Hello, WLC 5508 is almost EOL so we need to think in how to migrate.
We have a WLC 5508 with 30 AP's and Cisco Prime for guest access. With this number of AP's I think is not necessary to buy a new pair of hardware WLC's.
I'm thinking in migrate to Mobility Express or in a virtual WLC like Catalyst 9800-CL Cloud. But this virtual WLC is limited to a throughput of 1.5 Gbps, so it seems a best option choosing Mobility Express.
What do you think?
Thanks for your answer.
So maybe now, with the rising speed of wifi it has no sense anymore to use a centralized deployment with CAPWAP tunnels to the controller and it's better to choose switch data locally?
Taken into account the speed that a 802.11ac AP can reach, a 1.5 Gbps limit in a new product looks like a very low limit.
So now I think I have 3 options:
- Mobility Express
- 9800-CL with data locally switched
- or Switch Catalyst 9800 Embedded WLC