This course teaches students how to implement and operate enterprise-level Aruba campus switching solutions. Hand-on labs gives students experience with ArubaOS-Switches, including securing access, redundancy technologies such as Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), link aggregation techniques including Link Aggregation Protocol (LACP) and switch virtualization with HPE’s Virtual Switching Framework (VSF). Students will also learn to configure dynamic routing with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), network optimization via Quality of Service (QoS), IP multicast routing leveraging Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), and protecting the network using Access Control Lists (ACLs). This course is approximately 30% lecture and 70% hands on lab exercises.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Implement spanning tree protocol and loop protections
Ensure redundancy for a network’s default gateway by configuring VRRP on Aruba switches
Implement and manage an VSF fabric
Deploy ArubaOS switches in single-area and multi-area OSPF systems
Use Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) to optimize forwarding of multicasts within VLANs
Implement PIM-DM to route multicast traffic
Establish and monitor BGP sessions between your routers and ISP routers
Define ACLs and identify the criteria by which ACLs select traffic
Configure ACLs on ArubaOS switches to select given traffic
Implement 802.1X on ArubaOS switch ports
Configure captive portal authentication on ArubaOS switches to integrate them with an Aruba ClearPass solution
Configure tunneled-node on ArubaOS switches
Configure ArubaOS switches to select traffic, apply the appropriate QoS marking, and place the traffic in the proper priority queues
Implement DHCP snooping and ARP protection to defend networks against DHCP exploits, ARP snooping, and ARP poisoning attacks
Implement the proper port security measures for various use cases
Implement connection rate filtering to provide a first layer of protection against viruses and worms

  • Introduction to Aruba Solutions

  • Data Link Layer Redundancy Technologies

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

  • Aruba Backplane Stacking and Advanced Virtual Switch Framework (VSF)

  • Advanced Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)

  • MAC Authentication

  • Captive Portal and Other Guest Options

  • Integrating with Aruba Mobility Solutions

  • Secure Device Management

  • Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Additional Security Features


Typical candidates for this course are IT Professionals who will deploy and manage networks based on HPE’s ArubaOS-Switches.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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