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Aruba 2930F 8G PoE+ 2SFP+ Switch (JL258A)
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Aruba 2930F Series

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The Aruba 2930F Switch Series is designed for customers creating digital workplaces that are optimized for mobile users with an integrated wired and wireless approach. These basic Layer 3 access switches are easy to deploy and manage with advanced security and network management tools like Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba AirWave. With support from Aruba Central, you can quickly set up remote branch sites with little or no IT support. A powerful Aruba ProVision ASIC delivers performance and value with support of the latest SDN apps with future proof programmability for tomorrow’s applications. Stacking with Virtual Switching Framework (VSF) provides simplicity and scalability. The 2930F supports built-in 1GbE or 10GbE uplinks, PoE+, Access OSPF routing, Tunnel node, robust QoS, RIP routing, and IPv6 with no software licensing required.

The Aruba 2930F Switch Series provides a convenient and cost-effective access switch solution that can be quickly set up with Zero Touch Provisioning and built-in 10GbE uplinks. The robust basic Layer 3 feature set includes a limited lifetime warranty.

Key Features

  • Aruba Basic Layer 3 switch series with VSF stacking, static, Rip and Access OSPF Routing, ACLs, and robust QoS
  • Consistent wired/wireless experience with Aruba AirWave and Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager
  • Convenient built-in 1GbE or 10GbE uplinks and up to 370 W PoE+
  • Ready for innovative SDN applications with OpenFlow support
  • Simple deployment with Zero Touch Provisioning and cloud-based Aruba Central support

Features and Benefits:

