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Deploy Mist Edge at the Site Level

This chapter provides information about the various tasks that you perform to deploy the Juniper Mist™ Edge.

Create Mist Tunnel (Site Level)

You can configure Juniper Mist Edge as a Site edge:

  • For deployments where traffic must be tunneled at each site due to the underlying network constraints or security concerns.

  • When only APs from a single site need to be tunneled to a Juniper Mist Edge.

  • When you have many sites with site-specific Juniper Mist Edge appliances and you want to reuse a WLAN template for ease of operation.

After you claim the Juniper Mist Edge, you must assign it to a site, like an AP. You can manage the configuration of the edge from Site-> Mist Edge in the Juniper Mist portal. Specify Mist tunnel properties and failover preferences from the specific site settings.

To create a Mist Tunnel at the site level:

  1. From the left menu of the Juniper Mist portal, select Organization > Site Configuration .
    Sites page appears.
  2. On the Sites page, click Create Site.
  3. On the Site Configuration page, select a site in the Site Name field to add a tunnel for any desired site. Next, click Add Tunnel
  4. On the Add Tunnels page, in the VLAN ID(s) field, enter all the user VLANs that you want to extend from your corporate network to the APs. Separate the VLANs in the list with commas.
  5. Select Enable Primary Cluster. In the Hostname IPs field, enter the IP address or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the cluster with which the APs will communicate.
    This cluster IP address is the same as the tunnel IP address that you previously configured for the Juniper Mist Edge.
  6. Click Save.

Configure WLAN Template

A WLAN template is a collection of WLAN policies, tunneling policies and WxLAN policies. Instead of repeating a given configuration across multiple service set identifiers (SSIDs), with WLAN templates you can set it once and then attach APs to the template to automatically inherit the setting. Both the APs and WLAN must belong to the same site.

You must use the WLAN Templates to enable the corporate SSID. You can create a WLAN template and use the template assignment for:

  • Specific sites or a collection of individual sites that are mapped to a Site-Group.

  • Entire organization with actual office sites added as exceptions.

To configure a WLAN template:

  1. From the left menu of the Juniper Mist portal, select Organization > Wireless > WLAN Templates. .
  2. On the WLAN Templates page, click Create Template.
  3. On the New Template page, enter a name and select Entire Org or Site and Site Groups to assign the template.
    Figure 1: WLAN Template Assigned to Site and Site Groups WLAN Template Assigned to Site and Site Groups
    Figure 2: WLAN Template Assigned to Entire Organization with Some Exceptions WLAN Template Assigned to Entire Organization with Some Exceptions
  4. In the WLAN templates page, select Add WLAN in the WLANs pane. In the Create WLAN page, you can specify the security settings.
  5. In the Create WLAN page, specify the number of VLANs to be tunneled through the Juniper Mist Edge in the VLAN ID field .
    Note that Juniper® Series of High-Performance Access Points do not tunnel any WLAN configured with an untagged VLAN. You can choose the APs that are tunneled as per the deployment type.
  6. For site-level deployment, select Custom Forwarding to and then select Site Edge from the drop-down list.