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Hosting AirControl on Cloud/Public IP?

I am eondering if AirControl can be installed on cloud server with public IP to monitor nanobeams across multiple local sites?

 

like we do with Unifi controller and Unms..

 

if so, any setup document available?

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Re: Hosting AirControl on Cloud/Public IP?

There was a document for digital ocean on Help Pages, but i guess they removed it, because it was outdated.
Basically just install it where your UniFi is running as described here:
https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/218279908-airControl-How-to-Install-airControl-on-Ubuntu-Ser...
(Debian 8/9 works also without issues)
Sidenote: Oracle Java8 JDK is recommended instead of OpenJDK.
Java9 has issues with desktop client as mentioned in release notes.

Used ports are inbound TCP 9081 for devices/desktop client and TCP 9082 for Webclient /browser access. Outbound TCP 10001 for discovery and TCP 22 for ssh management of devices.
(you can change these after install of AC2.1 server, which is also recommended with public server)
Additionally you can use your own SSL certificate as described here:
https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005593008-airControl-How-to-Install-SSL-Certificate-for-t...
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Re: Hosting AirControl on Cloud/Public IP?

@Skipper0815 thanks for your reply.

 

So these questions left:

  • how do the Nanbeams know where the Aircontrol is - so monitoring is available? (something like Unifi uses set-infrm url?)
  • can it run on same server (I use Digital Ocean for Unifi controller) or a new dedicated server?
  • what are specs if new or shared server for Air control?

Thanks

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Re: Hosting AirControl on Cloud/Public IP?

Yes similar to unifi inform.
Aircontrol heartbeat.
Same server is possible if you don't mix ports with UniFi.
around 1GB RAM additionally to your current setup/operating system per 300 devices.
As Aircontrol2 server runs on everything like Raspberry 2 or better... no high specs necessary.
parallel configuration or Firmware updates of course temporarily consume more RAM, but doing that in branches will keep that low.
AC2 runs on a single core within JVM, so quad or octa core machines not necessary.( at least not for AC2 )
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