Manage Infrastructure Overview
This chapter provides tasks to manage network infrastructure devices such as switches and wireless access points as a part of the Location Awareness feature. When Location Awareness is enabled, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database saves status information for the switches and access points in your network, including the list of endpoints that currently associate to each switch or access point.
The endpoint to infrastructure device mapping helps Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Emergency Responder to determine the physical location of a caller. For example, if a mobile client places an emergency call while in a roaming situation, Cisco Emergency Responder uses the mapping to determine where to send emergency services.
The Infrastructure information that gets stored in the database also helps you to monitor your infrastructure usage. From the Unified Communications Manager interface, you can view network infrastructure devices such as switches and wireless access points. You can also see the list of endpoints that currently associate to a specific access point or switch. If infrastructure devices are not being used, you can deactivate infrastructure devices from tracking.