I was doing demo for WAAS for a client in town and I went into some problem;
I am doing an off-path deployment, I was unable to secure the inline cards for this demo-I am using the gig interface of WAE 512.
I configured WCCP(service groups 61 and 62) on the routers at both ends.
I connected the WAEs on the unused Ethernet interface of the routers at the both ends configured 'ip wccp exclude in 'on the same interfaces to avoid routing loops.
The network connectivity is okay and i can ping from the central manager and from any part of the network.
I have also done 'cms enable' and specified the centralmanager IP.
The problem is the edge WAE permanently shows offline on the central manager,unlike the core wae which has been online all along.
What could be causing this branch WAE to be in this offline state.
Is this a bug?
Anyone who has experience with an off-path deployment before.
Please help the client is on my case.
Please try the following steps below
What can be done if the following error is observed ?WAAS(config)#cms enable
Registering WAAS Application Engine...
Sending device registration request to Central Manager with address 10.1.1.1
Registration record for this device already exists or other nodes share the following information with this node: Mac 00:14:5e:95:57
:09 already used by device HQ-WAAS(CeConfig_188); Ip address HQ-WAAS#192.168.10.1 already used by device HQ-WAAS(CeConfig_188);
register: Registration failed.
cms: unable to register node
There are a couple of possibilities. If the WAE has been registered prior to this attempt with a different IP address, the CM recognizes the MAC address and flags this as an error condition. It is also possible that there is some stale information in the management database (on the CM and/or the WAE).
Please try the following steps to clear this state:
1. Delete the device from the CM GUI (If you still see it).
2. Do a "cms deregister force" on the WAE.
3. Set the CM ip address on the WAE again (if required).
4. "cms enable" on the WAE.
5. The device will need to be re-activated on the CM.
You should see the device on the CM in an active state momentarily.