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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎07-25-2011

Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

I have the opportunity to deploy a number of dedicated AP's as either AM's or SM's. With the advent of the Spectrum Monitor do they know supersede Air Monitors? or should I consider deploying some of each?

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

bjackson, 

 

The big question is "What are your requirements for spectrum and air monitoring"?

 

 

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor II
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Registered: ‎07-25-2011

Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

I don't have any specific requirements defined. I would like to be able identify RF issues and eliminate rogue AP's when identified. 

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

Starting with ArubaOS 6.1.3.0, you can serve clients, do air monitoring functions and monitor the spectrum of the home channel of the ap.

This might be what you want..


Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

It appears that the Spectrum monitor uses an AP license on the controller where an Air Monitor does not?

I had understood that RF Protect was required but I did not realize that each Spectrum Monitor takes an AP license. I thought that was only the case if an AP was used as a Hybrid and also served clients.

Guru Elite
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Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

APs as spectrum monitors and in Air monitor mode both consume an ap license.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

Was that always the case? I had been under the impression that Air Monitors did not use a license.

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

It is mesh APs that do not broadcast a wireless network that do not consume a license.

 

Please examine chapter 35 of the ArubaOS 6.1 user guide, "Licensing".

 



Colin Joseph
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Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎12-26-2012

Re: Air Monitor vs Spectrum Monitor

Inorder to get the option mode Spectrum monitor under radio profiles we need RF protect licnese.

 

Does that answers your question ?

 

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