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HA Configuration and AP migration

I have been tasked with setting up 3 5508 WLC controllers in an HA configuration and migrating 150 AP's from a WISM setup currently in place. I haven't been able to find too much documentation on setting up the 3 WLC's in an HA config and other then setting them up in an active standby mode I am not too sure what steps to take from a programming and topology perspective to get these up and running. Also I am looking for more information on migrating the access points to the new controllers without reprovisioning them all. Is this possible? Any information on these topics would be greatly appreciated.

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You can only set TWO (2) WLC

You can only set TWO (2) WLC in an HA SSO setup.  

New Member

Could you explain how a

Could you explain how a tertiary would be used then? I am fairly familiar with basic setups but being presented with the 3 controllers also made me question whether or not it was possible. Tertiary was one of the things I came across in the research I have done so far but no further configuration information came along with it.

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Are you using HA-SSO or are

Are you using HA-SSO or are you using the old style Primary/Secondary/Tertiary controllers?

Configuring Backup Controllers (GUI)

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I cannot say which one it

I cannot say which one it will be since I do not have a final plan yet. The initial request shows that 2 WLC's are active while one is in standby. I do not believe this is a supported configuration based on this link.


Let's say though this is going to be setup in the old fashion, Primary/Secondary/Tertiary, is there some detailed documentation on this? HA SSO seems like the way to go but I am going off the info I have gotten so far.