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About the ArubaOS-CX 10.

04
Documentation

Part Number: 5200-6687a


Published: December 2019
Edition: 2
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Contents

Chapter 1 About the ArubaOS-CX 10.04 Documentation.......................... 4

Chapter 2 Websites...........................................................................................12

Chapter 3 Support and other resources...................................................... 13


Accessing Aruba Support............................................................................................................................ 13
Accessing updates........................................................................................................................................ 13
Warranty information.................................................................................................................................. 14
Regulatory information............................................................................................................................... 14
Documentation feedback............................................................................................................................ 14

Contents 3
Chapter 1
About the ArubaOS-CX 10.04 Documentation

The ArubaOS-CX documents describe the switch operating system features and configuration information.
Configuration examples are also provided.
This guide provides brief descriptions of what is found in each of the documents in the ArubaOS-CX suite.
Links to the ArubaOS-CX documentation can be found in the Aruba Support Portal at
asp.arubanetworks.com/downloads.

ArubaOS-CX manuals Content


Command-Line Interface Guide This document contains reference information for
the CLI commands for the ArubaOS-CX network
operating system.

This guide includes syntax, parameters, options,


context, and authority required for all commands
supported.

ACLs and Classifiers Policy Guide This document contains information about Access
Control Lists (ACLs) and classifier policies for the
ArubaOS-CX network operating system

This guide includes:

• Access Control Lists (ACLs)


• ACL configuration examples
• Classifier policies
• Classifier policy configuration examples
• ACL and policy hardware resource considerations

CoPP Guide CoPP provides a way to for administrators to protect


the management processor on the switch from high
packet loads (generated by malicious or
nonmalicious sources) that might interfere with its
ability to keep data plane traffic flowing.

This guide provides information on CoPP and how it


is configured.

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Diagnostics and Supportability Guide This document provides information on how to
diagnose issues with ArubaOS-CX. Topics include:

• Debug logging
• Log rotation
• Finding events
• Switch system and hardware commands
• Supportability copy
• Traceroute
• Ping
• Remote syslog
• Runtime diagnostics
• ServiceOS
• In-System programming
• Selftest
• Zeroization
• Troubleshooting Web UI and REST API access
issues

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Fundamentals Guide This document contains information for getting
started with the ArubaOS-CX network operating
system. Only basic information on each topic is
provided. Further detail is found in the other guides.
Topics include:

• Introduction to the OS
• CLI session commands
• Initial configuration
• Layer 2/3 interfaces
• VLANs
• Configuration and firmware management
• User-based tunneling (8xxx Switch Series only)
• SNMP
• CoPP
• Port filtering
• DNS
• Device discovery and configuration
• DCBx (8325 Switch Series only)
• Zero Touch Provisioning
• Switch system and hardware commands

High Availability Guide This document contains information about the high
availability functionality of the ArubaOS-CX network
operating system. Management Module failover and
high availability commands are discussed.

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) and


Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) are also
covered in this guide.

Introduction to the Web UI Guide This document provides an introduction to the


ArubaOS-CX Web UI. The Web UI provides quick and
easy visibility into what is happening on the switch.

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IP Routing Guide This document contains IP routing reference
information for the ArubaOS-CX network operating
system.

This guide includes:

• Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)


• Loopback
• Static routing
• Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) versions 2 and 3
• Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
• Ethernet VPN (EVPN) over VXLAN (6300, 6400,
and 8325 Switch Series only)
• Route policies and route maps
• Equal Cost Multipath (ECMP)
• Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
• Inter-Virtual Router Forwarding (IVRF)
• Policy Based Routing (PBR)
• IP Directed Broadcast

IP Services Guide This document contains information for configuring


IP services on the ArubaOS-CX network operating
system.

This guide includes:

• IRDP
• IPv6 router advertisement
• sFlow
• DHCP
• DHCP snooping (6300, 6400, 8400 Switch Series
only)
• ND Snooping (6300, 6400 Switch Series only)
• IP source lockdown (6300, 6400, 8400 Switch
Series only)
• IP tunnels
• Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
• DNS
• ARP

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Layer 2 Bridging Guide This document contains information for configuring
layer 2 bridging with the ArubaOS-CX network
operating system.

This guide includes:

• MAC address table


• VLANs
• Loop protection
• Spanning tree protocols
• MVRP
• UDLD

Link Aggregation Guide Provides information on configuring Link


Aggregation Groups (LAGs).

Monitoring Guide This document contains information about the


monitoring functionality of the ArubaOS-CX network
operating system.

This guide includes:

• Member, slot, and port notation (6xxx and 8400


Switch Series only)
• Monitoring hardware through visual observation
• LEDs
• Boot commands
• Switch system hardware commands
• External storage
• Mirroring
• Monitoring the device using SNMP
• IP-SLA
• Power over Ethernet (6xxx Switch Series only)
• AirWave

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Multicast Guide This document contains information about multicast
functionality of the ArubaOS-CX network operating
system.

