We are receiving some Ruckus networking gear to replace our infrastructure. I am reaching out for any tips for a first-time-user of Ruckus networking gear. :) And just for a bit of background, I am versed in Ansible/Chef/Puppet/SaltStack/Terraform, VLAN, trunks, PPPoE, etc mostly in the Unifi/EdgeMax world as well as some light Cisco tweaking (never originally setup Cisco though).
- 2x ICX7150-C12 (will trunk the two together, sharing the configuration)
- 5x Unleashed R310
- 3x Unleashed T310c
First set of questions/advice would be around Unleashed. From what I read, the first AP will act as the server for all other APs I add down the road.
What about ICX7150 switches though? Are they able to be managed via the same Unleashed software/tools? What software/tools can I use to manage the entire site? E.g. ICX switches, R310 APs, VLANs, DHCP, L3 ports/tcp forwarding, etc. I'm well versed in the Unifi software that controls all of their devices. I'm wondering if there is the same for Ruckus.
Any tips for first time user/setup? Any Dos and Donts? Is it as simple as power on, connect to some default WiFi, hit a webpage, and go? :)
If there isn't a unified tool/single pane of glass for the ICX7150 switches and R310/T310c APs, then I most likely will use Ansible to configure the ICX switches since there seems to be a Ruckus module released for them.
The only restriction is that this is a non-profit school with little to no money. I may not be able to sell them on a support/licensing package.