10-31-2016 08:45 AM
I am considering what to choose for a remote campus where are about 50 access points needed. They are connected to the main site via vpn. At the main sitethere is an operational active-standby master pair with enough capacity to support the extra RAPs if needed.
Extra controllers won't be installed at the remote campus (budget wise).
Airwave is available.
Most of the traffic will be local, some traffic will go to the main campus, Internet breakout will be local.
Should I choose to use an Instant cluster solution or rather RAPs?
Is there a recommended maximum of RAPs, installed in one location, terminating on one central controller?
I always prefer controller-based actually, but in this case I'm not sure what to choose.
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11-08-2016 12:40 AM
It is more based on how many ipsec tunnels certain routers/firewalls can pass to/from the same location. Some router/firewall hardware is limited to only a single ipsec connection. Even some that can pass more also have a limit, but performance can also be a consideration. It is a mixed bag.
In addition, like you said ipsec overhead and efficiency are always a consideration, as well.
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