Announcing ArubaOS for the Mobility Access Switches!

By Madani Adjali, Blog Contributor
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Happy New Year Airheads!

It is my pleasure to announce the availability of ArubaOS for the Mobility Access Switch product family.

AOS is a major milestone in the Mobility Access Switch portfolio as it includes many new capabilities and a new member of the S3500 family, the S3500-24F!


The S3500-24F is a 24-Port 1000Base-X SFP based platform. It supports the same hardware high-availability features as the other S3500s (field-replaceable fan tray and optional redundant power supply) and the 4xSFP/SFP+ uplink module enabling it to form an ArubaStack with other S3500s as well as S2500s. The S3500-24F also supports the existing software feature set of the S3500s/S2500s (e.g. L2, L3, etc) plus all the new AOS 7.2 features.

Here are just a few of the new features found in AOS 7.2!

Product Integration Features

  • ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) integration with downloadable roles and Radius COA (RFC 3576)
  • Native Captive Portal support with optional redirect to ClearPass Guest
  • Site-site VPN via IPSEC which is  ideal for remote office applications.
  • Aruba Instant integration capabilities adding value to Instant + Mobility Access Switch deployments
  • AirGroup integration

Layer 3 Enhancements

  • Equal Cost Multipath
  • Multinetting (aka secondary IPs)
  • Route Filtering (aka prefix-lists)
  • Additional OSPF Area Types (parity with Aruba Mobility Controllers)
  • Network Address Translation
  • IP Directed Broadcast

Layer 2 Enhancements

  • Ethernet OAM (802.3ah)
  • BPDU Guard

Click here for the new user documentation.

Click here for the new software image and release notes.

We hope you enjoy using these new enhancements!