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Virtual WLC or Physical?



I am creating an 802.11ac wave 2 wireless environment for a healthcare building. 5 floors, 325 devices per floor and using cisco voice phones. I am looking at Aruba wireless controllers and wondering the pros and cons to using a virtual wireless controller vs a physical one?


Any feedback would be appreciated. 

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Re: Virtual WLC or Physical?

The benefit of a physical controller is that the performance is predictable and it has hardware acceleration for encryption features and a TPM for enhanced security. If you deploy on VM, you will need to make sure that you have the required resources reserved for the virtual mobility controller.

As your question is quite broad, the local Aruba sales team should be able to help/guide you towards the best solution in your case.

If you have urgent issues, please contact your Aruba partner or Aruba TAC (click for contact details).

Re: Virtual WLC or Physical?

if you have budget it's better to use physical appliance (it gives more benefits)


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