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Configuring Instant AP for Skype for Business - IAP-205 IAP-105/135 interop

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  • 1.  Configuring Instant AP for Skype for Business - IAP-205 IAP-105/135 interop

    Posted Jul 17, 2015 03:42 PM

    I am running a collection of Instant AP's (IAP-104, IAP-105, IAP-135) and I want to add in an IAP-205 to take advantage of 802.11AC and give priority to my Skype for Business traffic.  I tried upgrading firmware in the past to version 6.4.2.6-4.1.2 (as I understand 6-4.1 or better is required to interop the 205's AND turn on the access rules features to give skype traffic priority).

     

    Questions are:

    • Is version 6.4.2.6-4.1.7 stable in your experience
    • Have you had any luck improving the quality of Skype/Skype for Business calls (voice and video) over your instant network.

     

    Thanks,

     

    -Nick



  • 2.  RE: Configuring Instant AP for Skype for Business - IAP-205 IAP-105/135 interop
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    Posted Jul 17, 2015 03:44 PM

    Have you added any of the optimizations from the Lync/S4B validated reference design? Lync/S4B is very reliable over wireless when the tweaks in the document below are configured.

     

    http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Validated-Reference-Design/Lync-Over-Aruba-WiFi/ta-p/199813

     

    Also, if you're mixing 11n and 11ac radios in the same area, you should disable 802.11ac (VHT).



  • 3.  RE: Configuring Instant AP for Skype for Business - IAP-205 IAP-105/135 interop

    Posted Jul 27, 2015 09:27 AM

    Thanks cappalli!  This is very helpful.  Any insight into whether Skype for Business is just a rebranding or architecturally different?  I am having a little challenge in mapping the reference document you included to this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Dn594589.aspx

     

    Still looking for feedback on the stability of the 6.4.0.2-4.1.?? rel;ease.

     

     

    -Nick



  • 4.  RE: Configuring Instant AP for Skype for Business - IAP-205 IAP-105/135 interop
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    Posted Jul 27, 2015 09:31 AM
    From the Aruba standpoint, nearly identical. There are a few updates when using controllers with the SDN API.

    Overall, there are just new features. The high level architecture is the same.


    Thanks,
    Tim