System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Catalyst 3850 Switches)
Configuring RFID Tag Tracking
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Configuring RFID Tag Tracking

Configuring RFID Tag Tracking

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Information About Configuring RFID Tag Tracking

The Switch enables you to configure radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag tracking. RFID tags are small wireless devices that are affixed to assets for real-time location tracking. They operate by advertising their location using special 802.11 packets, which are processed by access points, the controller, and the location appliance.

How to Configure RFID Tag Tracking

Configuring RFID Tag Tracking (CLI)

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    location rfid status

    2.    (Optional) no location rfid status

    3.    location rfid timeout seconds

    4.    location rfid mobility vendor-name name

    5.    (Optional) no location rfid mobility name


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 location rfid status


    Example:
    Switch(config)# location rfid status
     

    Enables RFID tag tracking.

    By default, RFID tag tracking is enabled.

     
    Step 2 (Optional) no location rfid status

    Example:
    Switch(config)# no location rfid status
     

    Disables RFID tag tracking.

     
    Step 3 location rfid timeout seconds


    Example:
    Switch(config)# location rfid timeout 1500
     

    Specifies a static timeout value (between 60 and 7200 seconds).

    The static timeout value is the amount of time that the switch maintains tags before expiring them. For example, if a tag is configured to beacon every 30 seconds, we recommend that you set the timeout value to 90 seconds (approximately three times the beacon value). The default value is 1200 seconds.

     
    Step 4 location rfid mobility vendor-name name


    Example:
    Switch(config)# location rfid mobility vendor-name Aerosct
     
    Enables RFID tag mobility for specific tags. When you enter the location rfid mobility vendor-name command, tags are unable to obtain a DHCP address for client mode when attempting to select and/or download a configuration.
    Note   

    These commands can be used only for Pango tags. Therefore, the only valid entry for vendor_name is “pango” in all lowercase letters.

     
    Step 5 (Optional) no location rfid mobility name

    Example:
    Switch(config)# no location rfid mobility test
     

    Disables RFID tag mobility for specific tags. When you enter the no location rfid mobility command , tags can obtain a DHCP address. If a tag roams from one subnet to another, it obtains a new address rather than retaining the anchor state.

     

    Monitoring RFID Tag Tracking Information

    This section describes the new commands for the RFID tag tracking Information.

    The following commands can be used to monitor the RFID tag tracking Information on the switch.

    Table 1 Monitoring RFID Tag Tracking Information Commands

    Command

    Purpose

    show location rfid config

    Displays the current configuration for RFID tag tracking.

    show location rfid detail mac_address

    Displays the detailed information for a specific RFID tag.

    show location rfid summary

    Displays a list of all RFID tags currently connected to the switch.

    show location rfid client

    Displays a list of RFID tags that are associated to the switch as clients.

    Additional References RFID Tag Tracking

    Related Documents

    Related Topic Document Title
    System management commands

    System Management Command Reference, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)

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    Feature History and Information For Performing RFID Tag Tracking Configuration

    Release Feature Information
    Cisco IOS XE 3.2SE This feature was introduced.