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On the Ruckus controllers, can I just plug the second port into another switch port to add redundancy ...
15th July 2014, 06:35 PM #1
Ruckus Controller - Using Both Ports
On the Ruckus controllers, can I just plug the second port into another switch port to add redundancy to the system please? Or do I have to do something in Ruckus please?
15th July 2014, 07:00 PM #2
Not sure which one you have but on our Zone Directors 1100's the second port is there for local access to the management console, don't think it can be reconfigured to connect to a switch, not sure why you'd need to do it as ruckus stuff we've had is virtually bomb proof, plug it in, leave it alone and let it run.
15th July 2014, 07:11 PM #3
What if the switch your plugged into fails? If i can do this it means i can plug into 2 switches in the stack... Just incase!
We have 3000 series controller
15th July 2014, 07:27 PM #4
I see your point but if the switch fails chances are you'll have much bigger issues to worry about...
No harm trying it out over the holidays
I've got two zone directors that are on separate switches they can see each other and both can manage and load balance the others AP's so in theory (did test this once) if power or switch fails in cab B the zone director in cab A will take over. The only issue from that is if the AP's are connected to same cabinet and they're POE. (ours run off of the separate mains adapters.)
Do love Ruckus :-) expensive but best bit of kit I've ever bought in a school.
15th July 2014, 07:39 PM #5
As per @DocHouse Dual Zone controllers in redundant mode would cover you in the event of switch failure anyway.
15th July 2014, 07:49 PM #6
Everything else is split between switches in the stack, so if it does fail nothing else will go down. We have 2 controllers as well, but if we can use this port, might as well! Costs nothing than a little time. In the remote chance a Switch and controller fails (power going stupid or whatever) the chances of us keeping us running are increased.
Originally Posted by DocHouse
I don't think it was expensive really. Cisco is expensive and not as good.
Last edited by FN-GM; 15th July 2014 at 07:51 PM.
16th July 2014, 12:08 AM #7
IIRC it's a two port switch, not two interfaces
But you might get both working as long as one gets blocked by stp correctly
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