The high availability feature supports redundancy models with an active controller pair, or an active/standby deployment model with one backup controller supporting one or more active controllers. Each of these clusters of active and backup controllers comprises a high-availability group. All active and standby controllers within a single high-availability group must be deployed in independent masters topology. An independent masters topology requires all independent master controllers to have the same WLAN configuration.
Configure the high availability feature in the WebUI or CLI using the high-availability and high-availability group profiles.
To configure High Availability using the WebUI:
|1.||In, navigate to .|
|2.||Click theaccordion and click the icon. A pop-up window appears.|
|3.||In thefield, enter a name for the new HA group.|
|4.||Configure an IPv4 or IPv6 address for the controller.|
|a.||Click theicon in the or fields. The window opens. Enter an IP address.|
IPv4 and IPv6 controllers can be part of the same HA group profile. However, HA works only between controllers of same IP format.
|b.||Click the controller. The IP address of each controller must be reachable by APs and must be the IP address that appears in the tab of the controller WebUI, or in the output of the CLI command. The role can be one of the following options:drop-down list to assign a role to the|
Controller is active and serving APs.:
Controller serves some APs and acts as a standby controller for other APs.:
Controller does not serve APs and only acts as a standby in case of failover.:
|c.||Click controller to the group.to add the|
|5.||(Optional) Select the controller once the controller is reachable again. When you enable this setting, the AP waits for the time specified by the parameter defined in the profile before the AP attempts to switch back from the standby controller to the orginal controller.check boxto enable the failed over APs to attempt to connect back to its original active|
|6.||(Optional) The standby controller over-subscription feature allows a standby controller to support connections to standby APs beyond the controller's original rated AP capacity. To enable this feature, select the check box.|
|7.||(Optional) Select the check box to enable the feature. State synchronization improves failover performance by synchronizing client authentication state information from the active controller to the standby controller. (For more information about state synchronization, see Client State Synchronization).|
State synchronization is not applicable for IPv6 controllers.
|8.||(Optional) Select the controller heartbeat features, which enable faster AP failover from an active controller to a standby controller, especially in situations where the active controller reboots or loses connectivity to the network. To edit the default heartbeat threshold and interval values:check box to enable the high availability inter-|
Enter a heartbeat threshold in the controller. This value must be between 3 and 10, inclusive.field to define the number of heartbeats that must be missed before the APs are forced to failover to the standby
Enter a heartbeat interval in the controller heartbeats are sent. This value must be between 100 and 1000 ms, inclusive.field to define how often inter-
|9.||(Optional) If you enabled the state synchronization feature in Step 7, enter a pre-shared key into the and fields.|
|12.||In thewindow, select the check box and click .|
To configure a High Availability group using the command-line interface, access the CLI in config mode and issue the following commands. The high availability group profile should be configured with a pair of IPv4 controller addresses and pair of IPv6 controller addresses to allow an IPv4 or IPv6 access point to establish a connection to a standby controller.
(host) [mynode] (config) #ha group-profile <profile>
(host) [mynode] (HA group information "default") #controller <ip> role [active/dual/standby]
A controller using the high availability features must be defined as a member of a high availability group. To add a controller to the new high availability group, issue following CLI command:
(host)[mynode] (config)#ha group-membership <ha-group>