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Application by user in the wireless network

Hi my name is Ivan

I would like to know  if there are any cisco wireless product that allows user to view applications in the wireless network are used and how much bandwidth is consumed per user and per application.

Thanks for your reply.


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Re: Application by user in the wireless network

You can look at AVC on the wlc's starting on v7.4. Here is a guide which you can look at and see of it provides with with some of what you are looking for.

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Re: Application by user in the wireless network

Once you configure AVC on your controller you can export netflow data from you controller to a netflow collector. Then you can get an historical trend on utilization of your wireless network based on recognized application. Without a netflow collector you can monitor Application visibility in each controller in real time, but you cannot get a holistic view of your environment if you have multiple controller.

Not all netflow vendors support cisco WLC flow export. I have tested this with Scrutinizer and they were the only vendor support this in few months back. You can refer below to see how it looks like

If you have Cisco Prime Assuarance, then also you can do the same without having 3rd party netflow collecting tool.



Re: Application by user in the wireless network

Q. What is Cisco Application Visibility and Control?

A. Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC) is a solution that uses  multiple technologies and management tools that, when working together,  provides a powerful and pervasive integrated solution for application  visibility and control based on stateful deep packet inspection (DPI).

Q. How does AVC work?

A. With the Cisco AVC solution, Cisco wireless controllers can identify  applications within the traffic flow using DPI technology and mark it  with certain differentiated services code point (DSCP) value. It can  collect various wireless performance metrics such as bandwidth use in  terms of applications and clients. Then, using quality of service (QoS),  routers/switches can reprioritize critical applications or deny an  application's bandwidth use.

Q. What technology is used in the AVC solution?

A. Cisco AVC consists of the following technologies:

•  Network-Based Application Recognition Version 2 (NBAR2),  next-generation DPI technology that can identify more than 1000  applications and support application categorization, with the ability to  update the protocol definition.

•  NetFlow Version 9 export to select and export data of interest,  allowing easy consumption of application performance statistics by Cisco  and third-party applications.

• Reporting and management tools, such as Cisco Prime Infrastructure with Assurance module, an enterprise-grade  infrastructure and service-monitoring tool for reporting of application  and network performance that can provide up to 30 different reports for  application visibility.

• QoS to facilitate the control of application perform

For more info please refer