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WLC cannot support "config ap max-count" command

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We can find the " config ap max-count count" command in command guide. As below:

 

config ap max-count
To configure the maximum number of access points supported by the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC),
use the config ap max-count command.
config ap max-count number
Syntax Description number Number of access points supported by the Cisco WLC.
Command Default None
Command History Release Modification
This command wasintroduced in a release earlier than
Release 7.6.
7.6
Usage Guidelines The access point count of the Cisco WLC license overrides this count if the configured value is greater than
the access point count of the license. A value of 0 indicatesthat there is no restriction on the maximum number
of access points. If high availability is configured, you must reboot both the active and the standby Cisco
WLCs after you configure the maximum number of access points supported by the Cisco WLC.
Examples The following example shows how to configure the number of access points supported by the Cisco WLC:
(Cisco Controller) >config ap max-count 100

 

But we cannot do it on any WLC over release7.6.

 

And " Contoller > General" in GUI, i cannot find "Maximum Allowed AP" field. For this ,i cannot find any bug to explaination this issue.

 

 

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Sandeep Choudhary
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I think it was availabe only on few software versions(i think 7.5) but now its not anymore supported for newer versions.

 

As per my info, you will not able to configure(max-count) anymore either from the CLI or GUI. 

 

Cisco must update their documents/release notes.

 

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HI Sandeep.

Thanks for your reponse!
There should be no such mistakes, but this command is still described in multiple Cisco configuration and command documents. Even if it is not modified in the documentation, I think a bug is needed to explain this.

A question related to this:
WLC model:WLC5508
Product Version.................................. 8.3.150.0
Maximum number of APs supported.................. 500

(Cisco Controller) >show ap maximum

Max APs Supported................................ 125
Max AP Groups Supported.......................... 500
Max AP join limit................................ 25

(Cisco Controller) >show license capacity


Licensed Feature Max Count Current Count Remaining Count Remaining Capacity
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AP Count 25 19 6 106/125

We all know that WLC5508 can support 500 APs, but here it shows that 125 APs are supported.
What is going on? Or can it be configured?


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Max ap support depends on your license. The max overall for a 5508 is 500. What are you trying to accomplish?
-Scott
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The above information is my other WLC. We also have a controller with more than 250 licenses installed, but we can only see a maximum of 250 APs. I also know that WLC5508 can support up to 500AP, so this is where I am puzzled. Details are as follows:
(Cisco Controller) >show ap maximum

Max APs Supported................................ 250
Max AP Groups Supported.......................... 500
Max AP join limit................................ 250

(Cisco Controller) >show license in-use

License Store: Primary License Storage
StoreIndex: 0 Feature: base-ap-count Version: 1.0
License Type: Permanent
License State: Active, In Use
License Count: 287 / 287 (Active/In-use) <<<<<<
License Priority: Medium

(Cisco Controller) >show license capacity


Licensed Feature Max Count Current Count Remaining Count
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
AP Count 250 200 50
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I would like to know if there is an older WLC5508 that can only support up to 250 APs, compared to the newer WLC5508 that can support 500 APs?

This is the older document I checked:
https://www.cisco.com/c/en_ph/products/wireless/comparison.html
Product Features Product Literature
Wireless LAN Controllers
Cisco 5500 Series Wireless LAN Controller
Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller

For medium-to-large enterprises and campus environments.
Optimized for 802.11n, for up to nine times the performance of 802.11a/g networks
Support for up to 250 access points and 7000 clients
Update 100 access points simultaneously
Data Sheet

Cisco 5500 Series Controllers
The Cisco 5500 Series Wireless LAN Controller is currently available in one model: 5508. The 5508 controller supports up to 250 lightweight access points and 7000 wireless clients (or 5000 wireless clients and 2500 RFID tags when using the client location feature), making it ideal for large enterprises and high-density applications.
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/6-0/configuration/guide/Controller60CG/c60ovrv.html

So now there are documents saying that WLC5508 supports 250 APs, and there are documents saying that WLC5508 supports 500 APs. So I suspect that there is a difference between the new 5508 and the old 5508. I wonder if this is the case?
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I found in Release 7.0.98.0, this version starts to support up to 500 APs.
New Features

Cisco CleanAir

Support of 500 Access Points per Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller <<<<<<<<<<

Cisco 5508 Series Controllers Location Support

Cisco Video Stream Technology

Enhanced Functionality for Wireless Controller Base Licenses

Passive Client Support

Enhanced Access Point Update and Joining Capability

SIP Call Admission Control

Per WLAN Radius Source Support
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/release/notes/crn7-0.html#pgfId-626190
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So you got the answer to your question.
-Scott
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