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Controller-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals: An end-to-end reference guide to design, deploy, manage, and secure 802.11 wireless networks by Robert Marg, Jake Woodhams, Jeff Smith

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Chapter 8. Introduction to WCS

Some of the toughest challenges with any wireless deployment and strategy are determining and finding the right tools to manage it. Cisco has put a tremendous effort into developing and improving the capabilities of the management suite known as the Wireless Control System (WCS). The capability to seamlessly discover, report, troubleshoot, and manage hundreds of controllers, thousands of clients, and thousands of APs has been the cornerstone of the development process and allows a unified way to manage the complete life cycle of a Cisco wireless LAN (WLAN), indoors and outdoors, from anywhere in the world with minimal IT staffing. WCS offers customers the ability to migrate away from the traditional standalone ...

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