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    Assigning an Auto AP Profile to Controllers

    For configured Auto AP profiles to take effect, they must be assigned to a controller, and then the controller’s configuration must be deployed. This topic describes assigning an Auto AP profile to either a controller, or a controller cluster. You must have a completed Auto AP profile to complete this task—for information about creating an Auto AP profile, see Creating and Managing Wireless Auto AP Profiles. For a description of Auto AP profiles and how they work, see Understanding Auto AP Profiles.

    This topic describes how to use the Assign Auto AP Profile wizard and the Edit Assignments page.

    Note: If a controller already has an Auto AP profile assigned and you assign another Auto AP profile, then the new profile overrides the existing profile on the controller.

    To assign an Auto AP profile to a controller:

    1. In any view in the View pane, expand the Wireless Network and then select a wireless object. You can select one controller or a group of controllers. The Auto AP profile is applied to the selected controllers, and any unconfigured access point connected to those controllers will use the Auto AP profile.
    2. Click in the Network Director banner.
    3. Click Auto AP under Profile and Configuration Management in the Tasks pane.

      The Manage Auto AP Profiles page opens with a list of existing Auto AP profiles.

    4. Select the Auto AP profile you want to assign and click Assign.

      The Assign Auto AP Profile wizard opens. It consists of three parts, Device Selection (controller selection), Auto AP Profile Assignment, and Review. You can click the help icon (?) to get help on these steps or you can follow the directions Controller Selection for Auto AP Assignment and Assigning an Auto AP Profile to Controllers.

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

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

    Controller Selection for Auto AP Assignment

    The first step of the Assign Auto AP Profile wizard is selecting the controllers that will assign the Auto AP profile to unconfigured access points. You can assign an Auto AP profile to a single controller or to controllers associated with a domain or cluster.

    To select an object from the network tree:

    1. Expand the tree and then select a controller from the list by placing a check mark in the corresponding box. Any controllers below the selected object in the hierarchy are automatically selected.

      Note: Simply highlighting an object does not select the object. 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.

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

      The next step of the wizard, Profile Assignment, appears. Follow the directions Assigning the Auto AP Profile to Controllers to complete Profile Assignment.

    Assigning the Auto AP Profile to Controllers

    Use the Profile Assignment step of the Assign Auto AP Profile wizard to the controllers for Auto AP profile assignment.

    Tip: Controllers can have only one Auto AP. Any Auto AP profile assignments you define for a controller during this procedure will replace the existing ones. Existing profile assignments are not displayed.

    To assign an Auto AP profile to one or more controllers:

    1. From the Assignments list, select one or more controllers by placing a check mark in the corresponding box of the object containing controllers.

      Note: If Network Director fails to read the configuration of one or more devices after 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.

    2. Click either Assign to Device or Assign to Cluster, depending on whether you selected a controller or a controller cluster.

      The third column, Assigned To, reflects either Device or Cluster.

    3. Click OK to close the Job Details window.

      The Auto AP profile now appears in the Manage Auto AP Profiles list with the status Pending Deployment.

    4. To delete an existing assignment, select an assignment from the list and then click Remove. To see all existing assignments, click View Assignments.
    5. Click either Review or Next.

      The next step of the wizard, Review, appears. For directions, see Reviewing and Assigning the Auto AP Profile Configuration.

    Reviewing and Assigning the Auto AP Profile Configuration

    Review the Auto AP profile assignment. If you do not need to make changes, 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 controllers, 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.

    Editing Auto AP Profile Assignments

    For Auto AP profiles to function, they must be assigned to either controllers or controller clusters. You can, however, change these assignments to additional or different controllers, even while the controllers are operating.

    To change a controller’s Auto AP profile:

    1. Select an Auto AP profile from the Manage Auto AP profiles list.
    2. Click Edit.

      A list of the Auto AP 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 configuration changes you made to the controller or controller cluster—for directions, see Deploying Configuration to Devices.

    Modified: 2018-01-23