Aruba 2530 8PoE+ Switch

Aruba 2530 8PoE+ Switch, Managed-L2,10/100&10/100/1000Mbps

Category : Aruba Switches
Brand : Aruba
Model : J9780A



The Aruba 2530 Switch Series provides security, reliability, and ease of use for enterprises, branch offices, and SMBs. This series of fully managed switches delivers full Layer 2 capabilities with enhanced access security, ACLs, traffic prioritization, sFlow, and IPv6 host support. Right size deployment is simple with choice of 8-, 24-, and 48-port models available with Gigabit or Fast Ethernet ports, optional PoE+, and optional 10GbE uplinks. The 2530 delivers power savings with fanless models, Energy Efficient Ethernet, ability to disable LEDs and enable port low power mode. These switches provide consistent wired/wireless user experience with unified management tools such as ClearPass Policy Manager and Airwave Network Management.

The Aruba 2530 Switch Series offers uplink flexibility with either four Gigabit or two 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks on some 24- and 48-port models. The Gigabit 24- and 48-port models have either two small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) or four small form-factor pluggable (SFP) slots for fiber connectivity. The Fast Ethernet 24- and 48-port models have two SFPs and two RJ-45 Gigabit uplinks. The compact and fan-less 8-port switches offer additional flexibility with two dual-personality ports that can be used as either RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet or SFP ports. The PoE+ switch models are IEEE 802.3af- and IEEE 802.3at-compliant with up to 30 W per port, making them suitable for voice, video, or wireless deployments with PoE+

Key Features

  • Cost-effective, reliable and secure Aruba Layer 2 switch series.
  • ACLs, EEE, traffic prioritization and models with 10 Gigabit uplinks.
  • 8-, 24-, and 48-port Gigabit or Fast Ethernet models.
  • PoE+ models for voice, video and wireless.
  • Supports ClearPass Policy Manager and Airwave Network Management


Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Traffic prioritization (IEEE 802.1p) allows real-time traffic classification with support for eight priority levels mapped to either two or four queues, and uses weighted deficit round robin (WDRR) or strict priority
  • Simplified quality of service (QoS) configuration
    • Port-based prioritizes traffic by specifying a port and priority level
    • VLAN-based prioritizes traffic by specifying a VLAN and priority level
  • Class of Service (CoS) sets the IEEE 802.1p priority tag based on IP address, IP Type of Service (ToS), Layer 3 protocol, TCP/UDP port number, source port, and DiffServ
  • Rate limiting establishes per-port ingress-enforced maximums for all ingressed traffic or for broadcast, multicast, or unknown destination traffic
  • Layer 4 prioritization enables prioritization based on TCP/UDP port numbers
  • Flow control helps deliver reliable communication during full-duplex operation


  • NEW Zero-Touch ProVisioning (ZTP) uses settings in DHCP to enable ZTP with Aruba AirWave Network Management
  • Choice of management interfaces
    • HTML-based easy-to-use Web GUI allows configuration of the switch from any Web browser
    • Robust CLI provides advanced configuration and diagnostics
    • Simple network management protocol (SNMPv1/v2c/v3) allows the switch to be managed with a variety of third- party network management applications
  • Virtual stacking provides single IP address management for up to 16 switches
  • sFlow® (RFC 3176) delivers wire-speed traffic accounting and monitoring, configured by SNMP and CLI with three terminal encrypted receivers
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link-Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) automates device discovery protocol for easy mapping by network management applications
  • Logging provides local and remote logging of events via SNMP (v2c and v3) and syslog; provides log throttling and log filtering to reduce the number of log events generated
  • Port mirroring allows traffic to be mirrored on any port or a network analyzer to assist with diagnostics or detecting network attacks
  • Remote monitoring (RMON) provides advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities for statistics, history, alarms, and events
  • Friendly port names allows assignment of descriptive names to ports
  • Dual flash images provides independent primary and secondary operating system files for backup while upgrading
  • Multiple configuration files are easily stored with a flash image
  • Front-panel LEDs
    • Locator LEDs allows users to set the locator LED on a specific switch to turn on, blink, or turn off; and simplifies troubleshooting by making it easy to locate a particular switch within a rack of similar switches
    • Per-port LEDs provides an at-a-glance view of the status, activity, speed, and full-duplex operation
    • Power and fault LEDs display issues, if any
  • HPE Comware CLI
    • Comware-compatible CLI bridges the experience of HPE Comware CLI users who are using the HPE ProVision software CLI
    • Display and fundamental Comware CLI commands are embedded in the switch CLI as native commands; display output is formatted as on Comware-based switches, and fundamental commands provide a Comware-familiar initial switch setup
    • Configuration Comware CLI commands when Comware commands are entered, CLI helps elicit to formulate the correct ProVision software CLI command
  • Download Software via DHCP adds the option to specify the location of switch software via DHCP
  • TR-069 support enables zero-touch configuration for switches


