09-21-2016 06:08 AM
My hospital merge with a new hospital and we must take the existing infrastructure.
Currently installed :
Aruba 3400 v22.214.171.124 Standalone mode (EOL)
18 AP65 / 14 AP105
32 AP licence and 32 PEFNG licence
- Change AP65 but I only have AP103 witch required AOS v6.4.x that is not supported by AP65 ... (thanks Aruba !)
- Provide support on this infrastructure over long time
- Deploy more AP to extand coverage (minimum 20 new AP)
My idea :
Buy an Aruba 7030 v6.4.x.x (with support contract)
Buy 18 Ap licence
Switch the 18 AP65 by AP103 on the new controler
When all AP65 are changed, I update Aruba 3400 to same version 6.4.x.x that 7030.
Finlally, I change to Master/Local mode with 7030 acting as Master.
Activation of Centralized Licencing on master and local
Drink a cup of coffee...
In the future:
There may be more AP to deploy but not more than 64 in total.
With this solution, I have scalability, High availibility, support and save (a little) money.
Do you think it's a good design ?
09-26-2016 04:55 PM
I did essentially what you've described to get rid of out AP60/65 gear and move to 205/275 - we used the 7210 controller.
To ease your mind a bit: we found that clients were able to roam from old-AP/old-controller to new-AP/new-controller (carefully identical wireless configurations of course) with no difficulties.
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