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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-13-2013

Airplay with RAPs

Seeking knowledge and advice on this subject.

Scenario

RAPs (Converted IAP-105's) deployed at a remote site using Split-Tunneling, registered through Aruba's VPN to a 7005 Controller. There is a need to deploy Airgroups at the remote site so that Apple devices may Airplay to Zoom meetings (mere Airplay). It doesn't seem to work natively, even though the controllers are not blockig AirPlay and mDNS between VLANs.

Challenges and Considerations
1) Airplay mDNS is not supported at the RAP site, since when using Split-Tunneling, the WiFi network can only be assigned one VLAN (VLAN 17). That VLAN uses NAT to access the VLAN where the Airplay hosts are deployed (VLAN 5). VLAN 5 is 'known' to the controller, but not routed because that subnet only exists at the remote site.

 

2) We can't deviate from the Split-Tunneled deployement.

 

3) I'm max'd out on the number of APs (16) I can use with the 7005.

4) Setting up a standalone IAP-105 to allow mDNS access from the wired network on VLAN 5. Leave Virtual AP disabled.

5) Apple advertises no need to connect to WiFi any longer (iOS 8 or later).


6) We don't want to purchase CPPM for this single function to work, or to upgrade or add to the controller.

My Question
Is there an easier way to accomplish this, and by my suggested solution in setting up a standalone IAP105 for mDNS, but no WiFi enabled, can this work? Documentation does really address AirGroups in RAP deployments well enough to plan a deployment that will work.

 

Thanks!

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,272
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Airplay with RAPs

An IAP at that location is the best route.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-13-2013

Re: Airplay with RAPs

Right, but can the end-users see Airplay advertisements through the IAP-105, but connect to airplay devices through the RAP? Or does the end-user need to connect to a Virtual AP SSID on the IAP105 to ccomplish this?

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,272
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Airplay with RAPs

If the user can see the advertisement, they need to make sure that the actual traffic is not blocked between endpoints.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-13-2013

Re: Airplay with RAPs

It appears the IAP-105 just needs to be on the network. The solution is working, but I'm not onsite to validate it's working as advertised or by some othe rmeans. The Virtual AP on the IAP-105 is disabled.

 

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