  • IPv6
    • IPv6 host allows the switch to be deployed and managed at the edge of an IPv6 network
    • Dual stack (IPv4/IPv6) supports connectivity for both protocols; provides a transition mechanism from IPv4 to IPv6
    • MLD snooping forwards IPv6 multicast traffic to appropriate interface; prevents IPv6 multicast traffic from flooding the network
    • IPv6 ACL/QoS supports ACL and QoS for IPv6 network traffic on Gigabit and 48 port 10/100 models
    • Security RA Guard, DHCPv6 Protection, Dynamic IPv6 Lockdown (YA only)
  • IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) provides up to 15.4 W per port to IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE-powered devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras
  • IEEE 802.3at PoE+ provides up to 30 W per port to IEEE 802.3 for PoE/PoE+-powered devices such as video IP phones, IEEE 802.11n wireless access points, and advanced pan/tilt/zoom security cameras (refer to the product specifications for the total PoE power availability)
  • Auto-MDIX adjusts automatically for straight-through or crossover cables on all ports
  • Pre-standard PoE support detects and provides power to pre-standard PoE devices (refer to the list of supported devices in the product FAQs, which can be accessed at
  • SFP slots provides fiber connectivity such as Gigabit-SX, LX, LH, and BX with four SFP slots on all 24- and 48-port Gigabit Ethernet models. Fast Ethernet 24- and 48-port models have two SFP slots and two RJ-45 Gigabit uplinks; 8-port models have two dual-personality ports supporting either SFP or RJ-45 Gigabit uplinks
  • Dual-personality (RJ-45 or USB micro-B) serial console port gives easy access to switch CLI with front-of-switch location and the flexibility of using either an RJ-45 or USB micro-B serial console port

Layer 2 switching

  • VLANs provides support for 512 VLANs and 4,094 VLAN IDs
  • Jumbo packet support supports up to 9,220-byte frame size to improve the performance of large data transfers; 8- and 24-port Fast Ethernet models automatically support up to 2,000-byte frames with no configuration needed
  • 16K MAC address table provides access to many Layer 2 devices
  • GARP VLAN Registration Protocol allows automatic learning and dynamic assignment of VLANs
  • Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST+) allows each VLAN to build a separate spanning tree to improve link bandwidth usage; is compatible with PVST+


