I am considering moving my WLAN off of the 4400 controller infrastructure and onto a WiSM architecture. I have to pretty much double my AP density for our RFid initiative.
I have a couple questions as I am thinking this through.
1 - Can I slot these WiSM modules into a 6500 distribution switch with other non-wireless modules in it. Our distribution 6500s serve our wired access switches. Is there a requirement to have WiSMs in their own chassis? Any best practice advice is appreciated.
2 - Can the WiSM form EoIP tunnels and Guest Tunnels with 4400 series controllers? I have two 4402 guest anchor controllers that I would like to continue to use for our wifi guest solution. If I go to the WiSM will these need to be replaced? Or can I use them exactly as I am now by just having them form Guest Tunnels with the WiSMs.
1 - You can slot the WiSM with other blades in the same chassis, no requirement to have their own chassis, that would be a way far expensive wireless controller solution.
2- See the WiSM as 2 WLC controllers, you can do anything you'd like it doing the same functionalities pretty much as other controllers