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WLC Config Analyzer History

WLC CONFIG ANALYZER HISTORY

History

7 October 2013. Beta v3.0.7

     Features

  • Interface Group configuration parsing (no checks yet)
  • SSID/Profile displayed on AP Group Wlan table

 

     Fixes

  • Parsing of Advance configuration section for some versions
  • Incorrect formatting of error message on some display resolutions
  • AP group selection fix
  • Small optimization on WLC tree load

 

22 September 2013. Beta v3.0.6
This is new version under development.. expect  a lot of new features to be added in the coming weeks...

     Fixes

  • RF group parsing exception
  • Help links were incorrect
  • Error on Vocera checks

 

28 August 2013. Beta v3.0.4
This is new version under development.. expect  a lot of new features to be added in the coming weeks...
 

     Fixes

  • Fixed AP group parsing
  • Fixed 7.5 end of section  issues
  • Fixed incorrect parsing of hash line on mobility configuration
  • Corrected messages 20022, 30017. 30029, 30030, 40013, 40023. 90030. 90031, 90032, 90033
  • Code optimizations (in progress)

Features

  • Added RXOP detection/warning
  • New Graph system
  • Parses webauth/coredump sections (pending to show, process webauth info, parse coredump)
  • Added webauth profile parsing + display

 

9 February 2013 v 2.6.5

     Fixes

  • Added support for TFTP backup of sh run added in 7.3
  • Crash fix on interface comparison
  • Fix added for no-ap sh run option

 

 

29 August  2012 v 2.6.3

     Fixes

  • Wrong version reported
  • Wrong report on 30012 on wism2
  • Wrong parsing on multicast address

 

     Added

  • MCS rates parsing and display in RF summary
  • New check 30047 for overlapping addresses on interfaces
  • New check 30048 for any rate MCS  0 to 15 disabled  
  • New check 30049 if multicast destination is 0.0.0.0

 

25 June 2012 v 2.6.2

     Fixes

  • Two different Exception errors on parsing if no RF profiles were defined for 7.2
  • 11a 48/54 rate parsing

 

     Added

  • Shows legacy data rates on WLC RF summary

 

19 June 2012 v 2.6.1.

  • Added Antenna gain display on AP Config grid
  • Added WLAN GTK Randomization feature enabled by error

 

13 June 2012 v2.6.0.

Voice Audit

  • Added Scan defer time/priority parsing
  • Scan defer settings are shown in wlan grid
  • WLAN scan defer settings are compared across wlcs on same config set
  • Voice audit will report error is scan defer time is disabled or different from 100ms, or if it is not containing 5,6 priorities values

 

 

Config Analysis

  • AP config now has column for Config type (manual/auto) for power/channel settings. This is to facilitate AP sort/analysis
  • Added parsing/display of Radius server IPsec/Management Timeout, RFC3576 values
  • Radius config is compared across controllers (excluding  radius server list)
  • Add detection for CSCtx24024. WLC allows 127.x interface with address which breaks webauth
  • Added low SNR client count warning in 5.0 GHz for voice
  • Improved RF summary All output

 

 

7.2 RF Profile  support

  • shows RF groups in controller tree
  • it will compare profiles with matching names, and report any mismatch across controllers on config or data rates

 

Fixes

  • Fixed load balancing window comparison across controllers
  • Size of default config set form
  • Message 40048 typo
  • Low SNR warning incorrectly generated when zero clients were present
  • Change: Manual/Auto  mode for channel/power are only counted if the radio is enabled

 

 

 

14 April 2012 2.5.2

Fixes

  1. Channel 64 was out of order
  2. Crash on graph window if 2 config files are loaded on same set with different AP count
  3. AP RF tree in alphabetical order
  4. AP RF tree search by click fixed
  5. 7.2 QoS platinum incorrectly reported as missing in voice audit

 

 

 

9 March  2012 2.5.1

Fixes:

1.     Unknown mac address for new APs

2.     RF group member parsing errors for release 6.0 and lower

 

 

6 February 2012 2.5.0

Fixes:

1.          Problem on persistent devices showing “more”, etc.

2.          Show AP info fixed for AP grid (name not found), Clean air and RF view (not doing anything)

3.          AP name not found errors: it was missing two new mac address OUI to add (parsing was failing)

4. Empty persistent device display in grid

5. Fixed empty AP name in graphs (extra row removed)

 

 

Added:

