12-16-2013 02:24 AM
Hi all, a question re IAP cluster and vlan pooling.
If I have a cluster of IAP 105's, 3 distinct SSI'ds each with a static vlan assigned, for instance
vlan 100 guest
vlan 200 staff
vlan 300 apple
if i use vlan pooling for each ssid as recommended, does this mean a wireless client when connecting drops into either of these 3 vlans at random and therefore picks up a dhcp address in that vlan ?
12-16-2013 04:47 AM
That is correct. If you use pooling, the client could be in any vlan in the pool
The "randomness" is based upon a hash of the client mac if memory serves me correctly.
12-16-2013 05:01 AM
Thanks, thats great, one other q if anyone can help, enabling airplay globally would negate necesarily using a specific Apple SSID ?
Would this affect enabling multicast ARP ?
12-16-2013 05:25 AM
I think the answer you're looking for is yes, it probably does negate it.
BUT, that's me making an assumption that the reason you had a specific apple VLAN in the first place, was due to challenges with bonjour/mdns etc (apple "multicast" stuff) when traversing vlans?
If that was the reason, the answer's yes. If there were other reasons the apple stuff was on a specific VLAN, they might still be relevant?
I think your second question is related to dropping bcast/mcast and converting ARP to unicast? If so, my understanding is Airgroup works along side this (when enabled) just fine.