Yes, you can schedule all access point models to reset.
How does this feature work?
- Maintenance with AP cleanup is executed from the Controller, via CLI command, or GUI.
- Schedule: The time interval and duration of the maintenance period.
- Duration is the time during which all AP's selected need to complete the maintenance cycle.
- Recurrence: When the Maintenance cycle will run again.
- Platforms: Select AP that will be subjected to maintenance.
- AP's are rebooted based on a schedule that minimizes or eliminates service interruption. The system analyzes the AP’s and the services they provide and groups AP’s using the iterative procedure below. AP’s from the same group are rebooted at same time. If there are still AP's not rebooted, The system goes to the next grouping criteria:
- The system first finds all the AP's with no clients on both radios (based on stats) and reboots them. If there are no more AP's to reboot the task is completed, otherwise it tries the next criteria for the remaining AP's
- From the remaining AP’s, the system finds all AP's with clients with an Ethernet packet rate less than 1Kbps and reboots them. If there are no more AP's to reboot the task is completed, otherwise it tries next criteria
- For all remaining AP’s, find all AP's on same channel (radio 2.4GHz or radio 5GHz). The system can end up with multiple groups of AP's and reboots each group with 2 min pause between reboots. In most installations, each location is covered by 3 or more AP’s operating on different channels. Grouping AP's by channels effectively makes groups of redundant AP’s and when rebooting one group at a time, Wi-Fi service is provided with nearby AP’s on different channel limiting service outages.
- AP Maintenance Cycle will work for foreign APs as long as AP Maintenance Cycle has been configured on both controllers in a High Availability pair. If an AP is tunneled to the foreign controller it should be power cycled and will become active on it's primary controller.