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2019-10-24T04:52:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Aruba Switches?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Aruba Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution depending on the requirements. It is easy to use and affordable. It is cheaper than other solutions. I would rate Aruba switches an eight out of ten.

2020-12-29T15:43:48Z
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Top 5Consultant

Overall, this is a good product that has all of the features I need. I plan on continuing to use these switches and I can recommend them to others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-29T14:48:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate Aruba Switches an eight out of ten.

2020-12-16T09:41:00Z
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Top 10Real User

From the perspective of IT management, this is a good product, it is working fine and I don't have any issues with it. I can recommend it to others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-06T06:28:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend Aruba switches. I would rate this product a nine out of 10.

2020-11-06T19:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend Aruba for anyone looking for a stable enterprise-level solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Aruba Switches a rating of eight. If they lowered the cost and introduced some basic-level features and access points, I would give them a higher rating. Basic Aruba access points are expensive in Sri Lanka.

2020-11-04T15:21:43Z
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Top 10Real User

Overall, this is a good, solid tool. It doesn't do anything fancy but it does what we need it to do. We don't do any routing through it. We have other routers to do all of that work. Again, the modular flexibility was a big attraction for us. I've used Switches forever, so I knew what to expect. There was no installation really needed. We knew how to set up VLAN and set up the interfaces. We're happy with it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-30T00:04:33Z
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Top 5Reseller

I would recommend it 100%. Absolutely no problem with it. I would rate Aruba Switches an eight out of ten.

2020-09-21T06:34:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

My advice for people considering this solution is that I would recommend it. It is very stable, it is a high-performance switch for the mid-market segment. It is just a very good switch. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Aruba Switches as a nine-out-of-ten. If I say that it is a ten it means that there is nothing more that they can improve. Everything can be improved. I think nine is a very good rating.

2020-09-01T05:25:10Z
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Top 10Real User

In summary, Aruba switches work well, they are a good product, and I recommend them. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-23T08:17:16Z
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Top 5Real User

If you start using these products, then it's a good idea to check whether the product that you're going to use is in the same management fabric. We use a slightly different hardware architecture for the access switches, the 2930f environment, and that uses a different management layer. So if I was to think about it again, I would try to see if it's possible to get the whole environment within the same management fabric. By doing that you ease up on a lot of the manageability issues. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-08-19T07:57:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have experience working in networking products, high-security products like firewalls, switches, and all data center products. We would happy to use Aruba Switches in the future if there are new technologies that meet our requirements, and our needs regarding visibility. Having visibility in the entire network and to see all of the parts of the network is something that is important to us. In general, I recommend Aruba Switches. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-27T07:17:39Z
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Top 10MSP

We're partners with Aruba. I'm a systems engineer, not a technical engineer, so I don't look too closely at the technical aspects of the solution. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-07-26T08:19:07Z
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Top 5Real User

I have four years of experience working with Aruba but I have more than 10 years of experience with Cisco. If you are working in the manufacturing industry or in an environment with high heat and high temperatures, then I would recommend Aruba Switches, but if you work for a small business, then Cisco would be best. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Aruba Switches a nine. We do not give out ratings of 100% quality on any products.

2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're only an Aruba customer. We don't have any special relationship with Aruba. I recommend the product. It's very good. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. If the security was just a little bit better, I would give it full marks. As it is right now, the security could always be improved upon.

2020-07-05T09:38:02Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate Aruba switches at a nine out of a scale of ten.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We use both the cloud and on-premises deployment models. I would recommend the solution, especially if you are on a tight budget and are looking for a no-nonsense product. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
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Top 10Real User

For small businesses, it is the best on the market right now. The recognition is still new. Aruba is easy to expand and easy to configure. I would recommend Aruba Switches. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-11-17T06:50:00Z
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Real User

We are system integrators and we propose solutions for our clients. From what I read in Gartner Magic Quadrant, Aruba Switches rank highly. It's a good solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-11-17T06:50:00Z
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Consultant

I will rate this solution an eight out of ten at least. I would like to see some additional features to be included in the next release, and I would like more data center functionality for our data center people.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Real User

We used and configured Tricom Switches. HP merged with Tricom and the company after that Aruba merged with HP. The switch became very different, it is good and has a different configuration. We have had a few problems in our company, we have had some conflicts in the configuration. Aruba was the first company to introduce access points, as far back as ten years ago. It's a good product, but it's not equal to Cisco. It's better. I compare it with Cisco and Aruba is a better switch. With Cisco, you buy the name, history, and global branding. If an engineer or any company ask me about network solutions, I recommend Aruba. I have some concerns because not many engineers write on the command line in Aruba. Not many engineers know the solution, unlike Cisco, which is well known in the education industry and on the market. If you can configure the Aruba Switch for the very first time without any issues, then you are a very good engineer, you know the solution. Aruba Access points, controller, and performance are the best! I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I received training on this solution from HP, here in Egypt. I strongly recommend Aruba Switches with Aruba products for compatibility. If you use Cisco or other solutions, it may cause some issues with the stability of the environment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We've been implementing, with the help of Aruba, with zero-touch provisioning in a newly opened hospital. Roughly 450 switches have been put into operation using zero-touch provisioning (ZTP). It was challenging; even Aruba probably hadn't done such a large scale project before using ZTP. In terms of advice, I'd say if you are entering the next stage of switch hardware, of network hardware, just have a look at Aruba. It's really, really helpful having an open API to use Python or other script languages to modify configurations and to automate exchange of state changes with neighbouring structures. We try to keep as close as possible to standards. There are some areas where standards aren't available, for instance stacking of network Access switches, whre no vendor-independent standards is existing yet. So look at the whole package including the switch hardware, the licenses, the license for management and bear in mind the transceivers. When using Aruba switches, stick with the automation tools, don't let yourself be seduced into going back to manual configuration. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. They would be perfect, but there's a noise once they are on under heavy load in a warm environment. It might be the case that they are not usable for installations where the loudness damping between the installation room and office is not sufficient.

2019-10-31T06:27:00Z
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Reseller

We prefer Ruckus solutions over Aruba, whether they are wired or wireless. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this product. I would rate this product a seven out of ten.

2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
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Real User

My advice to someone considering this solution is to play it out before and choose whoever has the better solution. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten out of ten because there were some major issues like configuration conflicts and by the time we got to solve them, it was a bit of a nightmare until we got it up and running. But there will always be some teething problems. There were problems while implementing until we sorted things out and until it started stabilizing itself. It was either a question of the switch temporarily disconnecting from the internet so it couldn't connect to Aruba Central for the configuration. You can do a configuration but it is accepted as a configuration and it doesn't tell you, for example, what a particular error or something like that is.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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