Selecting and Setting up the Right Aruba Switch

HP Aruba switches are standard layer 2 and simple to complex layer 3 switches. This course aims to give network technicians and engineers the tools to understand, initially commission, and configure these switches for network management.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 14, 2018
Duration
1h 58m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 14, 2018
Duration
1h 58m
Description

Imagine that you are the network engineer who will be replacing existing switches with new Aruba switches. Would you be able to do the job? In this course, Selecting and Setting up the Right Aruba Switch, you will learn to choose the right switch for the job. First, you'll learn how to set it up to be securely managed and configure the correct technologies to ensure redundancy, resiliency, and reliability within the different parts of the network. Next, you'll explore how to choose the correct switch and how to configure the initial setup of the switch. Finally, you'll learn all about creating secure log-ins, configuring the VLANs, propagating them around the network (including to other vendors' devices) and aggregating links to provide more resilience and bandwidth. By the time you have finished, you will be more confident to make the right choice, in terms of switch hardware, and know how to log in and manage the ArubaOS-Switch device for network operations.

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About the author

Transatlantic network architect, interested in all forms of tech, driven to explain said tech to anyone who will listen. Loves networking in all its incarnations, interested in other layers, not just 1-4.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
(music) Hi everyone, my name is Leigh Bogardis and welcome to my course, Selecting and Setting up the Right Aruba Switch. I'm a consulting network architect from the UK currently working in Qatar. This course is an introduction to the Aruba OS Switch line of devices and includes hands-on demonstrations on setting up your new Aruba OS switch. Some of the major topics that we will cover include choosing the right switch for the network need, initializing the switch for first use including setting up SSL web access and SSH logins, manually configuring VLANs and discussing VLAN discovery protocols, manually configuring aggregate links and making them work with other switch vendors. By the end of this course, you'll know what you need to do to get the right switch for the job, set it up and insert it into a simple layer two network. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with standard layer two networking concepts like VLANs and link aggregation. I hope you'll join me on this journey to take your first steps with Aruba OS switch devices with the Selecting and Setting up the Right Aruba Switch course at Pluralsight.