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Cisco 4402 Wireless Controller Upgrade

We have a 4402 WLAN controller with a bunch of AP's in 6 locations. The software is installed on a Windows Server 2003 - Since our company needs to be in compliance with various complaince agencies, we are in process of getting rid of all 2003 servers in our infrastructure as they will no longer be supported early next year. 

I have created a new server (2012 R2) and attempted to install but get the error that it is only supported on Server 2003 OR Red Hat. 

Is there a way to get this installed on a different platform other than 2003? 

Thanks!

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VIP Purple

Yes you can keep the same

Yes you can keep the same equipment(WLCs and AP).

I was just saying baout WCS upgradation to NCS/ prime infrastructure

NCC/WCS are just a management for wireless LAN controllers APs. so if you will chnage WCS to NCS then it will not impact any services.

 

Regards

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

The WLC 4402 is a hardware

The WLC 4402 is a hardware appliance.  Are you talking about WCS/NCS?

New Member

My apologies, I am talking

My apologies, I am talking about the web installer control panel. 

Hall of Fame Super Gold

I am talking about the web

I am talking about the web installer control panel. 

Nope.  Still don't make sense.

New Member

 Does this help? 

 

Does this help? 

VIP Purple

Leo was right :)You want to

Leo was right :)

You want to install WCS on 2012R2 server but its not possible.

WCS runs on Windows 2003/SP2, Windows 2003 R2/SP2 32-bit installations, and Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 5.X 32-bit installations

There is no otherway.

Suggestion:

WCS is already upgraded to NCS or Prime Infrastructure, go for these.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/cloud-systems-management/prime-infrastructure/products-installation-guides-list.html

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/cloud-systems-management/prime-infrastructure/deployment_guide_c07-721232.html

Regards

 

New Member

Thanks Sandeep!If I wanted to

Thanks Sandeep!

If I wanted to upgrade, would I need to upgrade my equipment as well? 

Thanks! 

VIP Purple

you can because 4400 series

you can because 4400 series WLC last suport is 7.0.250.0

If you have small wlan enviournment then go for 2500 wlc and if you big then go for 550 series.

 

But for you, better to go for NCS/prime infra instaed of WCS.

 

Regards

New Member

Thanks again Sandeep, but

Thanks again Sandeep, but what I am asking is if I can keep my equipment? Our environment is pretty big, we have 7 locations across USA and within each location are large warehouses for shipping that use wireless RF guns for UPC code scanning. So we have a lot of AP's - this is why I ask if we can use the same equipment with the NCS/Prime Infra... ?

 

Thanks!

VIP Purple

Yes you can keep the same

Yes you can keep the same equipment(WLCs and AP).

I was just saying baout WCS upgradation to NCS/ prime infrastructure

NCC/WCS are just a management for wireless LAN controllers APs. so if you will chnage WCS to NCS then it will not impact any services.

 

Regards

Dont forget to rate helpful posts

New Member

Thank you so much Sandeep!

Thank you so much Sandeep! That's what I wanted to know. One more question, do I need to buy this or can I download it?

Thanks! 

VIP Purple

Yes you have to download NCS

Yes you have to download NCS ova file from here and install on virtual machine.

 

http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?mdfid=284206374&release=NCS%25201.1.1&flowid=30982&softwareid=283927263

Here are the procedure to migrate from WCS to NCS:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/ncs/1-1/release/notes/NCS_RN1-1-1.html#wp83675

https://supportforums.cisco.com/document/112701/migrating-wcs-ncs

 

I will suggest you take help with IT professional support partner to do this.

 

Regards

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New Member

Hi, You can install the  OVA

Hi,

 

You can install the  OVA for NCS 1.1.1.24 on the Virtual machine but you need to keep in mind the hardware specifications for the NCS to worked as expected.

If the Hardware requirements are not met your NCS installation process may fail or you may come across errors while installing.

Also there there are three types of NCS virtual appliance: You can deploy any based on your network requirements:

Hardware Platform
Configuration

Cisco Prime NCS High-End Virtual Appliance (physical/virtual appliance)

Supports up to 15,000 Cisco Aironet lightweight access points, 5,000 autonomous access points, 5000 switches, and 1200 Cisco wireless LAN controllers.

Supports up to 100,000 unified wireless clients, 50,000 wired clients, and 20,000 autonomous clients.

