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What are the functions of the logical interfaces of the Smart Zone High Scale controller?

cecil_dsilvia
Internal Employee

The logical interfaces of the Smart Zone are Management, Control, Cluster, and Data. Each can have its own IP address and MAC address. 

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Management: 

  • Used to access the Web Interface of the controller
  • Can be used to SSH into the controller using admin credentials
  • Can be used to push/pull Syslog/SNMP 
  • Can be used to push/pull files using FTP  

Control:

  • Used by access points and switches to pull/push configuration
  • Used by access points/switches/external data plane to push and pull client data 

Cluster: 

  • Used by the controller on a single IP address to communicate with its cluster peer 

Data: 

  • Used by the access points to tunnel client traffic back to the data plane controller 
  • Only found on the hardware SZ appliance 
Cecil D'silva
Sr. Technical Support Engineer Ruckus WLAN
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