I recently looked at the release notes for 220.127.116.11 and found a new Table at the section Known Issues and Limitations;
Maximum DHCP Lease Per Platform
600 Series 512
Is this a new found limitation? I'm currently looking into upgrading a customer to 18.104.22.168 and the controller is currently serving as a DHCP server for the guest users at version 22.214.171.124. For now the statistics is like following;
Active Leases 905
And the limitations in Table 1, probably don't count for the RAP leases, or does it?
Because an M3 can have 1024 RAP's, not making sense if you look at the table above.
So is the limitation only for clients?
Not that much explaining in the release notes, maybe someone here knows more...
This is only for clients receiving ip addresses from the DHCP server. This does NOT apply to the ipsec pool.
But is this something new in 126.96.36.199 so that the lease file can only hold a maximum of 512 leases?
Or will the controller be able to give more leases, but it will impact on memory and such?
It is not anything new. It is a formal recommendation that the internal DHCP server should only be used for the numbers in the document. Anything more or an enterprise deployment should have an external DHCP server.
Great, I thought it was just recommendations. But just wanted to be sure.
Is there a way to disable this limitation? I have several controllers running DHCP just fine AOS 6.1 and we are now moving to 6.3 and 6.4. And for cost savings I do not want to move these guest subnets to a DHCP server. I find it odd that the newer 7xxx controllers support DHCP leases in the thousands but the 3xxx and 6xx are limited to 512 or less. Im not going to buy it that these have more CPU and memory power and that why the newer can handle more. I feel like Aruba is forcing me into doing something I dont want to do and worked fine on the controller for years, I understand they don't recommend it.
So is there a way to bypass the limitations?
failed to add pool .....on aruba 3200n ver 188.8.131.52
We have attached error screen grab.
Appreciate your revert
better start new thread for new question rahulb.
anyway you are probably encountering the limit which is more strictly enforced. nothing to do about it then move to external dhcp.
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