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Airwaves Sizing

Hello we are sizing a airwaves for a client. 

 

And i just want to be sure this would be the correect information

 

They got a small 650 with 16 APS

 

They want all the alert features and the monitoring that airwaves can give them

 

The thing is that im sizing it with the help of the hardware  sizing

 

For that i woud recomment the fallowing

 

1 Quad core processor

5 GB Ram

90GB Hard Drive

 

Anything else i need to take in consideration or that sizing would be okay so it perform fast and clean.

 

Cheers

Carlos

 

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

Airwave Sizing Guide is here:  http://support.arubanetworks.com/DOCUMENTATION/tabid/77/DMXModule/512/Command/Core_Download/Default.aspx?EntryId=8721

 



Colin Joseph
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

Thanks Colllin

The guide i got from the course its like outdated... it says min memory 3gb and max memory 4gb...

Now i read in the one you gave me that is 8gb?

those 8 gb is minimum requirement or what?  or its the recommended¡?

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Re: Airwaves Sizing

There are two charts in the document:

 

- Minimum

- Recommended

 

Minimum is 4gb.  Recommended is 8gb.

 



Colin Joseph
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

The minimum and recommended guidelines are based loosely on ideal office deployments.

 

Some additional things to consider?

 

What's the customer's deployment like?  Are they a hotspot / coffee shop / airport vendor?  Are the APs going to be RAPs deployed in employee homes?  What kind of users associations are expected (several single time clients, or many recurring clients)?  How long is historical data retention desired?

     Each of these may cause need to increase hard disk capacity.

 

Is customer planning to expand anytime soon (in the next 2-3 years)?

     If so, may want to size the AMP bigger to match estimated expansion.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

Thanks rgin ill get that info and i ll try to sieze it myself and post for your opinion.

 

Thanks for helping me this first time in sizing airwaves:)

 

I want to do it correctly. 

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

Well he told me that  that they might be planning to upgrade to 32 APS

they would like at least one year of historical data.

All the aPS are on thecentral site.

 

I would say

1 Quad core 100GB HD and 10mbs ram

 

 

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

You're on the right track, just make sure the disk speed is at least 15k rpm.  Slower disks will cause significant performance issues as they don't keep up with the I/O load.


Rob Gin
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Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

Thanks Rgin

Im happy im on the right track when sizing it.

Ill talk with the custumer to start the quoting

 

Thanks again Rgin!!!! really apreciate your help

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Airwaves Sizing

Any suggestions as to what/where to buy something like this inexpensively?  We are also a small installation, right now only 14 APs.  We may add more in the future, but probably no more than 4-6 more, taking us to 20 APs total.

 

I've found lots of solutions without the 15k SAS drive(s), but find myself high up in enterprise workstation land by the time I get to the SAS drives.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

 

Dana Pero

 

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