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AP-335 smart rates port info

  • 1.  AP-335 smart rates port info

    Posted Feb 03, 2017 01:04 AM

    Hi,

    What is the max that the smart rate port can go up to? is it 5Gb or 2.5Gb?

    Datasheet says 5Gb and the installation guide below says 2.5 and I'm not sure which one to belive!!

    Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 10.00.27 PM.png



  • 2.  RE: AP-335 smart rates port info

    Posted Feb 03, 2017 04:02 AM

    What is possible and what is practical are two different things.

    The AP 335 will smartrate auto-negotiate at 2.5gig, but it can be set manually for 5 gig.  Just like any other wired technology with increased rates, using the increased 5gig rate will shorten the usable cable length, so while it is possible, it is not always practical.



  • 3.  RE: AP-335 smart rates port info

    Posted Oct 22, 2017 01:04 AM

    Just a update to this post from my observations. I have 10 Aruba IAP-335 in a deployment with a Aruba 5412r zl2 switch with Smart Rate modules and they are negotiating at 5G NBASE-T.

     

    They were previously negotiating at 2.5G NBASE-T before the 6.5.4.2 firmware upgrade on the IAP-335.

     

    From the AP:

    AP-01# show version
    Aruba Operating System Software.
    ArubaOS (MODEL: 335), Version 6.5.4.2
    Website: http://www.arubanetworks.com
    (c) Copyright 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP.
    Compiled on 2017-10-06 at 22:16:56 PDT (build 61807) by p4build
    FIPS Mode :disabled

    AP uptime is 23 hours 7 minutes 21 seconds
    Reboot Time and Cause: AP rebooted due to loss power

    AP-01# show interface eth0 is up, line protocol is up Hardware is 5 Gigabit Ethernet, address is a8:bd:27:xx:xx:xx Speed 5000Mb/s, duplex full Received packets 2541243 Received bytes 270781531 Receive dropped 0 Receive errors 0 Receive missed errors 0 Receive overrun errors 0 Receive frame errors 0 Receive CRC errors 0 Receive length errors 0 Transmitted packets 176482 Transmitted bytes 19895309 Transmitted dropped 0 Transmission errors 0 Lost carrier 0

    From the switch:

    HP-Switch-5412Rzl2# show version
    Management Module 1: Active
    
    Image stamp:    /ws/swbuildm/rel_ukiah_qaoff/code/build/bom(swbuildm_rel_ukiah_qaoff_rel_ukiah)
                    Oct 12 2017 22:17:31
                    KB.16.04.0009
                    145
    Boot Image:     Primary
    
    Boot ROM Version:    KB.16.01.0006
    Active Boot ROM:     Primary
    
    
    Management Module 2: Standby
    Image stamp:    /ws/swbuildm/rel_ukiah_qaoff/code/build/bom(swbuildm_rel_ukiah_qaoff_rel_ukiah)
                    Oct 12 2017 22:17:31
                    KB.16.04.0009
                    145
    Boot Image:     Primary
    HP-Switch-5412Rzl2# show interfaces J24 smartrate Status and Counters - Smart Rate information for Port J24 Model : 0x03a1 Chip : 0xb4b3 Firmware : 2.b.9 Provisioning : 0x0003 Current SNR Margin (dB) | Chan1 Chan2 Chan3 Chan4 9.4 10.7 6.9 8.2 Minimum SNR Margin (dB) | Chan1 Chan2 Chan3 Chan4 8.5 10.2 6.5 7.4 Ethernet FCS errors : 0 Uncorrected LDPC errors : 0 Corrected LDPC errors LDPC iteration 1 : 2810815825 LDPC iteration 2 : 1589266 LDPC iteration 3 : 0 LDPC iteration 4 : 0 LDPC iteration 5 : 0 LDPC iteration 6 : 0 LDPC iteration 7 : 0 LDPC iteration 8 : 0 0 | Number of RFI Cancellation Events. 0 | Number of Link Recovery Events. 0 | Accumulated time (ms) spent in Fast Retrain. Established link speed : 5G NBASE-T Number of attempts to establish link : 1 Uptime since link was established : 2021 seconds Local Port advertised capabilities 1000BASE-T | 2.5G NBASE-T | 5G NBASE-T | 2.5GBASE-T | 5GBASE-T | 10GBASE-T Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes Link Partner advertised capabilities 1000BASE-T | 2.5G NBASE-T | 5G NBASE-T | 2.5GBASE-T | 5GBASE-T | 10GBASE-T Yes | Yes | Yes | No | No | No