Announcement: ZoneFlex 9.13.0.0.232 (GA) is now Available on Support

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Ruckus ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) is now Available on Support for ZD1200, ZD3000, ZD5000.



Two new AP models - R510 indoor and T710 outdoor are introduced, and many important

features: Air Time Fairness (ATF) for 11ac APs, WLAN Prioritization for 11ac APs,

Dynamic VLAN support for R710, Wave-2 11ac Mesh support (!), and Zero-IT for Android 6,

HTTPS secure Guest Portal, ability to disable radios via AP Group, and enhancements to

SCI and SPoT.  Many Legacy AP models are no longer supported, read Release Notes.




Documents



ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) What’s New:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/1105-zoneflex-9-13-ga-what-s-new




ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) Release Notes:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/1104-zoneflex-9-13-ga-release-notes



ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) User Guide:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/1106-zonedirector-9-13-ga-user-guide




ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) CLI Reference Guide:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/1107-zonedirector-9-13-ga-cli-reference-guide




ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) SNMP Reference Guide:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/1108-zonedirector-9-13-ga-snmp-reference-guide




ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) Syslog Events Reference Guide:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/1109-zonedirector-9-13-ga-syslog-events-reference-guide






Firmware



ZD1200 9.13.0.0.232 (GA) Software Release:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/977-zd1200-9-13-0-0-232-ga-software-release




ZD3000 9.13.0.0.232 (GA) Software Release:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/975-zd3000-9-13-0-0-232-ga-software-release




ZD5000 9.13.0.0.232 (GA) Software Release:


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/976-zd5000-9-13-0-0-232-ga-software-release




ZoneFlex 9.13 (GA) SNMP MIBs (zip):


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/978-zonedirector-9-13-ga-mibs-zip






* Be WARNED customers with these Legacy model APs, that ZD 9.13+ will no longer support
them (won’t connect, won’t upgrade). From RNs:



     ZoneFlex 7321 802.11n Access Point v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7321-u 802.11n Access Point v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7341 802.11n Access Point v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7343 802.11n Access Point v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7363 802.11n Dual-band Access Point v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7441 802.11n Access Point for In-Building Distributed
Antenna Systems v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7761-CM 802.11n Dual-band Outdoor Access Point with Cable
Modem v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7762 802.11n Dual-band Outdoor Access Point v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7762-S 802.11n Dual-band Outdoor Access Point with Sector
Antenna v.9.13


 ZoneFlex 7762-T 802.11n Dual-band
Outdoor Access Point with High Gain 2.4 GHz Omni Antenna v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7762-AC Dual-band 802.11n Outdoor Access Point v.9.13



ZoneFlex 7762-S-AC Dual-band 802.11n Outdoor Access Point with Sector
Antenna v.9.13



SmartCell 8800-S Dual Band 802.11n Outdoor Access Point with Sector
Antenna v.9.13


 SmartCell 8800-S-AC
Dual Band 802.11n Outdoor Access Point with Sector Antenna v.9.13



 



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Posted 1 year ago

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John D, AlphaDog

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Whoo! Upgrading now :)

I couldn't help but notice, the CLI reference guide shows that it's possible to force 802.3at PoE+ mode on a per-AP basis at the ZD level, which ought to work better than the old method of SSHing into an AP on each cold boot and applying it. Given the numerous threads about folks with PoE+ capable switches/injectors but a nonfunctional LLDP implementation at the switch, I'm sure many folks will appreciate this....


There also seems to be an option that's R710/T710 specific where you can set the number of 2.4GHz radio chains in 802.3af mode. It seems to default to 2, but allows values up to 4. What's the upside/downside to adjusting these values? 
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Thanks John, the R710/T710 can default down to 2 streams on 2.4G when AP has only 802.3af power.
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John D, AlphaDog

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Cool — that seems a bit different from the original pre-9.13 behavior right? IIRC 802.3af mode was previously described as 3ss and a couple dBm reduced tx power.


But at any rate: What's the downside of increasing / decreasing the number of streams? I presume Ruckus chose 2 as a default for good reason!
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Is secure Captive Portal (HTTPS) only for Guest Access or does it also support anything that uses ZD's internal Captive Portal/Web authentication?
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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HTTPS included for Captive portal, web authentication, and HotSpot URLs.
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It seems like a recurring theme, but Channelfly seems less hoppy for me (especially in cleaner 5GHz environments), and seems to respect the MTBC setting a lot more in noisy environments.
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“That file is only available to Premium Support users.” 
:-(
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John D, AlphaDog

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ZoneDirector firmware is only available to premium support users anyway. Without a valid entitlement on your ZD ever since FW 9.9 or so, the ZD will refuse to apply firmware updates.