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Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

Hi A-Heads buddys,

 

I'm in the process of a mi gration from the Code 3.4.0.x to version 5 and then to version 6.x

What should I need to reconfigure to have the M3 supervisor working supporting 512 APs? Does that mean that if we have any S.Card supporting 48 / 128 or 256 now in version 6 we will be able to support 512 automatically?

 

Do we need some new licence for this new APs support that can be up to 512 in version 6?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Guru Elite
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

Warning

 

Sc-48, Sc-I, Sc-II are NOT supported in ArubaOS 6.x

If you upgrade the SC-II to ArubaOS 5.x, it will ONLY support 128 APs, NOT 256

 

Your Best bet is to get an M3 that is supported in 3,5,6 and will support 512 APs.

 

Licenses are user-based in 3.x, but become AP-based in 5.x and above.  If you are going to 6.x, the licenses from the SC-48, SC-I and SC-II CANNOT be used.  Only the 6xx, 3xxx and M3 Support 6.x and above.

 

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

I'm planning to upgrade from 3.4.0.7 to code 3.4.5.1 . I have 2 controllers acting as a Master and 3 locals that include 2- M3s and one SCII , also I have 6 more controllers Pointing to one of these masters, Im attaching a diagram of what I will be upgrading.

 

My question here is what do you suggest me to upgrade 1st?

I was thinking to start upgrading the SCII card, then the 1st M3 card and then the 2nd M3 card.

After those I was thinking to upgrade the Master #1 and then Master #2.

Then the last part of the project will update the zone with the small 800/2400s controllers.

 

As you may see, this will requiere a lot of time to upgrade , reboot , test and confirm anything is working as aspected.

I was thinking if it is possible to upgrade the 2 M3 cards and the SCII card to 3.4.5.1 and stop the upgrade one day just to confirm that anything is working well? If this possible? then I have doubts about upgrading all the other gear to 3.4.51 or maybe it is better to migrate those 3 locals to 5.0.4.6?

 

could you please suggest me what is the best path to do this, and also what are the main issues that are documented that happen after these upgrade between version 3 and then to version 5?

 

Besides this when I decide to go to 5.0.4.6 code I will loose my SCII AP license that support 256 and I only will be able to have 128 APs supported. Why does this is limited when going to version 5.x.x.x?

 

Understand this is a question that needs to cover a lot of topics, but I will appreciate if you can guide me trough this.

Thank you very much.

Guru Elite
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

In general, if you have a master-local situation, you need to upgrade all of them, and then reboot them at the same time.  If you upgrade the master, but not the locals, you run the risk that you cannot make config changes, and the instruction set will be different, so that will certainly limit your monitoring/troubleshooting/configuration from the master.

 

Move any APs over 128 from your SC-II cards to other controllers before the upgrade, and then you will be able to upgrade them to 5.x with fewer issues.

 

Again, opening a TAC case so you can get specific instructions is very important.

 

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

Is that possible to open the case in web or I need to call directly?

Thank you.

Guru Elite
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

You can do either.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

Thanks.

Occasional Contributor II
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Registered: ‎12-01-2008

Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

Why does upgrading to code 5.0.4.6 will mean to loose in my SCII card the AP license that support 256 and now I only will be able to have 128 APs supported.

 

Why does this is limited when going to version 5.x.x.x?

Guru Elite
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

ArubaOS consumes more memory and the SC-II cannot support more than 128 APs in 5.x.



Colin Joseph
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Re: Diferences between M3 Supervisor & SC-48/128/256 - C1 Supervisors Cards in configurations

Are we able to transfer the licences from an SC-1 or SC-II card to an M3 card via the licencing website?


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