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Enterprises embracing the digital workplace need a superior unified communications experience with quality of service (QoS), end-to-end call visibility, and quality metrics available through a single pane of glass.  Aruba provides these capabilities, over both wired and wireless networks, through its integration with Microsoft’s Skype for Business SDN API.
 
The guide discusses how to deploy Aruba infrastructure for on-premise and on-line Skype for Business applications in large campus and distributed enterprise environments. Also covered are best practices for system design, QoS, scalability across multiple sites and geographies, use of the AirWave Network ManagementSystem for RF planning, and network monitoring and troubleshooting. Call quality metrics, including UCC scoring through RTP analysis on a per client basis, and Skype for Business service prioritization are also discussed.Finally, the guide discussed best practices for using Aruba Network Optimizer SDN Application to improve the user experience for voice, video, and application sharing.
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This guide covers the deployment of Aruba WLAN in a typical campus network, and it is considered part of the base designs guides within the VRD core technologies series. This guide covers the design recommendations for a campus deployment and it explains the various configurations needed to implement the Aruba secure, high-performance, multimedia grade WLAN solution in large campuses.

 

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Providing wireless connectivity at remote sites has been a challenge for organizations with distributed locations, such as retail chains and K-12 school districts. These organizations need robust WLAN functionality,including voice and video optimization, high reliability, and strong security. They also need a solution that is affordable both to buy and to operate in a distributed environment. The solution must be able to be deployed rapidly, and configured and managed centrally. In addition to these requirements, certain organizations, like hotel operators, restaurant owners, retailers, and other distributed enterprises, must comply with data privacy regulations such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI), Data Security Standard, and HIPAA for healthcare. Ingeneral, these organizations need a feature-rich, enterprise-grade WLAN that can be deployed rapidly atgeographically-dispersed locations that have limited or no on-site IT resources.

 

The Aruba Instant architecture is designed to address these situations. Aruba Instant combines enterprise grade WLAN performance, security, and scalability with industry-leading ease-of-use and affordability. With Aruba Instant, the entire deployment process is automated, including zero-touch provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management. You can deploy thousands of Aruba IAPs cost-effectively anywhere in the world with unprecedented speed and ease.

 

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With the launch of mobile devices in 2007, the use of Wi-Fi increased exponentially. To support increased number of clients on wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), network administrators started adding more VLANs with smaller subnet size for wireless clients, and VLAN Pooling became popular concept. Today, the requirement from WLAN has changed quite a bit compared to a decade ago. Increased use of IPv6 and large number of mobile devices roaming across the campus has increased the complexity of WLAN design.   

 

Rather than using conventional design with VLAN Pooling and multiple smaller subnets, we think that there is a better way to design WLAN today using “Single VLAN with One Large Subnet" to serve all the wireless clients connecting to an SSID. This paper explains how we came to this conclusion

 

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Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) is part of the Aruba remote access solution that includes remote access points(RAPs), Aruba Instant (IAP),and the Remote Node solution. To address the demands of the current mobile workforce, which requires corporate access from hotspots such as those in airport, hotels, and coffee shops . The Aruba VIA solution is designed to provide secure corporate access to employee laptops and smartphones. This guide will walk through planning and deployment of the VIA solution.

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This lab setup document emulates the recommended campus and remote access point networks discussed in the Aruba Campus Networks Validated Reference Designand the Aruba Remote Access Point (RAP) Networks Validated Reference Design. All the screenshots and command-line interface (CLI) configurations in the Aruba Campus Networks Validated Reference Design and the Aruba Remote Access Point (RAP) Networks Validated Reference Design are from this setup.


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This Solution Guide is designed to help customers understand the Aruba system architecture and the individual components that are needed to deliver reliable, high-capacity outdoor networks using 802.11n with multiple-in and multiple-out (MIMO) radios. Aruba has extensive experience designing complex outdoor WLAN solutions for applications like stadiums, outdoor transportation terminals, oil and gas facilities, municipalities, and large campus environments. This guide describes the lifecycle of an outdoor MIMO wireless network deployment; typical basic processes and tools that are used in outdoor wireless networking; MIMO antenna selection and placement for maximum capacity; design recommendations for common deployment scenarios; and much more.

 
 
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This guide covers the deployment of Aruba remote access points (RAP) in fixed telecommuter and micro branch office sites, and it is considered part of the base designs guides within the VRD core technologies series. This guide covers the design recommendations for remote network deployment and it explains the various configurations needed to implement a secure, high-performance virtual branch office (VBN) solution with Aruba RAPs.

