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Introduction

The purpose of this document is to ensure consistent deployment, installation, and documentation of the Morningside Wireless-N infrastructure including Access Points, cable pulls, switch gear, and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) injectors.

Access Points

Physical Deployment

Units must be deployed as follows:

  1. Unbox
  2. Mechanically label AP
  3. Save removable sticker on AP Deployment Sheet, recording:
    • AP removable SN/MAC sticker
    • Installation location
    • AP name, as labeled
    • Horizontal cable identifier
  4. Where possible, AP-105's should be hung from a ceiling grid.

Logical Deployments

Units should be deployed as follows:

  1. Provision AP into appropriate "AP Group" in aruba-master web interface.

  2. Install AP into AirWave and place on VisualRF map.

  3. Set destination static IP

AP Troubleshooting

The meanings of the LED lights on the AP-105 are recorded in Aruba105LEDs

Retired equipment

All retired equipment should be stored together at the end of the work day.

Power Injectors

Power injectors are to be installed in a central equipment closet (IDF/MDF). Where possible, their use should be replaced by a PoE switch. Their installation location will also mark one end of the cable run which is to feed a given access point. Where possible, power injectors should be sized for the anticipated number of units.

Switchgear

Where appropriate, a PoE switch may be installed instead of PoE Injectors to provide gigabit connectivity to the AP. Typical instances would be situations where more than 4 access points are terminated to the same cable closet.

Cable plant

New cable pulls are to be installed according to the notes under “Cable pulling” (section [cable-pulling]) and labeled with a unique cable-ID to match the cable-run documentation.

Cable pulling

[cable-pulling]

Cable termination

Skills

The following is an over-view of abilities and skills used in this project:

Deployment

  1. Replace AP-700’s (Install PoE if necessary)
  2. Heatmap building
  3. Implement WiFi in weak areas where necessary

    1. Run cables
    2. Install AP

Generally speaking, building deployment will be started by considering and replacing existing AP-700 units. After this, the building will be “heat mapped” where wireless “hot” and “cold” zones are located and AP’s shall be moved and added as necessary to cover the building according to priority.

Deployment Priority

  1. Classrooms
  2. Office areas
  3. “Common” areas
  4. Dorm rooms
  5. Outdoor / Special areas

Buildings

Building list and codes are available in NetworkRecords.


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WirelessDeployment (last edited 2014-03-18 10:33:37 by meyersh)