APs must be directly connected to the 3850 for it to work in MA or MC mode. But if we add some switches and configure it to work transparently (without CDP/ VLAN tagging /LDP ) ?
Do you think this is really not possible to make it? What impact CAPWAP tunnel gets from this transparent switch?
But I'm asking: is it possible? ( to have active CAPWAP tunnel from 3850 to AP, while using transparent switch between these).
According to the presentation, you "can" do this but it won't work well.
Just think about it, you have a transparent switch downstream and it's connected on a 1 Gbps interface to the 3850. Let's say your transparent switch has ten 802.11ac-capable APs. Now throw, say, 5 people (per AP) and they are in close proximity to the AP that they can push 802.11ac speed.
I'm just saying that before you want to be creative, test these out. You'd want to go to your management and confidently say, "If you want to do this, then you'd be prepared because it ain't going to work well." And then show them your proof.