Extreme Deployment Guides

The following guides explain how to combine various ExtremeCloud IQ and IQ Engine features to accomplish comprehensive network objectives. Several series of deployment guides are currently in progress. One for K-12 education is nearly complete and another for retail has been started. The large campus deployment guide, while not aimed at a particular vertical, is applicable to any large Extreme deployment and is extensive in scope. Additional guides focus on certain topics such as user authentication, mesh, and PPSK, as well as Extreme Networks solutions such as Social Login and HiveSchool.

Featured Guide: Extreme PPSK Guide

 

This guide explains service and device PPSKs, how they work, and how to configure them. Learn the various ways to create service PPSK users based on the role of the people creating them: ExtremeCloud IQ administrators, guest management administrators, Active Directory authenticated employees, and even wireless network users themselves (through self-registration).

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Featured Guide: Aerohive Security Guide

 

This guide covers Aerohive security from hardware features built into Aerohive devices to ways that control, management, user data, and administrative traffic are protected. It summarizes the security precautions for HiveManager NG and HiveManager Online Classic and explains how Aerohive devices can protect the network from DoS attacks, network reconnaissance, and rogue APs.

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Featured Guide: Enterprise Network Deployment Guide

 

This guide describes the integration of Aerohive access points and Dell access switches and shows how to configure both types of devices through HiveManager NG.

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Featured Guide: Aerohive Switch Deployment Essentials

 

This guide helps you understand the Aerohive switch management process for onboarding devices to HiveManager NG and guides you through performing essential configurations. It includes deployment information for Aerohive SR22xxP and SR23xxP switches .

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A3 Installation Guides

The following is a list of available A3 installation guides:

Switch Deployment Guides

Enterprise Network Deployment Guide

This guide describes how to integrate Extreme Networks access points and Dell EMC access switches, and how to configure both types of devices through ExtremeCloud IQ.

Extreme Switch Deployment Essentials

This guide helps you onboard Extreme Networks switches using ExtremeCloud IQ and guides you through essential configurations.

Extreme K-12 Education Deployment Guides for HM Classic

The Extreme Networks K-12 Education Deployment Guide is a series of guides about setting up Extreme Networks devices in a typical K-12 school environment. Each part is a short, easy-to-read topic that develops an extended example running throughout the series. Along the way there are numerous tips, suggestions, and alternative approaches.

Extreme Retail Deployment Guides for HM Classic

This is the first part in a series of guides explaining how to plan, configure, install, and maintain Extreme Networks products within several common retail business environments.

Additional Guides

Extreme Channel Selection Protocol

This guide introduces ACSP (Extreme Channel Selection Protocol) and explains how it works.

Hierarchical HiveManager Configuration Guide

This guide explains how to enable and use HHM (Hierarchical HiveManager). It includes instructions for adding organizations, viewing data and configuring objects in different organizations, adding and reassigning devices to organizations, generating reports, and more.

Using RADIUS Attributes to Assign VLANs Dynamically via HiveManager Connect

HiveManager Connect does not support the assignment of multiple user profiles to different users authenticated through RADIUS on a WPA2-Enterprise/802.1X SSID. However, even if you cannot assign multiple user profiles via RADIUS, you can assign multiple VLANs via RADIUS. This short guide explains how to do this when using HiveManager Connect and RADIUS.

Extreme Networks Point-to-Point Mesh

This guide explains how to connect the networks at two sites across a wireless backhaul mesh link using AP245X access points with 60° sector antennas.

IQ Virtual Appliance vSphere Configuration

This document provides information on setting up the vSphere virtualization environment to deploy and run IQ Virtual Appliance. The configuration instructions in this guide are based on vSphere ESXi 6.0 and vCenter 6.0.

Extreme Networks PPSK Guide

This guide explains service and device PPSKs, how they work, and how to configure them. Learn the various ways to create service PPSK users based on the role of the people creating them: ExtremeCloud IQ administrators, guest management administrators, Active Directory authenticated employees, and even wireless network users themselves (through self-registration).

Extreme Networks Security Guide

This guide covers Extreme Networks security from hardware features built into Extreme Networks devices to ways that control, management, user data, and administrative traffic are protected. It summarizes the security precautions for ExtremeCloud IQ and ExtremeCloud IQ Online Classic and explains how Extreme Networks devices can protect the network from DoS attacks, network reconnaissance, and rogue APs.

Extreme Networks WLAN Best Practices Guide

This guide is a collection of best practices for deploying and configuring Extreme Networks APs. It includes topics such as channel widths, cell sizes and cell overlap, target data rates and basic data rates, load balancing, client capacity, and more. By considering the principles and recommendations presented here, you can take fuller advantage of the unique characteristics of wireless and the rich features Extreme Networks makes available in its products.

HiveManager Discovery through DHCP

This guide explains how to provide the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) or IP address of ExtremeCloud IQ for Extreme Networks APs and Extreme and Dell EMC switches by configuring vendor-specific DHCP options on two common types of DHCP servers: a Linux ISC server and a Windows DHCP server. Informing Extreme Networks and Dell EMC devices about the FQDN or IP address of ExtremeCloud IQ is necessary when using IQ Virtual Appliance on premises because its location will change from site to site.

Extreme Large Campus Deployment Architecture Reference

This guide serves as a reference for the products, features, and components that can help you optimize the provisioning and configuration of devices for an Extreme Networks wireless LAN deployment in a large campus.

HiveManager Online to HiveManager Migration Guide

ExtremeCloud IQ is the next generation cloud-based network management solution from Extreme Networks. This guide explains how existing Extreme Networks customers can easily migrate from HM Classic to ExtremeCloud IQ.

Extreme Integration with Eduroam

This guide explains how to configure Extreme Networks access points to provide wireless network access to Eduroam users.

Extreme Mesh Deployment Guide

This guide introduces the Extreme Networks mesh solution and covers numerous best practices to keep in mind when planning your deployment. It includes sections on supported and unsupported topologies to assist you in designing and implementing a successful Extreme Networks mesh solution.

EAP-TLS Authentication with an Extreme RADIUS Server and AD Integration

This document guides an Extreme Networks administrator through configuring an 802.1X SSID using an Extreme Networks device as a RADIUS server and AD (Active Directory) integration, using group policy objects to deploy computer certificates and a wireless network configuration, bind an AD group to an Extreme Networks user profile, and authorize only users belonging to bound AD groups to access the network

EAP-TLS Authentication with an NPS RADIUS Server

This document explains how to configure Extreme Networks and Windows components to provide wireless client and user authentication using 802.1X/EAP-TLS.

Link Budget Calculations and Choosing the Correct Antenna

This document addresses a number of variables and provides a mathematical means to help you make your wireless design and deployment decisions.

Private PSK Deployment Scenarios

This guide introduces PPSK (Private Pre-Shared Keys) and presents three scenarios where PPSK can be used effectively.

 


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