Can someone help me understand and differentiate the traffic/communication that
takes place over the following WLC ports:
§ Service interface
§ Management interface port
§ AP management interface
I am trying to setup the IP addressing for my WIFI network. I have my APs on the same subnet as all my switches using the native VLAN to communicate and for management. I would like to put the APs and controller in their own VLAN.
The service port is for out of band managmenet of the of controller. Think of it like a Aux port on a router.
The ap-manager interface is the source of the LWAPP/CAPWAP tunnel between the controller and AP's. All of the encapsulated traffic to/from the AP's going in and out of this interface.
The management interface is the default interface on the controller.