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Unified Access Update - 11AC and Switching Platform

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Unified Access Update focusing on 11AC and switching platform for the Cisco Connect Canada Tour 2014.

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Unified Access Update - 11AC and Switching Platform

  1. 1. Wireless Update Cisco Connect Canada Tour 2014 802.11ac HDX - High Density Experience CMX – Connected Mobile Experiences mGig – MultiGig Ethernet
  2. 2. Cisco Confidential 2© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. AP Modes of Operation
  3. 3. Cisco Confidential 3© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. * Roamdap, Q4 CY14 2500 Virtual WLC e.g. UCS-E on ISR G2 Flex 7500 850057605508 WISM2 Catalyst 3850 Catalyst 3850 Virtual Controller • 1-50 AP/switch per stack (Directly connected APs) • 2000 clients/stack • 40 Gbps/switch • 12 to 500 APs • 7000 clients • 8 Gbps • 100 to 1000 APs • 15,000 clients • 20 Gbps • 25 to 1000 APs • 12,000 clients • 60 Gbps • 300 to 6000 APs • 64,000 clients • 10 Gbps Large Campus Service Provider Small Campus / Branch (Controller On-Premise) Branch (Controller in DC) • 5 to 75 APs • 1000 clients • 1 Gbps • 5 to 200 APs • 3000 clients • 500 Mbps • 1-50 APs per switch/stack (Directly connected APs) • 1000 clients per stack • 40 Gbps per switch • 5 to 200 APs • 3000 clients • 500 Mbps • 300 to 6000 APs • 64,000 clients • 1 Gbps Catalyst 4500-E Sup8E* • 1 to 50 APs • 2000 clients • 888 Gbps/stack • 1-25 APs per switch/stack (Directly connected APs) • 2000 clients per stack • 40 Gbps per switch Catalyst 3650 NEW
  4. 4. Cisco Confidential 4© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 802.11ac Indoors
  5. 5. Cisco Confidential 5© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Aironet Indoor Access Point Industry’s Best 802.11n and 802.11ac Series Mission Specific 600 & 700 Enterprise Class 1700 Best in Class 3700 • Up to 600 Mbps • 702w: Wall Plate AP • Dorms, hospitality • 702i: Compact Mid-market • 600: Teleworker • 3x3 MIMO: 2SS • 802.11ac • CleanAir Express • ClientLink 3.0 • VideoStream • Over 1 Gbps, 802.11ac support • 4x4 MIMO: 3SS • HDX: High Density Experience • CleanAir 80 MHz, ClientLink 3.0, VideoStreaem • Future proof modularity: Security, 3G Small Cell or Wave 2 802.11ac Mission Specific Enterprise Mission Critical Mission Critical Best In Class Mission Critical 2700 • Over 1 Gbps, 802.11ac support • 3x4 MIMO: 3 SS • HDX Technology • CleanAir 80 MHz, ClientLink 3.0, VideoStream NEW NEW 700w
  6. 6. Cisco Confidential 6© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Aironet 2700 Access Point Series  3x4 MIMO:3 SS 802.11ac AP  High Density Experience Technology  Client density scale and performance  Implicit Beam Forming – aka ClientLink 3.0 as well as Explicit BeamForming  2 GigE Ports  2nd Port provides downward device connectivity  Antenna Support Will support all the antennas available for the 3600, 2600 and 1600 with Integrated 802.11ac (3x4:3SS)
  7. 7. Cisco Confidential 7© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. • Provides continual, system-wide discovery without performance impact • Accurately identifies source, location, and scope of interference • Takes automatic action to avoid current and future interference, with full history reporting • Cisco AP 3700 provides complete visibility over 80 MHz 11ac spectrum CLEAN AIR 20 MHz 40 MHz 80 MHz 802.11ac 80 MHz Spectrum
  8. 8. Cisco Confidential 8© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. HDX
  9. 9. Cisco Confidential 9© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. • With 802.11ac, the total bandwidth available to clients is increased to 1.3Gbps, but this is still a shared medium technology. • An efficient packet scheduler designed for the needs of 802.11ac is needed to keep up with client counts of 60+ per radio. • Cisco’s AP3700 provides on- radio caching technology which leverages additional RAM for per-client queuing techniques. Traditional AP Design DRAM (512Mb) CPU Radio – 2.4GHz Radio – 5GHz Enterprise AP Design DRAM (512Mb) CPU DRAM (128Mb) DRAM (128Mb) Radio – 2.4GHz Radio – 5GHz 4x4 Antennas for Reliability On-Radio Cache for Speed Performance
