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Aruba Switching Fundamentals for Mobility (ASFM)

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Introduction to Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

  • Describe market trends that are causing customers to transform in four key Transformation Areas
  • Describe how Aruba delivers the digital workplace

Switch CLI (Command Line Interface) Navigation

  • Describe out-of-band management
  • Complete the initial setup on ArubaOS switches
  • Verify configuration

Protecting Management Access

  • Explanation of in-band management
  • Protect in-band and out-of-band management access
  • Configure local authentication
  • Control the privilege level allowed to managers

Management of Software and Configurations

  • Overview of ArubaOS and file structures
  • Different methods for setting the software from which to boot
  • Software update
  • Saving and restoring configurations


  • Explain use cases for VLANs
  • Configure port-based VLANs on ArubaOS switches, using appropriate tagging
  • Implement basic IP routing between directly connected VLANs or links

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Understand and configure Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • Understand how Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) provides load sharing and implement MSTP

Link Aggregation

  • Differentiate between different types of link aggregation and understand the benefits of Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot link aggregation on ArubaOS switches

IP Routing

  • Configure static routes on ArubaOS switches
  • Interpret IP routing tables
  • Configure a basic OSPF solution

Virtual Switching Framework (VSF)

  • Understand how VSF works and the advantages that it provides
  • Configure and verify a simple VSF fabric

Wireless for Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMBs)

  • Understand the basics of wireless communications and 802.11 standards
  • Define a WLAN and differentiate between wireless security options
  • Configure basic settings on Aruba Instant Access Point (IAP)
  • Form an Aruba Instant cluster

Aruba AirWave

  • Configure AirWave management settings on an IAP cluster
  • Configure SNMP v2c settings on ArubaOS switches
  • Discover ArubaOS switches in AirWave and bring switches and IAPs under monitoring and management
  • Implement zero touch provisioning (ZTP) for Aruba IAPs and ArubaOS switches

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