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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 4:35 PM

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What is the difference between SmartZone 3.6.2.0.222 & SmartZone 5.2.0.0.699

As the title says, what is the difference between SmartZone 3.6.2.0.222 & SmartZone 5.2.0.0.699, and which version should I be upgrading to, my AP's are all R610, R710 & R730's. My SZ-100 is currently on 3.6.2.0.78, and my AP's are on 3.6.2.0.509. 

Are there any "gotchas with either firmware that I need to be aware of?

Also, since these are all "older" AP's, will I need to download the appropriate AP patch file as well, or will they be covered by the base firmware?

Thanks in advance for the help, and I hope the questions make sense.

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9 months ago

Hello Michael,

    The best place to start is with the SZ 5.2 Release Notes:
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/3138-smartzone-5-2-0-0-699-ga-release-notes
 
     It shows that your three models of AP are still supported natively, (no patches necessary).  It also
lists a number of new features that you may find useful. The SZ 5.2 Upgrade Guide, says you can 
upgrade directly from your version of SZ now,
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/3139-smartzone-5-2-0-0-699-ga-upgrade-guide

     ...but there is a note, that data statistics will not be preserved thru the upgrade:
Data migration is not supported if system upgrades from release 3.6.x. Existing system and network
configuration is preserved, but data such as status and statistics, alarms or events, administrator logs,
and mesh uplink history is not migrated to the new release.