How to configure Bonjour Gateway with Cisco Wireless LAN Controller release 188.8.131.52
Purpose of Bonjour Gateway
Bonjour is a link local protocol which does not cross L3 boundaries. With Bonjour gateway Apple devices will be able to discovery bonjour services across a layer 3 boundary (across different VLANs) without additional configuration on the end user device(s).
Some facts about mDNS
You can configure different “profile names” and can include or exclude services from any “profile name”. Any given “profile name” consists of a set of services which are a subset of the services listed in the “master-service-list”.
A “profile name” can be mapped to a WLAN, Interface, or Interface group.
WLC has a global knob to enable / disable mdns snooping.
WLC also has a per-WLAN mdns enable / disable know to provide flexibility to users so that mdns can be enable or disabled per-WLAN.
Each client would belong to a single “profile name” based on the priority (Interface Group > Interface (including AP group) > WLAN) and only services associated with the “profile name” should be advertised to the client.
If mdns snooping is disabled on the WLC then the data plane will bridge the bonjour traffic as it is done today (relying on wireless and wired multicast config).
WLC snoops mdns traffic from both wireless / wired clients. For wired clients mdns snooping you need to have a dynamic interface defined on the WLC which is on the same VLAN as the wired client (for example Apple TV).
Configuration using GUI
Globally enable mDNS from Controller > mDNS >General
The global default list of services contain 5 services by default - AirPrint, Apple TV, HP_Photosmart_Printer_1, HP_Photosmart_Printer_2, Printer.
You can add more services from the ‘Master Services Database’.
You will need to add new services globally before you can include them in the mDNS profile.
You can also edit the query status field of the individual services from this page.
The list also shows the service string which corresponds to a particular service, for example Apple TV string is ‘_airplay._tcp.local.‘
The default mDNS profile ‘default-mdns-profile’, by default has 5 services enabled.
AirPrint, Apple TV, HP_Photosmart_Printer_1, HP_Photosmart_Printer_2, Printer.
You can check this from Controller > mDNS > Profiles
From here you can also see the total number of services for this profile, how many interfaces is the profile attached to, how many interface groups is the profile attached to and how many WLANs is the profile attached to.
You can also add/delete services from this page.
You can also create new profiles from Controller > mDNS > Profiles
You can find the list of discovered services under Controller > mDNS > Domain Names
Following is the list of CLI commands that can be used to configure the Bonjour Gateway on the WLC.
To enable disable global mdns snooping WLC> config mdns snooping enable/disable
To create a new mdns “profile name” WLC> config mdns profile create <profile-name>
To delete an existing mdns “profile name”. WLC> config mdns profile delete <profile-name>
To attach an mdns “profile name” to an interface.
If WLAN is attached to Interface, WLC will throw dependency error.