What is the best practice for iOS upgrades and app updates flooding the network all at once? #infoneticswebinar

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Gordon Shupe

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Joel V

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Aerohive has the capability to classify iOS update traffic into a category and make it lower priority on the network.  As I mentioned in the webinar, we do understand the traffic and the way we recommend handling it is to use the application control capabilities of the Aerohive system to enforce a "low" priority on the classification of iOS updates and prioritize pretty much everything else over that traffic.

You can also rate-limit the update traffic if so inclined.
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Noel Erskine

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I would also look into adding an Apple caching server for IOS updates.  It is so simple to setup, and works well.
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Gordon Shupe

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Yes, we have one of those, and they do work really well - in this case too well :-)
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Joel V

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Yes, I think that would still flood the last mile (WLAN) during the update.  You still need to control what's going on to the end client from the AP/Network edge.
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Is there a link to this webinar that explains how this is done on the Aerohive side?