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Contributor II
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎07-22-2009

Give Device Priority Access

So, I have a group of access points that need to have one particular device get priority over any other device that may be connected. The reason for this, is that this particular device will be live streaming events and I can't have things get flaky.

 

Any suggestions for the best way to do this?

 

Thanks.

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Give Device Priority Access

You'd want to prioritize the traffic using a firewall policy in the user role.


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Tim

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Contributor II
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎07-22-2009

Re: Give Device Priority Access

Thanks for the answer.

 

I don't suppose you have a link to some good information on how to prioritize that traffic?

Aruba Employee
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎04-17-2009

Re: Give Device Priority Access

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I'd start with the User Guide and the CLI Reference Guide.

 

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
Contributor II
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Registered: ‎07-22-2009

Re: Give Device Priority Access

The user guide is not at all helpful in understanding what needs to be done in this situation.

Guru Elite
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Re: Give Device Priority Access

chrisbrizzell,

 

What device and what application?  Does the device authenticate so that we can identify it and give it a better role?  Does the application use ports so that we can write a firewall policy and apply it?  Is there anything that you can give us about this device to give us an idea where we would start?

 



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Contributor II
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎07-22-2009

Re: Give Device Priority Access

Colin - thank you.

These are two laptops. Whether they are streaming video live, or doing something else, I would like them to have priority over any other device on this particular set of APs.

 

It's not as simple as just setting up generic QoS, because I don't want all video(or voice) traffic to have priority.

 

Thanks.

Aruba Employee
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎04-17-2009

Re: Give Device Priority Access

Can you define the specific video server that these laptops will be going to? As in, are there specific IP addresses for the video server(s). If so, you could add ACLs to a user role (use derivation rules so that these two laptops get that specific role) to prioritize traffic to those IP addresses.

 

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
Contributor II
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎07-22-2009

Re: Give Device Priority Access

I suppose using derivation rules I could make sure those laptops get into specific roles, and also that anyone else connecting to these specific APs get put into a "lesser" role.

 

So now the question becomes -what is the best way to force re-authentication when users connect to one of these access points?

Aruba Employee
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎04-17-2009

Re: Give Device Priority Access

By default, the allowall ACL sets IPv4 and IPv6 traffic to Low Queue.

 

According to the 6.4 User Guide, page 367:

 

Queue (optional)
The queue in which a packet matching this rule should be placed.
Select High for higher priority data, such as voice, and Low for lower priority traffic.

 

So, just set the laptops role with an ACL pointing to those video servers with the Queue set to High. Unless you want to throttle the other users in that area.

 

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
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