Software-defined networking
  • OpenFlow supports OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3 specifications to enable SDN by allowing separation of the data (packet forwarding) and control (routing decision) paths
Unified Wired and Wireless
  • Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager support Unified wired and wireless policies using Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager
  • Switch auto-configuration automatically configures switch for different settings such as VLAN, CoS, PoE max. power, and PoE priority when an Aruba access point is detected
  • Local user role defines a set of switch-based policies in areas such as security, authentication, and QoS. A user role can be assigned to a group of users or devices, using switch configuration or ClearPass
  • Per-port tunneled node provides a secured tunnel to transport network traffic on a per-port basis to an Aruba Controller. Authentication and network policies will be applied and enforced at the controller
  • HTTP redirect function supports HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) bring your own device (BYOD) solution
  • Static IP visibility allows ClearPass to do accounting for clients with static IP address
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Traffic prioritization (IEEE 802.1p) Allows real-time traffic classification into eight priority levels mapped to eight queues
  • Layer 4 prioritization enables prioritization based on TCP/ UDP port numbers
  • 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 sets per-port ingress enforced maximums and per-port, per-queue minimums
  • Large buffers Provide graceful congestion management
  • Flexible 10 Gb/s Ethernet connectivity four fixed 10 Gigabit ports (SFP+) available
  • Auto-MDIX provides automatic adjustments for straight-through or crossover cables on all 10/100 and 10/100/1000 ports
  • IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE+) provides up to 30 W per port that allows support of the latest PoE+-capable devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras, as well as any IEEE 802.3af-compliant end device; eliminates the cost of additional electrical cabling and circuits that would otherwise be necessary in IP phone and WLAN deployments
  • Pre-standard PoE support detects and provides power to pre-standard PoE devices
  • IPv6
    • IPv6 host enables switches to be managed in an IPv6 network
    • Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) transitions from IPv4 to IPv6, supporting connectivity for both protocols
    • MLD snooping forwards IPv6 multicast traffic to the appropriate interface
    • IPv6 ACL/QoS supports ACL and QoS for IPv6 network traffic
    • IPv6 routing supports static and RIPng protocols
    • Security provides RA guard, DHCPv6 protection, dynamic IPv6 lockdown, and ND snooping
  • Energy-efficient design
    • 80 PLUS Silver Certified power supply increases power efficiency and savings
    • Energy-efficient Ethernet (EEE) support reduces power consumption in accordance with IEEE 802.3az
  • HPE/Aruba ASIC architecture is designed with the latest HPE/Aruba ASIC, providing very low latency, increased packet buffering, and adaptive power consumption
  • Selectable queue configurations allows for increased performance by selecting the number of queues and associated memory buffering that best meet the requirements of the network applications
  • IP multicast snooping and data-driven IGMP automatically prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic
  • 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
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) facilitates easy mapping using network management applications with LLDP automated device discovery protocol
  • 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 savings
  • Local MAC Authentication assigns attributes such as VLAN and QoS using locally configured profile that can be a list of MAC prefixes
  • NEW IP multicast routing includes PIM Sparse and Dense modes to route IP multicast traffic (limited to 16 interfaces)
Resiliency and high availability
  • NEW Virtual Switching Framework (VSF) creates one virtual resilient switch from up to four switches; servers or switches can be attached using standard LACP for automatic load balancing and high availability; simplify network operation by reduce the need for complex protocols like Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP), and VRRP
  • 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
  • NEW Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) allows groups of two routers to dynamically back each other up to create highly available routed environments for IPv4 and IPv6 networks (limited to 128 VRs)
  • IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation control protocol (LACP) and port trunking support up to 128 static, dynamic, or distributed trunks active across a stack, with each trunk having up to eight links (ports) per static trunk; and offer support for trunking across stack members
  • SmartLink provides easy-to-configure link redundancy of active and standby links
  • SNMPv1, v2, and v3 provide complete support of SNMP; provide full support of industry-standard Management Information Base (MIB) plus private extensions; SNMPv3 supports increased security using encryption
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) simplifies installation of the switch infrastructure using the Aruba Activate-based or a DHCP-based process with AirWave Network Management
  • Dual flash images provide independent primary and secondary operating system files for backup while upgrading
  • Friendly port names allow assignment of descriptive names to ports
  • Find-Fix-Inform finds and fixes common network problems automatically, then informs administrator
  • Multiple configuration files allow multiple configuration files to be stored to a flash image
  • Software updates free downloads from the Web
  • RMON, XRMON, and sFlow® provide advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities for statistics, history, alarms, and events
  • Troubleshooting ingress and egress port monitoring enable network problem solving
  • Unidirectional link detection (UDLD) monitors the link between two switches and blocks the ports on both ends of the link if the link goes down at any point between the two devices
  • NEW IP SLA for Voice monitors quality of voice traffic using the UDP Jitter and UDP Jitter for VoIP tests
Layer 2 switching
  • VLAN support and tagging support IEEE 802.1Q (4,094 VLAN IDs) and 2K VLANs simultaneously
  • Jumbo packet support improves the performance of large data transfers; supports frame size of up to 9,220 bytes
  • IEEE 802.1v protocol VLANs isolate select non-IPv4 protocols automatically into their own 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+
  • GVRP and MVRP allows automatic learning and dynamic assignment of VLANs
  • VxLAN encapsulation (tunneling) protocol for overlay network that enables a more scalable virtual network deployment
Layer 3 services
  • DHCP server centralizes and reduces the cost of IPv4 address management
Layer 3 routing
  • Static IP routing provides manually configured routing; includes ECMP capability
  • 256 static and 10,000 RIP routes facilitate segregation of user data, without adding external hardware
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP) provides RIPv1, RIPv2, and RIPng routing
  • Access OSPF
    • Provide OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 protocols for routing between access and the next layer on the LAN. Only one OSPF area and up to 8 interfaces are supported.
  • NEW Policy-based routing uses a classifier to select traffic that can be forwarded based on policy set by the network administrator (limited to 16 next hop routes)
  • 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
  • Authentication flexibility
    • Multiple IEEE 802.1X users per port provides authentication of multiple IEEE 802.1X users per port; prevents a user from “piggybacking” on another user’s IEEE 802.1X authentication
    • Concurrent IEEE 802.1X, Web, and MAC authentication schemes per port switch port will accept up to 32 sessions of IEEE 802.1X, Web, and MAC authentications
  • Access control lists (ACLs) provide IP Layer 3 filtering based on source/destination IP address/subnet and source/ destination TCP/UDP port number
  • 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 shell encrypts all transmitted data for secure remote CLI access over IP networks
  • 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
  • Secure FTP allows secure file transfer to and from the switch; protects against unwanted file downloads or unauthorized copying of a switch configuration file
  • Switch management logon security helps secure switch CLI logon by optionally requiring either RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication
  • Custom banner displays security policy when users log in to the switch
  • STP BPDU port protection blocks Bridge Protocol Data Units (BPDUs) on ports that do not require BPDUs, preventing forged BPDU attacks
  • 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
  • STP root guard protects the root bridge from malicious attacks or configuration mistakes
  • Identity-driven ACL enables implementation of a highly granular and flexible access security policy and VLAN assignment specific to each authenticated network user
  • Per-port broadcast throttling configures broadcast control selectively on heavy traffic port uplinks
    • Private VLAN provides network security by restricting peer- to-peer communication to prevent a variety of malicious attacks; typically a switch port can only communicate with other ports in the same community and/or an uplink port, regardless of VLAN ID or destination MAC address
Monitor and diagnostics
  • Digital optical monitoring of SFP+ and 1000BASE-T transceivers allows detailed monitoring of the transceiver settings and parameters
Warranty and support
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty: See networking/warrantysummary 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


