we would like to implement the following:
- Support for about 2000 LAP's
- 1 x Catalyst 6509
- 1 x Sup 720
- 7 x WiSM's
What I'm interesting is are the following points:
1. I thought that we would build the switch completly redudant, so we have to wlan switches (switch A and B) with 7 WiSM's eatch. So I can garanty a N+N redundancy --> each LAP's has a primary controller on switch A and it's secondary controller on switch B. The LAP's can be splitted on the two switches, but for your understanding there is a 1:1 redundancy. What do you think of this design, is the too much or is this appropriate?
2. As I know you can build up a mobility group of a maximum of 24 controllers or 12 WiSM's. I would put only these controllers in a mobility group, where Layer 2 roaming can occure.
3. But what is about the RF groups - there is a maximum of 1000 LAP's, so I can put only 3 WiSM's in one group. But this would not work form me, then I would have 2 WiSM's on switch A and only 1 WiSM on switch B in a RF group (not a 1:1 redundancy). First is it possible to put WiSM-A and WiSM-B into different RF groups, I think so because they are logically splitted, aren't they?
And what RF group design would be best (just as a reference)? I thought that it would make sense to form a RF group for each of the seven pairs (1 WiSM on switch A and 1 WiSM on switch B) for redundancy? What do you think of that approach?
4. So I would have 1 mobility group and 7 RF groups. Or do you recommend to form the mobility groups like the RF groups? But what happens with Layer 2 roaming in that case?
I'm sorry for the long and messy text, but I hope you can see my design questions?
Thanks a lot in advance.
One WiSM has two wlc's built in, so with 7 WiSM's, you can have 14 RF Groups and 14 Mobility Groups, since you have two chassis. You can even have more if you add another chassis. What you have to look at is how many per RF Group, since one wlc can support 150 ap's. You will have to try to break down or combine builldings to a wlc or else you might need more WiSM's. Get as many ap's on one wlc as you can. One wlc can belowng to one RF group and one mobility group. So maybe you can break it down to sections of your campus.
With N+1, you will have an issue if both chassis fail. Since you would be splitting up primary and seconday on each chassis. Never seen two chassis fail.