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WLC configuration script or backup?

Hello,

I wonder if there is a way to save the WLC configuration as a .txt file or a copy start to tftp command like in a switch or router in order to later paste or load it to another or the same WLC.

This is because I am about to add a backup WLC in my network which only difference will be name and IP address therefore I hope I can avoid going step by step through it's configuration. Or lets say I restore default settings in my current WLC and then I want to just load a config file, or again is it a step by step process?

Regards!

The Solution has been added in the following Document:-

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-21757

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Cisco Employee

Re: WLC configuration script or backup?

Hello,

Starting from 5.2 or later, when loading the config file via FTP or TFTP, you can actually open it with a text editor and it should show as a list of commands:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/6.0/configuration/guide/c60mfw.html#wp1046683

In this way you can make changes with the text editor and load it back to the WLC.
Alternatively, you could also copy the whole config as a text, go in the WLC's config mode (with the "config" command) and at the prompt "config>" simply copy the whole config text file.

Hope this helps,

Fede

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Cisco Employee

Re: WLC configuration script or backup?

Hello,

Starting from 5.2 or later, when loading the config file via FTP or TFTP, you can actually open it with a text editor and it should show as a list of commands:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/6.0/configuration/guide/c60mfw.html#wp1046683

In this way you can make changes with the text editor and load it back to the WLC.
Alternatively, you could also copy the whole config as a text, go in the WLC's config mode (with the "config" command) and at the prompt "config>" simply copy the whole config text file.

Hope this helps,

Fede

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Community Member

WLC configuration script or backup?

Hello,

but is there a method to save configs automatically and periodically ? (To TFTP/FTP server or anywhere? )

Using WLC 5508 , software version 7.0166

Cisco Employee

WLC configuration script or backup?

If u hv the WCS then u can do this!!

Regards

Surendra

Community Member

WLC configuration script or backup?

Need to do this without WCS

WLC configuration script or backup?

EvaldasOu wrote:

Need to do this without WCS

yes, this is possible via expect

See my post https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3438536#3438536
which explains how to do this exact task

Community Member

WLC configuration script or backup?

Is there a doc out to show or explain how? Ive been searching for a few days and have found nothing on how to make that work

Community Member

WLC configuration script or backup?

How to do this with WCS

Community Member

WLC configuration script or backup?

Kiwi / Solarwinds makes a product called CatTools that does this and is free for up to 20 devices:

www.kiwisyslog.com/kiwi-cattools-overview/

It was a bit more difficult to configure to work with my WLC than switches, routers and PIX/ASAs but it works.

WLC configuration script or backup?

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-21757

Thanks,

Vinay Sharma

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