Aruba Switches Room for Improvement
There are some growing pains with Aruba Central. When you first launch the wireless access points or switches, a lot of updates are needed to get Aruba Central ready, especially on the access points, so the initial deployment time could improve.
I would hope that I could just turn it on and leave the updates until later on. The switches themselves probably did okay. I'm primarily referring to the wireless access points. There was a lot of back and forth before everything was in sync. It took hours.
I can't think of any missing features, but it would be nice if there were a free version of Aruba Central for my small business clients that doesn't have as many features.View full review »
Security & Infrastructure Architect at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees
There are many options with the modular switch and you buy cards for it. If you want 48 ports of one gig, you can buy a card for that, but more options would be better.
Right now, there's only eight, an eight-port, 10 gig module and sometimes we need a little denser than eight ports. It would be good if I could get a 24-port, 10 gig module.View full review »
Team leader technical support at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The solution is a little less convenient for more simplified management needs. It doesn't use a traditional, classical user interface for small changes. For monitoring, it's fine, but for small changes, less so. It means that our staff who have a less technical background are not able to help out with minor changes - the environment is less suitable for them.
I do think the graphical user interface for small changes could use some more love, so to speak. But let me reiterate that it's only required for staff that is less knowledgeable. For larger rollouts, larger deployment, everything ought to be API and program based. And in that department, the environment is quite sufficient.
I don't think there is much to improve. I have seen that Aruba releases the patches on time, and it keeps upgrading the firmware. I have configured this device on an active basis. I don't think I have any bad reviews about the device's overall performance.
In the next release, I would like Aruba to incorporate wireless controllers and build them into the chassis.If we can integrate a wireless module, we can have a segment dedicated to wireless infrastructure.View full review »
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
The cost of the solution could be improved. Before it became Aruba, it was a cheaper product. When Aruba was acquired by HPE, the prices went up. Most features I would want are there already. It's basically the upgrade, in terms of speed, and the price aspect that are issues for us. Right now we have the new switches, the Pen G features, which are still very expensive. Maybe in two or three years, these switches will be more affordable.
We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.View full review »
Manager ITS at RTA
Aruba's management suite has some room for improvement.View full review »
Our clients are really very satisfied with the service this product provides. I really see nothing for the moment that needs improvement. There was a new release at the beginning of this year that is currently available, so essentially it is a new product. It has kept up with good development.
The only improvement I can really see is that maybe they could get more competitive price-wise. Technically we are satisfied with the product.
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
What I'd like to see in Aruba Switches in the next release would be more security features.View full review »
Network Architect & Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
With Aruba, some of the models that are available, you need simple features, but you have to go to very high models, very expensive models.
They need to come up with a bit more flexibility in their range of models.
I would like to see more flexibility with regard to the models that are available.View full review »
Network and Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
They have limited CLI options in the UI and this is something that needs improvement.
Aruba should create a line of switches that are suitable for the industrial market.View full review »
The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control.View full review »
Network Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
There is an issue with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), but it is escaping me. We aren't using this feature yet, but it is something we are considering.
Presales Consultant at Selectium
Aruba Switches cover lots of areas and support automated and IOPS and with the central products, but I think when we look at the solutions overall, IOPS devices are not covered so much in Aruba Central. We are in Croatia and it is a small country, I don't know how its situation is in Europe, America, or Asia.
In a future release, I would like to see old switches have coverage in Aruba Cloud Central.View full review »
Senior Technical Officer at Sri Lanka Telecom Services
I would prefer it if they reduced the cost of the switches and the access points. They are very high for a country like Sri Lanka. It's a good product, but the price is too high.
Here, most customers are interested in cheaper, local solutions like Planet Switches. I think Auba is better than the local solutions, but they need to cut the cost down in order for people to switch over to them.View full review »
System Admins at The Office Gurus
I have some security issues with Aruba Switches. I need to update the firmware and then the problems might go away.
The integration for Aruba Switches could improve. The solution works well with some solutions, such as Cisco, Ruckus, or Brocade switches. However, nonstandard switches could have better integration in order to comply with the standards of natural communication Aruba Switches need to integrate with the other brands.View full review »
Chief Information Officer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced.View full review »
Aruba's website should be localized to support the Indonesian language. The content of their website and the help desk should be in the Indonesian language.
Its price can be improved. It is a little bit expensive.View full review »
Aruba Switches' price could improve, if they were less expensive it would be beneficial.View full review »
I would like to see them integrate a monitoring solution. In addition, continue to develop features for easy configuration.
The software materials could be improved.View full review »
The migration from older to newer products could be improved.View full review »
Network Delivery Lead at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We have needed to upgrade software to fix some challenges we experienced. After downloading the latest version of Aruba, these were fixed.View full review »
It takes a long time to import Aruba switches to Ecuador.
The log viewer should be improved. All required features already exist.View full review »
I'm not sure if they have the core switch series as well.View full review »