Processor Cores: 8, at 2.93 GHz or better.

Minimum RAM:16 GB.

Minimum hard disk space allocation: 400 GB.

Cisco Prime NCS Standard Virtual Appliance

Supports up to 7,500 Cisco Aironet lightweight access points, 2,500 autonomous access points, 2,500 switches, and 600 Cisco wireless LAN controllers.

Supports up to 50,000 unified wireless clients, 25,000 wired clients, and 10,000 autonomous clients.

Processor Cores: 4, at 2.93 GHz or better.

Minimum RAM: 12 GB.

Minimum hard disk space allocation: 300 GB.

Cisco Prime NCS Low-End Virtual Appliance

Supports up to 3,000 Cisco Aironet lightweight access points, 1,000 autonomous access points, 1,000 switches, and 240 Cisco wireless LAN controllers.

Supports up to 25,000 unified wireless clients, 10,000 wired clients, and 5,000 autonomous clients.

Processor Cores: 2, at 2.93 GHz or better.

Minimum RAM: 8 GB.

Minimum hard disk space allocation: 200 GB.

VMware ESX and ESXi Versions (Virtual Appliance on a Customer-Supplied Server)

If deploying NCS as a virtual appliance on a customer-supplied server, one of the following versions of VMware ESX or ESXi may be used:

VMware ESX or VMware ESXi Version 4.0

VMware ESX or VMware ESXi Version 4.1

VMware ESXi Version 5.0

Note VMware Tools Version 4.1 is preinstalled in the NCS virtual appliance.

 

there is option for you to migrate you WCS data to NCS here is the link for the document that states how this can be achieved. this will help you avoid loosing your older data (incase it is of significance). If not i would recommend you avoid doing this:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/ncs/1-1/release/notes/NCS_RN1-1-1.html#wp83675

 

After having installed the NCS and you need to install necessary patches incase you wish to upgrade from NCS to PI 1.2 and above. the latest version available is PI 2.1 ( NOTE: Hardware requirements have to be met for all virtual deployments)

All hardware platforms are supported on PI 2.1( It is actually the version that is being run on the devices that matters. You need to have you device on the minimum code defined)

Here is the a list for PI 2.1:

2.1

7.6.120.0* 7.5.102.0*
7.4.121.0
7.4.110.0
7.4.100.60
7.4.100.0
7.3.112.0
7.3.101.0
7.2.115.2
7.2.111.3
7.2.110.0
7.2.103.0
7.0.250.0
7.0.240.0
7.0.235.3
7.0.235.0
7.0.230.0
7.1.91.0
7.0.220.0
7.0.116.0
7.0.98.218
7.0.98.0

7.6.120.0**
7.5.102.101**
7.4.121.0
7.4.110.0
7.4.100.0
7.3.101.0
7.2.110.0
7.2.103.0
7.0.240.0
7.0.230.0
7.0.220.0
7.0.201.204
7.0.112.0
7.0.105.0

1.0
1.1
1.2

* Prime Infrastructure 2.1 allows you to manage Cisco WLC Releases 7.5.102.0 and 7.6.x with the features of Cisco WLC 7.4.121.0 and earlier releases. Prime Infrastructure 2.1 does not support any features that are introduced in Cisco WLC Releases 7.5.102.0 and 7.6.x except the new access point platforms and the new mobility feature.

** Prime Infrastructure 2.1 allows you to manage Cisco MSE Releases 7.5.102.101 and 7.6.120.0 with feature compatibility of Cisco MSE Release 7.4.121.0. Prime Infrastructure 2.1 does not support any new features introduced in Cisco MSE Releases 7.5.102.101 and 7.6.120.0. For information on MSE model and platform details, see Table 6 .

 

For Network Control System:

Cisco NCS
Cisco WLC
Cisco MSE
ISE

1.1.1.24

7.2.115.2
7.2.111.3
7.2.110.0
7.2.103.0
7.0.250.0
7.0.240.0
7.0.235.3
7.0.235.0
7.0.230.0
7.1.91.03
7.0.220.0
7.0.116.0
7.0.98.218
7.0.98.0

7.2.110.0
7.2.103.0
7.0.240.0
7.0.230.0
7.0.220.0
7.0.201.204
7.0.112.0
7.0.105.0

ISE 1.0
ISE 1.1

 

Hope this helps!!!

 

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