Overview of Local Area Bonjour for Embedded Wireless Controller - Access Point Mode
The Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points introduces unicast mode function in Local Area Bonjour network domain. The enhanced gateway function at the first hop of wired and wireless networks communicate directly with any industry standard RFC 6762 compliant multicast DNS (mDNS) end point in Layer 2 unicast mode.
The Cisco Catalyst 9100 series Access Points (AP) support distributed wireless forwarding with Embedded Wireless Controller (EWC) in Local-Switching mode. The Catalyst 9000 series LAN switch introduces new Service-Peer mode to support mDNS gateway for locally attached wired and wireless endpoints in Unicast mode. The mDNS service discovery and distribution boundary is expanded from single-gateway to end-to-end service-routing with upstream SDG Agent switch to enable unicast-mode, increased scale, performance, and resiliency in the network.