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Juniper Networks WLC Series Wireless LAN Controller

 

JSA can collect and categorize syslog events from Juniper Networks WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers.

To collect syslog events, you must configure your Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Controller to forward syslog events to JSA. Administrators can use either the RingMaster interface or the command-line interface to configure syslog forwarding for their Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Controller appliance. JSA automatically discovers and creates log sources for syslog events that are forwarded from Juniper Networks WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers. JSA supports syslog events from Juniper WLAN devices that run on Mobility System Software (MSS) V7.6.

To integrate Juniper WLC events with JSA, administrators can complete the following tasks:

  1. On your Juniper WLAN appliance, configure syslog server.

  2. Use one of the following methods:

  3. On your JSA system, verify that the forwarded events are automatically discovered.

Configuring a Syslog Server from the Juniper WLC User Interface

To collect events, you must configure a syslog server on your Juniper WLC system to forward syslog events to JSA.

  1. Log in to the RingMaster software.
  2. From the Organizer panel, select a Wireless LAN Controller.
  3. From the System panel, select Log.
  4. From the Task panel, select Create Syslog Server.
  5. In the Syslog Server field, type the IP address of your JSA system.
  6. In the Port field, type 514.
  7. From the Severity Filter list, select a severity.

    Logging debug severity events can negatively affect system performance on the Juniper WLC appliance. It is a good practice for administrators to log events at the error or warning severity level and slowly increase the level to get the data you need. The default severity level is error.

  8. From the Facility Mapping list, select a facility between local 0 - local 7.
  9. Click Finish.

    As events are generated by the Juniper WLC appliance, they are forwarded to the syslog destination you specified. The log source is automatically discovered after enough events are forwarded to JSA. It typically takes a minimum of 25 events to automatically discover a log source.

Administrators can log in to the JSA console and verify that the log source is created on the JSA console. The Log Activity tab displays events from the Juniper WLC appliance.

Configuring a Syslog Server with the Command-line Interface for Juniper WLC

To collect events, configure a syslog server on your Juniper WLC system to forward syslog events to JSA.

  1. Log in to the command-line interface of the Juniper WLC appliance.
  2. To configure a syslog server, type the following command:

    set log server <ip-addr> [port 514 severity <severity-level> local-facility <facility-level>]

    Sample Command

  3. To save the configuration, type the following command:

    save configuration

    As events are generated by the Juniper WLC appliance, they are forwarded to the syslog destination you specified. The log source is automatically discovered after enough events are forwarded to JSA. It typically takes a minimum of 25 events to automatically discover a log source.

Administrators can log in to the JSA console and verify that the log source is created. The Log Activity tab displays events from the Juniper WLC appliance.