1. Split auto/manual AP power and channel count per band

2. Internal AP indexing to speed up some operations, allows  display ap ordering  on some features

3. Order of AP in graphs by AP name

4. % shown in AP power/channel distribution

5. Shows RF group information per controller

 

Note: no official 7.2 support yet on this version (it parses but new  elements are not supported)

 

20 January   2012  2.4.4

 

Fixes

Fixed crash in sort order in RF summary

Fixed CHD vs CDH in report output

Fixed crash in vocera audit settings

 

Added

Displays nearby count in AP RF grids

Display selected columns on AP grids for easy counting

Now you can filter neighbor entries by power, compensated power and channel

 

 

29 November  2011 2.4.3

Fixes

  • Fixed out of index error  on AP RF summary if radio slot where disabled
  • Modified the low client SNR  message. This applies to Vocera and Voice audits. By default it is 10%

Percentage of clients with low SNR detected, it may be indication of poor RF coverage or bad roaming in clients. Low SNR Count:44  Total Clients: 75

  • Added SSID name for Vocera 90003 message, for easier troubleshooting
  • Added current  AP channel on Nearby data tables for easier comparison

 

 

 

26 October 2011 2.4.2

Fixes

  • 5.GHz RF problem      finder calculation now shows individual metric components
  • AP Neighbor      list  tree is displayed in      alphabetical order
  • Compensated power      for 5 GHz uses same algorithm as 2.4 GHz

 

 

 

22 October  2011 2.4.1

 

Fixes

  • 5.GHz RF problem finder calculation results are not displayed
  • Internal AP list  ordering breaks AP groups

 

22 October  2011 2.4.1

 

Fixes

  • 5.GHz RF problem finder calculation results are not displayed
  • Internal AP list  ordering breaks AP groups

 

 

 

13 September 2011 2.4.0

 

Added

  • RRM timer checks for values that may affect TPC
  • WLAN table show webauth state
  • New graphic on ap neighbor count
  • AP\RF summary now show highest neighbor on channel, highest near, lowest, etc
  • Problem Index\RF index now shows details on each component of the metric (noise, interference same channel/side channel, etc)
  • New error check if load balancing window is zero,  warning if bellow 5, and config validation if window size does nto match across controllers
  • Added client SNR/RSSI for all controllers RF summary "All"

 

Fixes

  • Fixed bug on mobility peer count, CSCtr78285
  • Modify country error message, so it warns that mismatch can cause AP to be disabled on failover as well
  • Fixed CSCts08123, skip warning if dg or mask is missing in interface
  • Checks across all controllers  wlan  LB or Band select setting are different
  • Fixed SNR not shown for 2.4 in RF summary
  • Multicast mode parsing error, affecting Vocera checks

 

 

10 July 2011 2.3.6

Added

  • RF analysis tool for 792x roaming vs AP coverage
  • Check for NAC and FastSSID enabled at same time

 

 

 

Fixed

  • LSC certificate detection corrected

 

 

27 May 2011. 2.3.5

Added

  • Checks if AP has default gateway on diferent subnetwork from assigned IP (proxy arp scenarios)

 

 

25 May 2011. 2.3.4

Fixes

  • Several parsing errors due to "Press Enter"  lines in config
  • AP group name parsing

 

Added

  • Vocera audit changes in accordance with their validation policies
  • EAP timers are parsed, shown in WLC info summary

 

 

29 March 2011 - 2.3.1.

Added

 

  • New check for Clean Air detected interference, if duty cycle is 30 or higher:  60015,RF: AP detected a persistent device with duty cycle higher than: X, type Y  on band Z.
  • Vocera audit fully updated with the collaboration from Vocera support center
  • New check for config set if not all controllers for mobility group are loaded: 50020,Mobility: The number of peers is less than the total number of loaded controllers in the config file. It is strongly suggested to load all controllers in the mobility group to enable all possible checks
  • Support for 7.0.114.x and higher output

 

Fixed

  • Default user AP name is not detected if it is on uppercase
  • AP group parsing error due to starting mac address of device

 

17 December 2010 - 2.2.5.

Added

  • AP summary info with right click menu over AP name in different tables
  • IP address on CVS report for AP list

 

Fixed

  • Can add AP if present on AP config section, but missing on AP list
  • Parsing of AP list will not fail if AP has name starting by "Press"

 

21 September 2010 - 2.2.3

Added

  • Parsing of CleanAir information,  Persistent devices now under AP device data

 

