Environment : This article applies to Aruba Instant Access Points running any version of Aruba InstantOS.
In Instant architecture, there are basically three planes, i.e Management, Control and Data planes.
Control Plane for in an Instant cluster distributed among IAPs. Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) - Auto Channel/Power assignment, IDS/IPS, client handover etc. are handled by the individual IAPs. The Virtual Controller AP is not involved in any of these functions.