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How to configure Network scheduling in Aruba Instant On

  • 1.  How to configure Network scheduling in Aruba Instant On

    Posted 12-09-2019 03:59 PM

    Description :

    • SSID Scheduling is the process of Enabling / Disabling a Network broadcasted by AIO AP only on particular days / within a particular timeframe.
    • The AIO APs will broadcast / stop broadcasting the SSIDs based on the configured schedule.
    • Below are the steps to configure Network Scheduling.


    Steps to Configure Network Scheduling in a Network Profile :


    • Step 1 :
    1. Under the Networks tab, click on “+ Add” to create a new Network.

    Networks TabNetworks Tab


    • Step 2 :
    1. Enter the Network details such as Network Name, Network type and Security type and respective parameters.
    2. It is possible to Enable Scheduling for both Employee and Guest Networks.
    3. Click on Save to create the SSID with the configured parameters.

    Create a New NetworkCreate a New Network


    • Step 3 :
    1. Once the Network is created, it shows in the Networks Tab.
    2. Click on the Network Name to get the dropdown to edit the SSID parameters.
    3. Click on the Schedule tab to get into the Scheduling options.

    Schedue ConfigurationSchedue Configuration


    • Step 4 :
    1. By default the Scheduling is disabled on all the Networks.
    2. Enable the Scheduling knob to apply the Scheduling rules to the Network.


    • Step 4.1 :
    1. There are two options while creating the Scheduling rules.
    2. If “All day” is selected, the Network will be Enabled throughout the day selected in the “Days of the week”.

    Enable Schedule - All dayEnable Schedule - All day

    • Step 4.2 :
    1. If “Active between” is selected, we will be able to modify the Start time and End time between which the Network should be Active.

    Enable Scheduling - Active betweenEnable Scheduling - Active between


    • Step 5 :
    1. It is possible to configure different schedule for different networks.
    2. Below is an example of disabling different networks at different times based on the schedule configured on their respective network profiles.

    One network Active and other network InactiveOne network Active and other network Inactive


    Impact of System Time in Network Scheduling :


    • The system time plays a major role when configuring the network scheduling.
    • If the system time is within the configured schedule, the network will be active and the network will become inactive if the system time is not within the provided timeframe.
    • The appropriate System time can beset under Site Management -> Time zone.
    • The scheduling rule will apply to the respective network when the system time matches the configured schedule.

    System TimeSystem Time



    Validation :

    • When the schedule is configured in such a way that the system time falls under the schedule, the network becomes active.

    Network Status is ActiveNetwork Status is Active

    • If the system time does not fall under the configured schedule, the SSID becomes inactive.
    • The network will not be broadcasted by the Aps and hence will not be available for the client devices to connect to.

    Network is InactiveNetwork is Inactive