Wireless Control System (WCS)

Superseded by Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Base License
  • Plus License – HA, Mobility Services Engine
  • Enterprise Plus – Navigator (manage multiple WCS instances (around 30,000 AP’s!)


  • Windows 2003 Server or Enterprise Linux

Adding a Controller to WCS

  • Browse to Configure > Controllers > Add Controllers
  • Enter IP address and Subnet Mask
  • Make sure that account used to connect to the WLC has sufficient privileges to execute CLI commands on said WLC.
  • Make sure SNMP is configured properly as WCS becomes a destination for SNMP trap destination.


  • Used to deploy similar configurations to multiple WLC’s


  • Can be used to draw heatmaps for buildings: Monitor > Maps.



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