Part of a consultants/engineers job unfortunately is to configure things which can be quite repetitive in nature, every time I find something that needs to be done twice I will create a script in whatever language best fits the purpose. It’s also a great way to ensure that you don’t make silly mistakes, other than trying to make your workflow better. Continue reading “Sublime Text Snippets for Cisco WLC ACLs”
There may be a time, when you are required to locate an access point physically at a site. However the access point is out of reach and has not been labelled. So what can you do?
Well the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller allows you to make the LED flash on the AP, so you can locate it. To do this, you must SSH into the controller that has the AP registered to it.
Recently I was required to upgrade a Cisco WLC from an older version of code 126.96.36.199 to the latest 188.8.131.52 ED code base, so that the client could leverage the newer feature sets offered. However the challenge was that the client had close to 100 APs all registered to one WLC 5508 controller over multiple sites and the maintenance window for the outage could be no longer 1 hour. Continue reading “Cisco WLC and AP upgrade process”