Maximum Supported AP and Switch Management

The tables below list the maximum supported resources between APs and switches.

This release supports dynamic (linear) AP/Switch capacity based on capacity ratio. No AP/Switch mode and AP/Switch support numbers are based on the total connect of AP/Switch capacity. The capacity ratio is either low footprint profile with higher switch support capacity ratio such as 1:5 or high footprint profile enhancement to 1:8.

For example, for the profile SZ100/vSZ-E/vSZ-H L1 ~ L5 the ratio is 5:1, which means 1000 APs to 200 Switches and for the profile vSZ-H L6 ~ L8 the ratio is 8:1, which means 10000 APs to 1250 Switches

Calculating the Total Capacity

  • If you have a setup of 200 APs and 100 Switches, where the capacity ratio is 1:5. The total capacity would be 200 x 1 + 100 x 5 = 700. This requirement could use L5, since the total capacity is smaller than 1000.

  • If you have a setup of 200 APs and 180 Switches, where the capacity ratio is 1:8. The total capacity would be 200 x 1 + 180x 8 = 1640. This requirement could use L6, since the total capacity is smaller than 2500.

  • If you have a setup of 400 APs and 10 Switches, where the capacity ratio is 1:5. The total capacity would be 400 x 1 + 10 x 5 = 450. This requirement could use L4, since the total capacity is smaller than 500.

Note:

These required resources may change from release to release. Before upgrading, always check the required resource tables for the release to which you are upgrading.

Table 1. AP and Switch resource table for 1 and 2 nodes

Profile

1 and 2 Nodes

1 /2 Nodes

Capacity

AP Mode

Switch Mode

AP/Switch Capacity Ratio

SZ100

1024

0

0

204

5:1

SZ300

10,000

0

0

1250

8:1

In the following tables for three and four nodes are broken into two tables for easy readability.

Table 2. AP and Switch resource table for 3 and 4 nodes

Profile

3 Nodes

4 Nodes

Capacity

AP Mode

Switch Mode

AP/Switch Capacity Ratio

AP Mode

Switch Mode

AP/Switch Capacity Ratio

SZ100

2,000

0

0

400

5:1

3,000

0

0

600

5:1

SZ300

20,000

0

0

2500

8:1

30,000

0

0

3750

8:1