Enabling 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Standard

Most new models of Aruba APs support the 802.3az or Energy Efficient EthernetEthernet is a network protocol for data transmission over LAN. standard, which allows the APs to consume less power during periods of low data activity. This setting can be enabled for provisioned Instant APs or Instant AP groups through the wired port profile. After enabling EEE, the wired port profile can be linked individually to the ethernet ports. If this feature is enabled for an Instant AP group, any Instant APs in the group that do not support 802.3az will ignore this setting.

 

802.3az or EEE is not supported on AP-215, AP-315, and 330 Series access points

In the CLI

To enable 802.3az Energy Efficient EthernetEthernet is a network protocol for data transmission over LAN. standard on an Instant AP and associate it with an ethernet port:

(Instant AP)(config)# wired-port-profile <profile_name>

(Instant AP)(wired ap profile <profile_name>)# dot3az

(Instant AP)(wired ap profile <profile_name>)# exit

(Instant AP)(config)# enet0-port-profile <profile_name>

(Instant AP)(config)# end

(Instant AP)# commit apply

To view the dot3az status for the ethernet ports:

(Instant AP)# show port status

Port Status

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Port Type Admin-State Oper-State STP-State Dot3az

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eth0 5GE up up N/A Enable

eth1 GE up down N/A Disable