Is it possible to have a 3850 running as an MC act as a WLC for an entire campus? I have multiple 3850 stacks throughout our campus with 3700 APs connected to them. Each stack runs as a Mobility Controller. I would like to centralize the wireless management if possible by having one MC be the WLC and have the other 3850s act as mobility agents.
Is it possible to have a 3850 running as an MC act as a WLC for an entire campus?
There are limitations on scalability and it is not recommend to have a 3850 stack be MC for a entire campus. You need to have MC per few buildings or per building(if it is large building with large device count)
I have deployed it in my campus, only limited to 3 nearby buildings (60 AP, 8x3850MA stacks, and 5760 as MC)
If I went with a WLC like a 5760 or a 5520, can the WLC hang off of one of my core switches? Or does the WLC have to terminate into all of the 3850s? I was thinking I could just convert the 3850s into MAs and the MAs would detect the WLC on the network. Let me know if this is a viable option.