System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)
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 Controller 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)


    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

     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1location rfid status

    Controller(config)# location rfid status

    Enables RFID tag tracking.

    By default, RFID tag tracking is enabled.


    Step 2(Optional) no location rfid status

    Controller(config)# no location rfid status

    Disables RFID tag tracking.


    Step 3location rfid timeout seconds

    Controller(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 controller 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 4location rfid mobility vendor-name name

    Controller(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.

    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

    Controller(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 controller.

    Table 1 Monitoring RFID Tag Tracking Information Commands



    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 controller.

    show location rfid client

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

    Additional References RFID Tag Tracking

    Related Documents

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    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.