 

 

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This guide focuses on configuration of DHCP fingerprinting, which is used in conjunction with user roles on the Aruba Mobility Controller. When a user authenticates, their device type is taken into account. Based on that device type, a new role can be assigned to the device, such as restricting access to certain protocols or completely blocking access.

 
 

 
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This guide provides a description of the various bandwidth reservation and quality of service (QoS) options for supporting voice traffic in an Aruba remote access point (RAP) telecommuter deployment scenario. The RAP solution is a key component of the Aruba virtual branch network (VBN) architecture. The Aruba RAP deployment model meets the needs of fixed telecommuter and small branch office deployments while maintaining simplicity and ease of deployment. Aruba RAPs extend the corporate LAN to any remote location by enabling seamless wired or wireless data and voice wherever a user finds an Internet-enabled Ethernet port or 3G cellular connection. RAPs are ideally suited for small remote offices, home offices, telecommuters, mobile executives, and for business continuity applications.

 
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This guide covers Aruba Mobility Controllers and is considered part of the foundation guides within the VRD core technologies series. This guide will help you understand the capabilities and options you have when deploying an Aruba Mobility Controller. This guide describes operating modes for the mobility controller, licensing, forwarding modes, logical and physical deployment, redundancy, and how to select the appropriate mobility controller based on scalability requirements. Version 9 includes information on the 7200 series controller.

 


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Point-to-point (PTP) wireless connections have many use cases including linking buildings on university campus, creating connections between offshore oil rigs, and eliminating the need to pull fiber cable between buildings on opposite sides of a busy road. This guide will help you select the right hardware platform (including both the AOS-based AP-175 and Aruba¹s new AirMesh products; Choose appropriate antennas and accessories; Identify and overcome some of the most common outdoor installation challenges; Set up and configure the Aruba solution.

 

 

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This guide covers indoor 802.11n WLANs and is considered part of the foundation guides within the VRD core technologies series. This guide describes 802.11n, differences in 802.11n vs. 802.11a/b/g functionality, and Aruba-specific technologies and access points (APs) that make 802.11n-based WLANs a viable replacement for wired Ethernet in the majority of deployments.

 

 
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The application note focuses on configuration and operation of guest access solutions on ArubaOS. The native guest access solution including configuration of the guest access and guest provisioning profiles, guest administration, and captive portal configuration.

 


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This guide explains how to implement an Aruba 802.11n wireless network that must provide high-speed access to an auditorium-style room with 500 or more seats. Aruba Networks refers to such networks as high-density wireless LANs (HD WLANs). Lecture halls, hotel ballrooms, and convention centers are common examples of spaces with this requirement. Because the number of concurrent users on an AP is limited, to serve such a large number of devices requires access point (AP) densities well in excess of the usual AP per 2,500 – 5,000 ft2 (225 – 450 m2). Such coverage areas therefore have many special technical design challenges. This validated reference design provides the design principles, capacity planning methods, and physical installation knowledge needed to successfully deploy HD WLANs.

 


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In centralized Aruba WLAN deployments, the mobility controller is the heart of the network. The controller operates as a stand-alone master, or in a master-local cluster. Aruba provides several redundancy models for deploying mobility controllers. Each of these options, including the choice to forgo redundancy, must be understood so that the correct choice can be made for each deployment model.

 

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This guide covers the deployment of Aruba remote access points (RAP) in fixed telecommuter and micro branch office sites, and it is considered part of the base designs guides within the VRD core technologies series. This guide covers the design recommendations for remote network deployment and it explains the various configurations needed to implement a secure, high-performance virtual branch office (VBN) solution with Aruba RAPs.

 


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The Aruba Mobility Access Switch family of products provides various features including voice VLAN, Link Layer Discovery Protocol – Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED), and Quality of Service (QoS) to enable successful deployment of VoIP in enterprise networks. This application note addresses traditional techniques and introduces new device-aware support to deploy VoIP phones. This document is intended for all system engineers and network administrators who are deploying a VoIP solution in an enterprise network.

 


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This Solution Guide describes best practices for implementing an Aruba 802.11 wireless network that supports thousands of highly mobile devices (HMDs) such as Wi-Fi phones, handheld scanning terminals, voice badges, and computers mounted to vehicles. It describes the design principles particular to keeping devices that are in constant motion connected to the network as well as best practices for configuring Aruba Networks controllers and the mobile devices. The comprehensive guide addresses six areas of network planning to ensure a high quality of service for roaming data and voice sessions: device configuration, airtime optimization, roaming optimization, IP mobility configuration, IP multicast configuration, and interference resistance. A detailed troubleshooting section covers common issues that arise with these types of WLANs.

