This post is about some interesting stats from Network Operations Center of Aruba Atmosphere 2019 APAC, in Sydney, Australia.
Aruba Atmosphere 2019 APAC was hosted in ICC Sydney, Australia from September 24-26, 2019.
Let me go straight into the Statistics.
What did the Bill of Materials look like:
2 X Aruba Mobility Master3 X Aruba 7210 Controller in Cluster165 X Aruba AP-515 (RW) Unified AP
2 X Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 as Core Switches-> VSX running between core switches and MC-LAG from Distribution/Access Switches.
Distribution/Access Switches:18 X Aruba 2930F 8G PoE+ 2SFP+ Switch14 X Aruba 3810M 40G 8SR PoE+ Switch12 X Aruba 3810M 48G PoE+ SwitchAruba SFP+ and SFP Transceiver as required.
Aruba Airwave - For Network ManagementAruba Clearpass and Clearpass Device Insight - For Profiling and Access Control.
32 X Aruba UXI Sensor for Assurance of user experience.150 X Bluetooth Beacons for indoor way finding.
1 X Aruba 7210 Controller as GatewayDHCP/DNS Server
How many people did it take to build and run the network ?
Just 3 Aruba Engineers :)
The maximum no of client devices connected at one point of time were close to 1000.
The Atmosphere Event was conducted across Convention building, Exhibition building and the Darling harbour theatre where keynote was conducted. Total traffic generated were close to 25 TB !
Clients by Connection Mode:
Around 100 clients were using 802.11ax (WiFi6) as a connection mode.
Atmosphere SSID was open with captive portal page enabled.
We enabled "Enhanced Open" that provided unauthenticated data encryption for Open Wi-Fi Network.
Statistics from Grafana and Kibana:
We fed AMON, SNMP and Syslog information from Network devices like Aruba Controller, Clearpass, Hypervisor, DNS/DHCP and Gateway to Grafana and Kibana.
Grafana, is designed for analyzing and visualizing metrics such as system CPU, memory, disk and I/O utilization.
Kibana, on the other hand, runs on top of Elasticsearch and is used primarily for analyzing log messages.
Channel Distribution by Band:
Fireworks to conclude:
We celebrated the final night at Aruba Atmosphere 2019 APAC, with Fireworks. This is one of the picture captured from my phone.
Hi! that's really great! you all rock! Are you feeding Grafana and Kibana with data coming from the VSX (Core) too? if yes can you provide more insights about that? if not, how are dealing day-to-day monitoring of Aruba 8320's VSX? I'm not yet a real WiFi guy so I'm really interested in knowing how you deal with the wired side.
Hey Parnassus, We didn't feed data from the 8320 core switch, but we did from the Gateway to Grafana/Kibana.
That load balancing...very satisfying
You are right.
We have used the pre-canned image from Aruba.The database here (esdb) is Elasticsearch.
Do you have more info on the backend? Would love to be able to utilize similar dashboards.
Mate, The Grafana and Kibana dashboards are just to demonstrate the integration capabilities with Aruba devices and showcase how API's can be leveraged to build custom dashboards. Since we don't sell those products, I wouldn't be able to share much information on this.
May be this post might help.
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