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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.

    Tip

    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

Field

Description

Remote Site Name

Name of the Remote Site Profile

Country Code

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.

Assignment State

Displays the assignment state of the profile. A profile can be:

  • Unassigned—When the profile is not assigned to any object..

  • Deployed—When the profile is assigned and is deployed from Deploy mode.

  • Pending Deployment—When the profile is assigned, but not yet deployed in the network.

Creation Time

Date and time when the profile was created.

Last Updated Time

Date and time when the profile was last modified.

User Name

The username of the person who created or modified the profile.

Tip

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:

  1. Under Views, select one of these options: Logical View, Location View, Device View or Custom Group View.Tip

    Do not select Dashboard View, Datacenter View, or Topology View.

  2. Click in the Network Director banner.
  3. Click Add on the Manage Remote Sites page.

    The Create Remote Site page opens.

  4. On the Create Remote Site page, provide information listed in Specifying Remote Site and Intrusion Detection Logging Settings.
  5. 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

Field

Description

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.

Country Code

(default is None)

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

(default is None)

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.

Path MTU

(default is 0)

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

(default is disabled)

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:

  • Emergency

  • Alert

  • Critical

  • Error (default)

  • Warning

  • Notice

  • Info

  • Debug all

Advanced Settings

Expand Advanced Settings to see RADIUS Attributes and Venue Names.

RADIUS Attributes

RADIUS Server Group

(None by default)

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

(default is disabled)

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.

Persistent Configuration

(default is disabled)

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

(default is 0)

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.

Alpha-numeric Min Length :1 Max Length: 255

Venue Type

(default is 0)

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:

  1. Select a Venue Group number for the venue. The venue group number indicates that the venue is:
    • 0—Unspecified

    • 1—Assembly

    • 2—Business

    • 3—Educational

    • 4—Factory and Industrial

    • 5—Institutional

    • 6—Mercantile

    • 7—Residential

    • 8—Storage

    • 9—Utility and Miscellaneous

    • 10—Vehicular

    • 11—Outdoor

  2. Select a Venue Type number for the venue. The venue type number is combined with the venue group code (listed above) to more specifically define the venue. In the following list, the venue group code is listed first, followed by the venue type code and a description.
    • 0-0: Unspecified

    • 1-0: Unspecified assembly

    • 1-1: Arena

    • 1-2: Stadium

    • 1-3: Passenger Terminal (for example, an airport, bus, ferry, or train station)

    • 1-4: Amphitheater

    • 1-5: Amusement Park

    • 1-6: Place of Worship

    • 1-7: Convention Center

    • 1-8: Library

    • 1-9: Museum

    • 1-10: Restaurant

    • 1-11: Theater

    • 1-12: Bar

    • 1-13: Coffee Shop

    • 1-14: Zoo or Aquarium

    • 1-15: Emergency Coordination Center

    • 2-0: Unspecified Business

    • 2-1: Doctor or Dentist office

    • 2-2: Bank

    • 2-3: Fire Station

    • 2-4: Police Station

    • 2-6: Post Office

    • 2-7: Professional Office

    • 2-8: Research and Development Facility

    • 2-9: Attorney Office

    • 3-0: Unspecified Educational

    • 3-1: School, Primary

    • 3-2: School, Secondary

    • 3-3: University or College

    • 4-0: Unspecified Factory and Industrial

    • 4-1: Factory

    • 5-0: Unspecified Institution

    • 5-1: Hospital

    • 5-2: Long-Term Care Facility (for example, a nursing home, hospice, etc.)

    • 5-3: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center

    • 5-4: Group Home

    • 5-5: Prison or Jail

    • 6-0: Unspecified Mercantile

    • 6-1: Retail Store

    • 6-2: Grocery Market

    • 6-3: Automotive Service Station

    • 6-4: Shopping Mall

    • 6-5: Gas Station

    • 7-0: Unspecified Residential

    • 7-1: Private Residence

    • 7-2: Hotel or Motel

    • 7-3: Dormitory

    • 7-4: Boarding House

    • 8-0: Unspecified Storage

    • 9-0: Unspecified Utility and Miscellaneous

    • 10-0: Unspecified Vehicular

    • 10-1: Automobile or Truck

    • 10-2: Airplane

    • 10-3: Bus

    • 10-4: Ferry

    • 10-5: Ship or Boat

    • 10-6: Train

    • 10-7: Motor Bike

    • 11-0: Unspecified Outdoor

    • 11-1: Muni-mesh Network

    • 11-2: City Park

    • 11-3: Rest Area

    • 11-4: Traffic Control

    • 11-5: Bus Stop

    • 11-6: Kiosk

  3. Click Add under Venue Names (802.11u).

    A check mark appears next to Venue Name and the cursor moves to the Venue Name column.

  4. Type a name for the venue in the Venue Name field.
  5. Select a Venue Language Code to define the language used in the Venue Name field. The Language Code field is a two or three character language code selected from ISO-639.
  6. Click Update.

    The Venue Name and Venue Code that you just added become part of the Venue Names list.

Task: Remove a Venue from a Remote Site Profile

To remove a venue from a Remote Site profile:

  1. Select a venue from the Venue Names list.
  2. Click Remove.

    The venue name disappears from the Venue Names list.

WAN Attributes

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.

Note

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 .