LogicMonitor offers out-of-the-box monitoring for Cisco Wireless (WLC). Our monitoring suite uses SNMP to query the Cisco Wireless Controller for data, including access point interface, connection, DHCP, high availability, and mobility metrics.
Add Resource Into Monitoring
Add your Cisco Wireless host into monitoring. For more information on adding resources into monitoring, see Adding Devices.
SNMP must be configured on the Cisco Wireless host in order for the DataSources to apply. For more information on configuring SNMP for Cisco device monitoring, see Cisco Device SNMP and NTP Configuration.
LogicMonitor must provide the appropriate credentials in order to successfully access the Cisco Wireless device via SNMP. For instructions on how to set the appropriate credentials as properties on the resource within LogicMonitor, see Defining Authentication Credentials.
From the LogicMonitor repository, import all Cisco Wireless LogicModules, which are listed in the LogicModules in Package section of this support article. If these LogicModules are already present, ensure you have the most recent versions.
Once the LogicModules are imported (assuming all previous setup requirements have been met), the suite of Cisco Wireless DataSources will automatically begin collecting data.
Migration from Legacy DataSources
In April of 2020, LogicMonitor released a new suite of Cisco Wireless DataSources. The new DataSources offer several advantages, including expanded monitoring coverage and improved script efficiency for future scalability and support.
The release of these new DataSources serves to deprecate several existing DataSources:
If you are currently monitoring Cisco Wireless using any of these legacy DataSources, you will not experience any data loss upon importing the new DataSources. This is because DataSource names have been changed to eliminate module overwriting.
However, you will collect duplicate data and receive duplicate alerts for as long as both sets of DataSources are active. For this reason, we recommend that you disable the above-listed DataSources after importing the new set of DataSources and confirming that they are working as intended in your environment.
When a DataSource is disabled, it stops querying the host and generating alerts, but maintains all historical data. At some point in time, you may want to delete the legacy DataSources altogether, but consider this move carefully as all historical data will be lost upon deletion. For more information on disabling DataSources, see Disabling Monitoring for a DataSource or Instance.
LogicModules in Package
LogicMonitor's package for Cisco Wireless consists of the following LogicModules. For full coverage, please ensure that all of these LogicModules are imported into your LogicMonitor platform.
|Cisco_Wireless_Info||N/A||PropertySource||Capture basic Cisco wireless host system properties.|
|Cisco_Wireless_AccessPointInterfaces||Cisco Wireless Access Point Interfaces||DataSource||Monitors access point ethernet interface metrics. (Deprecates
|Cisco_Wireless_AccessPointRadio||Cisco Wireless Access Point Radios||DataSource||Monitors access point radio performance metrics. (Deprecates
|Cisco_Wireless_AP||Cisco Wireless Access Points||DataSource||Monitors Cisco wireless access point admin and operating status. (Deprecates
|Cisco_Wireless_ConnectionStatistics||Cisco Wireless Connection Statistics||DataSource||Monitors connection statistics for clients and access points on Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) devices.|
|Cisco_Wireless_DHCPStatistics||Cisco Wireless DHCP Statistics||DataSource||Monitors DHCP stats by server.|
|Cisco_Wireless_ESS||Cisco Wireless ESS (WLAN)||DataSource||Monitors Cisco WLC ESS (WLAN) performance metrics, grouped by QoS profile. (Deprecates
|Cisco_Wireless_GlobalPerformance||Cisco Wireless Global Performance||DataSource||Global metrics for Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) devices. (Deprecates CiscoWirelessController)|
|Cisco_Wireless_HighAvailability||Cisco Wireless High Availability||DataSource||Monitors Cisco WLC high availability status.|
|Cisco_Wireless_MobileStations||Cisco Wireless Mobile Stations||DataSource||Monitors the status of mobile stations grouped by associated SSID.|
|Cisco_Wireless_MobilityStats||Cisco Wireless Mobility Stats||DataSource||Monitors Cisco WLC mobility stats.|
|Cisco_Wireless_RADIUSAccountingServers||Cisco Wireless RADIUS Accounting Servers||DataSource||Monitors RADIUS accounting server status and configurations.|
|Cisco_Wireless_RADIUSAuthServers||Cisco Wireless RADIUS Auth Servers||DataSource||Monitors RADIUS auth server status and configurations.|
|Cisco_Wireless_RogueAccessPoints||Cisco Wireless Rogue Access Points||DataSource||Discovers rogue access point data. (Deprecates
The DataSources in this package do not include predefined datapoint thresholds (that is, no alerts will trigger based on collected data). This is because the technology owner has not provided KPIs that can be reliably extended to the majority of users. If you'd like to receive alerts for collected data, you'll need to manually create custom thresholds, as discussed in Tuning Static Thresholds for Datapoints.