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What is the restriction and config difference for cellular-handoff-assist on AOS: 6.4 over AOS: 6.5?
Requirement:

What is the configuration difference and restriction for cellular-handoff-assist on AOS: 6.4 over AOS: 6.5? How is it configured?

 

Aruba Mobility Controllers running minimum AOS: 6.4 or above



Solution:

cellular-handoff-assist:

The cellular-handoff-assist is a feature that helps the 3G/4G capable Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad or Android clients who are at the edge of Wi-Fi network coverage switch from Wi-Fi to alternate 3G/4G radio that provides better network access.

 

Configuration difference and restriction on AOS: 6.4 over AOS: 6.5

The configuration difference is the cellular-handoff-assist feature is restricted to a RF profile(ARM) that applies to all the SSIDs in an AP Group and cannot be customized to a specific SSID. But from AOS: 6.5 onwards cellular-handoff-assist feature can be customized on per SSID(VAP) basis.

 



Configuration:

Configuration in AOS: 6.4

Through Web User Interface:

Through Command LIne Interface

To Enable:

(Master) #configure terminal
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z
(Master) (config) #rf arm-profile Test-Profile-6.4
(Master) (Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) profile "Test-Profile-6.4") #cellular-handoff-assist

To Disable:

(Master) #configure terminal
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z
(Master) (config) #rf arm-profile Test-Profile-6.4
(Master) (Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) profile "Test-Profile-6.4") #no cellular-handoff-assist


Configuration in AOS: 6.5

Through Web User Interface:

Through Command Line Interface:

To Enable:

(Master) #configure terminal
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z
(Master) (config) #wlan virtual-ap Test-Profile
(Master) (Virtual AP profile "Test-Profile") #cellular-handoff-assist


To Disable:

(Master) #configure terminal
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z
(Master) (config) #wlan virtual-ap Test-Profile
(Master) (Virtual AP profile "Test-Profile") #no cellular-handoff-assist

 



Verification

On AOS 6.4

(Output Truncated)

(Master) #show rf arm-profile Test-Profile-6.4

Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) profile "Test-Profile-6.4"
------------------------------------------------------
Parameter                                                                    Value
---------                                                                    -----
Assignment                                                                   single-band
Allowed bands for 40MHz channels                            a-only
80MHz support                                                              Enabled
Client Aware                                                                   Enabled
Max Tx EIRP                                                                    127 dBm
Min Tx EIRP                                                                    9 dBm
Rogue AP Aware                                                             Disabled

Cellular handoff assist                                                   Enabled
Client Match                                                                   Enabled
Client Match report interval (sec)                                           30

On AOS 6.5

(Output Truncated)

(Master) #show wlan virtual-ap Test-Profile

Virtual AP profile "Test-Profile"
----------------------------
Parameter                                       Value
---------                                       -----
AAA Profile                                     test-aaa
802.11K Profile                                 default
Hotspot 2.0 Profile                             N/A
SSID Profile                                    PavanTest
Virtual AP enable                               Enabled

Cellular handoff assist                         Enabled

 

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