2930F Series Specifications

Physical Interfaces

  • 2930F 24G 4SFP+ Switch (JL253A),
    2930F 48G 4SFP+ Switch (JL254A),
    2930F 24G 4SFP Switch (JL259A),
    2930F 48G 4SFP Switch (JL260A):
    • 24 or 48 RJ-45 autosensing 10/100/1000 ports (IEEE 802.3 Type 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u Type 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab Type 1000BASE-T); Duplex: 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX: half or full; 1000BASE-T: full only
  • 2930F 24G PoE+ 4SFP+ Switch (JL255A),
    2930F 48G PoE+ 4SFP+ Switch (JL256A),
    2930F 24G PoE+ 4SFP Switch (JL261A),
    2930F 48G PoE+ 4SFP Switch (JL262A):
    • 24 or 48 RJ-45 autosensing 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports (IEEE 802.3 Type 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u Type 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab Type 1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.3at PoE+); Duplex: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX: half or full; 1000BASE-T: full only
  • 2930F 8G PoE+ 2SFP+ Switch (JL258A):
    • 8 RJ-45 autosensing 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports (IEEE 802.3 Type 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u Type 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab Type 1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.3at PoE+); Duplex: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX: half or full; 1000BASE-T: full only
  • 4 SFP+ Switches (JL253A - JL256A):
    • 4 SFP+ 1/10GbE ports; PHY-less
  • 2 SFP+ Switch (JL258A):
    • 2 SFP+ 1/10GbE ports; PHY-less
  • 4 SFP Switches (JL259A - JL262A):
    • 4 SFP

Additional ports and slots

  • 1 dual-personality (RJ-45 or USB micro-B) serial console port

Memory and processor

  • Dual Core ARM Coretex @ 1016 MHz (48G models) or Dual Core ARM Coretex A9 @ 1016 MHz (8G/24G models)
  • Packet buffer size: 12.38 MB 4.5MB Ingress/7.875MB Egress
  • 4 GB eMMC


