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Controller for MSR2000

  • 1.  Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Jul 22, 2014 04:19 AM

    Is there a controller for MSR2000 ?

  • 2.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Jul 22, 2014 07:50 AM

    you don´t need a controller , MSR2000 is a mesh router. To use the aruba mesh point with controller,  you need use AP-175 or AP-275.




    Best regards!



  • 3.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Jul 22, 2014 07:54 AM

    If you need indoor mesh points with controller. You can use -->








    If you need outdoor mesh points with controller. You can use -->





    If you need indoor mesh points without controller. You can use-->




    If you need outdoor mesh points without controller. You can use-->







  • 4.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Sep 12, 2014 07:55 AM

    AP275 or any of the new AC technology doesn't Support Mesh till now

  • 5.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Sep 12, 2014 08:24 AM



    thank you for your update. This is correct


    Best regards

  • 6.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Aug 08, 2014 06:10 AM
    Txs carlos, what type controller for 30units ap175 ?

  • 7.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Aug 08, 2014 06:58 AM



    AP 175 need :




    controller model 7010


    You can see the matrix of Arub controllers.


    And you must add  AP licenses in the controller:









    total --> 30 APs


    or LIC-32-AP , this LIC are less expensive.


    You must install one license per AP.


    If you want or need firewall perfomance , create roles, QoS, split tunnel , you need this type of license --> LIC-PEFNG-(number of total of APs):



    if you want or need RF protect (ID IPS, rogues APs) --> LIC-RFP-(number of total of APs)




    Best regards,


    Sorry for my english







  • 8.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Aug 08, 2014 03:34 PM
    Are you sure you need a physical controller? Have you looked at the instant product line (IAP-AP175, IAP-AP275)which isn't mentioned above? They have a virtual controller which might work for what your trying to do.

  • 9.  RE: Controller for MSR2000

    Posted Aug 12, 2014 07:41 AM



    Yes of course, Instant AP is a good choise. You can deploy your wireless network in a few minutes. ( is less expensive ) But we must explain the biggest differences:


    Perfomance:  Aruba Instant AP dedicate part of their ability to work in controlled solution assumes the controller, such as WPA2 encryption decryption,

    In most cases this is not necessarily a reason to choose one path or another. 
    Features. The bulk of the new features appear on both platforms, but tend to appear earlier version that controlled for "Instant" version. 
    Optimization of traffic flows. In case you opt for a solution with driver, traffic in tunnel mode always travels to the controller, while in the case of Instant solution, you usually switch traffic locally.
    Configuration locally. The AP carry in instant mode settings locally, so that, if you lost the iap, that information would go into the AP. On campus AP (controller) the ap have not the config file.
    End to End Encryption. The Aruba controller architecture centralizes encryption on the controller, a central point in a protected environment, the datacenter. The Aruba Instant APs do not encrypt traffic to a controller. 
    Network architecture. Which, is the biggest difference between Instant and controllers. The architecture for Instant AP (switch traffic locally) , it must be connected to ports in "trunk" mode, you must reconfigured all the switch ports where you want to connect the IAP.. In an architecture with controller,  the AP may be in the any VLAN . You do not have to worry about roaming between vlans, trunk ports, VLANs too big ... In short, that as the network grows in size and / or complexity,


    For example_ mesh points:


    The deployment with instant AP, maybe you need create one, or two, or more mesh links. You can configure two mesh links over the same mesh portal,  ( the maximum hop count is two nodes)  (point >point >portal). 


    The deployment with controller , you can create 16 cluster of mesh portal with mesh points over two or more hops.


    Instant or controller. depending on what we need, both are good solutions.


    Bets regards!