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Assigning Wireless Authorization Profiles to Controllers

 

After creating an Authorization profile, assign it to a wireless device (controller), a cluster of controllers, or the members of a group of controllers. A cluster is a logical grouping of wireless LAN controllers that ensures load balancing and seamless mobility within the wireless domain. Configure a mobility domain to be a cluster from the Create Mobility Domain page. For directions, see Creating a Mobility Domain for Wireless LAN Controllers. For directions to create device groups, see Creating Custom Device Groups .

The following sections describe how to assign an Authorization profile and edit existing Authorization profile assignments.

Assigning Authorization Profiles

To assign an Authorization profile to controllers:

  1. Click in the Network Director banner.
  2. Under Select View, select either Logical View, Location View, Device View or Custom Group View.Tip

    Do not select Datacenter View or Topology View.

  3. Click Authorization under Profile and Configuration Management in the Tasks pane.

    The Manage Authorization Profiles page appears.

  4. Select an Authorization profile that you want to assign and click Assign.

    The Assign Authorization Profile page appears displaying a hierarchal list of network objects, including the network, mobility domain, controllers and clusters that are already defined or discovered for your network.

  5. Select a level and click Next to view the objects available at that level. If you select a network or a mobility domain, all the controllers or clusters that are part of that network or mobility domain are also selected.
  6. Select one or more devices, groups, or clusters from the list.Note

    If Network Director fails to read the configuration of one or more devices after the device discovery, such devices are not displayed in the Assign Profile page. You will not be able to assign profiles to such 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.

  7. If you want to view the existing assignment of a device or a cluster, select it and click View Assignments.

    The Profile Details window opens displaying the device’s current profile assignment.

    Click Close to close the window.

  8. If you want to remove an existing assignment from a device or a cluster, select it and click Remove. The system removes the assignment from the selected device or cluster.
  9. Do one of the following to assign the Authorization profile to a device or a cluster:
    • Click Assign > Assign to Device to assign the Authorization profile to the selected devices.

    • Click Assign > Assign to Cluster to assign the Authorization profile to the selected clusters.

  10. Click Next or Review.

    The system displays the associations that you created. To modify any of these assignments, click Edit or Profile Association.

  11. Click Finish to save the profile associations.

    After you click Finish, the Create Profile Assignments Job Details window opens with a report 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.

Editing Authorization Profile Assignments

You can modify the Authorization profile assignments that you made to a device or a cluster using the Edit Assignments page.

To edit a profile assignment:

  1. Click in the Network Director banner.
  2. Under Select View, select either Logical View, Location View, Device View or Custom Group View.Tip

    Do not select Datacenter View or Topology View.

  3. Click Authorization under Profile and Configuration Management in the Tasks pane.

    The Manage Authorization Profiles page appears.

  4. Select the Authorization profile for which you want to edit assignments and click Edit Assignment.

    The device categories to which the selected Authorization profile is assigned are displayed. Expand the device category to view the device details and the association status.

  5. To delete an existing assignment from a device or a cluster, select it and then click Delete.

    The Record Status field is updated for status of the record. A cross mark indicates a deleted record or assignment.

  6. Click Apply to save the changes and close the page.