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How often do you restart your controller ?

Hello community, 

 

I've got a quick question, 

 

How often do you restart your controller? and your access points ?

 

After a lot of change, do you advise to do it?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

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MVP
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Registered: ‎04-02-2013

Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

Hi Michael,

 

I do it once a year, but I think it is recommended to do it a couple of times per year. It is also a good practice to check the resiliency :)

 

Regards

Borja

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Borja
ACMX #567 //ACCP//CWNA
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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

Thanks Borja for your answer.

 

me too, i think it's a good practice but I'm curious how often the community do it.

 

do you restart the controller and the AP ? or just the controller ?

 

MVP
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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

Absolutely!

 

Only the controller. I only restart the AP's when I upgrade. 

 

 

Cheers

Borja

Regards,
Borja
ACMX #567 //ACCP//CWNA
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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

I recently logged on to a system that had been managed by another partner. The uptime of the controllers was roughly 2 years 1 month and nothing complained ;)

 

That said - unless you upgrade there shouldn't be a need to schedule a reboot of your controllers. If you have to do that - something is wrong - either in your design (ie. too high load) or the software version you're using has bugs.. 

 


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John Solberg

-ACMX #316 :: ACCP-
Intelecom - Norway
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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

I find it all depends on our customer, most of them are usually never over a year due to either planned maintenance or upgrades!

My personal lab controller is a different story, that gets rebooted almost every couple of days! :D

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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

Hello Jsolb, 

 

Many thanks for your quick reply...

 

i'm going to upgrade the controller with the lastest version... i guess my version has some bugs because the ap reboot by itself ...

 

But it's a good thinks to get feedback !

 

The controller that you told to us, did he get a lot of change few weeks ago ?

 

my controller get a lot of changes ( number of channel changed, rates, etc... ) in order to improve the settings.... 

 

That why this question comes to my mind :)

 

have a good day

 

 

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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

MVP
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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

When asked to do a healthcheck I start by checking software version and the dashboard to see status quo. Based on those findings I go through the config and document changes I want to do.

 

But - I always schedule upgrading/patching and do a new status quo before doing any major changes.


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John Solberg

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Intelecom - Norway
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Re: How often do you restart your controller ?

thanks is a very good things to do ! many thanks for your advice

 

here, on this setup i guess the "bug" version of the software cause ap tx restarting and cause clients disconnection...

 

i've got like some AP's with 240d of uptime and other 3h ... :/

 

I know that i need to upgrade the code... 

my question is most about the "routine maintenance"

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