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Configuring multiple AP-215 with an IAP-215 as the controller?

I couldnt find a clear answer. I have a single IAP-215 running stand alone with its own virtual controller. Can i add a standard AP-215 (not IAP) and have it be controlled by the existing IAP?

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Re: Configuring multiple AP-215 with an IAP-215 as the controller?

No. You'll need a controller for the AP-XYZ.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
BBF
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Re: Configuring multiple AP-215 with an IAP-215 as the controller?

Does that change if I have multiple IAP-215 ?

 

I found this which suggests a virtual controller can control other devices. 

 

http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/InstantMobile/Advanced/Content/Instant%20User%20Guide%20-%20volumes/Virtual%20Controller.htm

 

"Virtual Controller

Aruba Instant does not require an external mobility controller to regulate and manage the Wi-Fi network. Instead, one IAP in every network assumes the role of virtual controller. It coordinates, stores, and distributes all the settings required to provide a centralized functionality to regulate and manage the Wi-Fi network. The Virtual Controller (VC) is the single point of configuration and firmware management.When configured, the virtual controller sets up and manages the VPN tunnel to a mobility controller in the data center.

The VC also functions like any other AP with full RF scalability. It also acts as a node, coordinating DHCP address allocation for network address translated clients ensuring mobility of the clients when they roam between different IAPs."

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Re: Configuring multiple AP-215 with an IAP-215 as the controller?

when you have multiple IAP's they will all join in a group (as long as they are on the same network) and be controlled by the virtual,  but they all must be IAP models.

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