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Layer 2 tunnel between AP and controller

Hi guys,


I have a centralized Wi-Fi gateway and I want to tunnel the user traffic from remote locations to it (layer 2 tunneling). The remote locations are connected to the centralized datacenter over a layer 3 network. As I understand from Aruba documentation, I have three options to achieve such deployment:

1- Using Aruba IAP and configure a IPsec/L2TP tunnel to a centralized controller, then deliver the layer 2 trafic to the Wi-Fi gateway ==> I don't want to use this option because the controller is not managing the IAP, it is acting as VPN termination and I need to be able to manage the deployed AP

2- Using RAP ==> I can't go with that because I want to deploy Indoor and outdoor APs on the remote locations

3- Using  local controllers on  remote locations and a master controller on the centralized datacenter then create a layer 2 GRE tunnels between the local and the master controllers 


My question is: If going with the third option, can I manage the APs and the SSIDs deployed on remote locations through the centralized master controller ?


Thank you guys in advance for your help!


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Re: Layer 2 tunnel between AP and controller

You can do RAP with outdoor APS. That is your best option.
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