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Release Notes for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine, Release 2.15.1

Contents

Java Runtime Environment

New Features

WLSE Modules Support Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Points

Product Documentation

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine, Release 2.15.1


October 26, 2007

These release notes describe the features, modifications, and caveats for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine, Release 2.15.1. This maintenance release supports Cisco IOS Release 12.4(10b)JA for 32MB access point platforms (Cisco Aironet 1130, 1240, and 1250 series access points, 1300 series access point/bridges, and 1400 series bridges) and Cisco IOS Release 12.3(8)JEC for 16 MB access point platforms (Cisco Aironet 1100, 1200, and 1230 series access points).

Contents

These release notes contain the following sections.

Java Runtime Environment

New Features

Product Documentation

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Java Runtime Environment

To launch Location Manager from WLSE, you should have Java Runtime Environment 1.5 installed on your system.

New Features

This section lists new features in release 2.15.1.

WLSE Modules Support Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Points

The Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point is the industry's first business-class access point based on the IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 standard. It provides reliable WLAN coverage to improve the end-user experience for both existing 802.11a/b/g clients and new 802.11n clients. The access point offers combined data rates of up to 600 Mb/s to meet the most rigorous bandwidth requirements. Users can now rely on wireless networks to deliver a similar experience to wired networks, providing mobile access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications, irrespective of their location.

The Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point is a next-generation wireless solution with unparalleled throughput and improved reliability and predictability for wireless connectivity. The robust Cisco Aironet 1250 series is a modular platform designed to be easily field-upgradable to support a variety of wireless capabilities. This modularity allows businesses to deploy existing wireless technologies today with the confidence that their network investment will extend to support emerging and future wireless technologies.

Detailed information and configuration procedures for the 1250 series access point are in Chapter 6 of the Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points, 12.4(10b)JA & 12.3(8)JEC, which is available on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6973/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


Note WLSE Network Management (Discovery, Inventory, Faults, Reports, Configuration and Firmware) modules support 1250 series access points that contain 802.11n radios. However, 802.11n radios are not supported in WLSE Radio Management..


Product Documentation

You can access the WLSE online help by clicking the Help button in the top right corner of the screen or by selecting an option, then clicking the Help button. You can access the user guide from the online help by clicking the View PDF button.

The following product documentation is available for WLSE 2.15:

Table 1 Product Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Installation and Configuration Guide for the 1030 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine Express

Describes how to install and configure the WLSE Express. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with the product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade.html

Printed document available by order (part number DOC-17252=)1

Installation and Configuration Guide for the 1130-19 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine Express

Describes how to install and configure the WLSE. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with the product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade.html

Printed document available by order (part number DOC-17251=)1

Installation and Configuration Guide for the 1133 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine Express

Describes how to install and configure the WLSE. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with the product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade.html

Printed document available by order (part number DOC-17476=)

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the 1030 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine Express

Provides regulatory compliance and safety information for the WLSE Express. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with the product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the 1130-19 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Provides regulatory compliance and safety information for the WLSE. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with the product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the 1133 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Provides regulatory compliance and safety information for the WLSE. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with the product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade.html

User Guide for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Describes WLSE features and provides instructions for using it. Available in the following formats:

From the WLSE online help.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/products_user_guide_list.html

Upgrading CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine Software

Describes the options available and how to upgrade to the WLSE system software to release 2.13. Available in the following formats:

From the WLSE online help.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade.html

FAQ and Troubleshooting Guide for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Contains FAQs and troubleshooting information, and provides a table for all the faults displayed under Faults > Display Faults with explanations and possible actions. Available in the following formats:

From the WLSE online help.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/prod_troubleshooting_guides_list.html

Configuring Devices for Management by the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Contains procedures for converting non-IOS access points to IOS access points. Available in the following formats:

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Supported Devices Table for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Lists the devices supported by WLSE. Available in the following formats:

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Finding Documentation for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Lists the documents associated with this release of WLSE. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

Finding Documentation for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine Express

Lists the documents associated with this release of WLSE. Available in the following formats:

Printed document included with product.

PDF on the WLSE Recovery CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6379/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

Configuring the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine TACACS+/RADIUS Authentication Using Cisco Secure ACS

Describes the procedure to configure the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE) using ACS as a TACACS+/RADIUS authentication module.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3915/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

WLSE Express AAA Server Certificate Configuration Guide

Provides information about public key infrastructure (PKI) and Rabin-Shamir-Adelmann (RSA) certificates, how to generate certificates to be used with the WLSE Express, and how to configure AAA certificates to be used on WLSE-Express.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6379/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

1 See "Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines" section.


Open Caveats


Note To obtain more information about known problems, see the Cisco Software bug Toolkit at http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/home.pl. (You will be prompted to log into Cisco.com.)


CSCsg88520—Exporting devices to CiscoWorks RME does not work (Devices > Discover >
Export Devices > To CiscoWorks).

Exporting devices to CiscoWorks is recommended from LMS 2.5.

Workaround: None at this time.

CSCsh19233—WLSE 2.11 SNMP MIB resets sysUptime every six days.

In some circumstances, WLSE 2.11 produces a sysUptime value different than the uptime reported in the output of the show ver command on the CLI.

Occurs on WLSE 2.11 running longer than six days.

Workaround: Use a CLI value instead of a MIB value.

CSCsh76933—A user with Help Desk privilege can run non-monitor jobs using the Location Manager (Site > Location Manager).

