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7500 Controller deployment

I have a new 7500 deployment going in, all AP's will be in flexconnect at branch sites. I would like to have a dedicated management vlan on each AP that has no ssid assosiated with it.

Can someone point me in the right direction / to a document that details how to setup the dedicated management vlan with no ssid?

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Re: 7500 Controller deployment

It is simple, you have to do the following

1. Configure FlexConnect AP connected switch port as trunk port

2. Native VLAN of that trunk port should be the management vlan of AP

3. AP needs to be in FlexConnect mode

4. WLAN to be configured for Local Switching (with or without central authentication depend on the Auth requirement)

Here is a example for such switch port configuration. Vlan 10 is management for AP & Vlan 20 & 30 for SSID (or for wireless user)

interface FastEthernet1/0/x

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk native vlan 10

switchport trunk allow vlan 10,20,30

switchport mode trunk

spanning-tree portfast trunk

Here is a design guide refereence for this feature

Here is 7500 deployment guide

This post will provide different operations modes available in this FlexConnect/H-REAP

Here is a ciscolive material which will gives you feature capability/design guide as at today.

BRKEWN-2016 : Architecting Network for Branch Offices



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7500 Controller deployment

Thanks for the links. No authentication is required in this setup as its handled by a separate access gateway.

Network setup is the same currently, but minus the controller. I couldnt see in the controller how to correctly provison the vlans in this manner.

I will review the documentation.


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