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Local-Local Configuration Question

We're looking at arranging two 7240's in a local-local configuration without a master controller for the time being. They would both be active with 50% of the AP's terminating on each controller. It's also my understanding that we can offload some processes to AirWave.


It seems as though this is not best practice but is this a feasible design? Are there features that we would be missing without a master? Can AirWave act as a single point of configuration? Any info or recommendations would be very helpful.

Guru Elite

Re: Local-Local Configuration Question

This is not possible. You would have to do a dual master environment and use AirWave to sync.

Why not do master-local and share the AP load across both controllers?

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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Re: Local-Local Configuration Question

Thanks for the information. We are moving to Aruba from another vendor and have been told at a higher level that we will be deploying two local controllers only.


However, having done some research it does make much more sense to go with a master-local setup so perhaps there has been a misunderstanding.


It sounds like you are saying that it's not even possible to deploy only local controllers without a master (or that both controllers would need to be managed separately). Thanks again.

Guru Elite

Re: Local-Local Configuration Question

That's correct. Controllers with the local role require at least one controller with a master. All master can be done but isn't recommended in a campus deployment. Master-local is recommended.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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Re: Local-Local Configuration Question

If I can summary your answer.

1. Master/Local is best option,

a. so this VRD p44 no longer valid

Do you have latest VRD

b. AP only attached to Local but not Master.

If Local die, will Master keep AP info


2. If I choose Master/Local, that mean I need minimum 2 Master and 2 Local for redundancy (total 4).
Am I correct


3. If I have 2 Master.
Can I combine Master with License server
Should I configure License server as Master/Standby or can be as Master/Master



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