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Registered: ‎04-11-2016

comparison Aruba Instant/central/controller vs. Cisco WLC

Hi!

 

One of my customers wants to replace his current older Cxxxo WLAN hardware with new one. I offered him in the first step Aruba Instant with about 10 access points and the option to switch to a controller-based solution in the second/third step (at the moment max 60 APs).

 

He asks for a detailed and up to date comparison between the different Aruba solutions and his current Cisco stuff. Has anyone a link or document, where this comparison is already done?

 

Management software like Airwave or Clearpass haven't been discussed yet: That's maybe a topic after the replacement.

 

Thanks in advance!

   Christian

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Registered: ‎10-09-2015

Re: comparison Aruba Instant/central/controller vs. Cisco WLC

I've asked the same question before and the main reasons are:

 

The main advantage of Aruba Instant APs is that it can work  (1) standalone,  (2) with cloud-based management and (3) controller-based management using the same hardware.

 

hope help u!

regards!

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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎09-06-2013

Re: comparison Aruba Instant/central/controller vs. Cisco WLC

Could someone help understand what are differences between aruba instant and aruba central , currently we have controller based solution , basically with ISP connectivity issues between controller and AP's we are facing lot of issues.Looking for more simple design

 

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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: comparison Aruba Instant/central/controller vs. Cisco WLC

[ Edited ]

Aruba Instant is the name for the Instant APs themselves and the controllerless code they run.

Central is a cloud-based management platform for configuration, monitoring, reporting and some guest features.

IAPs can be managed locally, with Aruba AirWave or with Aruba Central.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
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