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RAP or IAP with VPN to MC?

Hi gurus,

 

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I am clear and understand the Branch Office Controller and VIA solutions. But, what is the difference between to have a RAP or an IAP cluster with a VPN connection to an MC? If the branch office needs corporate access, which option is better, RAP or IAP VPN? I have worked with RAPs, but I haven't with IAP VPN. Is the IAP VPN solution deployed widely or quite the opposite? I suppose this is a open question, but I would like someone to shed some light on this for me.

 

Regards,

Julián

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Re: RAP or IAP with VPN to MC?

RAPs

* are managed by the controller
* requires a controller license
* but not a good solution if you require more than one and roaming is needed between the Aps
* good for extending L2 VLANs
* can be configured in full or split tunnel mode


IAP

* can be managed locally or via AirWave
* doesn’t require a controller license
* the controller only serves as VPN concentrator
* good solution if you require more than one and roaming is needed between the Aps
* more flexible (distributed design approach) : L2 Distributed , L2 Centralized , L3 Centralized , L3 Distributed

https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/Instant_41_Mobile/Advanced/Content/UG_files/IAP_VPN/IAP_VPN_Conf.htm


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Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA

Re: RAP or IAP with VPN to MC?

Nice explanation, thank you!

 

Regards,

Julián

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Re: RAP or IAP with VPN to MC?

Hi Victor

 

Precise and clear explaination.

 

Thanks

 

Rgds

Sabri

 

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