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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎01-22-2014

How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

Greetings all,

 

Very interested in your experiences with Aruba gear, and your specific use cases for a single 620 controller and one or two APs. We have a very busy coffee shop that requires to sustain management of 35-50 minimum wireless devices (with a ceiling of 100) over a 2000 sq. foot area. The current SOHO options have not been scalable. Any tips on sizing, as well as design considerations would be highly appreciated.

 

Thank you!

Aruba
Posts: 1,368
Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

If you are looking at purchasing, then consider Aruba Instant...

 

cloud.arubanetworks.com

Seth R. Fiermonti
Consulting Systems Engineer - ACCX, ACDX, ACMX
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Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

Do you already own the 620 controller? If not, I would recommend Aruba Instant for this type of deployment. No controller needed.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Super Contributor I
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

Unless you have the controller already and is looking at feature rich WiFi else like what  the rest mention Instant APs should be sufficient for your senarios, try using IAP105 or IAP115.

 

Gordon

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Occasional Contributor I
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Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

Thanks all for the tips!

 

Looks like the IAPs should do the trick, but still needs a switch/router I assume, since the IAPs don't have DHCP servers built in correct? Or does the magical dynamiclly chosen IAP also do DHCP?

 

Was looking at the IAP-93, but looks like that is discontinued but still available from some resellers.

 

Thanks!

Super Contributor I
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

Yes, the migical IAPs is a DHCP server via the VC.

 

Gordon

Normal Guy
Super Contributor I
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

I alway recommend to use dualk radio APs thus IAP93 is not  a choice unless pricing is an issue.

 

Gordon

Normal Guy
Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎01-22-2014

Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

Thanks again all! Based on some comments, it looks like the IAP-93 is good for ~30 users, while the IAP-105 is good for around double that. Based on this, it's either three IAP-93 units, or two IAP-105 should do the trick.

 

Sounds like all I need now is a PoE switch!

Super Contributor I
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

Get a S1500 12 Port switch. You will have a complete solution.

Normal Guy
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Re: How do you like your Aruba 620 controller with wireless access APs?

[ Edited ]

The S1500-12P offers 8 ports of PoE and integrates with the Instant APs.

 

http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/products/Matrix_MobilitySwitches.pdf

 

Rogue AP containment—When a rogue AP is detected by an IAP, it sends the MAC Address of the rogue AP to the MAS. The MAS blacklists the MAC address of the rogue AP and turns off the PoE on the port.

 

PoE prioritization— When an IAP is connected directly into the MAS port, the MAS increases the PoE priority of the port. This is done only if the PoE priority is set by default in the MAS.

GVRP Integration—Configuring GARP VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP) in ArubaOS MAS enables the switch to dynamically register or de-register VLAN information received from a GVRP applicant such as an IAP. GVRP also enables the switch to propagate the registered VLAN information to the neighboring switches in the network.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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