08-11-2009 08:38 AM
Did I get that right?
My next Q is if we don't activate Spectrum, does it not load balance at all? Would it be like having the old load balancing system switched off?
My other Q is related to the band steering, does this overwrite the band specified in the AP System profile? We use AP61s so maybe this is irrelevant! The AP61s are all remotes in schools with 150% coverage.
Thanks all, just trying to get my head round what needs tweaking, or leaving! :D
08-11-2009 03:43 PM
On the support site, in the ArubaOS Documentation Tab, under ArubaOS 3.3.2, there is an ARM release supplement document that answers all of your questions in detail.
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08-18-2009 11:17 AM
That supplement is specific to ArubaOS 3.3.2. It was updated for ArubaOS 3.4 and added to the User Guide as a chapter, so go grab the User Guide with the updated version.
08-18-2009 12:42 PM
Are you running AP61s all on the same band, or a mixture with some on 802.11a and some on 802.11b/g? If you have them mixed, then band steering could work in your environment. If they are all on the same band, you wouldn't get any benefit. Try turning it on to see what you get.
Jon Green, ACMX, CISSP
08-18-2009 03:12 PM
Should I keep both on or turn ap load-balancing off and just have spectrum load-balancing on?
08-18-2009 03:45 PM
You don't actually have a choice. The classical load balancing feature no longer exists in 3.4 - it was completely replaced with the spectrum load balancing feature. So the answer is, we recommend spectrum load balancing unequivocably. :) Most people who had the AP load balancing feature turned on never had it actually do anything, because they also had local probe-response enabled (the default). The previous AP load balancing feature required centralized probe-response to work.
Jon Green, ACMX, CISSP
08-18-2009 08:05 PM
So based on that, you recommend I turn off AP Load balancing in my RF Optimization Profile and turn back on the local probes and let SLB do its thing?
*Update* Just checked the 188.8.131.52 release notes. SLB was put in at 184.108.40.206.