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vlan creation on the local mode AP

Hi, 

 

when the local controller is down, all the AP's were connecting to secondary controller(foreign controller)

please help me the procedure to create the virtual vlans on the foreign controller. as we have three ssid's each are dedicated to particular group

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VIP Advisor

Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

we need to know more about your environment some kind of high level network where this foreign controller, is this part of your network or over internet ?

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Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

we have 35 plants and two data centers, each plant has individual WLC controllers some are 3504 and some are 5508.

all the Access points are configured, the primary controller as the local one and secondary as the controller in data center.

when the local control was down or issue, the AP's were joined to secondary controller through MPLS.

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Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

when the local control was down or issue, the AP's were joined to secondary controller through MPLS.

 

As per above statement is this working, ? or is this requirement ?

 

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Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

currently it is working, we have three SSID's which are /24.

requirement is when AP's were on the secondary controller the SSID's need to give the local IP address. for this is we need to create the virtual vlan on the secondary controller, if so how.

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Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

thank you,

 

but how to configure the the controller as a secondary unit(redundancy) for 35 controllers.

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Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

You can login via SSH to the primary WLC on each site and then issue the command:
config ap secondary-base controller_name Cisco_AP [controller_ip_address]
More details here:
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/7-4/configuration/guides/consolidated/b_cg74_CONSOLIDATED/b_cg74_CONSOLIDATED_chapter_01110011.pdf
Beginner

Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

we already configured the secondary WLC,  if the primary WLC is down, access point will connect to secondary WLC which is data center. in this scenario users will be getting the local address of secondary WLC not the ip address schema of the Primary WLC location.

 

My requirement is , users need to be on the local IP scheme even if they jump to secondary.

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Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

I think you will have to run flexconnect and do some design changes to achieve that or if you have ISE or other radius server you can configure policy for dynamic vlan assignment no matter the user goes through primary controller or secondary controller and you will have to dediate a VLAN that can span across both sites over L2

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Re: vlan creation on the local mode AP

I think that would be an Anchor controller design. It will probably require some re-designs of your network. But I think Flexconnect localswitching would probably be the better solution for you.
Here about Anchor:
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-1/Enterprise-Mobility-8-1-Design-Guide/Enterprise_Mobility_8-1_Deployment_Guide/WirelessNetwork_GuestAccessService.html
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