Time Range Profile configuration and the condition in which it will take effective
Time Range Profile configuration and what is the condition in which it will take effective?
The time profile configuration and how to apply that profile to an SSID in IAP along with verification of the time range configuration can be seen in the below link
The time range configuration is introduced in Aruba Instant product group starting from Aruba Instant OS 220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168 and all the future releases.
There are instances in which the time range configuration will not take effect or takes effect the next day. The reason for this behavior is explained with the following example.
Let’s say I have configured the time range profile as follows
(Instant)# show time-range
Current Time :2018-06-08 13:27:22
Time Range Summary
Profile Name Type Start Day Start Time End Day End Time Valid
------------ ---- --------- ---------- ------- -------- -----
time_fri Periodic friday 12:00 friday 12:30 No
time_mon Periodic monday 12:00 monday 12:30 No
time_sat Periodic saturday 12:00 saturday 12:30 No
time_sun Periodic sunday 12:00 sunday 12:30 No
time_thu Periodic thursday 12:00 thursday 12:30 No
time_tue Periodic tuesday 12:00 tuesday 12:30 No
time_wed Periodic wednesday 12:00 wednesday 12:30 No
Here we have time range profile configured with the restriction of broadcasting the SSID between 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM. If this configuration is applied before 12:00 PM. Let’s say, we are applying configuration at 11:55 AM. The SSID would broadcast at 11:55 AM…11.57 AM...11:59 AM and then the clock strikes time range knob that is configured between 12:00 to 12:30 PM. The AP will stop broadcasting the SSID from 12:30 PM, irrespective of configuration being pushed from Airwave or done manually on the IAP. This is a typical example of a working condition.
If the time range configuration is applied after 12:30 PM, the SSID will continue to broadcast till the next cycle (next day) until the clock strikes 12:30 PM of the next day. Once 12:30 PM of the next day is hit, we can expect to see the SSID getting disabled (Not Broadcast).
The AP will not broadcast the SSID till the next day (3rd day) until 11:59 AM. Once the IAP’s clock strikes 12:00 PM the SSID will start broadcasting and will stop broadcasting the SSID after 12:30 PM and the cycle goes on in every day based on this configuration.