Extreme Wing with Extreme Management

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Hi Community

We have a client that have deployed just over 1000 Wing AP's when it was still a Zebra product.
The client is now looking at a Management system to manage the whole solution.

I am looking at using the Extreme Management (Netsight) instead of NSight.
How much of the Wing management can be currently done with Extreme Management currently?
Or should I still look at Nsight right now?
We do not want to supply Nsight if the product have no roadmap.

Thx
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Which APs? Do you have a controller? If yes, which one? What are your requirements from management system?
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The client have deployed numerous RFS2000's, RFS4000's and 75xx AP's
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Andre, I would consider deploying a VX/NX9k to manage the existing controllers and run the NSight server.
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The client just deployed a NX9000 in AWS and we will be migrating all management to this central controller ;)
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Perfect! :-)
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Hi Andre,

Right now NSight is the only option for a WiNG customer to have full monitoring and analytics on the wireless network.

EMC will only provide basic SNMP monitoring.

However I understand the roadmap is for NSight to be rolled into EMC for customers with mixed platform networks.

I would recommend you have a look at a demo of NSight as it is a fantastic application that shows the customer an incredible amount of data, statistics, history and insight in to the usage and behaviour of the WiNG network.

Thanks,
Darrel.
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Ok great so for now stick with Nsight
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Definitely! :-)
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NSight currently is a monitoring tool.  No management built in....yet.  road map does show it being added and also some features from WiNG being to Extreme NetSight.  There are still ways to roll up the management with WiNG to a central management controller, but only if you have nx7500 or lower controllers.  You can roll up under a nx9600.  Have to go up one size to combine multiple controllers into one console.  We are holding out for the NSight features coming down within the future releases.  WiNG 5.9.1 ......
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Hello,

Are there any plans to incorporate Policy feature to WiNG, or at least some feature to be able to enforce policy-like rules from XMC at WiNG?
Like it is with ExtremeWireless which originally was not Extreme/Enterasys and you can see slight difference in the way it supports rules via its own GUI and via XMC.

Thanks,
Tomasz