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ciscomoderator
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Wireless TAC Tools: Tips and Tricks - AMA

This event is an opportunity to discuss about Cisco's Wireless TAC Tools, its features, capabilities, and usage. Wireless logs and configuration files can be tedious and verbose to consume. Wireless Debug Analyzer, Wireless Config Analyzer Express (WCAE), and Wireless Config Converter are popular tools widely adopted by a range of customers and partners today for their configuration, migration, and troubleshooting needs. In this session you will learn directly from the developers of the tools, they will clarify your questions about the best practices, planned enhancements, effective usage, and the key tips and tricks of the tools.
Our experts can help you to solve your doubts here after the event!

To participate in this event, please use the Join the Discussion : Cisco Ask the Expertbutton below to ask your questions

Ask questions from Thursday 11th to Friday 19th of February, 2021

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shankar.jpgShankar Ramanathan is a Technical Leader in Services for Cisco Unified Wireless Network. He is a Cisco Live distinguished speaker, author/active contributor to Cisco Property and Wireless innovations tools such as Wireless Debug Analyzer, Wireless Config Converter, and CLI Analyzer among others. Shankar has over nine years of industry experience and has delivered several training sessions on Unified solution topics to a wide range of audiences (TS, AS, Partners), Quarterly TAC TL readouts to TS management, and Partner TAC time. Prior to joining Cisco he worked as a wireless network engineer at Elan Technologies, being responsible for RF wireless networking planning and optimization of Wi-Fi mesh and WiMax networks of various industry experience. Shankar holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in communication and signal processing from the University at Buffalo, NY and a CCIE certification in Enterprise Wireless (#40548).
 
javier-c.jpgJavier Contreras is a Principal Engineer for the Business Enterprise Unit, for Wireless and SD-WAN, focused on the EMEAR region for the last 15 years. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT and networking industry. Previously he worked in Security consultancy and training. He has been involved mostly in high priority support cases for Wireless infrastructures, CCIE Wireless development, Maintenance Releases, Wireless security testing and in the lead of Wireless Express Applications. Javier is Cisco Live distinguished Speaker and has contributed to the Cisco Press book Deploying and Troubleshooting Wireless Networks. He lives Barcelona and practices Taichi Chuan as a hobby.

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Hi

Currently, there is no 11v data present on sh tech wireless/sh run. In general, we avoid client individual values in those files, for scalability and privacy reason

I will check if we can incorporate summary data for analysis. thanks for your suggestion

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ciscomoderator
Community Manager

Hello @Javier Contreras and @Shankar Ramanathan 

Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge, we have learned tons about the Wireless TAC tools

 

Please help us to answer some of the remaining questions of the live session:

  • Can the tool incorporate client RSSI from Apple devices (802.11v data)?

 

Hi

Currently, there is no 11v data present on sh tech wireless/sh run. In general, we avoid client individual values in those files, for scalability and privacy reason

I will check if we can incorporate summary data for analysis. thanks for your suggestion

View solution in original post

ciscomoderator
Community Manager

  • When using the Problem Finder, what does the RF Index represent?

Hi

RF Index is an older version of the RF Health. it is a way to highlight APs that have metrics which are a lot worse than other APs around. There is no upper limit, and basically you would use to see if one or more APs have some very high value, when compared to their neighbors, as it would indicate something is wrong

In general, it is better to use the RF Health indicator, as it would highlight "why" something is wrong. RF index is kept for historical reasons

ciscomoderator
Community Manager

Yes, this is in plan and is currently being tested internally
ciscomoderator
Community Manager

  • How to safely migrate AireOS controller configuration to Cat 9800?

For Catalyst 9800 config migration – Please download the CFG file directly from the tool post-conversion and upload the translated .cfg file to “9800 bootflash:”. Then execute: “copy bootflash: running-config>” on your WLC 9800 for config migration

ciscomoderator
Community Manager

  • Why am I not getting any migrated config output from the wireless config converter?

For AireOS WLC's please do not confuse "show run-config startup-commands" output with "show run-config". Only"show run-config startup-commands" or TFTP config backup is a supported input format for AireOS migration.

ciscomoderator
Community Manager

  • How to analyze Cat 9800 wireless configuration for best practice compliance?

Upload the "show tech wireless" output to https://cway.cisco.com/wireless-config-analyzer/ and RUN the analysis

hiarteag
Community Manager

Hi @Javier Contreras and @Shankar Ramanathan we just received this question via email (please help to over)

  • Can we install the debug analyzer locally?

Hello,

Unfortunately no. The only version of debug analyzer available is the cloud version.