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    • Cisco WCS Administration Introducing Cisco WCS and Cisco WCS Navigator
    • WLAN Management Tools
        • Centralized location for managing devices
        • Management devices
          • WLAN controller
          • Controller-based access points working with
            • Cisco WCS
            • Cisco Wireless Location Appliance
    • Cisco WCS Location Tracking
    • Cisco WCS Location Tracking
      • RF “Closest AP”
        • Pro: Simple with no new technology requirement
        • Con: Limited accuracy; an AP can easily cover several thousand square feet
      • RF Triangulation
        • Pro: More accurate than a single RF RSSI
        • Con: Limited accuracy; does not account for effects of building material which may cause reflection, attenuation or multipath
      • RF Fingerprinting
        • Pro: GPS-like accuracy
        • Con: More comprehensive (requires RF prediction tools)
        • Cisco WCS uses fingerprinting
    • Cisco WCS with Location Appliance
      • Cisco WCS with Location and Location Appliance accuracy
        • 90% accuracy to within 10 meters, and 50% to within 5 meters
    • Cisco WCS Versions
      • Five families:
        • WCS-STANDARD-K9
          • Base version on a single server, support for up to 500 APs. Location is closest AP.
        • WCS-LOC-UPG-K9
          • Location version on a single server, support for up to 500 APs.
        • WCS-ENT-K9
          • Supports up to 50,000 APs, on one single or several servers.
        • WCS-WLSE-UPG-K9
          • For migration from 113X WLSE. License up to 2500 APs on a single server. Base and Location versions available.
        • AIR-WCS-DEMO-K9
          • Fully functional 30-day license. Location, single-server version. Ten APs maximum.
    • Cisco WCS Licenses
    • Cisco Spectrum Intelligence Licenses
        • WCS-ADV-K9:
          • License key for one sensor, single server. Includes location capabilities.
        • WCS-ADV-SI-SE-10:
          • License key for up to 10 sensors. Includes location capabilities. This license can be used as spare to be deployed on multiple servers.
    • Cisco WCS Features
        • Flexible and secure network management system (NMS)
          • Intuitive GUI
          • Browser accessible via HTTPS
          • Device management via SNMP
          • Supports SNMP versions 1, 2 and 3
          • Complete API for integration
          • Solid SQL engine
        • Accurate WLAN planning
        • Comprehensive system management
        • Complete WLAN monitoring
          • Portal into auto RF
          • Customized reporting
        • Accurate location tracking
        • Ease of system maintenance
    • Cisco WCS Home Page
    • Cisco WCS System Management
        • Configuration similar to controller web interface
        • Audit and synchronize configurations
        • Advanced configuration policy templates
        • Backup and restore configurations
        • Perform controller upgrades and downgrades
    • Cisco WCS WLAN Monitoring
      • Hierarchical and centralized WLAN visibility
        • General / Client / Security / Mesh
      • Detailed alarms and events
    • Portal into WLAN Performance
      • Gives insight into critical WLAN measurements
        • Noise
        • Interference
        • RSSI
        • SNR
      • Profiles allow simplified interpretation
    • Cisco WCS WLAN Planning
        • Allows for “what if” scenarios prior to installation of AP
        • Map editor tool allows attenuation factors to be applied to objects to modify RF prediction
    • Cisco Spectrum Intelligence
    • Cisco Spectrum Intelligence (Cont.)
    • Cisco WCS Navigator Overview
    • Cisco WCS Navigator Product Specifications
    • Cisco WCS Navigator Features
        • Manages 20 WCS servers (Cisco WCS 4.1 version and later)
        • Manages 30,000 LWAPP access points
        • Report generation
        • Search agent-client, tag, access point, rogue
        • Database backup
        • Regional Cisco WCS configuration
        • Must use controllers with version 4.1or certain features will not be available; such as client troubleshooting
    • Adding Regional Cisco WCS Adding Regional Cisco WCS Hostname of machine Login credentials for regional Cisco WCS IP address of regional Cisco WCS
    • Administration > AAA > Users WCS Northbound API must be set.
    • Network Summary
    • Inventory Reports
        • APs: for the whole network or per Cisco WCS/controller
        • Combined inventory reports: all APs on all controllers and all Cisco WCSs
        • Controllers: whole network or per Cisco WCS
        • Location servers
    • Summary
        • Cisco WCS is management software used to offer a single point of control for the whole wireless network.
        • It can also be used to track wireless devices and locate them on a map.
        • Several license versions exist, depending on the number of APs and Cisco WCS instances to manage.
        • Cisco WCS offers many features, such as central management, planning, or network statistics.
        • When more than 10,000 APs are to be controlled, Cisco WCS Navigator allows navigation among Cisco WCS instances.