Controller Based WLANs

What does Client Match Load Balancing actually do?
Q:

What does Client Match Load Balancing actually do?



A:

The Client Match Load balancing is actually to balance clients across channels instead APs, but it can still balance clients between APs if you have different channels among the APs.

Let us consider the below Examples:

Scenario 1:

AP Name    Channel      Clients

---------            --------         --------

AP1               36E               20

AP2               52E               Nil

AP3               100E             10

In the above scenario load balancing will happen between the channels 36E/52E/100E. Load balance will trigger to move 10 clients from channel 36E to 52E and at the same time, it is balance across the APs.

After the Load Balance Trigger:

AP Name    Channel      Clients

---------            --------         --------

AP1               36E               10

AP2               52E               10

AP3               100E             10

 

Scenario 2:

AP Name   Channel    Clients

---------        --------         --------

AP1               36E               20

AP2               100E             20

AP3               36E               Nil

In the above scenario the Load balance will not trigger because the clients are already balanced between channels 36E and 100E (Even though AP1 and AP2 have 20 clients and AP3 has no client).

 

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