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Occasional Contributor II
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Need help on Aruba Access Points

Hello Airheads,

 

Need help to pitch a correction solution for a customer.

 

One of my CUstomer needs to have 30 Access points in their Network and he wants to manage all the access points from a controller.

 

Please suggest what should i recomend him for the Controller.

 

Access point with Controller or Instant Access Point ( Aruba Instant Mode)

Reply will be appreciated.

 

Regards,
Awnish.

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Re: Need help on Aruba Access Points

- What kind of environment does he need wireless for?

- What type of clients would be connecting?

- What services would he be providing?

- Has the customer ever had wireless before?

 



Colin Joseph
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Re: Need help on Aruba Access Points

Dear Colin,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Replies for your query.

 

What kind of environment does he need wireless for?

--- Customer enviroment is a Shopping Mall kind.

 

- What type of clients would be connecting?

 ---Mostly Mobile devices and Laptops.

 

- What services would he be providing? 

--- Customer main intersion is to Just Internet Connectivity to the Staff and Employees.

 

- Has the customer ever had wireless before?

--- Its a new SIte.

Regards,

Awnish.

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Re: Need help on Aruba Access Points

If the customer wanted to deploy multiple SSIDs, they would have to configure every switchport that an Instant AP is connected to with a trunk.  If the customer is deploying alot of APs, it might be easier to have a controller in that situation, because the only place a trunk would need to be configured is the uplink to a controller.

 

If the customer has multiple remote sites, the customer would deploy instant, to avoid putting a controller at each site.

 

Since it is a shopping mall, the customer could deploy a controller to save the task of configuring physical ports as trunks connected as APs.  If the customer does not mind configuring trunks connected to each AP, they can go with instant.

 

That is what it comes down do in this specific situation.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Need help on Aruba Access Points

If the custumer dont want anything with VPN tunneling for the client traffic than go with Instant.

Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Need help on Aruba Access Points

 

Apologies for the delat in response.

 

The Customer dont need any thing over VPN, but just need to confirm if i recomend him to go with Instance, will there be any performance issues.?

 

Also just need to know what is the number of AP which can be maneged by the Instance.

 

Regards,

Awnish.

 

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Re: Need help on Aruba Access Points

There is no pre-set limit on an instant cluster.  I have seen them as big as 100/cluster.  If you have any further questions about this opportunity it might be a good iea to contact your local Aruba sales team to make sure that the specifics are taken care of.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Need help on Aruba Access Points

Thanks Colin for your help and support.

 

I guess all my queries has been answered.

 

Regards,

Awnish.

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