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    Assigning a Radio Profile to Radios

    To operate, configured Radio profiles must be assigned to a controller, and then the controller must be deployed. This topic describes assigning a Radio profile to a controller.

    Note: You must have a previously configured Radio profile to assign—if you do not, stop now and follow the directions Creating and Managing a Radio Profile.

    The following sections describe how to use the Assign Radio Profile wizard and the Edit Assignments page.

    Note: If a radio already has a profile assigned and you assign another profile to its controller, then the new Radio profile overrides the existing Radio profile on the radio.

    To assign a Radio profile to controllers:

    1. In the View pane, expand the Wireless Network and then select a controller or a controller cluster. If you select a controller cluster, all controllers in that cluster are selected. If you select a Custom Group. all members of that Custom Group are selected.
    2. Click in the Network Director banner.
    3. Under Views, select one of these options: Logical View, Location View, Device View or Custom Group View.

      Tip: Do not select Datacenter View, or Topology View.

    4. In the Tasks pane, expand Wireless, expand Profiles, and then click Radio.

      The Manage Radio Profiles page opens, displaying a list of all existing Radio profile assignments and options to add, edit, or delete Radio profiles.

    5. Select the Radio profile you wish to assign and click Assign.

      The Assign Radio Profile wizard guides you through three parts—Object Selection (controller selection), Radio Profile Assignment, and Review. You can either click the help icon (?) for information about these steps or read the next three sections in this topic.

    Note: After you assign a Radio profile to controllers, you can modify your assignments by selecting the Radio profile from the Manage Radio Profiles page and clicking Edit Assignments.

    The following sections describe how to use the Assign Radio Profile wizard and the Edit Assignments page.

    Selecting the Controllers for Radio Profile Assignment

    The Assign Radio Profile wizard guides you through Object Selection, the selection of controllers to be assigned this Radio profile.

    Select wireless controllers from the network tree:

    1. Select controllers from the list by placing a check mark in the corresponding box. If you select a group or cluster, all members are selected.

      Note: Simply highlighting a controller will not work, a check mark must appear in the corresponding box or you will get a message in the next step that says “Please select at least one object type.”

    2. Click either Profile Assignment or Next when you have finished selecting the devices.

      The next step of the wizard, Profile Assignment, appears.

    Assigning the Radio Profile to Radios

    Use the Profile Assignment step of the Assign Radio Profile wizard to select specific radios on the selected controller for assignment.

    Tip: Any profile assignments or attributes you define during this procedure will replace the existing ones. Existing profile assignments are not shown.

    To assign a Radio profile to controllers:

    1. From the Assignments list, select a controller or a controller cluster by placing a check mark in the corresponding box.

      Note: If Network Director fails to read the configuration of one or more devices after the device discovery, those devices are not displayed in the Assign Profile page and you will not be able to assign profiles to the devices. The Manage Jobs page in System mode displays details of the device discovery jobs. Use the information displayed on this page to take appropriate corrective steps to enable Network Director to reread the configuration of the failed device. For more information, see Discovering Devices in a Physical Network.

      After you assign a Radio profile to controllers, you can still modify your assignments by selecting the Radio profile from the Manage Radio Profiles page and clicking Edit Assignments.

    2. Click Assign > Assign to Radio.

      A list of access point radios on the selected controller is displayed

    3. Select one or more radios from the list of radios, and then click Assign.

      Under assignments, the controller, the access points, and the radios that are assigned this Radio profile are listed.

    4. Click Review or Next.

      The next step of the wizard, Review, appears.

    5. Look over the Radio profile assignment. If it is correct, click Finish. If you need to make a change, click Edit, make the changes, and then click Finish.

      After you click Finish, the Create Profile Assignments Job Details window opens, which reports on the status of the profile assignment job. If you have assigned the profile to a large number of objects, the profile assignment job can take some time to complete. Instead of waiting for the Job Details window to report job completion status, you can close it and check the details of the profile assignment job at a later time using the Manage Job task in System mode.

      Note: If any assignment fails, the profile assignment job fails and none of the assignments are created. Check the details for the profile assignment job for information about why the assignment failed.

    You must deploy the controller configuration for it to take effect. For directions to deploy the controller’s configuration, see Deploying Configuration to Devices.

    Editing Radio Profile Assignments

    Radio profiles must be assigned to radios for them to function. You can, however, change these assignments to additional or different radios, even while the radios are operating.

    To change a radio’s Radio profile:

    1. Select a Radio profile from the list Manage Radio Profiles.
    2. Click Edit.

      A list of the Radio profile’s assignments is displayed.

    3. Make any needed changes, and then click Finish.

      After you click Finish, the Create Profile Assignments Job Details window opens, which reports on the status of the profile assignment job. If you have assigned the profile to a large number of objects, the profile assignment job can take some time to complete. Instead of waiting for the Job Details window to report job completion status, you can close it and check the details of the profile assignment job at a later time using the Manage Job task in System mode.

      Note: If any assignment fails, the profile assignment job fails and none of the assignments are created. Check the details for the profile assignment job for information about why the assignment failed.

    What To Do Next

    Next, deploy the devices with assigned Radio profiles—see Deploying Configuration to Devices.

    Modified: 2017-04-20