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About 1 month ago
My advice: DON'T. We have FTDs running in HA and an FMCv (FirePOWER Management Center Virtual) managing them for the past 3.5 years. It runs well for our light load, and is stable if you don't change anything.  But it is buggy and when you want to change the config or…
About 2 months ago
As I can see, many answers refer to different parts of the solution. and the answers are correct: you can integrate Meraki or cisco switches with meraki or Cisco APs or any other model of APs (Huawei, Aruba, Ruckus). Nut, if you're asking specifically for wireless…
2 months ago
I can't say for Palo Alto as I haven't tried them myself, but I'd advise against FTDs and Firepower Management Center. * Firepower systems take about 4 minutes on average to make config changes (it's referred to as "Deployment", can take 1-6 minutes depending type of change…
3 months ago
The standard answer to such a question is: it depends. The pricing for both solutions is very similar: per-AP, Meraki is more expensive than Cisco Wireless. Cisco APs are cheaper, but the controller raises the solution price to be almost equal to Meraki. Meraki is…
4 months ago
Pricing is different based on region; it depends on Aruba's and Cisco's strategy in the region. You must contact the respective partners to get an accurate price for comparison. That being said, in MENA where I live, as of a few months ago (21H1), Aruba pricing was cheaper…
4 months ago
I suggest Aruba. We've considered the same upgrade (APs + Switches) and I've settled with Aruba. Aruba 505,515 (or other models) depends on the number of users and the area you want to cover.  Regarding switches, from what I could see, there isn't much difference though my…
5 months ago
@Rathin Vaidya and @Syed Abid Hussain make good points. I have experience with VMWare and Hyper-V. 1- They are feature-rich and more common. it means you can find solutions for your issues easily online. 2- Licensing: prices per socket are close, but Win Server Data…
About 1 year ago