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Power off during the night

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  • 1.  Power off during the night

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 12:54 PM
    In order to limit the electrical consumption of the APs, we would like to program their extinction at night or at least limit the power of transmission to the maximum, what configuration do you recommend?

  • 2.  RE: Power off during the night

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 01:20 PM
    There is no power schedule option in the aruba environment. You can schedule when an SSID turns on, and then turns off, but not the power of the AP itself.

    Dustin Burns

    Lead Mobility Engineer @Worldcom Exchange, Inc.

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  • 3.  RE: Power off during the night

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 09:17 PM
    Looks like you need NetInsight to make it work https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_87_Web_Help/Content/arubaos-solutions/access-points/gren-ap.htm

  • 4.  RE: Power off during the night

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 09:19 PM
    Energy-efficient ethernet is available too: https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_85_Web_Help/Content/arubaos-solutions/access-points/conf-eeet-etls.htm

  • 5.  RE: Power off during the night

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 02:09 PM
    How many APs are you talking about? Are all of your APs powered from PoE provided by manageable switches (vs injectors)? If so, you could write a python script that logs into the switch and disables/reenables PoE on a schedule.

  • 6.  RE: Power off during the night

    Posted Sep 21, 2022 09:10 AM
    In general, I see the approach of scripting/scheduling your switches to remove the PoE power from the AP ports as a good approach as it will reduce the power to zero.

    Herman Robers
    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

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  • 7.  RE: Power off during the night

    Posted Sep 22, 2022 02:12 AM
    thank you for your answers, as we do not have NetInsight, we will study the possibility of turning off with POE on switch.