Will the system work without Internet connectivity

Will the system work without Internet connectivity
Will the system work without Internet connectivity
2020-11-03 05:26:13 - last edited 2020-11-04 09:36:59
Model: OC200
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Hi guys,

 

I have tried to search for the answer in the forums, but apparently my searching-the-forum-skills are not strong enough wink

 

Will the Omada Controller eco-system require constant access to the Internet to function? Imagine a network that will have no direct Internet access - will the Omada SDN system work fully then?

 

I get that any any firmware updates to the controller or any switches or AP's adopted to the controller will not be able to be downloaded automatic directly from the internet. But will it be possible to "manually" update the Omada Controller as well as add updated firmware for switches and AP's using files downloaded outside the network?

 

ALso I dont fully understand the difference between the software controller (either installed on a computer or using the OC200) and the cloud controller. Can someone explain that? Will the cloud controller take over the local software controller at some point making my original question mood in the process?

 

Stay safe everyone and with kind regards,

Henrik

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2020-11-03 21:51:40 - last edited 2020-11-04 09:36:59

@Henrik_TP 

 

The Omada controller does not need internet access exept for updates to itself, the FW of the controller or APs or if you want to link it to the cloud so you can manage your network infrastructure from anywhere.

 

Software vs hardware as far as i know is just a preference, some people like a physical hardware to manage their systems, others prefer a VM or host they already have.

 

I personally run the SDN controller on Debian on a VM.

 

I dont believe the cloud controller will replace the local version, it's simply an option - think about people who only need APs for Wi-Fi access but everything else they use is cloud based, technically they can manage their APs remotely without the need for physical kit in the main building

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2020-11-03 21:51:40 - last edited 2020-11-04 09:36:59

@Henrik_TP 

 

The Omada controller does not need internet access exept for updates to itself, the FW of the controller or APs or if you want to link it to the cloud so you can manage your network infrastructure from anywhere.

 

Software vs hardware as far as i know is just a preference, some people like a physical hardware to manage their systems, others prefer a VM or host they already have.

 

I personally run the SDN controller on Debian on a VM.

 

I dont believe the cloud controller will replace the local version, it's simply an option - think about people who only need APs for Wi-Fi access but everything else they use is cloud based, technically they can manage their APs remotely without the need for physical kit in the main building

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2020-11-04 05:54:14

@Rod-IT Thanks for your reply. smiley

 

The question is still: Is it possible to "manually" upload new firmware to the controller (for both itself as well as switches and AP's) so it can use that for updates even though it will not have internet access itself. Like if you download the needed updates on a laptop connected to the internet and then log on to the management webpage and upload the firmware to the controller?

 

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2020-11-04 09:25:31

@Henrik_TP 

 

FW updates was not your original question, but yes, you can manually upload FW files, simply select the device you want, click manage device option then upload your file.

 

 

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Re:Will the system work without Internet connectivity
2020-11-04 09:35:05

@Rod-IT Thanks for your answer.

 

Well - in my original post I did ask "But will it be possible to "manually" update the Omada Controller as well as add updated firmware for switches and AP's using files downloaded outside the network?"

 

I might not have been clear - English is not my native tongue - but my intention with the question you just managed to answer nevertheless. So thanks again smiley

 

Kind regards

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Re:Will the system work without Internet connectivity
2020-11-04 10:14:23
Apologies - you did ask, i missed it in the first post.
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