I am looking for a way to show the AP name in my WLC logs (5508). I am now seeing MAC addresses in the logs and it would be easier to immediately see the AP names. I found a command in the AP that should be able to fix this: "logging origin-id hostname". However, since the APs are CAPWAP and connecting to the controller, once the APs are reloaded they lose this config. So I am looking at a solution for configuring this in the WLC...
I do not think you can configure this through WLC as it is not IOS based product. Here are the settings related to AP syslog, that you can change via WLC (syslog host, facility & level)
(WLC) >config ap logging ?
syslog Set Ap logging syslog level.
(WLC) >config ap logging syslog ?
level Syslog level.
facility Facility level.
(WLC) >config ap syslog ?
host Configures the system logging host for Cisco AP
(WLC) >config ap syslog host ?
global Configures the global system logging host for all Cisco AP
specific Configures the system logging host for a specific Cisco AP.
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If you want you can contact your Cisco Wireless SE/AM and get them to raise a Product Enhancement Request (PER).
In the meantime, if you go to your WLC's page, on the top level, there is a "FEEDBACK" section. I recommend you fill that up.
Similar few issues were addressed on later releases.
CSCud62308 AP name and ip address needs to be added to trap messages
CSCua30068 Debug Client: Include AP Name during Assoc/Reassoc
you've a valid request, however can't show the AP name when it is not joined to the wlc. Do you've any specific msg/syslog example that you need AP name.