Creating and Managing Remote Site Profiles
Networks often include a central network site with controllers and one or more remote sites with only access points. The central and remote sites are connected by a WAN link. If you have configured a Remote Site Profile and the WAN link becomes unavailable, then the remote sites remain active and continue to provide connectivity to wireless clients.
Use the Manage Remote Sites page to create new Remote Site Profiles and manage existing Remote Site Profiles.
This topic describes:
Managing Remote Site Profiles
From the Manage Remote Sites page, you can:
Create a new Remote Site Profile by clicking Add. For directions, see Creating a Remote Site Profile.
Modify an existing Remote Site Profile by selecting it and clicking Edit.
Assign an existing Remote Site Profile by selecting the profile and clicking Assign. For directions, see Assigning Remote Site Profiles to Access Points. You can also assign a remote site profile when you add an access point to Network Director—see Adding and Managing an Individual Access Point.
Change an existing Remote Site Profile assignment by selecting it and clicking Edit Assignment.
View information about a Remote Site Profile by either clicking the profile name or by selecting the profile and clicking Details.
Delete a Remote Site Profile by selecting site name and clicking Delete.
You cannot delete sites that are in use. To see the current state of a site, select the site name and click Details.
Clone a Remote Site Profile by selecting a profile and clicking Clone.
Table 1 describes the information provided about remote sites on the Manage Remote Sites page. This page lists all Remote Site Profiles defined for your network, regardless of the scope you selected in the network view.
Table 1: Remote Site Profile Information
Remote Site Name
Name of the Remote Site Profile
Country Code of the Remote Site Profile. If no country code was selected, the Remote Site Profile uses the controller’s country information.
Backup SSID Mode
When enabled, SSIDs configured to be available only during an outage (backup SSIDs) are enabled at the Remote Site during an outage.
Local Switching Profile
Local Switching Profile used for local switching at the remote site. To create a Local Switching Profile, see Creating and Managing Local Switching Profiles.
Tip: Access points’ assigned Local Switching Profiles take precedence over the Remote Site’s assigned Local Switching Profile.
Displays the assignment state of the profile. A profile can be:
Date and time when the profile was created.
Last Updated Time
Date and time when the profile was last modified.
The username of the person who created or modified the profile.
All columns might not be displayed. To show or hide fields listed in the table, click the down arrow on the field header, select Columns, and select or clear the check box adjacent to the field that you want to show or hide.
Creating a Remote Site Profile
To create a remote site, follow these steps:
- Under Views, select one of these options: Logical
View, Location View, Device View or Custom Group View.
Do not select Dashboard View, Datacenter View, or Topology View.
- Click in the Network Director banner.
- Click Add on the Manage Remote Sites page.
The Create Remote Site page opens.
- On the Create Remote Site page, provide information listed in Specifying Remote Site and Intrusion Detection Logging Settings.
- Click Done.
The remote site is created and added to the list on the Manage Remote Sites page.
Specifying Remote Site and Intrusion Detection Logging Settings
To create a Remote Site profile, configure the settings in described in Table 2.
Table 2: Remote Site Profile Settings
|Remote Site Settings|
Remote Site Name
Type a unique name that identifies the profile.
Use up to 32 characters for wireless profile names. Profile names must not contain special characters or spaces. Note that profiles automatically created by Network Director as part of device discovery or out-of-band changes might contain the underscore (_) character.
Select a two letter Country Code for the Remote Site profile. If you do not select a country code, the Remote Site profile uses the controller’s country information.
Local Switching Profile
Indicate a Local Switching profile to be used for local switching at the remote site—the default is None. To create a Local Switching profile, see Creating and Managing Local Switching Profiles.
Tip: Access points’ configured Local Switching profiles take precedence over the Remote Site’s Local Switching profile.
Maximum Transmission Unit, which is the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit that the layer can pass onward for the WAN link—default is zero.
Backup SSID Mode
Specific SSIDs can be made available either only during an outage or during normal operation. All SSIDs configured to be available only during an outage are backup SSIDs. When Backup SSID Mode is enabled, backup SSIDs are enabled at the Remote Site during an outage.
|Intrusion Detection Logging|
Enable Intrusion Detection Logging
Enables Intrusion Detection Logging for the Remote Site and displays the remaining settings.
Server IP Address: IP address of the log server
Server Port: Port used on the log server
Severity Filter: Select one of the security filter options:
Expand Advanced Settings to see RADIUS Attributes and Venue Names.
RADIUS Server Group
Select an existing Radius Server Group from the list—the rest of the RADIUS Server Group settings then become available. You must have an existing Radius Server Group—to create one, see Creating and Managing RADIUS Profiles .
RADIUS Timeout: Length of time in seconds that MSS waits for a RADIUS server to respond when an authentication or authorization request is sent. Min : -1, Default: -1, Max: 65535
RADIUS Retransmit Count: Retransmit RADIUS authentication after this number of seconds. Min : -1, Default: -1, Max: 100
RADIUS Deadtime: Unavailable time for server after no response—after this length of time, a server is again a candidate to receive requests. Min : -1, Default: -1, Max: 1440
RADIUS NAS ID: Name of the RADIUS client that originated the access request.
Enable WLC Polling
Enables controller polling after the outage time has elapsed. If the WAN link to the controller is established, the access point is not rebooted. Disabled by default.
When an access point reboots after the WAN outage time elapses, the access point polls the controller for its configuration. If Persistent Configuration is enabled, the access point reboots with the configuration it received from the controller before the outage occurred. Disabled by default.
|Venue Names (802.11u)|
802.11u is an IEEE standard that supports WLAN Internet working with external networks. This standard details the concept of offloading network traffic from cellular carriers to a Wi-Fi network to reduce traffic on expensive 3G/4G networks. Current solutions for hotspots require client devices to manually identify and select the local network as well authenticate to it. This service might offer varying levels of security, bandwidth capability, and quality. The Juniper Networks wireless LAN (WLAN) solution supports Wi-Fi certified passpoint (Hotspot) requirements and can seamlessly onboard Wi-Fi client devices at Hotspot deployments that enables both mobile operators and Multiple System Operators (MSOs) to also offload mobile data traffic onto Wi-Fi Hotspots.
Venue group is a number that identifies a general category
of venues. The venue name is used by the Access Network Query Protocol
(ANQP) to identify the Access Point. ANQP helps mobile clients learn
more about the network before forming a connection. The meanings of
the numbers are described in the directions below.
User defined Venue type from 0 through 11. The meanings of the numbers are described in the directions below.
Task: Add a Venue to a Remote Site Profile
To add a venue to a Remote Site profile:
Task: Remove a Venue from a Remote Site Profile
To remove a venue from a Remote Site profile:
WAN Uplink Speed
Limit the WAN uplink speed in kbps. Range is 0-2147483647. Default : 0 (no limit)
WAN Downlink Speed
Limit the WAN downlink speed in kbps. Range is 0-2147483647. Default : 0 (no limit)
What To Do Next
Assign the Remote Sites to access points by following the directions in Assigning Remote Site Profiles to Access Points.
Assigned settings from any profile, including this one, have lower priority than settings made directly to a controller or an access point. For more information, see Adding and Managing an Individual Access Point and Configuring a Controller .