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Bringing up Certificate-Based Remote AP in VMC

A certificate-based remote APRemote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link. does not come up on a virtual mobility controller (VMC) because TPMTrusted Platform Module. TPM is an international standard for a secure cryptoprocessor, which is a dedicated microcontroller designed to secure hardware by integrating cryptographic keys into devices. certificate for the AP is present in the Mobility Master. However, you can bring up the remote APRemote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link. by using a self-signed certificate.

To do this, first you need to bring up the AP as campus APCampus APs are used in private networks where APs connect over private links (LAN, WLAN, WAN or MPLS) and terminate directly on controllers. Campus APs are deployed as part of the indoor campus solution in enterprise office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, universities, and so on.. Then, reprovision the AP to come up as remote APRemote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link..

The following procedure describes how to bring up a remote APRemote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link. on the VMC by using a self-signed certificate:

  1. Bring up the AP as a campus APCampus APs are used in private networks where APs connect over private links (LAN, WLAN, WAN or MPLS) and terminate directly on controllers. Campus APs are deployed as part of the indoor campus solution in enterprise office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, universities, and so on.. See the Configuring Installed APs section.
  2. In the Managed Network node hierarchy, navigate to the Configuration > Access Points > Campus APs tab.
  3. Select the AP name you want to reprovision as remote APRemote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link..
  4. Click Provision.
  5. Select Static option in the Controller discovery field.
  6. Enter the IP address or the complete DNSDomain Name System. A DNS server functions as a phone book for the intranet and Internet users. It converts human-readable computer host names into IP addresses and IP addresses into host names. It stores several records for a domain name such as an address 'A' record, name server (NS), and mail exchanger (MX) records. The Address 'A' record is the most important record that is stored in a DNS server, because it provides the required IP address for a network peripheral or element. name for the Managed Device, In the Controller IP/DNS name field,
  7. Select DHCP option in the IP field.
  8. Select the Remote option in the Deployment field.
  9. Select Certificate from the Authentication methods drop-down list.
  10. Select self-signed from the Trust anchor drop-down list.
  11. Click Submit.
  12. Click Pending Changes.
  13. In the Pending Changes window, select the check box and click Deploy changes.
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