Fixed

  • Exception on Near by tree view,  this is old issue, finaly fixed (also it was showing wrong channels for RX neighborghs)

 

10 September 2010 - 2.2.2

Added

  • Check for Power Min/Max  levels present on Config (informational)
  • Check for same multicast forwarding address using on controllers on same mobility group

 

Fixes

  • Exception error reordering nearby AP table
  • Multicast mode/address incorrectly shown in WLC summary
  • Parsing error on 7.0 file if no APs are present
  • Parsing error  on missing  WLANs if "press enter" separator is present
  • Exception error on CHD line parsing
  • Added new non-zero MSB MAC address

 

03 August 2010 - 2.2.1

 

Added

  • New Chart function, available through RF analysis menu (also shortcut mini button) It has charts for channel distribution, power level and channel utilization levels per AP

IMPORTANT: Installer will check for the needed .Net control, and download it if needed.

 

  • New checks on 792x Voice Audits. 

 

40048 "Voice: Too many clients with SNR lower than 25 has been detected, it may be indication of poor RF coverage or bad roaming in clients"

 

 

40049 "Voice: If your RF coverage is adecuate, it is  advisable to use 11a band for voice deployments, as it offers more channels and less interference than 11b band. A proper site survey should be done first to ensure coverage for 11a band"

 

40050 "Voice: DTPC should be enabled to help adjust  TX power in client to match AP and prevent half-way voice issues. In  "

 

 

 

  • WLAN Radio Policy. Radio policy is now parsed, shown in wlan table, and used in voice checks. Added as check in WLAN comparision when more than one WLC is loaded on same config-set

 

Fixes

  • Minor bug fix for 4.2 symmetric checks
  • 7920 “removal”

 

 

22 July 2010  - 2.1.7

Fixes

 

  • Wrong parsing of new OUIs
  • Mobility error on 7.0

 

News

10 September 2010 - 2.2.2

Added

  • Check for Power Min/Max  levels present on Config (informational)
  • Check for same multicast forwarding address using on controllers on same mobility group

 

Fixes

  • Exception error reordering nearby AP table
  • Multicast mode/address incorrectly shown in WLC summary
  • Parsing error on 7.0 file if no APs are present
  • Parsing error  on missing  WLANs if "press enter" separator is present
  • Exception error on CHD line parsing
  • Added new non-zero MSB MAC address

 

03 August 2010 - 2.2.1

Added

  • New Chart function, available through RF analysis menu (also shortcut mini button) It has charts for channel distribution, power level and channel utilization levels per AP

IMPORTANT: Installer will check for the needed .Net control, and download it if needed.

 

  • New checks on 792x Voice Audits.

 

40048 "Voice: Too many clients with SNR lower than 25 has been detected, it may be indication of poor RF coverage or bad roaming in clients"

 

 

40049 "Voice: If your RF coverage is adecuate, it is  advisable to use 11a band for voice deployments, as it offers more channels and less interference than 11b band. A proper site survey should be done first to ensure coverage for 11a band"

 

40050 "Voice: DTPC should be enabled to help adjust  TX power in client to match AP and prevent half-way voice issues. In  "

 

 

 

  • WLAN Radio Policy. Radio policy is now parsed, shown in wlan table, and used in voice checks. Added as check in WLAN comparision when more than one WLC is loaded on same config-set

 

Fixes

  • Minor bug fix for 4.2 symmetric checks
  • 7920 “removal”

 

 

22 July 2010  - 2.1.7

Fixes

 

  • Wrong parsing of new OUIs
  • Mobility error on 7.0

 

5 May  2010-   2.1.6

Fixes

 

  • Fixes for 5500 parsing,
  • DTIM validation error,
  • Power count fix for monitor/sniffer mode

 

Changes

  • It has a new feature, to show “compensated” nearby power, based on the difference between the heard power, and the actual TX power (nearby is sent normally at level 1, but AP may be on a lower power. This is working for 2.4 GHz, but on 5.0 it still needs additional checks to calculate for enabled bands and current WLC country code

 

 

 

17-February-09 New version 1.7(0)

  • Features:
    • New RF Summary view for AP and WLC. This give a quick view of channel and power distribution
  • Fixes
    • Problems parsing 5.1 and 4.0 configurations


04-February-09 Version 1.6(9)

