I am going to be installing a CISCO WiSM blade in a 6509 switch to replace my dual 4404's and I am having trouble finding answers to some of my concerns.
On the documentation I could find, one of the requirements listed to run WiSM is ACS version 2.6. This isn't too big of a deal as I have ACS version 3.3 running, but my question is this:
Is ACS a requirement to actually use the WiSM - or is it just saying that if you are using ACS with the WiSM, you need 2.6 or above? I do not use ACS with my 4404's.
More importantly, I have a question regarding the actual migration process of switching from the dual 4404 setup to the WiSM blade. I do not have a second 6509 for testing/configuring purposes, so the only way to set up the WiSM is live.. so I'd rather not have to configure it from scratch. Is it possible to upload configuration files from each 4404 into the two internal 4404's of the WiSM blade? If so, how?
Thanks in advance.
What you suggested will work. But I think you would be better off with a new vlan/scope in terms of making sure nothing gets messed up during testing.