How i can modify AP Heartbeat?

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Hi Guys,
 i need to modify the Access Point heartbeat, where i can find this fieldin the controller?
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Albert Pierson, Employee

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Hi Enrico,

This option is not configurable via the SZ GUI or CLI but can be modified in the AP directly using the set scg command:

-> {config|heartbeat} interval <secs>. 30-300.

rkscli: set scg heartbeat interval 60

This is verified by the get scg command

rkscli: get scg

------ SCG Information ------
SCG Service is enabled.
AP is managed by SCG.
Server List:,
SSH tunnel connected to
Failover List: Not found
Failover Max Retry: 2
DHCP Opt43 Code: 6
Server List from DHCP (Opt43/Opt52): Not found
SCG default URL: RuckusController
SCG config|heartbeat intervals: 300|30
SCG gwloss|serverloss timeouts: 1800|7200

Note the default value is 30 seconds which is also the minimum value.

Also note - by increasing this value you will delay the time it takes for an AP to move to a new node in a multi node cluster as the heartbeat loss is used to determine if the AP can still connect to the SZ.

It is possible to configure this option on all AP's in a Zone by using the SZ Diagnostic Script > AP Script feature.  See this Knowledge article for details AP CLI scripts:

Execute AP CLI commands (for configuration options not available in SCG) into all the APs assigned to a zone

Modifying the heartbeat time is also covered in Knowledge base article:

How to set AP heartbeat timer to vSCG or vSZ or SZ100? 

The article provides CLI command for changing AP heartbeats timer to vSCG or vSZ or SZ100

I hope this information is helpful.

Thank you for choosing Ruckus Networks products.

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