ZoneDirector’s Smart Redundancy Licensing

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I'm reviewing the ZD11xx_User_Guide_9.3.pdf and it states the following regarding Licensing requirements for ZoneDirector’s Smart Redundancy configuration:

This feature is only available using two ZoneDirectors of the same model and number
of licensed APs.

If I purchased 2 x "ZoneDirector 1100, licensed for up to 6 ZoneFlex Access Points" and then I want to upgrade the AP could to 50, would I need to purchase 1 x or 2 x "ZoneDirector 1100 License Upgrade from supporting 25 to supporting 50 ZoneFlex Access Points" to use the Smart Redundancy feature?

I don't think it makes a different but the APs I'm looking at R510s.

Thanks.
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Ruckus R510 will NOT work with ZD1100... You need to either change the AP model to R500 which will work with ZD1106 or go for latest controller in the same family ZD1205 which will support R510..
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Sorry I meant to say H510.
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ok no problem
H500 too will work only with ZD1205 so in your case ZD1106 is out...
plan with ZD1205
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Also Licensing for AP is different in both controllers'''...
postive side of going with ZD1205 is that you can increase AP on a per AP basis where as on ZD1106, licensing goes like 6 to 12, 12 to 15 which can be costly if you are just adding few AP''s...
if its a new install then anway you would buy anyway ZD1205
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Smart redundancy to work correctly:
same hardware model
same firmware version
same no of AP license
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same no of AP license

What is what I was wanting clarify on.  So sounds like I need 2 x ZoneDirector 1100 License Upgrade from supporting 25 to supporting 50 ZoneFlex Access Points.
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no - with this item

803-1100-1RDY WatchDog ZD1100 series Redundant Controller Support, 1 Year. Includes Support & license upgrades to bring redundant ZD to the same level as the primary ZD. Must purchase with a ZD1106 (PN # 901-1106-XX00) or use with existing redundant ZD1100

on the second controller you can save on license cost when smart redundancy is needed..

get hold of a Ruckus reseller, he can explain you better over the phone...bottom line is you don't need to buy license on 2nd controller if u buy above items... item descriptions talks the same...
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OK thanks that is very helpful.
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for answering this:


If I purchased 2 x "ZoneDirector 1100, licensed for up to 6 ZoneFlex Access Points" and then I want to upgrade the AP could to 50, would I need to purchase 1 x or 2 x "ZoneDirector 1100 License Upgrade from supporting 25 to supporting 50 ZoneFlex Access Points" to use the Smart Redundancy feature?

you need to buy
Q 2- ZD1106 hardware
Q 1- 909-1150-ZD01 ZoneDirector 1100 License Upgrade from supporting 6 to supporting 50 ZoneFlex Access Points
Q 1 - 802-1150-1000 Partner WatchDog Support for ZoneDirector 1150, 1 Year
Q 1- 803-1100-1RDY WatchDog ZD1100 series Redundant Controller Support, 1 Year. Includes Support & license upgrades to bring redundant ZD to the same level as the primary ZD. Must purchase with a ZD1106 (PN # 901-1106-XX00) or use with existing redundant ZD1100

with ZD1205, pattern is same for what you buy however part nos will vary and so is the count...