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[idea] Forced power mode for PoE powered access points

  • 1.  [idea] Forced power mode for PoE powered access points

    Posted Jan 29, 2021 02:53 AM
    We use HP V1910 PoE switches which don´t support 802.3at but offer up to 30W for each port. Unfortunately AP-535 access points only detect 802.3af and limit their capabilities. Therefor I would like to suggest a manual PoE power mode feature:

    Configuring Forced Power Supply
    Configuration Effect

    • Configure the forced power supply mode including AF, AT25W and BT. When some APs powered over e.g. PoE+ are connected to some devices incapable of PoE+ negotiation, the power based limit will be canceled.

    Configuration Steps
    Configuring pdpoe-force
    • pdpoe-force{ af | at | bt}

    Parameter Description
    • af: Sets the forced power supply mode to AP, consumption: 13.0W
    • at: Sets the forced power supply mode to AT, consumption: 25.5W
    • bt: Sets the forced power supply mode to BT, consumption: 62.0W


  • 2.  RE: [idea] Forced power mode for PoE powered access points

    Posted 29 days ago
    The 1910 switches are not Aruba switches, but HP branded and I think they are end of sale/end of support for some time already.

    Also, CLI access is not supported, these devices are Web managed.

    I would not know where you can put this feature request, you may try to contact a representative on the HPE Networking website.

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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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  • 3.  RE: [idea] Forced power mode for PoE powered access points

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thanks for your reply. The feature request is actually meant to be for Aruba access points. I want them to work with full power despite what kind of PoE the access points themselves detected.





  • 4.  RE: [idea] Forced power mode for PoE powered access points

    Posted 29 days ago
    In that case, the procedure to get feature requests in is to open an item in the Aruba Innovation Zone, which is accessible for Partners and Aruba Employees. Your partner or Aruba SE can enter it if you don't have access, and that also allows status updates etc.

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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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