  • Features:
    • Added new AP RF summary report
    • RF Problem Finder: Added a linear relationship between channel utilization and co-channel interference. When a co-channel neighbor is added to the index, we relate its Radio utilization by the power on which the AP hears it. This can be disabled if needed
    • Vocera Checks: Added two new warnings: Platinum level SSID required, and Broadcast SSID enabled
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed 2 bugs parsing 5.2 configurations
    • Fixed one spectraklink check error
    • Added additional section checks on config parsing

 

WLC CA Command line version

  • Updated WLC CA command line version to 1.6(9), added 5.2 support

 

29-December-08 Version 1.6(6)

  • Fixed:
    • Parsing problem on wlan section
    • Parsing problem on system uptime
  • Changes:
    • Controler info now displays model and uptime

 

13-December-08 version 1.6(4)

  • Fixed:
    • Problems parsing some 5.1 configurations (delimiter not found)
    • Exception due to incorrect double conversion in some PCs
    • Comparison error on symmetric mobility check
    • Fixed cosmetic error on message 40019
    • Fixed incorrect parsing of last WLAN, if a guest WLAN was present
  • Added new checks:
    • 60014, RF: AP has channel utilization for X GHz radio higher than a threshold of YY. This reports if either TX + RX utilization or total radio utilization (CCA) is higher than a configured threshold. Default is 40%
    • 50019, Mobility: For RF adjacent controllers, it is necessary that the country selection list match, to permit proper RF grouping. This validates that all controllers in the same mobility group, have the same country list. This is only relevant if they are RF adjacent. (i.e., Their APs are neighbors with signal better than -80 dBm)
    • 40042,Voice: Mac filtering in voice WLANs is not recommended due to potential delays on association process/roaming". For WLANs with voice services, mac filtering can introduce delays on roaming, as association/reassociation requests need to be validated against AAA before they are finally answered.
    • Checks if mac filtering has same status in each WLAN, across all controllers in the same mobility group
  • Added Features:
    • RF problem finder has additional metrics to play with specific weights, making it easier to find specific issues on groups of APs
    • WLAN table shows MAC filtering column
    • Parses 5.2 config files (no new checks added specifically for this version yet)


13-November-08 Version 1.6(3)

  • Fixes
    • Exception while parsing 1250 Nearby list, if neighbor AP is using 40 MHz
    • Radius accounting missing one character in port
    • "wired protocol" line error due to paging in WLC

 

10-November-08 New version 1.6(1)

  • Important changes to Parsing engine.
    • Now it supports Mono, meaning we can run tool in Linux or Mac OS. Please unicast me if you are interested on testing this
    • Added several new sections, more than 20 new parameters now loaded. This allow room for future new check logics
  • GUI:
    • Shows Tacacs and Radius server tables in Controller Tree
  • Checks:
    • Removed the check for "controller reference itself as local", as this behaviour has changed in controller
  • Reports:
    • Now controller report has a CSV list of features enabled on controller. Supporting now 4.1, 4.2, 5.0 and 5.1 feature lists
  • Command line version: (not uploaded to forum yet)
    • New CLI tool version available (ideal for use in Linux). Supports processing a full directory of files with .txt extension
    • Unicast me for details on how to load/test

 

10-October-08 WLC Config Catcher

  • A little tool to do quick download of a sh run-config, over ssh or telnet, for later processing with the WLC Config Analyzer
  • Available through the download link

 

October 3 2008 (1.5(14))

  • Fixes
    • Correct link to the documentation pages
    • 'unkow' on tool tip in ap-graph
    • 'ditm in audit settings
    • For some configs, parsing the 5.1 rogue section generated line errors

 

October 2 2008 (1.5(11))

  • Fixes
    • DMIT message format on 5.0
    • Incorrect table grid size
  • New Features:
    • Support for 5.1 WLC config files

 

August 19 2008 (1.5(9))

  • Fixes (Must uninstall current application for these changes to apply)
    • Fixed installation name, damaged after last application update
    • Corrected URL for online support
    • Wrong warning in voice checks if WLAN configuration was incomplete
  • New Features:
    • Nearby AP table shows remote AP configured mode

 

August 8 2008 (1.5(7))

  • Fixes
    • Closing maximized child window, caused loop
    • Corrected URL for documentation
    • Fixed Parsing of 802.11a network state
    • Fixed Parsing of multicast forwarding state
  • New Features:
    • Right button on all tables, shows option to copy content (support automatically RTF, HTML, Text formats)


July 9 2008 (1.5(5))

