SolutionPack for Cisco Wi-Fi Summary Sheet

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Overview

Learn how to install and configure the SolutionPack for Cisco Wi-Fi. This SolutionPack monitors and creates reports for the most common Cisco Wi-Fi Access Points. It reports on Controllers and Access Points that include inventory views, real-time performance views, and historical performance.

This article applies to Service Assurance Suite 9.3.

This SolutionPack is one of many provided with Service Assurance Suite.

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Technical specifications

SolutionPack version

Compatible EMC M&R (Watch4net) versions

Supported MIBs

All CISCO Aironet Wi-Fi Access Points support these MIBs:

Data collection method

Main reports

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Where to find the latest SolutionPack software

Install the latest core software update for your product suite. SolutionPacks distributed with core software have a 30-day free evaluation period. If you plan to use the software longer than 30 days, you must install a SolutionPack license before the trial period ends.

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Installing the SolutionPack

Before you begin

  • Determine whether you need a SolutionPack license file by checking the feature names and expiration dates listed in Centralized Management > License Management. If the license is not listed, obtain one by completing a Support Request (SR) form, which you can find on the EMC support website http://support.emc.com.

  • Make sure the core modules, such as the Module-Manager, are up-to-date on all servers since not all module dependencies are validated during the SolutionPack installation. See the Watch4net Installation and Configuration Guide provides for more information.

Follow these steps to install the SolutionPack for Cisco Wi-Fi and perform Cisco device discovery.

Procedure

  1. Log in to Centralized Management.
  2. Select SOLUTIONPACK CENTER.
  3. Select the SolutionPack for Cisco Wi-Fi in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  4. Read the summary information and click Install.
  5. Select the Administration Web-Service Instance as the default and click > Next.
  6. In the SNMP Masks wizard, click Install.
  7. Wait until the installation is complete for both SNMP Masks and Report and then click OK.
  8. Under Collecting, click Administration > Device Discovery.
  9. On the Device Discovery page, click Collectors.
  10. Create a new collector by accepting all the default options.
  11. Click Device and add the Cisco device to be discovered.
    1. Type the IP address, the SNMP community string, and assign the collector that you previously created.
    2. Select all Cisco capabilities to be discovered and any other capabilities.
  12. Select the Cisco device that you just added and click Approve.
  13. From the Dashboard:
    1. Click Import devices from all enabled device sources.
    2. Click Discover capabilities from all approved devices.
    3. Click Distribute all approved devices with capabilities on all enabled collectors.
    4. Click Send the generated configurations on all available collectors.
      Green indicators appear on the Dashboard after successful executions of the above functions.

After you finish

After the installation is complete, select Centralized Management > SolutionPack to verify the installed SolutionPack

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Confirming report creation

After you install a SolutionPack, you can view its reports.

To view the reports:

Procedure

  1. Go to User Interface > Report Library.
  2. Click the SolutionPack to view its reports.

Results

It may take up to an hour to display all relevant information in these reports.

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Troubleshooting

Report display problems

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What to do if data does not appear in any reports

Procedure

  1. After the completion of at least three collection cycles, verify if data is populating into the reports. If there is still no data in the reports, continue to the next step.
  2. Run the scheduled task to import data into reports. If there is still no data in the reports, continue to the next step.
  3. To view the log files for errors, go to Centralized Management and click Collecting > Collector-Manager::<instance name> > Log Files.
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Running a scheduled task to import data into reports

After you push a new configuration into a collector, a scheduled task runs and populates the reports with new data. You can manually run the scheduled task to import the data more quickly.

Before you begin

Allow at least three polling cycles to pass before manually running the scheduled task.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Expand Scheduled Tasks.
  4. Click Database.
  5. Select the import-properties-Default task.
  6. Click Run Now.
  7. Confirm success in running the task in the Last Result and Last Result Time columns.
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What to do if data does not appear in some reports

Procedure

  1. Run the scheduled task to import data into reports. If there is still no data in the reports, continue to step 2.
  2. Search for the metric in the database.
  3. To view the log files for errors, go to Centralized Management and click Collecting > Collector-Manager::<instance name> > Log Files.
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Searching for metrics in the database

You can verify that a metric is being collected and used for reporting when you search and find the metric in the database.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Administration page.
  2. Under Modules, click > Management of Database Modules.
  3. On the Metric Selection page, create the filter, type the number of results, and select the properties to display for the metric.
    For example, to list up to 100 results of the SignalWait Time metric with the properties of device and IP, type name=='SignalWaitTime' in the Filter field, 100 in the > Maximum results field, and select device and IP for the > Properties to show.
  4. Click Query.
    A list of the metric results appears. If nothing displays, the metric is not being collected.
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Viewing collector errors in the Collector-Manager log files

Review the Collector-Manager log files to troubleshoot problems with data collection.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Expand Collecting.
  4. Click the Collector-Manager for your collector instance.
    Collector-Manager::<Collector-Manager instance> - <physical_host_ID>
  5. Expand Log Files and click the > View File icon to review the configuration error messages.