SmartZone 144 Spare Fan Set Quick Setup Guide (QSG)
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SmartZone™ 144 (SZ-144) is the next-generation high performing Wireless LAN controller within the Ruckus family of WLAN controllers for enterprises around the world. It manages up to 2000 Commscope Wi-Fi access points, 400 switches,and 40,000 clients per controller. Its unique SmartZone architecture allows the SZ-144 to be deployed in a 3+1 Active-Active cluster. With Active-Active clustering all members (up to 4) of a cluster will actively manage APs and switches in the network, providing enhanced resiliency for high availability requirements. With clustering, the SZ-144 can manage up to 6,000APs, 1200 switches and 120,000 clients.
Smart licensing allows customers to manage all licensing needs online at https://support.ruckuswireless.com. With Smart licensing, customers have the ability to buy and assign licenses ata granular level down to 1 (one) AP license.
The SmartZone™ 144 Data Plane appliance (SZ144-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance, that comes in physical form factor with four (4) 1Gbps and four (4) 10Gbps ports. Made to work seamlessly with Ruckus SmartZone network controllers (vSZ-E, vSZ-H), the SmartZone Data Plane appliance (SZ144-D) enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale.
SZ144-D appliance benefits businesses that have leaner IT departments with limited virtualization expertise or that wish to further simplify deployments. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the SZ144-D in a centralized data center with SmartZone network controllers, or at specific venues in a distributed topology. In addition, organizations have the flexibility to deploy SZ144-D at each of the tenant locations based on their requirements.
The Data Plane appliance brings multiple high value features, such as:
- High performance DHCP-server
- NAT (Network Address Translation)
- L3 Roaming