Campus Wireless Networks (6.x)

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 This VRD covers the deployment of Aruba WLAN in a typical campus network, and it is considered part of the Base Designs within the VRD core technologies series. This guide covers the design recommendations for a campus deployment and it explains the various configurations needed to implement the Aruba secure, highperformance, multimedia grade WLAN solution in large campuses.

 

Aruba WLAN has a logical four-tier operating model that consists of these four layers:


Management - The management layer consists of AirWave®. AirWave provides a single point of management for the WLAN, including reporting, heat maps, centralized configuration, and troubleshooting.


Network services - The network services layer consists of master mobility controllers and Amigopod. Amigopod provides secure and flexible visitor management services. The master controllers provide a control plane for the Aruba WLAN that spans the physical geography of the wired network. The control plane does not directly deal with user traffic or access points (APs). Instead the control plane provides services such as whitelist coordination, valid AP lists, Control Plane Security (CPSec) certificates, Radio Frequency Protect (RFProtect™) coordination, and Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) or authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) proxy.


Aggregation - The aggregation layer is the interconnect point where the AP, air monitor (AM), and spectrum monitor (SM) traffic aggregates. This layer provides a logical point for enforcement of roles and policies on centralized traffic that enters or exits the enterprise LAN.


Network access - The network access layer is comprised of APs, AMs, and SMs that work together with the aggregation layer controllers to overlay the Aruba WLAN.

 

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VRD Volume

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1

Planning and Overview

Requirements and Planning

Centralized WLAN Basic Concepts

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2

Security

Policy Enforcement Firewall

Authentication

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3

VLAN Design and Mobility

VLAN Design

Client Roaming and RF Optimization

PDF

4

Redundancy

Campus WLAN Deployment

Licensing

PDF

5

Whole VRD

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Hi Jamie,

 

A great VRD that covers the deployment of Aruba WLAN in a typical campus network.

I have 2 comments regarding ''Type of Wired Access Switches":

- For 802.3af switches when using AP33x, both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz will operate 1x1:1 mode not only 2.4Ghz radio.

- Why IPM (Intelligent Power Monitoring/Management) is not considered as part of the design? it will help using AP33x with no restrictions when plugged to a 802.3af switch.

 

 

 

pcasanave

What is the status on an 8.x VRD or VRDs?

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