How licensing work on ZD 1200 Smart Redundancy configuration?

Summary

Article describes the licensing concept on ZD 1200 in smart redundancy mode.

Question

How licensing work on ZD 1200 Smart Redundancy configuration?

Customer Environment

Two ZD 1200 configured on Smart Redundancy Mode

Workaround

Contact Ruckus Customer Support in case of more clarification 

Resolution

Once you enable Smart Redundancy on ZD 1200, the licenses on the primary and standby ZD's are pooled together. If the primary ZD goes defective or removed from the pool, the standby ZD will act as the primary controller and start to manage all the AP's automatically for the next 60 days.

Once replacement for primary controller returns to the pool within 60 days, the new ZD will stay as standby controller until the current primary fails, gets rebooted or force failure is selected on the SR configuration.

If a replacement for primary controller does not return to the pool within 60 days, then the current primary controller (originally configured as a standby controller) will only manage the number of AP's that it is licensed to manage prior to enabling Smart Redundancy.

Example:
Two ZD 1200 with 25 AP licenses each, once smart redundancy is enabled between them, active ZD 1200 shows the total number of AP licenses as 50 and is capable of managing 50 APs.
After the 60th day, if the primary controller is not returned to the pool, the primary controller (originally configured as a standby controller) will have only 25 AP's connected to it.
 

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Article Number:
000004832

Updated:
June 03, 2019 03:28 AM (10 months ago)

Tags:
Performance, Configuration, System Network Management, Support License Activation, ZoneDirector 1200

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