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Active, Standby Tunnel consumed AP count in VMC?

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  • 1.  Active, Standby Tunnel consumed AP count in VMC?

    Posted 24 days ago
    I trying lab with eval license.
    and, I have 2 VMCs and 2 APs.
    and, I have configured VMC cluster.

    It seems that there are two settings in MC-VA-10 mode. So, 20 APs and 512 users appear.
    Is it correct for Active and Standy tunnels to consume one license each?
    If that's true, when I purchase the VA-1K license, I can actually only use 500 physical APs.
    is this right?

    Also, for example, 2 HMC(7030) has a maximum of 128 APs, but I wonder if only 64 physical APs work in a cluster configuration.





  • 2.  RE: Active, Standby Tunnel consumed AP count in VMC?

    Posted 24 days ago
    You do not consume additional licenses for standby tunnels in a cluster. If you look at your license usage on your MM, you will see this.

    SSH to your MM:

    cd /mm
    show license-usage

    Details on the controller can validate my claim on the standby not consuming licenses:

    (ARUBA-MC01) [MDC] #show license-usage ap

    AP Licenses
    -----------
    Type Number
    ---- ------
    AP Licenses 1044
    RF Protect Licenses 1044
    PEF Licenses 1044
    MM Licenses 4096
    Controller License True
    Overall AP License Limit 1044

    AP Usage
    --------
    Type Count
    ---- -----
    Active CAPs 860
    Active RAPs 0
    Remote-node APs 0
    Active MUX 0
    Active PUTN 0
    Total APs 860

    Standby AP Counts [Does not consume license]
    --------------------------------------------
    Type Count
    ---- -----
    Standby RAPs 0
    Total Standby APs 848

    Remaining AP Capacity
    ---------------------
    Type Number
    ---- ------
    CAPs 184
    RAPs 184


    When you are using a cluster you do not want to be at more than 50% capacity on the two devices. If you are higher than this, you will not be fully redundant.

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    Dustin Burns
    Lead Mobility Engineer @WEI

    ACCX 1271| ACMX 509| ACSP | ACDA | MVP Guru 2021
    If my post was useful accept solution and/or give kudos
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  • 3.  RE: Active, Standby Tunnel consumed AP count in VMC?

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi. Dustin Burns.
    Very thank your reply.

    Please See this screen shot.

    Is the Maximum AP count in this table the number of physical APs? Or is it the number of tunnels?
    Actually, I just wanted to say this. :)



  • 4.  RE: Active, Standby Tunnel consumed AP count in VMC?

    Posted 24 days ago
    Maximum physical APs using that controller as the primary connection, not standby.

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    Dustin Burns
    Lead Mobility Engineer @WEI

    ACCX 1271| ACMX 509| ACSP | ACDA | MVP Guru 2021
    If my post was useful accept solution and/or give kudos
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