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Migration WCS (virtual) to NCS

We have to migrate a WCS (virtual, windows 2003) to NCS.

In Cisco NCS Release Notes I´ve found the migration steps:

"There is no GUI for exporting data from WCS 7.x. A new CLI “export userdata” is available in WCS 7.x which creates the .zip file containing the individual data files. The CLI does not provide any option to customize what can be exported; all non-global user-defined items are exported."

But my WCS is running on a Windows 2003 server, not on an appliance. Is it possible to make a ssh session to the wcs? I tried it, but it doesn´t work.

Could somebody give me a solution?

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Migration WCS (virtual) to NCS

If you are migrating from a version of the Cisco Wireless Controller System (WCS) to the Cisco Prime Network Control System, perform the following steps to export data from the Cisco Wireless Controller System (WCS).

Step 1 Stop the existing WCS.

Step 2 Execute the cd command to the bin directory.

Step 3 Run the export using one of the following commands, depending on your operating system. Provide the path and export file name as prompted.

In Linux: all /data/

In Windows: export.bat all c:/

Please note, that NCS supports data migration from WCS releases and If you do not have this release of WCS, you must upgrade to either WCS or first and then follow the migration steps.

For mroe details see :

For more details on upgrading WCS to NCS check :


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