  • ACLs accommodates IPv4/IPv6 port and VLAN-based ACLs (IPv6 ACL is supported only on Gigabit Ethernet and 48- port models.)
  • Source-port filtering allows only specified ports to communicate with each other
  • RADIUS/TACACS+ eases switch management security administration by using a password authentication server
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypts all HTTP traffic, allowing secure access to the browser-based management GUI in the switch
  • Port security allows access only to specified MAC addresses, which can be learned or specified by the administrator
  • MAC address lockout prevents particular configured MAC addresses from connecting to the network
  • Multiple user authentication methods
    • IEEE 802.1X uses an IEEE 802.1X supplicant on the client in conjunction with a RADIUS server to authenticate in accordance with industry standards
    • Web-based authentication provides a browser-based environment, similar to IEEE 802.1X, to authenticate clients that do not support the IEEE 802.1X supplicant
    • MAC-based authentication authenticates the client with the RADIUS server based on the client’s MAC address
  • Secure shell (SSH) v2 encrypts all transmitted data for secure remote CLI access over IP networks
  • Secure shell encrypts all transmitted data for secure remote CLI access over IP networks
  • STP BPDU port protection blocks Bridge Protocol Data Units (BPDUs) on ports that do not require BPDUs, preventing forged BPDU attacks
  • STP root guard protects the root bridge from malicious attacks or configuration mistakes
  • Secure management access delivers protected encryption of all access methods (CLI, GUI, or MIB) through SSHv2 and SNMPv3
  • Custom banner displays security policy when users log in to the switch
  • Secure FTP allows secure file transfer to and from the switch; protects against unwanted file downloads or unauthorized copying of a switch configuration file
  • Protected ports CLI offers intuitive CLI to configure the source-port filter feature, by allowing specified ports to be isolated from all other ports on the switch; the protected port or ports can communicate only with the uplink or shared resources
  • Authentication flexibility
    • Multiple IEEE 802.1X users per port provides authentication for up to 32 IEEE 802.1X users per port; prevents a user from “piggybacking” on another user’s IEEE 802.1X authentication
    • Concurrent IEEE 802.1X and Web or MAC authentication schemes per port allows a switch port to accept any IEEE 802.1X and either Web or MAC authentications
  • Switch management logon security helps secure switch CLI logon by optionally requiring either RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication
  • DHCP protection blocks DHCP packets from unauthorized DHCP servers, preventing denial-of-service attacks
  • Dynamic ARP protection blocks ARP broadcasts from unauthorized hosts, preventing eavesdropping or theft of network data
  • Dynamic IP lockdown works with DHCP protection to block traffic from unauthorized hosts, preventing IP source address spoofing


  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) facilitates easy mapping using network management applications with LLDP automated device discovery protocol
  • LLDP-MED (Media Endpoint Discovery) defines a standard extension of LLDP that stores values for parameters such as QoS and VLAN to automatically configure network devices such as IP phones
  • IP multicast (data-driven IGMP) prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic
  • PoE and PoE+ allocations support multiple methods— automatic, IEEE 802.3at dynamic, LLDP-MED fine grain, IEEE 802.3af device class, or user specified—to allocate and manage PoE/PoE+ power for more efficient energy use
  • Voice VLAN uses LLDP-MED to automatically configure a VLAN for IP phones
  • IP multicast (data-driven IGMPv3) prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic
  • LLDP-CDP compatibility receives and recognizes CDP packets from Cisco’s IP phones for seamless interoperation
  • Local MAC Authentication assigns attributes such as VLAN and QoS using locally configured profile that can be a list of MAC prefixes Unified Wired and Wireless
  • HTTP redirect function supports HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) bring your own device (BYOD) solution

Resiliency and high availability

  • Port trunking and link aggregation
    • Trunking supports up to eight links per trunk to increase bandwidth and create redundant connections; and supports L2, L3, and L4 trunk load-balancing algorithm (L4 trunk load balancing is supported only on Gigabit Ethernet and 48-port models.)
    • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) eases configuration of trunks through automatic configuration
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree provides high link availability in multiple VLAN environments by allowing multiple spanning trees; provides legacy support for IEEE 802.1d and IEEE 802.1w
  • SmartLink provides easy-to-configure link redundancy of active and standby links

Product architecture

  • Energy-efficient design
    • IEEE 802.3az reduces power consumption during periods of low data activity on Gigabit Ethernet switches
    • Port low-power mode enables the port to automatically go into low-power mode to conserve energy when no link is detected
    • Fan-less and variable-speed fans decreases power consumption in fan-less (all 8-port, 2530-24, and 2530- 48 PoE+ switches) as well as variable-speed fan switches
    • Port LEDs conserves energy by optionally turning off port link and activity LEDs
  • Switch on a chip provides a highly integrated, high- performance switch design with a nonblocking architecture


  • Flexible mounting
    • Rack mountable allows the switch to be mounted on a standard 19-inch rack, with the hardware included
    • Wall mountable allows the switch to be mounted on a wall, using the hardware included
    • Surface mountable allows the switch to be mounted above or below a surface (such as a desk or table), using the hardware included
  • Quiet operation lowers noise, making it suitable for deployments in acoustically sensitive environments such as conference rooms and office spaces
  • Compact size reduces space requirements (refer to the product specifications for the exact dimensions)

Warranty and support

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty See for warranty and support information included with your product purchase.
  • Software releases to find software for your product, refer to; for details on the software releases available with your product purchase, refer to