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Registered: ‎08-01-2013

Requirements for adding Cisco AP to Airwave

I would like to manage some Cisco Aironet 1200 Series AP to Airwave 7.7.5.

 

The APs are currently running LWAPP, and are managed by a Cisco Wireless Controller.

 

From what I understand. Airwave will connect to the Cisco APs using either SNMP or via telnet/ssh.

 

Does the Cisco 1200 AP have to run LWAPP or IOS in order to be added to Airwave?

 

Do I still need the Cisco Wireless Controller after adding it to Airwave? Or can I do from Airwave the functions I did from the Cisco WLC?

MVP
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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: Requirements for adding Cisco AP to Airwave

Hi Rodrigai2,

 

You would add the Cisco WLC to Airwave. At which point Airwave would discover the APs attached to the controller.

In the user guide for AMP 7.x

 

See this thread for user guide

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Unified-Wired-Wireless-Access/Can-I-use-Airwave-to-deploy-a-Cisco-5508-Controller-in-a-remote/m-p/120923/highlight/true#M25974

 

The user guide will explain most options you need.

 

 

 

 

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
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Re: Requirements for adding Cisco AP to Airwave

Cisco LWAPP APs should be considered as thin APs.  There for no direct communication is being done with the APs, all communication happens with the controller.  So for this, AirWave requires the controller in order to report on the APs.  Commands for management are pushed from the AirWave to the controller.  Compared to Cisco IOS APs communicate directly with AirWave.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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