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Fri, Mar 20, 2020 3:34 AM

In a VSZ cluster, which node do you apply additional AP Licenses and watchdog support?

In a  VSZ cluster, which node do you apply additional AP licenses and watchdog support?
We have a 2-node cluster set up last year, with one node installed in each of our two sites.

SIte A node has 150 AP licenses, serving all 150 APs in that site.
Site B node was installed for redundancy and in preparation for our plan to move about 70 APs to VSZ this year. Site B APs are still on ZoneDirector but will be moved to VSZ soon.

We just acquired 87 additional AP licenses/watchdog support for the 70 APs (+17 new APs) in Site B. 

What's the best practice for a setup like this?  Should we apply them in Site B or is it better to apply all licenses on just one node (Node A)?  If a node is down, do the licenses it has become unavailable?

Site A and B are connected thru site-to-site VPN, primarily running over an MPLS line.  If connectivity between sites temporarily goes down, we want WiFi to remain running on either site.   

Thanks in advance!

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7 months ago

Hi FrancisA,

In a vSZ Cluster, Watchdog support has to be active on all the controller.. Licenses can be on any node as they will be in cluster, licenses will be pooled..

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is there any impact if the node with the applied AP license is down or offline?