Using the CLI to Configure the Controller

To configure the Cisco Mobility Express solution, you need a console connection to the Cisco 526. You do not need to do anything on the AP because the controller takes care of it. After you have a console connection, you can power on the device and view the boot process. In Example 15-1, notice that if you press the Esc key, you are presented with multiple boot options. The normal selection is to run the primary image.

Example 15-1 Booting the Cisco 526 Controller Booting Primary Image...

Press <ESC> now for additional boot options... Boot Options

Please choose an option from below:

1. Run primary image (Version (active)

2. Run backup image (Version

3. Manually upgrade primary image

4. Change active boot image

5. Clear Configuration

Please enter your choice:

Continuing with the boot process, Example 15-2 shows the tests that are performed as the device initializes.

Example 15-2 Tests During the Boot Process CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)6 08/21/06 17:26:53.43

Low Memory: 632 KB High Memory: 251 MB PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class Irq

00 01 00 1022 2080 Host Bridge

00 01 02 1022 2082 Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00 0C 00 1148 4320 Ethernet 11

00 0D 00 177D 0003 Network En/Decrypt 10

00 0F 00 1022 2090 ISA Bridge

00 0F 02 1022 2092 IDE Controller

00 0F 03 1022 2093 Audio 10

00 0F 04 1022 2094 Serial Bus 9

00 0F 05 1022 2095 Serial Bus 9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)7) #2: Fri Oct 13 10:52:36 MDT 2006


Platform AIR-WLC526-K9

Launching BootLoader...

Cisco Bootloader (Version

"Y88P1 Y888888P "8888Y1 "Y88P1 "Y88P1

Booting Primary Image...

Press <ESC> now for additional boot options... Detecting hardware . . . .

Generating Secure Shell DSA Host Key ... Generating Secure Shell RSA Host Key ... Generating Secure Shell version 1.5 RSA Host Key ... XML config selected

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Cisco AireOS Version Initializing OS Services: ok Initializing Serial Services: ok Initializing Network Services: ok Starting ARP Services: ok Starting Trap Manager: ok

Starting Network Interface Management Services: ok

Starting System Services: ok

Starting FIPS Features: Not enabled

Starting Fast Path Hardware Acceleration: ok

Starting Switching Services: ok

Starting QoS Services: ok

Starting Policy Manager: ok

Starting Data Transport Link Layer: ok

Starting Access Control List Services: ok

Starting System Interfaces: ok

Starting Client Troubleshooting Service: ok

Starting Management Frame Protection: ok Starting LWAPP: ok Starting Certificate Database: ok Starting VPN Services: ok Starting Security Services: ok Starting Policy Manager: ok Starting Authentication Engine: ok Starting Mobility Management: ok Starting Virtual AP Services: ok Starting AireWave Director: ok Starting Network Time Services: ok Starting Cisco Discovery Protocol: ok Starting Broadcast Services: ok Starting Power Over Ethernet Services: ok Starting Logging Services: ok Starting DHCP Server: ok Starting IDS Signature Manager: ok Starting RFID Tag Tracking: ok Starting Mesh Services: ok Starting TSM: ok Starting LOCP: ok

Starting CIDS Services: ok Starting Ethernet-over-IP: ok Starting Management Services: Web Server: ok CLI: ok

Secure Web: Web Authentication Certificate not found (error).

dhcp pool —, network netmask, default gateway 0xc0

internal dhcp server is config successfully (Cisco Controller)

Upon completing the boot sequence, a controller with no configuration prompts you to perform the setup using the Cisco Wizard Configuration tool, as demonstrated in Example 15-3. Be prepared to provide the following information:

■ Hostname of the device

■ Username of the administrator

■ Password for the administrator

■ Management interface information

■ AP-Manager interface information

■ Virtual gateway IP address

•• Example 15-3 Cisco Wizard Configuration


Welcome to the Cisco Wizard Configuration Tool Use the '-' character to backup System Name [Cisco_be:7a:e0]: 526-3

Enter Administrative User Name (24 characters max): admin3 Enter Administrative Password (24 characters max): ***** Re-enter Administrative Password : *****

Management Interface IP Address:

Management Interface Netmask:

Management Interface Default Router:

Management Interface VLAN Identifier (0 = untagged): 0

Management Interface Port Num [1 to 2]: 1

Management Interface DHCP Server IP Address:

AP Manager Interface IP Address:

AP-Manager is on Management subnet, using same values AP Manager Interface DHCP Server (

Virtual Gateway IP Address:

Mobility/RF Group Name: CP-POD3

Enable Symmetric Mobility Tunneling [yes][NO]: NO

Network Name (SSID): IUWNE-301

Allow Static IP Addresses [YES][no]: YES

Configure a RADIUS Server now? [YES][no]: no

Warning! The default WLAN security policy requires a RADIUS server. Please see documentation for more details.

Enter Country Code list (enter 'help' for a list of countries) [US]: US

Enable 802.11b Network [YES][no]: yes Enable 802.11g Network [YES][no]: yes Enable Auto-RF [YES][no]: yes

Configure a NTP server now? [YES][no]: no Configure the system time now? [YES][no]: no

Warning! No AP will come up unless the time is set. Please see documentation for more details.

Configuration correct? If yes, system will save it and reset. [yes][NO]: yes

After you have completed the configuration from the CLI, you can browse to the IP address of the management interface.

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