to converge Juniper Networks wired technologies such as switching and Aruba wireless LAN technologies for simplified network management.

The integration of these two platforms enables you to:

  • View Aruba Device Inventory List in Network Director—Network Director retrieves the Aruba wireless LAN access points and wireless LAN controllers that are connected to Juniper Networks switches only. 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 retrieval occurs based on the resynchronization interval specified under Preferences. Alternately, you can manually retrieve the device inventory list by clicking the Resynchronize Now option.

  • Launch Aruba Airwave from within Network Director—You can launch the context-sensitive pages of Airwave application from within Network Director to manage Aruba wireless devices. For example, you can launch the APs/Devices > List and Reports > Generated pages of Airwave application from the Monitor mode and Report mode of Network Director respectively.

Note

The View Aruba device inventory and Launch Aruba Airwave options will be available in the Network user interface only after you specify the Airwave settings under Wireless preferences.

This integration leverages services such as tracking the number of users and types of devices accessing a network, and so on.

Note

It is recommended to configure and manage the Juniper Networks switches by using Network Director to which wireless Aruba devices are connected.