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We have a client who needs a new switch which is capable of intervlan routing and also a WLC.
I am thinking a 48 port 3850 with IP Base which gives intervlan routing and WLC support.
However I am not sure if we need to purchase additional AP licences or whether they are built in?
In 3850 WLC functionality, your switch stack could act as MA (Mobiity Agengt) or MC (Mobility Controller). AP license required for your 3850, only if it is acting as MC. (for MA you do not require any AP licenses). Max 50 AP can handle by given 3850 switch stack. For MC functionality minimum you required IPbase image. (not LANbase)
So it is based on your design you need to purchase 3850 AP license. In your case if it is for a single switch where client want WLC functionality (with no other controller available) then you have to go with AP license depend on how many AP they want to deploy.
BRKCRS-2889 CiscoLive material will give you good overview of this new Converged Access Deployment model & MA/MC functionalilty & few design options.
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