Recently controller release 188.8.131.52 was made available , for 4400 controllers. Usually WCS must follow controller
releases for compatibilty, as is also explictly mentioned in the release notes.
Yet there is no WCS 184.108.40.206 available for download ?
How come ?
I would wait on moving to 220.127.116.11 until a newer release of WCS if released or if it
will be supported on the NCS that is the WCS replacement.
You have the absolute right to wonder about it!!
This is really strange.
Although release notes mentions that there is wcs18.104.22.168, I think the guy published the release notes only modified the version number of 7.0,239.0 release notes.
I would also say wlc 22.214.171.124 should be compatible with wcs 126.96.36.199.
Almost the same when wlc 188.8.131.52 released to address some bugs in 184.108.40.206, it was still compatible with wcs 220.127.116.11.
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As you can see in the link bellow : http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/5500/tech_notes/Wireless_Software_Comp
atibility_Matrix.html#wp69236 WCS version 18.104.22.168 support WLC 22.214.171.124 , so you don’t have to upgrade the WCS to version 126.96.36.199 to be able to work with your WLCs on code 188.8.131.52
>As you can see in the link bellow :
>WCS version 184.108.40.206 support WLC 220.127.116.11 , so you don’t have to upgrade the WCS to
>version 18.104.22.168 to be able to work with your WLCs on code 22.214.171.124
That document seems to indicate the contrary, I don't see any reference to WLC 126.96.36.199 in there ... ?
Becaue the code is still new it is normal for Cisco not to update the tickets so far.
I've seen release notes that are not updated since years.
The latest version of the Wireless Software Compatibility Matrix, does, now confim that
controller release 188.8.131.52 is compatible with WCS 184.108.40.206. I can only presume that the same is true
for the recently release 220.127.116.11 (?) : Ref :
Yes it still would apply for 18.104.22.168.
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FWIW, in the release notes for the two recent updates for the 4402, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, the release notes have said something like:
There are no new features or enhancements in this release. This release addresses only critical issues with the controller software.
(Oof! Things copy/pasted directly from the Cisco site come with a lot of HTML cruft! Hope I cleaned it up readably enough.)
To me this suggests there is no reason for a cooresponding WCS update. They are not chainging stuff that the WCS needs to know about to manage the WLCs differently, they are just patching bugs at the WLC level.
Here's the link for the notes on the latest 188.8.131.52 patch, which addresses Win8 authentication; (the above quite is from the 184.108.40.206 notes):