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Configuring Instant APs for Micro Branch Solution
For a single data center without redundancy, perform the following configuration tasks on the Instant AP:
- Configure a single VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. using an IPsecInternet Protocol security. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure IP communications that authenticates and encrypts each IP packet in a communication session. tunnel. For more information, see Configuring IPsec VPN Tunnel.
- Configure a routing profile for split-tunneling of client traffic. For more information, see Configuring Routing Profiles for Instant AP VPN.
- Configure the Enterprise domains for split-tunneling of DNSDomain Name System. A DNS server functions as a phone book for the intranet and Internet users. It converts human-readable computer host names into IP addresses and IP addresses into host names. It stores several records for a domain name such as an address 'A' record, name server (NS), and mail exchanger (MX) records. The Address 'A' record is the most important record that is stored in a DNS server, because it provides the required IP address for a network peripheral or element. traffic from clients. For more information, see Configuring Enterprise Domains.
- Configure DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network. scope in Distributed, L3 and Centralized, L2 modes. For more information, see Configuring DHCP Scopes on Instant APs.