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Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

  • 1.  Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 04-04-2018 00:42
    Client upgrading AP's and looking to install Extreme APs but they won't be buying a Wireless Controller. Doing some research and trying to find if Extreme AP's have any similar features to Ciscos Mobility Express in which a single AP can act as a controller?


  • 2.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 04-04-2018 00:46
    Yes, Extreme WiNG APs can act as controller. User may configure Virtual Controller config option


  • 3.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 04-04-2018 04:20
    As Mathew write, yes. For WiNG APs, but depend on model and firmware you may only manage APs of the same type.


  • 4.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 04-04-2018 10:13
    To echo the previous comments, Wing APs can act as a controllers for managing adopted APs. We can also be configured to allow for a backup in the event the Virtual Controller goes off line. One additional feature is that the Virtual Controller is used only for management, allowing the AP to operate independently of the controller


  • 5.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 04-05-2018 19:41
    Hi Scott,
    As per my colleagues' responses above - WiNG's 'AP Virtual Controller' mode sounds like just the ticket for your application. There are some variations depending on AP type but with our mid and high-tier APs we can support up to 64 APs in VC mode. The VC can be manually set with a primary and secondary, or just left to be auto-elected to give almost infinite redundancy. Also with some mid-tier and all top-tier APs we have introduced 'heterogeneous AP support' whereby high-spec APs can also manage lower-specification APs. E.g. The 8432 and 8533 APs can manage all other models of AP. The 7632 AP can manage or be managed by 7662 APs. Please see the attached infographic. Also there's no licensing requirements for AP virtual controller mode! 🙂 One word of note is that all the APs need to be connected on the same L2 LAN segment. They can't be routed or on separate VLANs for management (user traffic can use multiple VLANs of course).


    Hope that helps,
    Darrel.


  • 6.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 04-06-2018 16:29
    Hi Scott, im testing this option to configure an AP8432 as VC to manage two AP7532 but i have some issues. Could you please share a document or link whit the instructions to use this option?
    i have already upgrade all the APs to 5.9.1.3.

    Thank you in advance.


  • 7.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 10-03-2018 11:32
    Just looking to confirm how many AP's a mid-tier 7662 acting as the VC can support? And are there any newer presentations on VC? I have one from December 2017 5.9.1 release


  • 8.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 10-04-2018 07:30
    Hello guys,
    How can I manually set up (with CLI) the VC as a primary or secondary ?

    Thanks



  • 9.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 10-07-2018 15:53
    Anyone? Please...


  • 10.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 10-07-2018 16:35
    I will open a new topic


  • 11.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 04-06-2018 16:29
    Hi Ismael,

    Here's a Quick Start Guide on the subject:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ktsyb3svjjg9o68/HeterogenuousVirtualController-QuickStartGuide.pdf?dl=0

    Regards, Daniel



  • 12.  RE: Do any Extreme AP's offer anything similar to Ciscos Mobility Express?

    Posted 10-03-2018 11:32
    Hi,

    7662 (outdoor) can adopt up to 64 APs: 7612, 7632, 7662.

    HTH,
    Tomasz