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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎05-25-2011

ArubaOS Version

I know there are different ArubaOS tracks, 3.x, 5.x & 6.x.  But I don't know what the differences are and what each offers over the other.  Currently, we are on the 3.x track and looking to upgrade to 6.x for the AirGroup features, but don't want to loose any features that may only be in 3.x.  Thanks.

Aruba
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Registered: ‎05-31-2007

Re: ArubaOS Version

6.x is a super set of the previous AOS releases (3 and 5)... you won't  "Lose" anything that 3.x had/has that I can think of by upgrading....and you gain a lot more.


JF

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Registered: ‎11-28-2011

Re: ArubaOS Version

You'd be better posting snapshots of your config so we can see what's enabled (not default stuff). That way, we'll know for sure.

 

The only thing that you would "lose" potentially is old fashioned AP load balancing. From a purist RF engineering perspective, it's not as good as the newer functions that replace it (which are technically better), but the fact is I have seen good results with it in very specific circumstances (schools with single radio APs and old laptops). If you are relying on it, you might need to know this. I have in fact seen some customers deliberately stay on old codes for this reason even though it's not supported officially anymore.

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: ArubaOS Version


The.racking.monkey wrote:

You'd be better posting snapshots of your config so we can see what's enabled (not default stuff). That way, we'll know for sure.

 

The only thing that you would "lose" potentially is old fashioned AP load balancing. From a purist RF engineering perspective, it's not as good as the newer functions that replace it (which are technically better), but the fact is I have seen good results with it in very specific circumstances (schools with single radio APs and old laptops). If you are relying on it, you might need to know this. I have in fact seen some customers deliberately stay on old codes for this reason even though it's not supported officially anymore.


Old fasioned AP load balancing did not take the band of an ap into account so the more modern version is more inteligent.

 

The 6.x code train does not support the 200, 800, 2400, SC-I, or SC-II controllers is probably the biggest change I can think of.

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor II
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Registered: ‎05-25-2011

Re: ArubaOS Version

I actually mixed up my version.  We are currently on 5.x, not 3.x.  Are there any features missing between 5.x and 6.x? Thanks.

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: ArubaOS Version


TimS wrote:

I actually mixed up my version.  We are currently on 5.x, not 3.x.  Are there any features missing between 5.x and 6.x? Thanks.


Okay.  My previous statement is the same.



Colin Joseph
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