difference between WCS & WCS navigator. same software or different?
These are "not" the same products :) Here is the hierarchy;
WLC - Manages AP's
WCS - Manages multiple WLC's
WCS Navigator - Manages multiple WCS's
Here is the product descriptions;
Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) is the industry leading platform for wireless LAN planning, configuration, and management. Cisco WCS provides a powerful foundation that allows IT managers to design, control, and monitor enterprise wireless networks from a centralized location, simplifying operations and reducing the total cost of ownership.
The Cisco WCS is an optional network component that works in conjunction with Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points, Cisco wireless LAN controllers and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance. With Cisco WCS, network administrators have a single solution for RF prediction, policy provisioning, network optimization, troubleshooting, user tracking, security monitoring, and wireless LAN systems management. Robust graphical interfaces make wireless LAN deployment and operations simple and cost-effective. Detailed trending and analysis reports make Cisco WCS vital to ongoing network operations.
Cisco WCS includes tools for wireless LAN planning and design, RF management, location tracking, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and wireless LAN systems configuration, monitoring, and management.
WCS Navigator -
The Cisco WCS Navigator can support up to 20 Cisco **WCS management platforms with manageability of up to 30,000 Cisco AironetÂ® lightweight access points from a single management console.
Hope this helps!