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Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

We are facing a strange problem for last three months. We run a wireless network at our office- 350+ employees and visitors - 33 IAPs - a mix of Instant AP 335s and 325s running code 6.5.4.3-6.5.4.3_61959. Two SSIDs exist - 802.1x for employees and WebAuth for visitors and guests. A few times in a month on business days in between 0900 HRS and 1100 HRS when we have a number of meetings going on around the office the wireless drops. The symptom follows the same pattern - days when we have a number of visitors and occurs during mornings. A re-election of the master IAP takes place which results in complete outage over the wireless network till the time new master doesn't get elected. During the time period that the election is complete, we can ping none of the IAPs. We have performed a health check on ethernet cables but have found no CRC errors or cable issues. Our switching infrastructure is 10G. We have checked the logs from APs that have remained Master but are failing to formulate a direction.     

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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

The #1 reason for this is having your Instant management VLAN on the same VLAN as alot of wired broadcast traffic.  If you can, create a new management VLAN for your Instant APs and put them on that new VLAN to protect them from excessive wired broadcasts,


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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

We have separate management and client vlans. Management VLAN dhcp lease time is 8 hours. 

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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

Correction -  8 days.

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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

Right, but is the management vlan shared with other wired traffic that is not related to the IAPs?


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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

No. Only Aruba IAPs exist in Aruba Management VLAN. Other network devices have their own management vlan. 

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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

Okay.  Are you using broadcast filtering on all of your SSIDs?


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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

Broadcast Filtering is disabled for all SSIDs.

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Re: Instant Cluster Wobbles in the morning with master re-election

It should be enabled on all SSIDs, otherwise you will have performance issues.  Try it.


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