  • 24G/48 PoE+ Switches (JL255A, JL256A, JL261A, JL262A):
    • (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.25 cm x (D) 30.42 cm
      (1.73" x 17.42" x 11.98") (1U height)
  • Other 24G Switches (JL253A, JL259A):
    • (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.25 cm x (D) 20.02 cm
      (1.73" x 17.42" x 7.88") (1U height)
  • Other 48G Switches (JL254A, JL2560A):
    • (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.25 cm x (D) 24.63 cm
      (1.73" x 17.42" x 9.7") (1U height)
  • 8G PoE+ 2SFP+ (JL258A) (JL258A):
    • (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 25.4 cm x (D) 25.4 cm
      (1.73" x 10" x 10") (1U height)
  • Weight: See data sheet


  • 1000 Mb Latency: < 3.8 µs (64-byte packets)
  • 10 Gbps Latency (JL253A-JL258A): < 1.6 µs (64-byte packets)
  • Routing table size: 10000 entries (IPv4), 5000 entries (IPv6)
  • MAC address table size: 32768 entries
  • 48G 4SFP+ models (JL254A, JL256A):
    • Throughput: up to 112.0 Mpps
    • Switching capacity: 176 Gbps
  • 24G 4SFP+ models (JL253A, JL255A):
    • Throughput: up to 95.2 Mpps
    • Switching capacity: 128 Gbps
  • 48G 4SFP models (JL260A, JL262A):
    • Throughput: up to 77.4 Mpps
    • Switching capacity: 104 Gbps
  • Other switches (JL258A, JL259A, JL261A):
    • Throughput: up to 41.7 Mpps
    • Switching capacity: 56 Gbps


  • Operating temperature range:
    32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C);
    up to 5000 Feet, 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) up to 10000 Feet
  • Operating relative humidity: 15% to 95%, noncondensing
  • Storage temperature range: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C); up to 15000 Feet
  • Storage humidity: 15% to 95% @ 149°F (65°C)
  • Acoustic: See data sheet

Electrical characteristics

  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Voltage: 100 - 127 / 200 - 240 VAC, rated
  • Maximum heat dissipation: See data sheet
  • Current: See data sheet
  • Maximum power rating: See data sheet
  • Idle power: See data sheet
  • PoE power:
    • 125 W PoE+ (8G PoE+ switch, JL258A)
    • 370 W PoE+ (24G/48G PoE+ switches)
  • Notes:
    • Maximum power rating and maximum heat dissipation are the worst-case theoretical maximum numbers provided for planning the infrastructure with fully loaded PoE (if equipped), 100% traffic, all ports plugged in, and all modules populated.
    • Idle power is the actual power consumption of the device with no ports connected (not applicable to the 8G switch).

Safety Certifications

  • UL 69050-1: 2nd Edition; EN 60950-1:2006 +A11:2009 +A1:2010 +A12:2011+A2:2013; IEC 60950-1:2005 +A1:2009 +A2:2013; CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2nd; EN 60825-1:2007 / IEC 60825-1:2007 Class 1


  • EN 55022:2010/CISPR 22 Class A; FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Class A; VCCI Class A; ICES-003 Class A; CNS 13438


  • Generic: EN 55024:2010/CISPR 24
  • ESD: IEC 61000-4-2
  • Radiated: IEC 61000-4-3
  • EFT/Burst: IEC 61000-4-4
  • Surge: IEC 61000-4-5
  • Conducted: IEC 61000-4-6
  • Power frequency magnetic field: IEC 61000-4-8
  • Voltage dips and interruptions: IEC 61000-4-11
  • Harmonics: IEC 61000-3-2
  • Flicker: IEC 61000-3-3

Management And Monitoring

  • Aruba AirWave Network Management
  • IMC - Intelligent Management Center
  • Command line interface
  • Graphical user interface (Web browser)
  • Configuration menu
  • SNMP manager
  • Telnet; RMON1; FTP
  • Out-of-band management (serial RS-232C or micro USB)

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


Aruba 2930F Series Datasheet (.PDF)

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Aruba Wireless Switches
USA: FREE Ground ShippingHPE Aruba 2930F 8G PoE+ 2SFP+ Switch
Our Price: $1,680.00