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Recommendations for Airgroup/Airplay setup


I wanted to see what others have done for this. We have a large campus environment where each building is a seperate layer 3 domain. The controllers are also on a seperate services network in the DC so there is physical and logical separation of the networks. 


The currrent challenge is how to get airplay services working correctly across the board. We are tunneling all user traffic through the controllers. I am looking into the mDNS aggregation option or doing local bridging for the user WLAN.



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Re: Recommendations for Airgroup/Airplay setup

We need more information.  If  all of your mdns clients are wireless, the "autoassociate" option will only show those devices to users who are connected to the same ap, or an AP adjacent to those APs.  If the mdns clients are wired, you will need to manually configure the wired mac of those mdns clients to what AP they should be associated to, to work.


The best practice is to only allow airplay/mdns advertisements for limited amounts of services (printing and airplay, for example), because (1) there is a finite limit to the number of devices that can be managed per platform and (2) You don't want users to wade through hundreds of devices when they are just looking for a printer.

*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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