Wireless, WLC

Installation of Virtual Wireless Controller (vWLC)

Iknow
I’m far away from Collaboration, but this what happen when you are an Infrastructure Engineering.
So The Virtual Wireless LAN Controller (vWLC) runs on Virtualization infrastructure. it’s ideal for small and mid−size deployments.

Today i will explain The Basic installation of vWLC on ESXi server
First need to download the OVA from Cisco web Site https://software.cisco.com/download/navigator.html?i=!mmd
Choose Virtual Wireless Controller
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and Choose the Version that you need
101
i had old OVA in my PC so i didn’t download anything version 7.3.101
second we need to create two separate VSwitch
my ESXi server IP Address: 192.168.208.48
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Select Virtual Machine
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Choose the Network Card3
this is for Management Interface and for Vlan select ALL(4095) since this is connected to a switch trunk port
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Do the Same for Service Port but choose None (0) for VLAN ID as the service port is typically an access port
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Now you can see both card
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go to properties of the vSwitch1 were WLC is there and go to Security Tab and for Promiscuous Mode choose to Accept
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Now start Deploy the OVA Template
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Navigate to the Folder were i have my OVA
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Next9

10
Choose a Name for your Machine
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Choose the Default Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed
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Here Choose WLC were your NIC Card Configured for Management
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Accept 14
Now the Machine is been created
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for the first network Adapter just select the Service Port 15A
Now Power the Machine for the setup and monitor the Monitor till the vWLC has restarted Automatically16
then Start the Welcome Cisco Wizard
Choose you admin name
IP Address for Service & Management and DHCP
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Also Choose the Virtual Gateway IP Address and Define your Mobility Group and NTP
if YES in Capital Letter you don’t need to write it cause its the default then you just need to Pres Enter18
Now it Ask you to Save
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Now it will Reload
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you can check your IP Configuration after login by using the Command
“Show Interface Summary”
20A
in the Web Page enter the IP Address that you Choose
HTTPS://192.168.200.25021
Press Login and it will ask you for Username and Password22
The First thing you will Notice that
0 Access Point Supported so we need to activate the Evaluation License23
Go to Management Tab and Choose Software Activation then License24
Open the base-ap-count and set the Priority to HIGH25
Accept the (EULA)
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and Reboot so it will be Activated27
Now you can see the Different
200 Access point Supported28
Also you can check the Licenses base-ap-count status
28A
Now go to WLAN Tab and you can see the SSID Wireless that we Create in the Welcome Wizard but I will Create a New SSID from the option in the right corner
Create New Press the GO Button
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Choose the Profile Name and SSID
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Check Mark the Status box to enable
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since this is a Lab we don’t need to put any Security so i choose None
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Now lets Create an Interface
go to Controller Tab then Interfaces Create New
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Choose Interface Name and Choose the VLAN ID
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Now enter the full detail for the Vlan
VLAN Identifier
IP Addresses
and DHCP Address
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Now I create Groups and assign the AP to a specific Group were it Broadcast specific wireless. we only have one and all SSID is under the Default Group but we will create a New one
Go Back to WLANs Tab then Advanced – AP Group – Create New
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Give it a Name and a Description
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Assign an SSID and Map it to an Interface and Save
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Now Start the Action with my Lab Access Point 1242AG
i know its old but old is gold so 36
I didn’t configure any DHCP Option for my WLC so i will use my magic Command to direct my AP to the controller
>lwapp ap controller ip address 192.168.200.250
and as you can see the Wireless start send request to the WLC and going to Download the firmware
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Now under Wireless Tab i can see my Access Point i will change the AP Mode to FlexConnect since this is the mode supported by vWLC38
go to High Availability Tab and Enter the Controller name and IP Address
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in Advanced Tab Choose the AP Group Name and change it to HQ group then Aply the wireless should reload and start to broadcast our SSID CCIEROOT40
AND HOLLA NOW I’M CONNECTED
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i can go to Monitor tab in WLC and check the Client Summary
Click on Detail to See the Client42
and those my IPhone Mac Address and My Dell Laptop43
Done  ;D

 

 

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