  • Fixes
    • Detection for backup port on AP-manager interface fixed for 526 platform
    • Scroll bar not present on warning messages tab

 

July 6 2008 (1.5(4))

  • New features:
    • Find menu option for APs in Nearby and Heard by lists
    • Nearby list has filter by dBm available, to remove low signal neighbors
    • Nearby list shows asterisk on power/channel if neighbor AP uses AutoRF
  • Fixes
    • Wrong string on DTMI report for 802.11a

 

June 3 2008 (1.5(3))

  • New features:
    • DHCP Required shown on WLAN table
    • TX power displayed on Nearby/Hear by information per AP detected (for RRM analysis)
  • Fixes:

-Exception on RF problem finder for interference calculation

 

May 28 (1.5(0))

  • Several new checks for Edgewood (5.0) and some additional checks for voice...

 

  • New Checks:
    • Voice: Check DTMI per wlan (EW)
    • Voice: Warn if using TKIP and Hold Down timer is not disabled (0)
    • Checks if AP manager has same subnet as manager interface, but different vlan
    • Recommend multicast mobility (EW)
    • Warn if mobility group not using private multicast address (also check for potential flood address) (EW)
    • Warn if multicast address is different between mobility peers (EW)
    • Check that symmetric mobility is enabled on all mobility peers (checks current state, not after reboot)
  • Recommend Symmetric mobility if L3 mobility (ap groups, wlan override or different subnet on wlan)
  • Fixes:

-Exception handling for Check subroutines -Exception in AP Graph if nearby information was not parsed correctly

 

May 6 2008 (1.4(10))

  • New features:
    • Table Columns can be ordered as needed
    • Right button allows to hide/show columns for easier handling of data
  • Fix
    • Exception when channel information was not present (corrupted input file)

 

Apr 30 2008 (1.4(9))

  • New features:
    • RF Index

This allows "quick spot" of problematic APs. The tool will calculate co-channel, side channel interference and noise, also channel utilization and client association SNR, and generate a metric for each AP. APs on top having a too high metric, may point to potential RF issues, which may lead to voice quality problems. The idea of this is to quickly find areas in the deployment that may need immediate attention. Also can work as a "RF health" indicator after changes, comparing the values of different sh run-config taken. All values on the metric can be modified, to allow for the user to make more emphasis on side channels, or on co-channel ,etc. This is an experimental module, so comments are needed :-). Available under RF Analysis menu

  • New AP checks
      • 20015 AP: SSH is enabled on this access point. Depending on security policies this may or not be correct
      • 20016 AP: Telnet is enabled on this access point. Depending on security policies this may or not be correct
      • 20017 AP: Syslog messages are sent to broadcast address, if there are errors reported by many APs, and there are too many APs per vlan, this can cause broadcast storms. It is better to configure to individual server
      • 20018 AP: Local credentials to access access point CLI are not configured. It is recommended to configure to Username/passwords to all APs
  • Changed AP check:          
        Now side channel check reports current channel and nearby AP channel plus the power:
        60013,RF: AP on channel 153 has a neighbour on a side channel for 5 GHz radio, channel: 157 with power -71, Mac: 00:1d:46:fc:95:c0. Effect depends

        on RF conditions

  • Fixes
    • Exception error during mobility checks, if number of WLANs did not match across controllers
    • Exception error if channel number was missing on Noise profile


Apr 22 2008 (1.4(8))

  • New Features:
    • Checks if AP has telnet or SSH left enabled
    • Checks is AP syslog server is broadcast, recommends to change to unicast to minimize broadcast activity during problems
    • Checks if AP local credentials are not set
  • Fixes:
    • Exception error during mobility checks, if number of WLANs did not match across controllers

 

Apr 18 2008 (1.4(7))

  • New Feature:
    • Exports are generated with selectable delimiter. Options: , ",' and |
  • Fixes:
    • Exception error if RF Group did not generate any entries. Trigger was if all radios for a given band were down


Apr 4 2008 (1.4(6))

  • New Feature:
    • Shows AP radio profile details (per channel) on AP tree
  • Fixes:
    • Can process better miss formatted noise or interference profile lines


Mar 15 2008 (1.4(5))

  • New Checks:
    • Compares known WLAN settings between controllers, matching on the profile and SSID name
  • New Feature:
    • Exports to html (experimental)
  • Fixes:
    • Recovers gracefully if sh tech is on same file as sh run-config
    • Recovers gracefully if incorrect formatting is found in AP AutoRF section

