"Even if the client devices are sticky, the health of the overall WLAN improves in terms of signal quality [with ClientMatch active]," he says.
ClientMatch will be available in June as part of the planned ArubaOS 6.3 release, for the vendor's access points and controllers. ClientMatch is a free upgrade to existing Aruba customers with support contracts.
Also included in the 6.3 release will be Microsoft Lync Visibility. This is new code that can call Microsoft's recently announced Lync Diagnostics API. Through the API, Aruba's WLAN management software can monitor an array of video, VoIP and unified communications applications: QoS markings, jitter, delay, packet loss, MOS scores, caller/callee identity mapping and more. This information can be combined with network status data on the WLAN side for tasks such as end-to-end call visibility, accurately prioritizing traffic, and more quickly identifying faults and their roots causes.
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