This guide includes:

• Multicast overview
• Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
• IGMP snooping
• MLD snooping
• Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode
(PIM-SM)
• Protocol Independent Multicast - Dense Mode
(PIM-DM)
• Multicast Source Discover Protocol (MSDP)

Network Analytics Engine Guide This document describes the ArubaOS-CX Network
Analytics Engine, including information about
example use cases for the Network Analytics Engine,
creating agents that use Network Analytics Engine
scripts, using scripts provided by Hewlett Packard
Enterprise, finding and using scripts written by
others, and creating your own scripts.

Topics include:

• Overview
• Framework
• Managing scripts
• Managing agents
• Troubleshooting agent and script issues
• Using the Aruba Solutions Exchange (ASE)
• NAE scripts repository on GitHub
• Scripts and security
• Scripts
• Agents
• NAE commands
• HTTPS server commands

Quality of Service Guide This document contains information for configuring


quality of service (QoS) on ArubaOS-CX.

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REST API Guide These guides (one for v1 and one for v10.04)
describe the ArubaOS-CX REST API. It is intended for
experienced users who require a programmatic
interface to the switch and understand the schema
and data relationships of the switch as modeled by
the switch configuration database.

Topics include:

• Enabling access to the REST API


• Ways to access
• GET method usage and considerations
• Write methods (POST, PUT, and DELETE)
• VSX peer-switches and RESTP API access
• Real-time notifications subsystem
• HTTPS server commands
• REST API response codes
• Troubleshooting

Security Guide This document contains information about


authentication for the ArubaOS-CX network
operating system.

Topics include:

• Managing local users and groups


• SSH server and client
• Local AAA
• Remote AAA with TACACS+
• Remote AAA with RADIUS
• RADIUS dynamic authorization (6xxx Switch
Series only)
• PKI
• Enhanced security
• Auditors and auditing tasks
• Port access commands (6xxx Switch Series only)

SNMP/MIB Guide This guide provides information on configuring


SNMP on ArubaOS-CX. Information on the MIBs
available on ArubaOS-CX is also provided.

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ArubaOS-CX manuals Content
Virtual Switching Extension (VSX) Guide VSX binds two ArubaOS-CX switches of the same
model type to operate as one device for layer 2. VSX
also operates as independent nodes for layer 3.

Topics include:

• Upgrading to the latest version of VSX


• Setting up the VSX environment
• Enabling VSX configuration synchronization
• Monitoring VSX
• Preventing traffic loss
• SPT and VSX
• Loop protect configurations over VSX
• Upstream connectivity
• Troubleshooting

Virtual Switching Framework (VSF) Guide Virtual Switching Framework, or VSF, defines a
virtual switch, comprising multiple individual
physical switches, interconnected through standard
Ethernet links. VSF applies only to the 6300 Switch
Series.

Topics include:

• Console connection to VSF member switch


• Failure and recovery
• Configuring a VSF stack
• VSF restrictions

VXLAN Guide Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN) is a MAC-in-UDP


technology that provides layer 2 connectivity
between networks across an IP network. VXLAN is
typically used to extend layer 2 segments across an
entire data center or between remote data centers.
It is also used to provide multi-tenant services,
where the same IP/MAC addresses or VLANs are
used on different network segments.

Topics include:

• VXLAN configuration
• VXLAN scenarios
• Hardware switch controller (HSC)

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Chapter 2
Websites

Networking Websites
Aruba Support Portal
asp.arubanetworks.com
Aruba Software and Documentation
asp.arubanetworks.com/downloads
Aruba Security Advisories
www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/security-bulletins
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Networking Software
www.hpe.com/networking/software
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Networking website
www.hpe.com/info/networking
Hewlett Packard Enterprise My Networking website
www.hpe.com/networking/support
Hewlett Packard Enterprise My Networking Portal
www.hpe.com/networking/mynetworking
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Networking Warranty
www.hpe.com/networking/warranty

General websites
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library
www.hpe.com/info/EIL

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Chapter 3
Support and other resources

Accessing Aruba Support


To access Aruba Support, go to https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/.
Be sure to collect the following information before contacting Support:

• Technical support registration number (if applicable)


• Product name, model or version, and serial number
• Operating system name and version
• Firmware version
• Error messages
• Product-specific reports and logs
• Add-on products or components
• Third-party products or components

Accessing updates
To download product updates:
Aruba Support Portal
asp.arubanetworks.com/downloads
If you are unable to find your product in the Aruba Support Portal, you may need to search My Networking,
where older networking products can be found:
My Networking
www.hpe.com/networking/software
To view and update your entitlements, and to link your contracts and warranties with your profile, go to the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center More Information on Access to Support Materials page:
www.hpe.com/support/AccessToSupportMaterials

IMPORTANT: Access to some updates might require product entitlement when accessed
through the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center. You must have an HP Passport set up
with relevant entitlements.

Some software products provide a mechanism for accessing software updates through the product
interface. Review your product documentation to identify the recommended software update method.
To subscribe to eNewsletters and alerts:
www.hpe.com/support/e-updates

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Warranty information
To view warranty information for your product, go to https://www.hpe.com/support/Networking-
Warranties.

Regulatory information
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www.hpe.com/support/Safety-Compliance-EnterpriseProducts

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