 


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The Indoor 802.11n Site Survey and Planning guide covers the design and installation of an Aruba WLAN. It includes information on choosing the right AP, performing a virtual survey, and performing a physical survey. The guide also covers using the Aruba Instant AP for physical site surveys.

 


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RF and Roaming Optimization for Aruba 802.11ac Networks

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This Solution guide covers design recommendations and best practices to achieve best RF performance and seamless roaming on Aruba 802.11ac Networks. This solution guide is best applicable for office and university campus/dorms environments. It mainly covers four areas: 1) AP Placement, 2) RF Consideration, 3) Roaming Optimization, 4) Device Specific Recommendations.

 

This solution guide is designed for Aruba Mobility controllers running ArubaOS 6.3.x and later. It assumes that reader has a working knowledge of Aruba WLAN architecture and has already deployed it in an enterprise or campus environment. 

 

 

 

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This guide covers the design guidelines to deploy Lync on Aruba WLAN with mobility controllers and Aruba instant in a Campus and Distributed Enterprise environments. It covers RF Planning and Design guidelines, Network topology considerations, QoS guidelines, Configuration, Troubleshooting and Scalability guidelines for Lync deployment. It discusses both Lync on-prem and Lync online deployments with multi-site Lync architecture. This guide requires basic understanding of Lync architecture and advanced understanding of network topology and WLAN deployments.

 

 
 

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Very high-density WLANs are defined as RF coverage zones with a large number of wireless clients and APs in a single physical space. For purposes of this reference design, a VHD WLAN is one that is designed to serve at least 100 devices per cell. A VHD WLAN may serve as many as 500 devices per cell. With the proliferation of wireless-enabled personal and enterprise mobile devices, a surprisingly diverse range of facilities need VHD WLAN connectivity:

 

  • Large meeting rooms
  • Lecture halls and auditoriums
  • Convention center meeting halls
  • Hotel ballrooms
  • Stadiums, arenas, and ballparks
  • Concert halls and amphitheaters
  • Casinos
  • Airport concourses
  • Passenger aircraft and cruise ships
  • Places of worship

To help our customer and partner engineers succeed in meeting these new requirements, we have written this new validated reference design (VRD) exclusively about very high-density (VHD) WLANs. The guide captures the best practices of our field engineering teams. Aruba also built a dedicated VHD test facility with 300 of the latest 802.11ac devices to produce updated performance data. We are releasing this data to the public to assist in capacity planning

 

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Aruba is introducing a new and modular approach with this VRD. We recognize that the people who are interested in this topic have a wide range of knowledge levels and interest levels. To that end, Aruba is publishing this VRD as a series of three guides, plus two individual scenarios that deal with specific deployment use cases. These guides can be mixed and matched as desired based on each reader’s experience and interests. This organization is shown below.

 

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This guide presents a new wireless architecture to deliver a multimedia-grade experience to students living in residence halls. We will show that large numbers of low-power microcells located directly in the student rooms is the only effective solution to fully meet user expectations. We provide simple rules to determine the density of these microcells for different types of construction. We also provide migration options to enable many institutions to deploy this architecture without pulling additional cabling.

 


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The Aruba Network Rightsizing Best Practices Guide provides an overview of network rightsizing. Network rightsizing is a network capacity planning and cost optimization strategy based on the principle that wired and wireless LANs should be sized and structured to meet current and future demand. After explaining the principles of network rightsizing and how it can benefit your organization, the methodology for analyzing and planning a rightsized network will be discussed. Finally, you will learn how to implement a rightsized yet scalable Aruba 802.11n network.

 


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For WLANs to be able to reliably support mission-critical, high-throughput, or time-sensitive applications, RF interference must be continuously monitored. The WLAN must automatically and dynamically adapt to mitigate the effects of any interference in the environment. WLAN infrastructure has to provide the administrators with real-time, historical, and proactive visibility into the air to diagnose and mitigate interference. In this application note we will look at some of the tools that Aruba offers as a part of its WLAN solution that enable administrators to ensure reliable, high performing RF.

 


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This document describes the process for leveraging the ClearPass Guest captive portal to bypass the Captive Network Assistant (web sheet) that is displayed on iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and more recently, OS X machines running Lion (10.7) and above.

 

 
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This guide details the advanced guest access features available to organizations through the combination of Aruba’s Amigopod and Mobility Controller solutions. This includes details of workflow management, RADIUS configuration, AAA configuration, and testing of the solution. This guide builds on the network defined in the Campus VRD.

 
 
 
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