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WCS & WCS navigator

difference between WCS & WCS navigator. same software or different?

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: WCS & WCS navigator

Hi Nitin,

These are "not" the same products :) Here is the hierarchy;

WLC - Manages AP's

WCS - Manages multiple WLC's

WCS Navigator - Manages multiple WCS's

Here is the product descriptions;

WCS -

Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) is the industry leading platform for wireless LAN planning, configuration, and management. Cisco WCS provides a powerful foundation that allows IT managers to design, control, and monitor enterprise wireless networks from a centralized location, simplifying operations and reducing the total cost of ownership.

The Cisco WCS is an optional network component that works in conjunction with Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points, Cisco wireless LAN controllers and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance. With Cisco WCS, network administrators have a single solution for RF prediction, policy provisioning, network optimization, troubleshooting, user tracking, security monitoring, and wireless LAN systems management. Robust graphical interfaces make wireless LAN deployment and operations simple and cost-effective. Detailed trending and analysis reports make Cisco WCS vital to ongoing network operations.

Cisco WCS includes tools for wireless LAN planning and design, RF management, location tracking, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and wireless LAN systems configuration, monitoring, and management.

WCS Navigator -

The Cisco WCS Navigator can support up to 20 Cisco **WCS management platforms with manageability of up to 30,000 Cisco Aironet® lightweight access points from a single management console.

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: WCS & WCS navigator

Hi Nitin,

Yes, these products have different Software and Licensing requirements;

Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) Navigator Q&A;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5755/ps6301/ps7305/prod_qas0900aecd80633666.html

Cisco WCS Navigator Licensing and Ordering Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5755/ps6301/ps7305/product_data_sheet0900aecd8065bd19.html

Hope this helps!

Rob

New Member

Re: WCS & WCS navigator

thanks Rob but there is no articles i have found which can solve it.

WCS and WCS NAVIGATOR is the same product or not?

And

if not then what are the difference.

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: WCS & WCS navigator

Hi Nitin,

These are "not" the same products :) Here is the hierarchy;

WLC - Manages AP's

WCS - Manages multiple WLC's

WCS Navigator - Manages multiple WCS's

Here is the product descriptions;

WCS -

Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) is the industry leading platform for wireless LAN planning, configuration, and management. Cisco WCS provides a powerful foundation that allows IT managers to design, control, and monitor enterprise wireless networks from a centralized location, simplifying operations and reducing the total cost of ownership.

The Cisco WCS is an optional network component that works in conjunction with Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points, Cisco wireless LAN controllers and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance. With Cisco WCS, network administrators have a single solution for RF prediction, policy provisioning, network optimization, troubleshooting, user tracking, security monitoring, and wireless LAN systems management. Robust graphical interfaces make wireless LAN deployment and operations simple and cost-effective. Detailed trending and analysis reports make Cisco WCS vital to ongoing network operations.

Cisco WCS includes tools for wireless LAN planning and design, RF management, location tracking, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and wireless LAN systems configuration, monitoring, and management.

WCS Navigator -

The Cisco WCS Navigator can support up to 20 Cisco **WCS management platforms with manageability of up to 30,000 Cisco Aironet® lightweight access points from a single management console.

Hope this helps!

Rob

New Member

Re: WCS & WCS navigator

Hi Rob

Thanks for reply. its really helpful.

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