Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba Mobility Controllers and ArubaOS 3.3.1.x and later.
On M3 with open auth on 22.214.171.124, more than 500 associations/sec are possible.
On M3 with wpa2 .1x with offload, about 50 associations/sec are possible.
Question: what happens if the controller receives more requests than it can handle?
If the controller gets more association requests than it can handle, then either it gets dropped or the client goes for retry because it did not get the association response within the retry timeout.