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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 1:50 AM

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smartzone 100 managed ap

Hi all,

Want to ask question about Smartzone 100.
If I have 1500 ap need to be managed by Smartzone 100 so I need to purchase at least 2 Smartzone 100 for clustering mode to handle all of the 1500 aps ?

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6 months ago

Hi Vincent,

Yes you need it. Below is the ZD spec sheet, check out the "Capacity" section.
https://www.ruckussecurity.com/datasheets/ds-smartzone-100.pdf

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6 months ago

Hi Vincent,

One SZ100 supports upto 1024 APs.

Please keep in mind that if you use two SZ100 as a cluster to manage upto 2048 APs and one of the SZ100 goes down, then only 1024 APs will be managed and rest of the APs will be disconnected from cluster.
You should consider SZ100x3 node cluster, if you want to manage up-to 2048 APs with active redundancy.

Alternate and better option is use "virtualSmartZone - High scale", as single vSZ-H node can manage upto 10000 APs (with maximum hardware resource level).

Refer the data sheet here.

Regards,
Syamantak Omer


Regards,

Syamantak Omer

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Hi Syamantak,

I wasn't aware of that possibility. AFAIK in order for a SZ-100 to handle more than 1024 APs a 3-node cluster would be required, because having only a two node cluster only 1024 APs would be supported.  So is there a way to have only a 2-node cluster and support 2048 APs?

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Hi Javier,

Yes, if you have 2 SZ-100 in a cluster, you can manage upto 2048 APs. But As Syamantak mentioned above, if one SZ goes down then it cannot maintain 2048 APs. 1024 APs will be managed and rest of the APs will be disconnected from cluster.

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Thanks both, Syamantak and Sanjay, I didn't know about this.
I know this is Vincent's post, but I'd like to ask one more thing.
Is there a specific setting to achieve this? Once we had a scenario with a 2-node cluster but the limit was 1024 APs or at least that's what I thought. Maybe that was my bad, assuming this and I didn't double checked the AP capacity limit.

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No, there is no specific setting, just configure first SZ100 as a fresh cluster and then add the second SZ100 to it.

Make sure you have sufficient AP licenses.

Regards,

Syamantak Omer

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if i have a single SZ100 only and i am adding another SZ100 for redundency do i need to purchase liscences again for the second controller?

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6 months ago

Hi Syamantak and Javier,

Thank you for the advice. 

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Hi Vincent,

Glad to help. :)

Regards,
Syamantak Omer

Regards,

Syamantak Omer