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Clifford McGlamry
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CER with Meraki wireless APs

Customer has a hospital with a large number of wireless IP Phones.  These phones are connecting via Meraki Wireless APs.  

 

Is there any guidance available on how to set up location tracking for these phones so that CER knows where they are?  There is no wireless controller for these, and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out if this is even possible. 

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Adam Pawlowski
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Last time I looked - you can add access points to the UCM with an import, importing all of the BSSIDs, using the "Import Infrastructure Devices" option in the Bulk Administration.

 

Refer to https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/unified-communications/unified-communications-manager-callmanager/200710-Configure-Wireless-Endpoint-Tracking-Fea.html for a general idea.

 

As far as I can tell you can't remove devices, you can just "deactivate" them.

 

I also can't find documentation on why the bssid field is labeled "BSSIDwithmask". It's pretty common on devices to have the ID increment per radio, so a mask would be very useful instead of managing multiple entries. I'd have to say to ask TAC on that one unless someone else knows.

 

CER will then pick up the APs for supported endpoints.

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Adam Pawlowski
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Last time I looked - you can add access points to the UCM with an import, importing all of the BSSIDs, using the "Import Infrastructure Devices" option in the Bulk Administration.

 

Refer to https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/unified-communications/unified-communications-manager-callmanager/200710-Configure-Wireless-Endpoint-Tracking-Fea.html for a general idea.

 

As far as I can tell you can't remove devices, you can just "deactivate" them.

 

I also can't find documentation on why the bssid field is labeled "BSSIDwithmask". It's pretty common on devices to have the ID increment per radio, so a mask would be very useful instead of managing multiple entries. I'd have to say to ask TAC on that one unless someone else knows.

 

CER will then pick up the APs for supported endpoints.

This certainly got me on the right track.  I tried this in my lab using a Netgear Wireless AP.  Some things I found when I set this up:

 

My original BSSID from the AP was 28:80:88:f7:ef:61.   I loaded it as that using the BAT tool, and confirmed the values in the file before uploading. 

Once it was uploaded, something in  the process changed it to 28:80:88:f7:ef:60.

 

I tried giving it something less than 12 characters, but it wouldn't accept it.  I wanted to give it a mask of something like:  28:80:88:f7:ef:XX, but couldn't figure that one out.

 

Once this was set up and had time to settle down, the AP flowed through to CER, and could be registered to an ERL.  

 

Thanks for your assistance Adam!

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