Web Services Management Agent Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S
WSMA Enhancements for Wireless Management
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WSMA Enhancements for Wireless Management

Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) Enhancements for Wireless Management feature allows you to reduce the reconnecting rates in an outage when device connections to the management server on wireless networks are disconnected unexpectedly. This feature also allows you to implement payload compression to optimize the bandwidth usage.

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Restrictions for WSMA Enhancements for Wireless Management

  • Only Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) EXEC response provides compression on demand.
  • WSMA must provide support to all transport protocols including Secure Shell (SSH), Transport Layer Security (TLS), HTTP, HTTPS, and other TCP protocols.
  • WSMA does not use the option to support gzip compression for HTTP.

Information About WSMA Enhancements for Wireless Management

Smart Back-off Reconnect Support

In a network outage, thousands of devices on the same wireless network (for example, Smartgrids) try to reconnect to the Network Management Server (NMS) at the same time. However, only limited number of devices can reconnect successfully on the first reconnect and subsequent retries. This results in high billings of some devices that fail to reconnect.

Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) enhancements for wireless management allows you to reduce the reconnecting rates with smart back-off reconnect policy by enhancing the existing reconnect command.

EXEC Agent–Response Payload Compression Support

The WSMA EXEC Agent enhancement allows you to optimize the payloads on wireless networks whenever possible to optimize bandwidth usage.

A new optional compression XML attribute in the WSMA EXEC request and WSMA EXEC response supports the new response payload compression feature. By default, there is no payload compression if the new compression XML attribute is not specified in the WSMA EXEC request.

How to Configure Smart Back-off Reconnect

Configuring Smart Back-off Reconnect

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    wsma profile initiator profile-name

    4.    reconnect [pause-time [exponential-backoff-factor [random]]]

    5.    end


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 wsma profile initiator profile-name


    Example:
    Device(config)# wsma profile initiator prof1
     

    Creates a service initiator and enters WSMA initiator configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 reconnect [pause-time [exponential-backoff-factor [random]]]


    Example:
    Device(config-wsma-init)# reconnect 130 3 random
     

    (Optional) Specifies the time for the WSMA initiator profile to wait before attempting to reconnect a session.

     
    Step 5 end


    Example:
    Device(config-wsma-init)# end
     

    Ends the current configuration session and returns you to privileged EXEC mode.

     

    Configuration Examples for WSMA Enhancements for Wireless Management

    Example: Configuring the Smart Back-off Reconnect

    The following example shows how to configure a smart back-off reconnect policy:

    Device> enable
    Device# configure terminal
    Device(config)# wsma profile initiator smartgrid
    Device(config-wsma-init)# reconnect 130 4 random
    Device(config-wsma-init)# end

    Additional References for WSMA Enhancements

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    Feature Information for WSMA Enhancements for Wireless Management

    The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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    Table 1 Feature Information for Web Services Management Agent

    Feature Name

    Releases

    Feature Information

    WSMA Enhancements for Wireless Management

    Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11S

    Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) Enhancements for Wireless Management feature allows you to reduce the reconnecting rates in an outage when device connections to the management server on wireless networks are disconnected unexpectedly. This feature also allows you to implement payload compression to optimize the bandwidth usage.

    The following command was modified: reconnect.