 

Feb 27 2008 (1.4(4))

  • New Checks:
    • Voice: Check DTMI per wlan (EW)
    • Voice: Warn if using TKIP and Hold Down timer is not disabled (0)
    • Checks if AP mananger has same subnet as manager interface, but different vlan
    • Recommend multicast mobility (EW)
    • Warn if mobility group not using private multicast address (also check for potential flood address) (EW)
    • Warn if multicast address is different between mobility peers (EW)
    • Check that symmetric mobility is enabled on all mobility peers (checks current state, not after reboot)
    • Recommend Symmetric mobility if L3 mobility (ap groups, wlan override or different subnet on wlan)
  • Fixes:
    • Exception handling for Check subroutines
    • Exception in AP Graph if nearby information was not parsed correctly


Jan 24 2008 (1.4(2))

  • Fixes:
    • Small problem on multicast address parsing for controller

 

Jan 23 2008 (1.4(1))

  • Fixes:
    • Cosmetic issues on window resize
    • Added exception handling for 50% of parser function (work in progress)
  • Application:
    • Support to Edgewood changes (5.0): multicast address for mobility group. Pending DTMI changes
    • Faster rendering for AP Graph (RF group support coming...)
    • 1250 radio support


Jan 21 2008 (1.4(0))

  • Fixes:
    • AP Relationship Graph now works with unlimited AP architecture
  • Application:
    • Several enhancements to AP Relationship Graph: Shows Unknown AP heard, general user interface changes
    • New analysis tool for AP Profiles (noise, coverage, load, interference)
    • New MDI style user interface


Nov 14, 2007 (1.3(7))

  • Fixes
    • Fix on parser not detecting end of STP section
    • Fix on some spectralink messages
  • Application:
    • New analysis tool for RF Groups, the application can calculate the RF Group structure, it is possible to change the default "join" threshold. This is useful to coverage analysis, roaming etc. This information is exported to CSV file
    • Detects and reports duplicated AP names between controllers
    • Controller interface information now displays DHCP server configuration
    • Controller information on wlan, mobility and interfaces is exported to CSV file
    • Added two new checks on mcast address:

                 General:Current address is x.x.x., it is recommended for best practices to use a multicast address on the range of

                 239.0.0.0-239.255.255.255, not including for 239.0.0.x and 239.128.0.x.

        General: Current selected multicast address (x.x.x.x), can generate a flood, as it overlaps with local mac address.

                 It is strongly recommended to use one on the range of 239.0.0.0-239.255.255.255, not including for

                 239.0.0.x and  239.128.0.x.

 

 Nov 8, 2007(1.3(5))
  • Fix on parsing invalid power and channel strings on nearby data
  • Application:
    • Implementation of RF Groups calculation

 

Nov 5, 2007 (1.3(4))

  • Fix on AP-manager not shown if "Press Enter to continue Or <Ctl Z> to abort" is not present 
  • Application:
    • APs are now stored on dynamic structure, so no longer limit of 600 APs
    • APs are now ordered alphabetically
    • Parses AP uptime, and shows it on AP table
    • Parses AP channel width, and extension table, and shows it on AP table
    • Added 4.2 support (pending some 802.11n details)
  • Checks:

         AP:
               Warns if AP primary, secondary and tertiary are duplicated (primary=secondary, secondary=tertiary)

         General:  
               Warning if both WPA and WPA2 are enabled, as this may cause problems with old drivers, some PDAs
               General: Multicast address is same as mDNS (224.0.0.251), this may cause problems with Apple Bonjour, iTunes

          Voice:
                Checks for WLAN session timeout, and warns if it is less than a defined value, default is 86400
                Checks if WLAN has EAP authentication, and warns if CCKM is not enabled

          Spectralink:
                Checks for EDCA parameter in 4.2, warns if not set to spectralink. If parameter is not visible (4.1, 4.0), notifies user to check

 

Oct 8,2007 New features:

  • Vocera checks
  • AP tree now has per radio details (power levels, profiles, etc)

Fixes:

  • Wrong parsing for 802.11b speeds, when 802.11g is disabled
  • Incorrect parsing of Multicast status and address
  • Incorrect validation for shortpreamble flag
  • Incorrect parsing of SSID broadcast status


Oct 2,2007 New features:

