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Ordering for Wireless Mgmt Appliance/Software

Hi all,

I have setup 2 WLC 2504 and around 20 AP for my client, my client looking for a management software can monitor the wireless client behavior and monitor the AP signal performance and position client in geographical location. Is the WCS able to perform the mentioned task? and I found out that the WCS is obsolete, so what is the replacement product for the WCS? 

Really appreciated if someone can enlight me the Ordering on Parts and license.

Many thanks in advance.

rgds,
Frankie

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Cisco Employee

Hi Frankie, the Replacement

Hi Frankie,

 

the Replacement Product is NCS "Cisco Prime Network Control System"

The Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) is a Cisco LAN Solution network management tool that adds to the capabilities of the Web User Interface and the command-line interface (CLI). NCS enables you to manage a network of controllers.

NCS enables you to configure and monitor one or more controllers, switches and associated access points. NCS includes the same configuration, performance monitoring, security, fault management, and accounting options used at the controller level and adds a graphical view of multiple controllers and managed access points.

 

Installtion link:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/ncs/appliance/install/guide/primencs_qsg/primencs_qsgmain.html

Download link for NCS:

http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?mdfid=284206374&flowid=30982&softwareid=283927263&release=NCS%201.1.3&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest

 

you can also plan for  "Prime Infrastructure "

Prime Infrastructure enables you to configure and monitor one or more controllers, switches and associated access points. Prime Infrastructure includes the same configuration, performance monitoring, security, fault management, and accounting options used at the controller level and adds a graphical view of multiple controllers and managed access points

 

PI software download link:

http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?mdfid=284422771&flowid=45323&softwareid=284272932&release=2.0.0&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=all

 

You can conatct the License team and based on your contract availblity , they will issue the license for you

 

Thanks-

Afroz

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Yes WCS is obsolete now and

Yes WCS is obsolete now and was replaced by Network Control System (NCS) which too is now no more sold.

The current replacement for WCS/NCS is Cisco Prime Infrastructure.

Cisco Prime Infrastructure provides a single integrated solution for comprehensive lifecycle management of the wired/wireless access, campus, and branch networks, and rich visibility into end-user connectivity and application performance assurance issues. Cisco Prime Infrastructure accelerates the rollout of new services, secure access and management of mobile devices, making “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) a reality for corporate IT. Tightly coupling client awareness with application performance visibility and network control, Cisco Prime Infrastructure helps ensure uncompromised end-user quality of experience. Deep integration with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) further extends this visibility across security and policy-related problems, presenting a complete view of client access issues with a clear path to solving them.

Prime Infrastructure is organized into a lifecycle workflow that includes the following high-level task areas:

  • Design—The design phase focuses on the overall design of feature or device patterns or templates . The design area is where you create reusable design patterns such as configuration templates. Prime Infrastructure provides predefined templates, but you can also create your own. These patterns and templates are intended for use in the deployment phase of the lifecycle.
  • Deploy—The deployment phase focuses on deploying previously defined designs or templates into your network. The deploy area is where you specify how to deploy features, making use of the templates created in the design phase. The deploy phase allows you to push configurations defined in your templates to one or many devices.
  • Operate—The Operate area is where you monitor your network on a daily basis, as well as perform other day-to-day or ad hoc operations relating to network device inventory and configuration management. The Operate tab contains dashboards, the Device Work Center, and the tools you need for day-to-day monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and operations.
  • Report—Prime Infrastructure also provides reports that you can use to monitor the system and network health as well as troubleshoot problems. The Prime Infrastructure Report Launchpad provides report access and scheduling for all types of reporting functions.
  • Administration—The Administration area is where you specify system configuration settings, manage access control, and specify data collection settings.
  • Workflows—Use workflows to set up Plug and Play to configure new devices and allow any newly connected Cisco IOS device to be discovered, inventoried, and configured. Workflows also allow you to set up switches or wireless LAN controllers after they have been added to Prime Infrastructure.

Following is the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.0 Ordering and Licensing Guide Data Sheet:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/cloud-systems-management/prime-infrastructure/guide_c07-729223.html

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