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hi All,

My query is with regard to the SSID on WLC.


I have 2 WLC 5508. SSID configurations are same.Now consider the WLC's are restarted for a maintenance activity. After restart SSID was not active on WLC1(Primary) and all AP's were on Primary. Now is there a way to get an alert if an SSID which is enabled doesn't gets enabled after a restart and an alert is send.


Now what i don't know is whether the SSID was really enabled(on the start-up config) before shutting down the WLC. if so why it wasn't enabled after restart.

Now if it was really enabled but config saved(Start-up) had SSID as disabled.


Any thoughts.




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There is no way to get alerts

There is no way to get alerts for this.... I would assume that the WLAN was indeed disabled in the start-up config as the enable was not saved.  I have not seen this in any code version I have used or tested, so that is why I'm saying that its most likely your configuration was not saved.  If you are using AP Groups, it can also be that, but I really don't think so, if all you had to do was enable the WLAN.


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Scott Got it, now what is the

Scott Got it, now what is the problem with AP groups, i am using 4 AP groups in the location.


But still there is no way to see an SSID being disabled like and interface not coming up or in Monitoring we cant explicitly check for the status of an SSID with some SNMP/or some other way.


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If an AP fails over to

If an AP fails over to another WLC, that AP looks for the same AP Group name.  If the AP Group is missing or the name is wrong, the AP will be placed in the default-group. So when the AP moves back, it will move to the default group and not the original AP Group it use to be on. I don't think that is the issue though or else you would of noticed that.  SNMP for disable WLAN's.... I really don't think there is one. 


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Hi,As far as i know there is


As far as i know there is no such a way to get alert about SSIDs in Wireless Controller level network but if you go for Cisco Prime then there would be.

And secondly it seems your configuration is not saved as SSID enabled, that's why it is showing this behavior.