If you are a large enterprise customer who monitors devices with HP OpenViiew, do you deploy hundreds of wireless AP's with DHCP, taking advantage of the ease and convenience DHCP gives you or, do you statically assign the AP IP addresses so OpenView always knows where to find them, accepting the hassle of having to do the IP address assignment task any time there is an AP replacement?
(Please don't tell me that you need to manage all the AP's with a proprietary Cisco management console - doing without HPOV in this case, is not an option.)
If you've worked on or been around large-scale wireless AP deployments, let me know what approaches you've seen out there and why.
If you have a Cisco reference architecture that recommends one method over the other, just point me.
Well... I stage all the AP's so it's easier for me to create a spreadsheet with the hostname, scan in serial number, mac address, enter ip address and location. I have done large installs that entailed 12 WiSM's and still growing... all with static and small implementations all with static. How I see it is and access point is a network device, so are any of your other network devices using dhcp or even servers configured for dhcp? Clients usually will have some sort of monitoring tool and having an ip change for some wierd reason and the monitoring tool showing a different device is not a good thing. DHCP is easy and is not a bad option.