We plan to play with it in the lab after the start of year with a target of 
rolling it out next summer.

-Neil


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I haven't been able to try out the multiple version support yet, as there's 
currently only a single version of 8.0 out there so far =)



That said, you should definitely check out the hierarchical configuration 
feature set.



Basically, the configuration becomes a pair of trees, one for your mobility 
masters, and one for your managed devices.  So for your case, you could set up 
a structure that looks something like this:



/md/prod

/md/prod/<controller 1>

/md/prod/<controller 2>

/md/rap

/md/rap/<controller 3>

/md/lpv

/md/lpv/<controller 4>



The structure uses inheritance, so for controller 1, all you would have to 
explicitly configure is just enough to get it online - ports, vlans, IP, and so 
on.  Global setitings would live in /md, and all of the interesting settings 
would live in /md/prod, /md/rap, and /md/lpv, and would automatically get 
applied to controllers based on where they get placed.  You can create multiple 
levels, if you have really interesting configuration layouts.  This should let 
you keep all of the configurations neatly sorted on a single mobility master 
(or redundant pair, presumably.)



I've just switched our lab managed devices from the 6.4 HA pair to the newer 
cluster configuration.  It's gone some nice improvements, such as always 
terminating user traffic on the same controller throughout roaming regardless 
of what primary controller each AP is on.  The little bit of lab testing I've 
done has gone pretty well so far, but I should have more data when I move about 
60 APs over to 8.0 code next week.


Frank Sweetser
Director of Network Operations
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and wrong." - 
HL Mencken

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We have installed a VM and will be evaluating it as time permits.



Unless there are some major “must-have” features though, we will not likely 
deploy in full Production until after the second GA release.



I am interested in your experiences, though. One new feature is the ability to 
manage multiple master controllers, even if they run differing versions of 
ArubaOS (8.0+). Have you tried that feature yet?



We currently have 3 non-testing master controllers – Production, Remote (RAP) & 
LPV. It would be great to centralize management of them.





Bruce Osborne

Wireless Engineer

IT Network Operations - Wireless

 (434) 592-4229



LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

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From: Sweetser, Frank E [mailto:f...@wpi.edu]
Sent: Friday, October 7, 2016 10:27 PM
Subject: Anyone else jumping on Aruba 8.0 code?



Hey all,



For those of you who haven't been following the early code releases from Aruba, 
AOS 8 is a major upgrade, to the point where there's no actual upgrade path 
from AOS 6.x.  It's got some pretty slick features, though, for those brave 
enough to jump in and blow a test environment.  We're dipping our toes in here, 
working very closely with Aruba support.  We've had some wrinkles to work out, 
as expected in any x.0.0 release, though so far the resources we've been given 
have been right on top of them.



So my question is, has anyone else tried out the 8.0 code on any decently sized 
production scale, and if so, how's it worked out?



(Alternatively, for those who haven't tried it at all, I'd be happy to answer 
any questions I can from my limited deployment so far.)



thanks everyone!



Frank Sweetser
Director of Network Operations
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and wrong." - 
HL Mencken

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