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Contributor I
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎05-14-2009

Bandwidth monitoring

I have a seperate network just for our customers. Think of a hotel like scenerio. I would like to monitor and see how much bandwidth my cutomers use over period of time. Is there any way I can do that in the controller? :confused:
Guru Elite
Posts: 20,816
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Airwave




Skywalker,

The best way to do that, from an enterprise perspective is Airwave, bar none. The raw data that you would need to compile those statistics is within the Aruba controller and is pollable via SNMP mibs that Aruba has documented quite nicely. However the ability to manipulate and present that data in a way that answers actual business questions and presents them in a way that is useful, you must use Airwave.

Ask your Aruba salesperson/engineer to evaluate Airwave and see for yourself.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Contributor I
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎05-14-2009

Re: Bandwidth monitoring

Airwave is nice but we are not ready for this yet. Is there any other alternative option? Something ... like open source.
Guru Elite
Posts: 20,816
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

It depends




What you are comfortable with installing. There are a number of open-source tools like Rancid and Cacti that will poll and graph these, but they not all exactly easy to setup. It would be interesting to see what everyone else is using.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 100
Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Re: Bandwidth monitoring

I use MRTG. It works with Aruba MIBs well. I never had much luck using Cacti with Aruba.
Contributor I
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎05-14-2009

Re: Bandwidth monitoring

Actually we are using Cacti. But no information regarding configuration with Aruba is available.
Aruba Employee
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-31-2009

Re: Bandwidth monitoring

If you map your different SSID to a different vlan and if you map that vlan to a different physical port, you can easily monitor the utilization of that port via PRTG (with it's free version, you can monitor up to 10 sensors)

Professional way is using Airwave, of course :)
Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-17-2007

Cacti

Skywalker,

I would be interested in hearinng more about your use of cacti for this.

Care to share?

-Charlie
Contributor I
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎05-14-2009

Re: Bandwidth monitoring

i kinda give up mess with Aruba's MIB on Cacti. I simply use basic snmp function to pull interface statistic on the controller.