  10. 10. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10 Custom Silicon delivering High Density Networks CleanAir 80 MHz Optimal performance for high throughput, high density environments RF interference detection & mitigation optimized for 802.11ac’s wider channel bandwidths ClientLink 3.0 Increase performance & range by up to 60% Cisco patented implicit beamforming technology for 802.11ac clients, complementing Explicit BF. Also extend capabilities to 802.11a/g/n clients. Optimized Roaming Intelligently assist client roaming based on configurable attributes Right size WiFi cell to better assist client handoff in a dense network RF Turbo Performance Support highly dense clients without performance degradation Scale seamlessly to 60+ 802.11ac clients using interactive video and multimedia traffic with no performance degradation. *Available post-FCS RF Noise Reduction* Enables higher density AP deployments to support client density and increased bandwidth Increase spectrum usage efficiency to improve co- channel performance
  11. 11. 11 -80dB -85dB Today’s Solution Cisco “Optimized Roaming” 3G or 4G -80dB -80dBWeak Wi-Fi Signal Client Stickiness Causes Poor User Experience Overall Drop In Cell Performance Consistent User Experience Efficient Cell Usage
  12. 12. Cisco Confidential 12© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Optimized Roam” is Agnostic of Mobile Device & OS Type ~10 x Faster transition to available stronger network Always ON device with very minute downtime
  13. 13. Cisco Confidential 13© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The Outdoor Situation Report
  14. 14. Cisco Confidential 14© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Aironet Outdoor Access Points Industry’s Best 802.11n & 802.11ac Series Base 1530 High-Functionality 1550 Best in Class 1570 • Low Profile, Low Price • Europe: Low Profile • Emerging SP: Low Price • Enterprise: Low profile & Price • 11n, 2G: 3x3:3; 5G: 2x3:2 • In/External Antennas • High functionality • Enterprise, MSO • DOCSIS3.0 8x4 • 11n, 2x3:2 • In/External Antennas • High-end Enterprise, MSO • 11ac, 4x4:3 • NG-Cable: 24x8 • In/External Antennas • Modular: Future proof NEW
  15. 15. Cisco Confidential 15© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. HIGH DENSITY EXPERIENCE (HDX) Higher Throughput, Larger Area, More Pervasive Coverage Bringing 802.11ac with HDX Outdoors Performance of AP1550 • 4X Transmit + 4X Receive • 3 Spatial Streams • Max. Allowable Transmit Power* • Multi Mode Options: Flex, Mesh, Auto • NG DOCSIS (24x8), Fiber, Gig-E • Future Proof: Plug-in Module via POE Cisco Aironet 1570 Series RF Interference, Detection & Mitigation CleanAir for 80MHz Increase Performance & Range ClientLink 3.0 Intelligent Handoff in High Density Optimized Roaming More 802.11ac Clients per AP Turbo Performance * Limited by highest power allowed by FCC
  16. 16. Cisco Confidential 16© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 1570 – Easier to deploy, better mechanical design AP1550 PMKAP1570 PMK1 vs
  17. 17. Cisco Confidential 17© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Jeremy Cohoe from UBC during AP 1570 Testing
  18. 18. Cisco Confidential 18© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The Rugby Pitch Client Test
  19. 19. Cisco Confidential 19© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cyprus Rate vs. Range Results Distance Intel 4965 2SS 11n (DL/UL) Macbook Pro 3SS 11ac (DL/UL) Lenovo t440s 2SS 11ac (DL/UL) Nexus 5 1SS 11ac (DL/UL) 150ft 70/40 151/121 76/30 127/41 200ft 63/41 185/110 80/34 94/43 300ft 68/44 239/111 76/34 106/36 450ft 69/34 178/113 70/34 100/36
  20. 20. Cisco Confidential 20© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The Outdoor Bridge Distance Test @ YVR
  21. 21. Cisco Confidential 21© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.  Dual-Band - 14dBi Antennas on all 4 antenna ports Cyprus Distance Results Distance Downlink Uplink Link SNR Data Rate 400m 266.08 234.05 44 m19 800m 234.4 188.43 34 m12 1.2km 103.36 79.67 13 m9 1.6km 168.33 154 20 m11
