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Aruba Switches Valuable Features

Michael-Sugg - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Sovereign Managed Services

I like the Aruba Central platform. It makes a lot of sense. The switches have a lot of great capabilities. Central can lockdown VLANs and control the apps and protocols. 

There are several built-in security features that I'm not utilizing. However, those capabilities are part of the reason I'm using enterprise switches in a small office. I like knowing that I can do these things when necessary. 

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RG
Security & Infrastructure Architect at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees

All of the networking products that we use are Aruba, so we use Aruba Central to manage them. This gives us a single place to look at land switches, wireless switches, and switches in other offices. It makes management a little easier.

It's the same type CLI commands to manage these.

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MV
Team leader technical support at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

What I like about the product is its open architecture, the API based line of thought, so to speak. There are plenty of options and possibilities for automation and programming. We see that as a way forward for networking as a whole. These are data center switches and it provides a good use case for programming and the like.

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August 2022
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SunilNair - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Information Technology at Al Falah University

I like the number of available throughputs and its ability to have different speeds of ethernet cards or fiber-optic SFPs. It's a core switch, and you can configure it as per your requirements.

All the configuration details are well documented on the HP website or Aruba website, and one can easily refer to those and find all the relevant commands from the documentation itself. It's also easy to maintain this solution. It's also cheaper than competing products. 

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MS
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees

One valuable feature about HP is the warranty. All switches are very similar when it comes to most functionalities. Mostly switches provide a one-year warranty, but with HPE switches, if there's a unit that malfunctions, we call them and they replace it the next business day if that line is still available. We had a switch we reported the other day, it was a 25-10, which we procured way back, around 2014, and they replaced it. In general, HP provides a lot of support for its products. We will be doing some tinkering on the VLAN soon, first the layer two, and then connecting the layer three functionalities for some other departments. The advantage of Aruba compared to other switches is their reliability. If the product is trustworthy, I'll continue to use it. 

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Ramesh Benure - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable. 

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BL
Manager ITS at RTA

It's an excellent product. They're high-quality switches, and nothing has failed in the time that we've had them. 

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Steven Adema - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Visolity B.V.

The thing that I have found most valuable about the Aruba product is that it is very stable. It provides great performance and reliability.  

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DK
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees

What's most valuable about this product is its basic bread-and-butter feature, e.g. network connectivity. We just needed something that's reliable, something that works, and we found those in Aruba Switches.

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SS
Network Architect & Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

It has several awesome features. I actually prefer Aruba over Huawei.

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AP
Network and Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable features are the stability and compatibility with other products.

When comparing there is no other product on that market that can compare to the stability. 

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Hossam Ismail - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Team Lead at ElSewedy Education

The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.

These switches offer high availability and support stacking.

The audit feature gives me the ability to trust Aruba. 

The layer three switches are very scalable and very reliable.

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JB
Network Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

Their technical support is great. I have used Cisco products, and as compared to Cisco, Aruba's command-line syntax is not as complex. The command-line interface of Aruba switches is quite intuitive. It also has a graphical user interface. With Cisco, using the graphical user interface for configuration can be complex, whereas Aruba simplifies it, and you can easily use the graphical user interface. The configuration is secured. Their graphical user interface is quite robust.

There is a feature where you can use Bluetooth. You can set up a Bluetooth pairing connection and do the configuration through your phone.

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DS
Presales Consultant at Selectium

Aruba Switches are always innovating to bring new solutions to the market.

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MK
Senior Technical Officer at Sri Lanka Telecom Services

Aruba Central is very valuable to us.

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JM
System Admins at The Office Gurus

The most valuable feature of Aruba Switches is the command-line interface (CLI). It is similar to Cisco's CLI, making the learning curve very small compared to other solutions.

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PK
Chief Information Officer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

Management-wise, this is a good solution.

This is a very stable switch.

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Mohamad Hasan - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Staff at pmbs

It is a very good device for our company. It is stable and very scalable.

I use Aruba for access points, and they are our top devices here. They are helpful for our wireless connection.

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Anil Ergunsah - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner & Technical Consultant&Trainer(CCIE#29761, CCSI#31865) at IT Expert

The most valuable feature of Aruba Switches is security.

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Marcio Dalvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at ISH Tecnologia

The most valuable features are the access point, fire control for clients, majority control, platform control in SSIGF, WiFi networking, and area monitoring.

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RioAdi Nugroho - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Network & Security at PT Network Data Sistem

It's a stable switch.

The solution is scalable. 

Technical support is quite good. It's fast and reliable. 

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TX
IT at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

The product is user friendly, little to no faults and downtime.

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Sara Coronel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consulting and Design Engineer at Claro Ecuador

The solution is easy to use and quick to deploy. 

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Hossam Ismail - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Team Lead at ElSewedy Education

The Aruba care support and the lifetime warranty are very valuable aspects. 

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Buyer's Guide
Aruba Switches
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Aruba Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.