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Video Series - Configuring new Features introduced in Wireless LAN Controller 7.3 Release

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    Introduction

    Video Series - New Features introduced in Wireless LAN Controller 7.3 Release

    High Availability Architecture in Wireless LAN Controller

    •           Video
    •           Blog

    High Availability Architecture in Wireless LAN Controller – Configuration Example

    Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller (vWLC)

    SP WiFi Updates on Wireless LAN Controller

    •           Video
    •           Blog

    Wireless Client Connectivity with ACS 5.x and Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)

    •           Video
    •           Blog

    Upgrading Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) to 7.3 Code

    •           Video
    •           Blog

    New Features introduced in Latest WLC 7.3 Releases

    High availability (HA) in WLC 7.3 Release – An Introduction

    Bi-Directional Rate Limiting (BDRL) - Release 7.3

    More Information

    • Virtual Wireless LAN Controller (vWLC)
    • High availability (HA)
    • Increased scale for Cisco Flex 7500 Series Controllers
    • Enhanced FlexConnect features
      • Split tunneling
      • Support to configure NAT and PAT
    • Support for 802.11u
    • Support for 802.11u
    • Two new AP1552 models
    • Introduced Cisco 8500 Series Controllers
    • Increased scale for Cisco Flex 7500 Series Controllers
    • Number of rogue APs and rogue clients
    • The number of rogue APs and rogue clients that can be detected per platform is increased

    Table 1-1 Number of Rogue APs and Rogue Clients that Can Be Detected

    Controller Platform

    Number of Rogue APs

    Number of Rogue Clients

    Cisco WiSM2

    4000

    5000

    Cisco Flex 7500 Series Controller

    24000

    32000

    Cisco 8500 Series Controller

    24000

    32000

    Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller

    800

    1500

     
    • Supported RFID

    Table 1-2 Number of RFIDs Supported on Controller Platforms

    Controller Platform

    Number of RFIDs Supported

    Cisco WiSM2

    10000

    Cisco Flex 7500 Series Controller

    50000

    Cisco 8500 Series Controller

    50000

    Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller

    3000

     
    • This release extends the number of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDs) to be supported
    •  Aironet 2600 Series AP
    • The Cisco Aironet 2600 Series Access Points are supported.
    • Controller Platforms Not Supported
    • The following controller platforms are not supported:
      • Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controller
      • Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller
      • Cisco Catalyst 3750G Integrated Wireless LAN Controller
      • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/7600 Series Wireless Services Module (WiSM)
      • Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module (NM/NME)
      • Features Not Supported on Controller Platforms

    Reference

    Release Notes for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points for Release 7.6.110.0
    Release Notes for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points for Release 7.5.102.0 
    Release Notes for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points for Release 7.4.121.0  

    Comments
    Enthusiast

    Many thanks for the Video series.

    Looking forward to trying the HA feature in production!

    Patrick Moubarak

    Beginner
    Hi Team, What are the HA licensing best practice for HA? Does make sense to deploy two VMs for HA? I have found the documentation talks about v-motion support, but it was not explicit about deploying 1 or 2 vWLC. If two VM are recommended, do we need to add licenses just once? If we need 25 APs, do we need 25 licenses per vWLC or 25 in total? Regards, Emilio
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