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WCS monitoring

I have recently started using the Wireless Control System. This is monitoring the WiSM2 controller, and 1524 AP, 1040 indoor AP,s. I wanted to know if I can monitor the Traffic- Bandwidth Utilization, Number of Clients, Session details, Type of device etc on  per AP level, per SSID level, per controller level.   I also want to know if i can generate reports Traffic- Bandwidth Utilization, Number of Clients, Session details, Type of device etc on  per AP level, per SSID level. I also want to know how can I findi the license of the WCS if any. And how can I take a backup of current WCS configuration if I decide to reinstall the WCS into any other server?

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Re: WCS monitoring

The only thing you will be able to report on is the number if clients per AP, not bandwidth and what types of clients. For more info, take a look at the WCS reference guide for your version. How to perform a backup and licensing can also be found there.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/7.0/configuration/guide/7_0main.html

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Re: WCS monitoring

Dear Scott,

We are in the process of providing a major telecom operator a pure second layer  3g offloading solution. But I am looking for a way to monitor KPI's like bandwidth utilization, QOS, speed profile per client etc. My major priority for monitoring bandwidth utilization per accesspoint is to check congestion on ap's or no of clients increasing the limit per ap. I believe you are understanding what I mean. At the same time I also have to provide atleast a GUI to the customer for his monitoring purposes.  Can the WCS do this? if not can you suggest if there is any tool which can do this. Looking forward to hear from you.

Thanks

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Re: WCS monitoring

WCS is EOL and what you need to look at is Prime Infrastructure. Now I'm not going to tell you everything PI can do or can't, but this is a tool for monitoring the wireless. It can give tell you number of clients on a given ap or radio or the utilization, but it will not know of bandwidth per user or total bandwidth used. This is not something that this tool is built for.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12239/

The WLC with newer code can do NetFlow which is application visibility.

http://www.plixer.com/blog/netflow-configuration/cisco-wlc-netflow-configuration/

I don't think there is one solution for what you are looking for. I guess you can always find a tool to check bandwidth from the switchport that the ap is connected to. Something like Cacti

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacti_(software)

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-Scott
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