I'm having some trouble enabling flexconnect on a WLAN on my WLC5508
Every time I try to create a Flexconnect WLAN I get an error that the WLC failed to create it
I have 2 other WLANS operating fine but can't seem to be able to get the flexconnect configuration to work
My WLC configuration is below:
software version is 7.3
Management interface tagged with VLAN 99 on port 1 connected to a trunk interface on 4500 switch
Data interface for local users not tagged on port 1
Other interface for second WLAN tagged with VLAN 300 on port 1
1 WLAN created with RADIUS authentication 802.1X PEAP operational
1 WLAN with WPA PSK operational
15 APs registered and operational on both WLANs
2 SFPs plugged into WLC ports 1 and 2 but no interfaces allocated to port 2 at the moment
What are the steps you are doing to create a FlexConnect WLAN
Check wether you have done this
1. You should havee a flexconnect mode AP in your network
2. That AP should connect via a trunk link back to your switch port
3. Under "FlexConnect" tab of that AP configuration you need to map required vlans where native vlan should be the AP managment in this trunk (AP connected Switch port)
4. Under WLAN advanced settings, you have to enable "Local Switching" if you want to do local switching. Leave it untick if you want to do central switching.
This is some of my notes when I did this on a WLC 188.8.131.52 (feature was called H-REAP in that time & later modified to FlexConnect). This should help you as well
I have flexconnect APs attached to the WLC though no VLAN configuration yet
In the Cisco guide the VLAN configuration comes after you have a working Flexconnect WLAN and the Flexconnect WLAN can be added with or without trunking on the AP. I can't seem to get the WLC to add a Flexconnect WLAN at all.
It is best to tag all vlan's on the WLC for one. Also if you have more than one port connected to the switch and you have LAG enabled, then make sure your etherchannel is up or else you need to remove the other port.
Now when you go to your WLAN advanced tab, at you saying you can't enable FlexConnect local switching? That how you enable FlexConnect on the WLC. To enable FlexConnect on the AP, you need to have the AP join and change the mode from local to FlexConnect.
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Hi Scott, thanks, the LAG / Etherchannel issue looks promising, I'll take a look at the config in a couple of days and see if this makes a difference.
I have several APs configured as Flexconnect and joined and have provisioned a flexconnect group. Whenever I go to the advanced tab of the WLAN window, select "Flexconnect Local Switching" and hit "Apply" I get an error stating that the WLC was unable to enable the flexconnect
If you are getting an error msg on GUI try this via CLI & see wehter you get an error message in there as well. Here are the CLI to do this on your WLAN
config wlan disable
config wlan flexconnect local-switching
config wlan enable