  • Checks for co-channel neighborgs potential interference
  • Checks for adjacent channel neighhborgs potential interference
  • Configuration Audits for Spectralink, 7920/7921 or none
  • Ask for audit type before run
  • CSV export for APs and Seeme info uses AP name or Mac address (AP identity option in Settings)
  • Message if Primary sw in AP is empty

Fixes:

  • Gateway parsing in interfaces
  • Wrong channel and power in seeme CSV export file

Known issues:

  • Due to the added checks, user settings will be on default after upgrade

 

Ag 24,2007

  • Fixed delimiter problem, when pager is disabled for 4.0.217 configs
  • Added profil status (noise, coverage, load, interference) in Nearby/AP heard text info

 

Ag 23,2007

  • Messages have numeric identification
  • Created page to document each message/recommendation

 

Ag 9,2007 Enhancements

  • Add controller to current loaded file
  • 3 mesh general checks
  • Add Bridge Security Mode. for 4.1 mesh
  • Count disabled aps, shows in controller info
  • Shows ap status, and radio status in ap grid
  • Title bar shows loaded file
  • Report failed profiles in APs
  • Show if controller is on l2 or l3
  • Generates warning is controller is on l2
  • "Normalized" radio slot number, per AP model (akita<>vxworks). Application converts number as needed, added this on warning messages
  • Corrected ap antenna gain parsing, when antenna is internal
  • Changed default recommended threshold to -70 (COMR0.5 new def value)
  • Selecting AP in nearby tree highlights the nearby AP in the table
  • Report how many aps in autorf (controller summary)
  • Report if radio has autorf in use (AP grid)

Fixes

  • Corrected parsing of AutoRF mode
  • Minor code cleaning
  • Bug: added ap manager count check not done if on controller is on l2
  • Corrected spelling errors

 

July 19,2007

  • Improved refresh of RF Graph (Fabi)
    • AutoRF (checks from AutoRF DG 2.0 document)
      • Checks if Power Assignament is set to auto
      • Checks if Channel Assignament is set to auto
      • Validates coverage hole values (clients, signal)
      • Checks for TX power threshold used
  • Checks if duplicated controller name
  • voice: 7921 disable 6 and 9 speeds

 

July 16,2007

  • Improved handling of incomplete files: shows warning on controller pane, better recovering in multiple controllers per file scenario
  • Corrected bug on WPA-PSK parsing status
  • Fix for exception on parsing when controller is layer 2 mode


July 12,2007

  • Warning for nterfaces with no port assigned (incomplete CLI creation)
  • Checks if the number of AP manager interfaces is less than then number of active ports, when

no LAG is in use

  • Bug corrections: removes right CR character in some lines, parses incomplete files in 802.11a section, Temperature parsing in US pcs

 

July 5,2007

  • Added dBm display for RF Graph
  • Bug corrections if AP has trail spaces or not printable characters
  • Minor arrow change in RF Graph

 

July 4,2007

  • Added Graph relationship between APs (Fabi's Module)
  • Added better handling on parsing errors(no longer throws exception on EoF)
  • Corrected some parsing errors for 4.1


June 27,2007

  • Global voice checks completed
  • SSID voice checks completed
  • Fixed bug on parsing if no WLAN was present
  • Added find functions for Aps

 

June 26,2007

  • Global voice checks mostly done (one missing)
  • Ssid voice tests, 50% done
  • Added grid views for mobility, and WLANs
  • fixed bug: wrong inteface information in virtual gateway and service port

 

June 25,2007

  • Added AP group warning
  • Configurable "hot RF" AP detection
  • Updated VB build enviroment (VB 2005 express SP1)
  • Added verification in Nearby info, if it does not have expected "following" line (bug in controller)

 

June 13,2007

  • Added several interface enhancements (double clicks, tooltips, etc)
Comments
New Member

Hi Javier,

I can't find the little tool WLC Config Catcher to help me capture the configs. The Config Analyzer seems like a very good tool, but it's very time-consuming to capture the configs with ssh if you have a lot of APs.

Regards,

Cisco Employee

Hi

I stopped the config catcher development as using a WCS, with a command line template, can provide similar functionality.

Also, on any newer code build (4.2.207.0/6.0/7.0) you can do "config paging disable" then a sh run, and you can collect all run config output without any key press.

Regards

New Member

Javier,

In the output under AP Messages and for a warning 60011, RF: AP has a neighbour on same channel...with power -XX, does this reflect the Heard Power or Compensated Heard Power values?

Thanks for creating this fantastic utility!

Anthony