Re: AP-335 smart rates port info
02-03-2017 01:02 AM
What is possible and what is practical are two different things.
The AP 335 will smartrate auto-negotiate at 2.5gig, but it can be set manually for 5 gig. Just like any other wired technology with increased rates, using the increased 5gig rate will shorten the usable cable length, so while it is possible, it is not always practical.
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Re: AP-335 smart rates port info
10-21-2017 10:03 PM - edited 10-21-2017 10:04 PM
Just a update to this post from my observations. I have 10 Aruba IAP-335 in a deployment with a Aruba 5412r zl2 switch with Smart Rate modules and they are negotiating at 5G NBASE-T.
They were previously negotiating at 2.5G NBASE-T before the 188.8.131.52 firmware upgrade on the IAP-335.
From the AP:
AP-01# show version
Aruba Operating System Software.
ArubaOS (MODEL: 335), Version 184.108.40.206
(c) Copyright 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP.
Compiled on 2017-10-06 at 22:16:56 PDT (build 61807) by p4build
FIPS Mode :disabled
AP uptime is 23 hours 7 minutes 21 seconds
Reboot Time and Cause: AP rebooted due to loss power
AP-01# show interface eth0 is up, line protocol is up Hardware is 5 Gigabit Ethernet, address is a8:bd:27:xx:xx:xx Speed 5000Mb/s, duplex full Received packets 2541243 Received bytes 270781531 Receive dropped 0 Receive errors 0 Receive missed errors 0 Receive overrun errors 0 Receive frame errors 0 Receive CRC errors 0 Receive length errors 0 Transmitted packets 176482 Transmitted bytes 19895309 Transmitted dropped 0 Transmission errors 0 Lost carrier 0
From the switch:
HP-Switch-5412Rzl2# show version Management Module 1: Active Image stamp: /ws/swbuildm/rel_ukiah_qaoff/code/build/bom(swbuildm_rel_ukiah_qaoff_rel_ukiah) Oct 12 2017 22:17:31 KB.16.04.0009 145 Boot Image: Primary Boot ROM Version: KB.16.01.0006 Active Boot ROM: Primary Management Module 2: Standby Image stamp: /ws/swbuildm/rel_ukiah_qaoff/code/build/bom(swbuildm_rel_ukiah_qaoff_rel_ukiah) Oct 12 2017 22:17:31 KB.16.04.0009 145 Boot Image: Primary
HP-Switch-5412Rzl2# show interfaces J24 smartrate Status and Counters - Smart Rate information for Port J24 Model : 0x03a1 Chip : 0xb4b3 Firmware : 2.b.9 Provisioning : 0x0003 Current SNR Margin (dB) | Chan1 Chan2 Chan3 Chan4 9.4 10.7 6.9 8.2 Minimum SNR Margin (dB) | Chan1 Chan2 Chan3 Chan4 8.5 10.2 6.5 7.4 Ethernet FCS errors : 0 Uncorrected LDPC errors : 0 Corrected LDPC errors LDPC iteration 1 : 2810815825 LDPC iteration 2 : 1589266 LDPC iteration 3 : 0 LDPC iteration 4 : 0 LDPC iteration 5 : 0 LDPC iteration 6 : 0 LDPC iteration 7 : 0 LDPC iteration 8 : 0 0 | Number of RFI Cancellation Events. 0 | Number of Link Recovery Events. 0 | Accumulated time (ms) spent in Fast Retrain. Established link speed : 5G NBASE-T Number of attempts to establish link : 1 Uptime since link was established : 2021 seconds Local Port advertised capabilities 1000BASE-T | 2.5G NBASE-T | 5G NBASE-T | 2.5GBASE-T | 5GBASE-T | 10GBASE-T Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes Link Partner advertised capabilities 1000BASE-T | 2.5G NBASE-T | 5G NBASE-T | 2.5GBASE-T | 5GBASE-T | 10GBASE-T Yes | Yes | Yes | No | No | No