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