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Question about AP Manager Interface

What is AP Manager?

Why we need a manager of the access points while the interface manager can act as ap manager too?

Because, like this, We had sucessfuly lately configured LAP to join to WLC that only have interface management as the dynamic AP manager. They (LAP IP address and Interface management IP address are on different subnet).

So why we need a AP Manager when the Interface Management can act as an AP manager, even the AP and the interface management is on different subnet?

Really thank you for you advice guys.

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Question about AP Manager Interface

The AP manager is no longer needed in the Gen2 hardware (5508/WiSM2/2504/SRE)

It's a hold-over from the Airespace days.  Initailly the WLC was only Layer 2, so the WLC and AP all had to be in the same subnet.  When they made the change to be able to support Layer 3, AP's on a different subnet than the WLC, they added the ap-manager interface.

As time went on, they realized that they didn't need the interface as the management could handle the AP communicaion.  So, when they architected the Gen2 hardware, they removed the need to have it.

HTH,
Steve

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Question about AP Manager Interface

The AP manager is no longer needed in the Gen2 hardware (5508/WiSM2/2504/SRE)

It's a hold-over from the Airespace days.  Initailly the WLC was only Layer 2, so the WLC and AP all had to be in the same subnet.  When they made the change to be able to support Layer 3, AP's on a different subnet than the WLC, they added the ap-manager interface.

As time went on, they realized that they didn't need the interface as the management could handle the AP communicaion.  So, when they architected the Gen2 hardware, they removed the need to have it.

HTH,
Steve

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Question about AP Manager Interface

So now, we dont need configuring any AP Manager nterface in any WLC? Since the management interface is able to handle CAPWAP communication using same subnet or different subnet? Is that correct?

But, What about Link Aggreggation using multiple AP Manager? Is this feature is dismissed too? Since Link Aggregation with multiple AP Manager is using one or more AP Manager interface?

Thank you..

Question about AP Manager Interface

Only the Gen 2 hardware doesn't need the AP-Manager.  the 440x/WiSM1/21xx still require them to be configured.

If you configured LAG you would only have needed one ap-manager interfaces.

HTH,
Steve

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