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Dual boot access points

  • 3 February 2021
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Hi

could you please tell me which of the currently offered access points are dual-boot capable?
I am preparing two options for a customer - one is cloud managed APs, another should be APs managed on-prem by a controller elected among the APs, like WiNG can.

 

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Jacek

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Best answer by Tomasz 8 February 2021, 10:39

Hi Jacek,

 

For now APs that are capable of running two OSes are 3xx/4xx/5xx series, but these are XCC/WiNG APs. I have heard some information about certain XIQ APs becoming like this, but it would be the best if you reached out to local SE team for such information. I don’t recall if such information is publicly available yet.

You’d like to offer just XIQ equipment as the option, or it doesn’t matter? For on-prem, you can go with XCC/WiNG/XIQ VA (but it all has different pros and cons, my personal favourite is WiNG for on-prem, then I’d suggest AP 310i). For cloud… yep, XIQ or WiNG’s launched VX somewhere in a cloud. For XIQ 305C seems to be a very interesting option today.

 

Hope that helps,

Tomasz

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I haven’t heard of any dual-boot APs, but you’ll want to look for “Universal” hardware to find the dual-boot capable devices. For example, we have a dual-boot switch called the 5520 Series Universal Switch. 

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Hi Jacek,

 

For now APs that are capable of running two OSes are 3xx/4xx/5xx series, but these are XCC/WiNG APs. I have heard some information about certain XIQ APs becoming like this, but it would be the best if you reached out to local SE team for such information. I don’t recall if such information is publicly available yet.

You’d like to offer just XIQ equipment as the option, or it doesn’t matter? For on-prem, you can go with XCC/WiNG/XIQ VA (but it all has different pros and cons, my personal favourite is WiNG for on-prem, then I’d suggest AP 310i). For cloud… yep, XIQ or WiNG’s launched VX somewhere in a cloud. For XIQ 305C seems to be a very interesting option today.

 

Hope that helps,

Tomasz