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Understanding Wireless Network Management in Network Director


Juniper Networks Junos Space Network Director offers wireless LAN management along with the wired network management for simplifying the wireless LAN (WLAN) operations, such as building, deploying, and monitoring a wireless network including the wired devices such as switches and wireless devices such as access points and wireless controllers.

Network Director integrates with Juniper RingMaster software that enable network administrators to plan, configure, and deploy a wireless network comprising hundreds of Juniper Network WLAN controllers and access points. Network Director can also integrate with Aruba Airwave application management platform that enable network administrators to view the Aruba wireless device inventory and launch the Aruba Airwave from within Network Director.

Network Director has the ability to launch both of these platforms from its user interface. To launch these platforms from within Network Director, you must specify URLs for these platforms in Network Director Preferences.

While you can manage the Juniper Networks wireless devices by using both RingMaster and Network Director, you can manage the Aruba wireless devices connected to Juniper switches by using only the Aruba Airwave application. You can import the RingMaster data to Network Director. Network Director uses this data to discover devices, build profiles, configure the Location View, build the Topology View (including a floor plan, if one is defined in the network plan), and to assign devices to various entities in Location View and Topology View.

For information about managing Juniper Networks wireless devices using RingMaster, see the latest RingMaster User Guide.

For information about integration of Aruba Airwave with Network Director, see chapter Understanding Aruba Airwave Integration with Network Director.

For information about managing Aruba wireless devices by using Airwave management platform, see Aruba documentation.