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Virtualized WLC

Does anyone have any information on the Wireless LAN controller been virtualized?  or the wireless on a box concept?

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Beginner

Virtualized WLC

Hello Steve,

You cannot virtualize a WLC since it is not an application that can be installed in a Server. The Wireless Lan Controller is a physical unit.

Regards,

Angel V.

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Virtualized WLC

Does anyone have any information on the Wireless LAN controller been virtualized?

I believe you were given the wrong information.

As what Angel has stated, WLC is a hardware-based systems and you cannot virtualize this, HOWEVER, the WCS and the newer Prime NCS can be virtualized.

And no, the WCS and/or NCS can control and configure WAPs as long as there is a WLC present.

Beginner

Virtualized WLC

I know that the current controllers are physical and cannot be virtualized.  I was in a webinar recently and they had mentioned that a virtual controller was on the roadmap for the cisco unified wireless architecture.  That is what im referring to.

The wireless in a box concept is really to have the NCS, ISE and controller software running in a virtual environment.

Hall of Fame Community Legend

Virtualized WLC

I was in a webinar recently and they had mentioned that a virtual controller was on the roadmap for the cisco unified wireless architecture. 

Never heard of this before.  I should be asking around.

Hall of Fame Community Legend

Re: Virtualized WLC

I was in a webinar recently and they had mentioned that a virtual controller was on the roadmap for the cisco unified wireless architecture.  That is what im referring to.

Just had a chat with someone about this.  WLC 8500 is the name.  End of this year or early next year.

Thanks for the tip! 

Beginner

Virtualized WLC

I am also woundering about this, I am looking at buying a 2500 WLC for studying with, but if there is a vertual box that may be chaper that would be great.

Hall of Fame Master

Virtualized WLC

There is no virtual WLC at the moment, you would need the 2504 right now.

-Scott
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Virtualized WLC

Rumor has it, its coming .. It was mentioned at Cisco Live.

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Hall of Fame Community Legend

Virtualized WLC

Rumor has it, its coming

It's on it's way.  The WLC 8500 is aimed at "service providers".

Word has it that the WiSM-2 will get more WAPs count support but it is yet unclear whether or not this new WAP count is compatible with the Sup720 or Sup2T.

Beginner

Virtualized WLC

I thought the 8500 was an actual box and the VM WLC was somthing difffrent.

if thats the case i think i will just buy a 2504 WLC and 2 3500's for my lab.

Hall of Fame Master

Re: Virtualized WLC

It is an appliance. The vWLC probably will not come out for a while, so if you are looking for something soon, then the 2504 is what you should get. I run that with a mix of AP's.

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-Scott
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Virtualized WLC

I thought the 8500 was an actual box and the VM WLC was somthing difffrent.

if thats the case i think i will just buy a 2504 WLC and 2 3500's for my lab.

I was made aware that it is a server and WLC is "virtualized".

However, having this for your home lab is an over-kill since the minimum number of WAPs supported will not be suitable for your use at home.

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Re: Virtualized WLC

hello guys,

 

I am studying toward my CCNA Wireless and i would like to know how can i virtualize WLC in GNS3 or anythink you can think of please help.

 

I want to do some practises .

 

thank you

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Virtualized WLC

WLC 7.3 was just release, which supports vWLC and  the WLC 8500.

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