If you enable the Location Manager option for users under Admin > User Admin > Help Desk, they will be able to perform all of the tasks in the Location Manager page (Sites > Location Manager).

Workaround: None at this time.

CSCsh77927—WLSE sometimes causes duplicate IP addresses.

A duplicate ip address is detected on the network; the MAC address shown by the switch is the port to which the WLSE 1133 is connected.

The eth0 port on a WLSE 1133 is connected to a device which has a 192.168.0.1 interface configured.

Workaround:A valid workaround is to configure the WLSE 1133 eth1 interface and use that instead; the duplicate address is not observed when you use this interface.

CSCsi19952—A configuration job, running on devices that use the 12.3(8)JEB and 12.4(1)JA images, fails with the following error messages:

Both EAP and WPA-PSK cannot be configured on same ssid. To configure WPA-PSK disable 
EAP.
Key-management WPA is required for WPA-PSK

WLSE generates these error messages if the template has the following configuration:

Services: VLAN
 ----------------
interface Dot11Radio 0.0
  no ssid ssid13
dot11 vlan-name vlan13 vlan 13
dot11 ssid ssid13
  vlan 13
interface Dot11Radio 0
  ssid ssid13
interface Dot11Radio 0.13
  encapsulation dot1q 13
  bridge-group 13
interface FastEthernet 0.13
  encapsulation dot1q 13
  bridge-group 13
Security : WEP Key Manager 802.11b/g/n
----------------------------------------
dot11 ssid ssid13
  no authentication key-management
interface Dot11Radio 0
  no ssid ssid13
  no encryption vlan 13 mode
  no encryption vlan 13 key 1
  no encryption vlan 13 key 2
  no encryption vlan 13 key 3
  no encryption vlan 13 key 4
  encryption vlan 13 key 3 size 128bit 0 ************************** transmit-key
  encryption vlan 13 mode ciphers tkip wep128
Security : SSID Manager 802.11b/g/n
-----------------------------------
interface Dot11Radio 0.0
  no ssid ssid13
no dot11 ssid ssid13
dot11 ssid ssid13
  vlan 13
  authentication open
  authentication network-eap eap_methods
  authentication key-management wpa version 1 optional
  wpa-psk ascii 0 ***********
interface Dot11Radio 0
  ssid ssid13 

Workaround: Do the following in the SSID pages of the template (Configure > Templates > Security):

1. Uncheck the check box for Network EAP or any other EAP option.

2. Check the WPAv1 check box under Authenticated Key Management.

3. In the Delete SSID section, enter the SSID in the SSID field, check the Remove this SSID globally check box, and click the >> button to move the SSID to the SSID to Delete list.

4. Run a configuration job using this template. The job should succeed with all the configuration applied to the device.

CSCsi33251—The device-specific settings are not imported to WLSE after uploading the Master tar file.

If you use the Master tar file to configure WLSE, the device-specific settings present in the WLSE and from which the Master tar was generated do not get imported.

Workaround: Export the device-specific settings from the WLSE from which the Master tar file was generated and import the resulting CSV file to the desired WLSE.

CSCsi46083—The performance inventory job took little longer than the default period setting of 31 minutes, which keeps the WLSE server resource usage at a high level all the time.

This happens when the WLSE server is under stress running with both S27 and S19 and managing the maximum number of supported devices (1500) with SNMPv3 and Radio management enabled in addition to voice traffic.


Note CPU usage is extremely high (about 90%) when you use SNMPv3.


Workaround: If you use SNMP v3 with a large number of managed devices, set the period for the default Performance Inventory job to 50 minutes or longer to improve the usage of WLSE server resources.

CSCsl07092—When you use WLSE to upgrade or downgrade access points from Cisco IOS release 12.3(8)JEB or 12.3(8)JEC, WLSE incorrectly displays this message:

Selected image version may not be valid for device.

You can safely ignore this warning.

Resolved Caveats

These caveats are resolved in WLSE software release 2.15.

CSCsi42820—When you upgrade the WLSE from 2.12 to 2.15, the show version CLI command does not display the serial number.

CSCsi47520—When using the WLSE Wizard, if you click the Compare Known Devices Version button in the Software page, the resulting page does not show any devices in any of the columns of the table.

CSCsi69077—When pushing a template created in WLSE 2.13.1 to 12.3(8)JEB or 12.4(3g)JA devices from WLSE 2.15, WLSE displays warning messages similar to the following:

This device version is not valid for the configuration template. The configuration job 
may fail if this template is applied to the device. 

CSCsj12924—Credentials verification job could not be created after upgrade to 2.15.

CSCsi58022—WLSE sometimes reports Inconsistent device state found.

CSCsj49168—The Group mapping between AD and WLSE Express is not working when authenticating against a Windows AD Server.

CSCsi89366—A configuration job will not successfully run when the write to NVRAM option is enabled.

CSCsj75999—The WLSE polling interval does not work during the expected interval.

CSCsa26849—WLSE 2.7 might not allow users to log into the web GUI interface.

CSCsk19054—When wds-only mode is configured on a WDS access point, WLSE does not display the WDS access point under Reports > Device Center > Wireless Domain Services.

CSCsk34795—WLSE fails when you apply a master configuration to a standby WLSE that has turned active.

CSCsi62545—The latest WLSM version does not appear in WLSE templates and in the wizard.

CSCsj09542—The WLSE template can send more than 16 SSIDs to an access point even though only 16 SSIDs are supported.

CSCse86342—The WLSE wizard interoperates with 1310 and 1410 bridges, and it should not.

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html