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Confusion between IAP, airwave and Controller Base

we want to implement Aruba Wireless across our office campus. Recently a survey has been done by a partner of ARUBA and they found total 40nos of AP required (propsed series is AP210). Now i ahve following questionsmy

1) should i go for IAP solution or a controller based solution? in near future may be another 20 APS required ( for next 2-3 years)

2) How Controller(propsed is 7200 series) is diffrent form  aruba NMS(Airwave)?

3) Which one will be more helpful for me NMS or Controller?

4) I want to do user based authentiaction which one be easy to integrate windows Active Directory or Open LDAP? Should i require a Radius Server?

Controller or IAP need to pass the user authentication inforamtion to my Fortigate UTM where user based firewall policy is want to applied.

 

Note:- I have little budget constraint. Please sugget.

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Re: Confusion between IAP, airwave and Controller Base

Honestly, you should consult your partner and get his opinion.  There are many reasons why you would go with either beyond the questions that you are asking right now..

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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