We have been in the fortunate situation where we have a ZD1200 on loan from our suppliers when we bough the vSZ license. 2 Years on as we are still no where near to using the vSZ for what i want to do with it however it feels like we have some software that promissed to deliver but it simply doesn't, the vSZ is now running 5.1.
I was told years ago that the vSZ and the ZD software would alost be exactly the same however this isn't the case. It seems that the ZD software is more feature rich than the vSZ by a country mile.
It would seem that Ruckus have finally brough in the Active Directory Group lookup as shown here from my vSZ-H setup:
however they haven't yet implimented the ROLES side so this user who is a test user in our AD is in the correct AD Group, however they aren't limited to join a specific SSID.
Here is what i am using now in the ZD1200 and would have hoped to have seen the same in the vSZ but this isn't the case:
What the above 2 images from my ZD1200 are showing is, picture 1 is showing the ZD querying our AD to find what group memberships user 2012 is part of.
Picture 2 is showing the options under ROLES so that if the GROUP ATTRIBUTES field matches those that the user is part of in AD, the user is able to access that SSID.
This feature is missing from the vSZ and cannot be found!
I guess this is what others are waiting for and using RADIUS Authentication is not an option. We do Radius Accounting via our Smoothwall on the ZD1200.
Also what is missing on the vSZ, is the ability to have HOTSPOT (WSPr) set and to authenticate via Active Directory.