I have a customer that purchased Cisco Prime 1.2 upgrade from WCS, but it was never installed. We're getting ready to do so now, and I have a few questions about the process and any recommendations from folks who have done this before.
There are presently ~150 APs configured on the WCS (and WISM1s), but the maps used were not very detailed, and some are not to scale.
As part of this overall wireless upgrade, I've set up an HA pair of 7500 FlexControllers, and added a few new APs to it. All of the current APs (on the WISM1s) will get migrated to the 7500, as well as bunch of new APs will be installed for a total near 600 when we are done. There are multiple campuses, with multiple buildings per campus. We are going to use new, higher resolution, and more accurate maps (beyond what was installed on the WCS). There is also a new MSE 3355 to be installed.
My current tentative plan is to:
1. Install the PI 1.2 media (new install)
2. Apply patching to get to 126.96.36.199
3. Install the PI 2.0 upgrade (supported upgrade from 188.8.131.52)
4. On PI 2.0, configure Mobility Group and add WISMs and 7500s to it
5. Get new / better maps into PI 2.0.
6. Apply basic config to new MSE 3355, and add it to PI
7. Synchronize maps and WLCs to MSE from PI.
8. Start moving old APs from WISM1s to 7500s (as well as support new APs as they get installed).
Any mistakes or major missing steps here? Since we're changing maps, I wasn't planning on exporting data from the WCS for import to the PI, but would appreciate knowing if there's a reason to do so.
I'm not familiar w/ the ProxMox virtual environment - Does it run ESX? If yes, you'll be good. If it doesn't run ESX, it won't work.
Here are the system requriements for Prime 1.2
VMware ESXi Server software is required on the server. Version 5.0 is required for the Large and Extra Large OVAs. Version 4.1 will work with Small and Medium OVAs, but 5.0 is preferred. Prime Infrastructure 1.2 has not been tested with VMware ESXi Server versions later than 5.0.