SMALL-SITE CAMPUS DESIGN
The small-site campus design is a single access switch or single access switch stack. The demands in the access layer for wired ports and WLAN devices typically number in the dozens (versus the hundreds in the medium design), with requirements for less than 25 APs. The preferred design strives to minimize cost with minimal numbers of components and features offered, though advanced and mission critical options are available choices for networks that require these capabilities.
Campus Wired Access and Wireless Access
In the small-site campus design, you make choices for the wired access with a bias towards size and flexibility in order to accommodate the space and power requirements of small sites. Densities and advanced software feature capabilities are not as strong of a requirement, so options with the most economical preference are shown.
Table. Small campus suggested deployment platforms
|Enterprise Class—base foundation network capabilities||Advanced—foundation plus additional network capabilities||Mission Critical—Best in class network capabilities|
|Cisco 2960-X and 2960-XR Series with stack modules||Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series stackable switches||Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series stackable switches|
|Wireless controller||FlexConnect with Cisco 8500/5500 Series remote controller in HA SSO mode or Cisco 3500 Series local controller in HA SSO mode||Cisco 5500/3500 Series local controller in HA SSO mode||Cisco 5500/3500 Series local controller in HA SSO mode|
|Cisco Wireless APs||Cisco 1850 Series||Cisco 2800 Series||Cisco 3800 Series|
|Key capabilities— wired||Gigabit Ethernet access||1 Gigabit Ethernet services, MACsec, TrustSec NetFlow, PoE+||Gigabit Ethernet services, MACsec, TrustSec NetFlow, UPOE|
|Key capabilities— wireless||2 Gbps Combined Data, 802.11ac Wave 2, 4×4 MU-MIMO:3SS, 20/40/80MHz, Transmit Beamforming||5 Gbps Combined Data, 802.11ac Wave 2, 4×4 MU-MIMO:3SS, 20/40/80/160MHz, HDX, CleanAir, ClientLink 4.0 + Transmit Beamforming, VideoStream||5 Gbps Combined Data, 802.11ac Wave 2, 4×4 MU-MIMO:3SS, 20/40/80/160MHz, mGig+GE, HDX, CleanAir, ClientLink 4.0 + Transmit Beamforming, VideoStream|
Original Reference from Cisco’s Campus LAN and Wireless LAN Design Guide