  22. 22. Cisco Confidential 22© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Connected Mobile Experiences
  23. 23. Cisco Confidential 23© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The Problem with Location Today Probe Occurs every ~30 Seconds FastLocate every 6 seconds Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone A Zone B Zone C Probe RSSI based location calculates on average 2 locations per minute Updates vary from 10 sec to 5 mins depending on client + OS + driver + current activity on client + battery level + other Data Packet RSSI based location calculate on average 9 locations per minute Analytics CAN NOT capture all zone utilization Location Zones Location Zones Analytics captures all zone utilization Today FastLocate
  24. 24. Cisco Confidential 24© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Moving Beyond Probes… CONNECTED ACCESS POINT (A) DETECTED ON WSSI MODULE (C) DETECTED ON WSSI MODULE (B) 1. Associated device send packets for regular data access only to connected access points (A) 2. Other AP (B,C) that “hear” that MAC address talking to associated AP can report on signal strength to WLC/MSE 3. Additional smart techniques are used for quiet devices ALL DEVICES SYNCRONIZED TO SAME CLOCK SOURCE
  25. 25. Cisco Confidential 25© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. CA Update
  26. 26. Cisco Confidential 26© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. We’ve Been Here Before… Functionality split with CAPWAP Hotspot deployments with nomadic roaming Autonomous Mode Cisco Unified Wireless Cisco Converged Access Control plane functionality on NG Controller (also possible on upgraded 5508s, WiSM2s for brownfield deployments, or NG Converged Access switches for small, branch deployments) Increased Scalability, Centralized Policy Application • Unified wired-wireless experience (security, policy, services) • Common policy enforcement, common services for wired and wireless traffic (NetFlow, advanced QoS, and more) Data plane functionality on NG Switches (also possible on NG Controllers, for deployments in which a centralized approach is preferred) Standalone Access Point Access Point Frees up the AP to focus on real-time communication, policy application and optimize RF and MAC functionality such as CleanAir, ClientLink Centralized tunneling of user traffic to controller (data plane and control plane) System-wide coordination for channel and power assignment, rogue detection, security attacks, interference, roaming Controller Cisco Converged Access Network Requirements Driving Wireless Evolution Performance and Unified ExperienceScale and Services
  27. 27. Cisco Confidential 27© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Notable CA Deployments In the West Deployment Notes: 5760’s /with 900+ AP3702 & 1532i 5760’s as new Guest Anchors Upcoming 200+ 3850’s deployment interop with AireOS 3850 MC/MA deployed for student rez tower – serving ~500 clients. Installing 5760 as anchor for CAPWAP
  28. 28. Cisco Confidential 28© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. IOS XE 3.6 (Amur) Features mostly caught up – AVC, Bonjour GW, 802.11r, WEB GUI enhancements, PI 2.1 Support
  29. 29. Cisco Confidential 29© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Notable “Things” NOT in CA 1. Flex Connect 2. MESH 1. Support for 1552,1524,1522 -40°C rated outdoor Aps (Note 1532 is supported but limited to -30°C) 2. Support for G1 Aps and older (think 1142 and older) 1. EOIP Mobility (typically 4400’s,WISM1s that don’t support CAPWAP mobility) 2. High Density Tweaks (RF profiles, RX SOP, CCA)
  30. 30. Cisco Confidential 30© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Stuff to keep on your radar…
  31. 31. Cisco Confidential 31© 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 8.0 WLC Best Practices Guide http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/technology/wlc/8-0/82463-wlc- config-best-practice.pdf Software Compatibility Matrix http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/compatibility/matrix/compatibility- matrix.html Recommending Reading
  32. 32. Thank you.

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