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Frequent Contributor I

ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

What is the minimum topology size to get started terminating APs with ArubaOS 8 with purely virtual devices?

 

Is a MM required? Can it operate by itself and terminate APs?

 

Or can we just use a VMC by itself?

Occasional Contributor II

Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

MM isn't a VMC or MC.

In other words a MM doesn't terminate AP's if I am not wrong.

You will need also a VMC if you want to stick to virtual devices.

May I ask why?
Cheers, Frank
Aruba Partner Ambassador| AMFX#22| ACCX#613| ACMX#733| ACDX#744
Frequent Contributor I

Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

Can a VMC operate by itself or do we need a MM too?

Its for an internal lab, so we'd like to keep it 100% virtual if possible.

Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

Just a VMC is the minimum I believe.

MM can't terminate APs.
Cheers
James

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

I think you will need the mm to test stuff like Airmatch
Cheers, Frank
Aruba Partner Ambassador| AMFX#22| ACCX#613| ACMX#733| ACDX#744

Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

VMC can run standalone, but you will not get clustering, airmatch, or any other 8.0 MM specific features. To support the advanced 8.0 featureset, you will need a Mobility Master.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

Hi Jerrod.

 

Is it still possible to form a cluster with two MC's or two VMC's running AOS 8 without MM, as did in previous versions? I mean, using the old-fashioned way, supposing that AirMatch and hitless failover are not strictly required?

 

Regards,

 

Elisio.

Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

There is no clustering without MM, the MM is the cluster manager. Without MM, you have HA only. 

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer

Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - minimum topology

Note that 'Clustering' in the context of AOS 8, is not the same as HA in 6.x. Clustering is far more robust. But you can do HA in non-MM 8.x.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
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