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Re: IAP Cluster Size

Yes, you can have different models in one single cluster.  Upgrading the OS when you have a mix of AP's has been tricky at times but it works.

 

 

Aruba Employee

Re: IAP Cluster Size

Hi Heureux,

 

Absolutely . we can mix IAP 205 and 225 in the same cluster but ensure that they have same image version :)

Valued Contributor II

Re: IAP Cluster Size

Hi Heureux,

 

Absolutely . we can mix IAP 205 and 225 in the same cluster but ensure that they have same image version :)

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Venu Puduchery,
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Re: IAP Cluster Size

Hello,

 

We are planning the deployment of a large wireless network at a new facility. We have never worked with ARUBA before so I would really appreciate some help. I am currently working on a PoC with a IAP-225 as the virtual controller and a IAP-205 as part of the cluster.

Moving forward, this new facility will require easily over 100+ IAP to cover the campus. Devices include personal mobile devices and work laptops.

So my concerns are:

1. How many Virtual controllers do i need for a network this size? Or is a single IAP-225 able to have a cluster of a 100+ IAPs?

2. If more virtual controllers are needed, what are your recommendations as far as cluster size?

3. The IAPs we are going with is the 205. How good is the range in this model?

 

Many thanks in advance for all your help and suggestions.

Aruba Employee

Re: IAP Cluster Size

I would definitely recommend using IAP-215 for all 100+ APs, instead of a single 225 and others being 205s. 205 is mainly targeted for free, public wifi networks. Campuses should use the 215.

Thanks,

Yan Liu
Director of Product Management
Aruba Instant
US: +1 650 996 3520
China: +86 136 212 16844
New Contributor

Re: IAP Cluster Size

Thank you Yan Liu for your valuable input.

So to be completely clear, we could get a single IAP-215 to handle a cluster of 100+ 205/215 APs ?

This facility will be a manutacturing/office environment and out in the shop floor wireless coverage will be crucial. So we would like to go with the more robust model, which if the 215s are the case then we will definitely move forward with that.

Aruba Employee

Re: IAP Cluster Size

Yes, I am recommending to use 215 for all APs. IAP is a distributed architecture so it works the best when all APs have similar hardware capabilities.

Thanks,

Yan Liu
Director of Product Management
Aruba Instant
US: +1 650 996 3520
China: +86 136 212 16844
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