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Lisa Latour
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Frequent Contributor

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about NGWC (3850/5760): Architecture and Deployment.

Ask questions from Monday, April 13th, 2015 to Friday, April 24th, 2015

This Ask the Expert Session will cover questions spanning NGWC products (3850/5760) on Implementation and Deployment from the Wired and Wireless perspective. This will be more specific to Customer’s and Partners questions covering 3850/5760 configuration, Implementation and deployment.

Dhiresh Yadav is a customer support engineer in High-Touch Technical Services (HTTS)  handling supporting Wireless and Network Management based Cisco products and is based in Bangalore. His areas of expertise include Cisco Wireless CUWN and NGWC Product line. He has over 7 years of industry experience working with large enterprise and service provider networks. He also holds CCNP (RS) and CCIE (DC-Written) and CCIE Wireless certification.

Naveen Venkateshaiah is working as a Customer support engineer in High-Touch Technical Services (HTTS) handling  and supporting Lan-switching and Data center Products. His areas of expertise include Catalyst 3k,4k , 6500 , Nexus 7k Platform  He has over 7 years of industry experience working with large Enterprise and Service Provider networks. He also holds CCNA, CCNP (RS) and  CCDP-ARCH,CCIE-R&S Written, AWLANFE, LCSAWLAN Certification.

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Diburaj K P

How this 3850 architecture supports all this functionality for example wireless ? Its doesnt have Physical module like wism , correct ?

Dhiresh Yadav
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee


Thanks for raising this question. This is where Converged access difference comes in to picture as compared to normal IOS. In WiSM module , although we insert the module inside the 6500 switch but the IOS is still different which means that module still works on AireOS while rest of the switch on IOS.

On converged access/NGWC , the wireless is integrated inside the IOS-XE package. So the command line used to access switch or wireless is same. The ability to host different software packages on the linux kernal in CA solution makes this possible. So if you do "sh flash" on the CA box , you will see all the Software packages inside the XE platform. For example if IOS-XE version is 3.6.2 , then you will see wireless controller module package as while it would be different for IOSd module which would carry out wired functions.

Let me know if you have any further doubt.



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