Multi-Tunnel Support for Access Points

In prior Ruckus solutions, APs could only support a single tunnel to a data plane, as well as a local break out. In this release, we're adding support for Ruckus APs to provide multiple simultaneous tunnels to different data planes.

For 5.0, the AP will support a single Ruckus GRE tunnel (with our without encryption) while supporting up to three SoftGRE (without encryption) tunnels, in addition to local breakout option. The tunneling will be based on SSID configurations on the AP.

This feature is designed to help in common MSP (Managed Service Provider) use cases, where each of the MSP's customer will have the possibility to get its own tunnel directly to the data center.

Before configuring multiple tunnels, consider the following configuration prerequisites:

  • Ensure that there is a reachable SoftGRE gateway and also verify that there is network connectivity.
  • Ensure that the zone is configured with correct SoftGRE gateway information.
  • Verify that the SSID to SoftGRE tunnel mapping is correct.
  • Verify the SoftGRE tunnel configuration and run time status using the command get softgre tunnel-index. The tunnel index can be 1, 2, or 3.