Configuring AirMatch

The range of RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. settings that can be assigned to an the AP via the AirMatch feature is defined in the 2.4 GHz Gigahertz. and 5 GHz Gigahertz. radio profiles on the managed device. You can access these settings on the Mobility Master WebUI by selecting the configuration for the managed device from the configuration hierarchy, then navigating to the Configuration > AP Groups  and Configuration > Access Points pages. Use these pages to specify the radio mode and range of channels and maximum channel bandwidth that can be assigned to an AP or AP group via an AirMatch solution. The AirMatch feature will not assign an AP a channel that does not fall within the group of valid channels or channel bandwidth ranges allowed by that 2.4 GHz Gigahertz. and 5 GHz Gigahertz. radio profile used by that AP.

The AirMatch feature performs automatic daily updates by default, but you can use the Mobility Master WebUI or command-line interface to disable daily updates for APs at one or more configuration nodes, allowing those APs and retaining their existing RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. configuration. If the AirMatch updates are changed from the default enabled setting to disabled, the Mobility Master continues to receive RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. updates from the APs but Mobility Master does not execute any channel or EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. changes.

The following procedure describes how to define the most commonly used AirMatch configuration settings, but some advanced AirMatch settings are only available in the CLI Command-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions.. The following steps hold the existing AirMatch RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. configuration and will disable future updates in ArubaOS 8.0.1.0 or later:

  1. In the Mobility Master node hierarchy, navigate to Configuration > Services > AirMatch.
  2. Click the Automatically deploy AirMatch optimizations toggle switch to enable this setting.
  3. To change the time of the daily AirMatch RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. updates, click the Deploy daily at drop-down list and select an update interval (in 24-hour format).
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Select Pending Changes.
  6. In the Pending Changes window, select the check box and click Deploy changes.

In ArubaOS 8.0.0.0, the AirMatch WebUI was available at Configuration > Services > More > AirMatch page of the ArubaOS WebUI.

The following CLI Command-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions. command holds the existing AirMatch RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. configuration and disable future updates in ArubaOS 8.0.1.0 or later:

(host) [mynode] (config) #airmatch profile schedule disable

The following CLI Command-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions. commands changes the time of the daily AirMatch RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. updates from the default 5 AM Air Monitor. AM is a mode of operation supported on wireless APs. When an AP operates in the Air Monitor mode, it enhances the wireless networks by collecting statistics, monitoring traffic, detecting intrusions, enforcing security policies, balancing wireless traffic load, self-healing coverage gaps, and more. However, clients cannot connect to APs operating in the AM mode. to 2 AM Air Monitor. AM is a mode of operation supported on wireless APs. When an AP operates in the Air Monitor mode, it enhances the wireless networks by collecting statistics, monitoring traffic, detecting intrusions, enforcing security policies, balancing wireless traffic load, self-healing coverage gaps, and more. However, clients cannot connect to APs operating in the AM mode., in the time zone of each managed device:

(host) [mynode] (config) #airmatch profile deploy-hour 2

Use the quality-threshold parameter to change the percentage of channel quality improvement that triggers a scheduled AirMatch RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. update. If a proposed channel change will not produce an improvement that meets or exceeds this threshold, AirMatch does not trigger a channel plan.

(host) [mynode] (config) #airmatch profile quality-threshold <quality-threshold>

If scheduled updates are enabled, the new channel plan is deployed on the specified deployment hour only if it is improved by greater than this threshold value. A new EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. plan is deployed on the deployment hour every day.

Use the Mobility Master command-line interface to manually initiate AirMatch RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. computations and solution deployment instead of waiting for the next scheduled update period. Access the CLI Command-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions. and issue the following command:

(host) [mynode] #airmatch runnow full

The airmatch ap freeze command deploys the specified channel and EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. values to a radio immediately, then freezes those values, regardless of whether the AirMatch RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. planning feature is set to enable or disable mode. A radio set with the airmatch ap freeze command uses a static radio configuration until those settings get explicitly canceled with the airmatch ap unfreeze command. This command can be used to freeze either the channel or the EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. value, or both values.  For example, you can freeze the channel on an AP radio, while allowing the EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. values to be updated by AirMatch.

(host)[mynode](config)# airmatch ap freeze {ip-addr <ip-addr>}|{ip6-addr <ip6-addr>}|{ap-name <ap-name>}|{ap-group <ap-group>}|{all-aps} {band <band>}|{channel <channel>}|{eirp <eirp>}{lms {lms-ip <lms-ip>}|{{lms-ipv6 <lms-ipv6>}}

Unfreezing a radio configuration with the airmatch ap unfreeze command does not mean that there will automatically be an immediate change in the AP radio channel and EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. values. It does, however, mean that the AirMatch algorithm can assign a new set of values at the next update.

(host)[mynode](config)# airmatch ap unfreeze {ip-addr <ip-addr>}|{ip6-addr <ip6-addr>}|{ap-name <ap-name>}|{ap-group <ap-group>}|{all-aps} band <band> {channel <channel>}|{eirp <eirp>}{lms {lms-ip <lms-ip>}|{{lms-ipv6 <lms-ipv6>}}

By default, each AP in a Mobility Master deployment measures its RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. environment for a five minute duration, every 30 minutes by default.  Mobility Master uses this information to compute an optimal solution, then deploys the latest RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. plan by sending updated settings to the APs. Use the ap system profile command to modify these default report intervals, or to disable AirMatch reports to the APs.

(host) [mynode] (config) #ap system-profile <profile>

airmatch-measure-duration <airmatch-measure-duration>

airmatch-report-enabled

airmatch-report-period <airmatch-report-period>

Use the eirp-offset parameter in the 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz radio profiles to manually adjust EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. levels by defining an additional EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power or Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power. EIRP refers to the output power generated when a signal is concentrated into a smaller area by the Antenna. offset value (from -6 to 6 dB Decibel. Unit of measure for sound or noise and is the difference or ratio between two signal levels.) that will be added to the AirMatch solution.

(host) [mynode] (config) #rf dot11a-radio-profile default eirp-offset 2

(host) [mynode] (config) #rf dot11g-radio-profile default eirp-offset 2

Use the minimum-channel-bandwidth parameter in the 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz radio profiles to set a specific channel bandwidth for APs associated to managed devices. This parameter varies from the maximum-channel-bandwidth parameter, in that the maximum-channel-bandwidth allows the AP to implement an AirMatch solution that may select all possible channel widths up to the selected maximum value.

(host) [mynode] (config) #rf dot11a-radio-profile default minimum-channel-bandwidth 80MHz