You are working for a South American services integrator.
Your customer has a working unified Cisco WLC solution in Costa Rica (-A domain)
You need to integrate an office in Panama (-N domain); correct APs are already deployed for this domain.
Which approach do you take?
In this scenario, the customer already has a working unified Cisco WLC solution in Costa Rica with the domain code "-A." Now, there is a requirement to integrate an office in Panama with the domain code "-N," and the correct APs are already deployed in that location. To ensure that the APs work correctly with the existing Cisco WLC, we need to consider the following factors:
Regulatory Domain: The regulatory domain is a legal requirement in each country that determines which frequency bands and power levels can be used for wireless communication. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the APs in Panama are compliant with the regulatory domain for that country.
Cisco WLC Configuration: The Cisco WLC needs to be configured to support the regulatory domain of the APs in Panama.
Based on these factors, we can evaluate the given options:
Option A: "Do nothing. These APs will work on the same Cisco WLC because the countries are neighbors."
This option is incorrect because neighboring countries may have different regulatory domains, and it is not safe to assume that the APs in Panama will work correctly with the Cisco WLC in Costa Rica without proper configuration.
Option B: "Change the APs in the Panama office to AIR-CAP3502E-N-K9, which have external antennae."
This option is incorrect because changing the APs to a different model may not solve the issue if the new APs do not comply with the regulatory domain for Panama. Moreover, replacing the APs can be an expensive and time-consuming process.
Option C: "Use the config domain add -N command on the Cisco WLC."
This option is the most appropriate solution. The "config domain add" command adds a new regulatory domain to the Cisco WLC, allowing the APs in Panama to work correctly with the existing WLC. This option ensures compliance with the regulatory domain for Panama and avoids unnecessary costs associated with replacing the APs or installing a new WLC.
Option D: "Add the country code for Panama (PA) through the Cisco WLC web GUI."
This option is similar to Option C and is also a correct solution. Adding the country code for Panama in the Cisco WLC's web GUI ensures that the APs in Panama work correctly with the WLC, complying with the regulatory domain for that country.
In conclusion, Options C and D are the correct solutions for integrating the APs in Panama with the existing Cisco WLC solution in Costa Rica. These options ensure compliance with the regulatory domain requirements for Panama, are cost-effective, and avoid unnecessary changes to the existing APs or WLC.