Power Save Mode for ArubaOS 10 APs

Power Save is supported in this release as a selectively available feature. Contact your Aruba Account Manager to enable it in your Aruba Central account.

Aruba Central now supports the Power Save feature that helps save energy consumption from common equipment in various areas like airports, offices, universities, hotels and so on. Aruba Central provides Manual and AI Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. AI reduces trouble tickets by identifying the network entity that is facing problems through event correlation and root cause analysis.-driven AP power save options.

In the Manual scheduler-based AP Power Save mode, you can choose a specific time range and put a selective set of APs into power save or deep sleep mode. The APs in power save maintain intermittent connectivity with Aruba Central to periodically check-in for configuration changes. For example, if an AP is put in deep sleep between 10 PM to 6 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., the AP checks-in with Aruba Central every ~1hour during the 8 hour period.

Time based profiles are applicable at a group and device level. If Client Aware is enabled, the AP overrides the power save configuration when the AP is actively servicing clients.

In the AI-driven AP Power Save mode, AI determines periods of low and high activity based on traffic patterns and formulates a schedule. AI also calibrates the minimum Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. coverage required during low activity and proposes coverage and capacity APs.

The AP Power Save feature is supported only on 500 Series and 600 Series APs with ArubaOS 10.5 or higher versions.

The APs will not fall into deep-sleep mode in the following scenarios:

Before the AP falls into deep-sleep mode, it performs the following actions:

  • Bring down all the virtual APs.
  • Send a warning syslog message
  • Remove all connections to managed devices.
  • Set the reboot reason. This is set to ensure that when the AP wakes up from the deep-sleep mode, this reboot reason indicates that the AP has recovered from deep-sleep mode.

For information on configuring the Power Save mode, see Configuring Power Save Mode on ArubaOS 10 APs.