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Configuring System Parameters (New WebUI)

This section describes how to configure the system parameters of an Instant AP using the new WebUI.

Navigate to Configuration > System > General.

Table 1: System Parameters

Parameter

Description

CLI Configuration

Name

Name of the Instant AP.

(Instant AP)# name <name>

System location

Physical location of the Instant AP.

(Instant AP)#(config)# syslocation <location-name>

Virtual Controller IP

This parameter allows you to specify a single static IP address that can be used to manage a multi-Instant APInstant network. This IP address is automatically provisioned on a shadow interface on the Instant AP that takes the role of a virtual controller. When anInstant AP becomes a virtual controller, it sends three ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. messages with the static IP address and its MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address to update the network ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. cache.

(Instant AP)(config)# virtual-controller-ip <IP-address>

Allow IPv6 Management

Click the toggle switch to enable IPv6 configuration

 

Virtual Controller IPv6

This parameter is used to configure the IPv6 address.

(Instant AP)(config)# virtual-controller-ipv6 <ipv6 address>

Dynamic RADIUS Proxy

When dynamic RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  proxy is enabled, the virtual controller network will use the IP address of the virtual controller for communication with external RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  servers. Ensure that you set the virtual controller IP address as a NASNetwork Access Server. NAS provides network access to users, such as a wireless AP, network switch, or dial-in terminal server. client in the RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  server if Dynamic RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  proxy is enabled.

(Instant AP)(config)# dynamic-radius-proxy

Dynamic TACACS Proxy

When enabled, the virtual controller network will use the IP address of the virtual controller for communication with external TACACSTerminal Access Controller Access Control System. TACACS is a family of protocols that handles remote authentication and related services for network access control through a centralized server. servers. The IP address is chosen based on one of the following rules:

NOTE: When dynamic-tacacs-proxy is enabled on the Instant AP, the TACACSTerminal Access Controller Access Control System. TACACS is a family of protocols that handles remote authentication and related services for network access control through a centralized server.  server cannot identify the slave Instant AP that generates the TACACSTerminal Access Controller Access Control System. TACACS is a family of protocols that handles remote authentication and related services for network access control through a centralized server.  traffic as the source IP address is changed.

(Instant AP)(config)# dynamic-tacacs-proxy

MAS Integration

Click the toggle switch to enable or disable the LLDPLink Layer Discovery Protocol. LLDP is a vendor-neutral link layer protocol in the Internet Protocol suite used by network devices for advertising their identity, capabilities, and neighbors on an IEEE 802 local area network, which is principally a wired Ethernet. protocol for Mobility Access Switch integration. With this protocol, Instant APs can instruct the Mobility Access Switch to turn off ports where rogue access points are connected, as well as take actions such as increasing PoEPower over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port. priority and automatically configuring VLANsVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. on ports where Instant access points are connected.

(Instant AP)(config)# mas-integration

NTP Server

This parameter allows you to configure NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. servers for the Instant AP. Up to four NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. servers can be configured for the AP, each one separated by a comma.

To facilitate communication between various elements in a network, time synchronization between the elements and across the network is critical. Time synchronization allows you to:

  • Trace and track security gaps, monitor network usage, and troubleshoot network issues.
  • Validate certificates.
  • Map an event on one network element to a corresponding event on another.
  • Maintain accurate time for billing services and similar tasks.

NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. helps obtain the precise time from a server and regulate the local time in each network element. Connectivity to a valid NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server is required to synchronize the Instant AP clock to set the correct time. If NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server is not configured in the Instant AP network, an Instant AP reboot may lead to variation in time data.

By default, the Instant AP tries to connect to pool.ntp.org to synchronize time. The NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server can also be provisioned through the DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  option 42. If the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server is configured, it takes precedence over the DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  option 42 provisioned value. The NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server provisioned through the DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  option 42 is used if no server is configured. The default server pool.ntp.org is used if no NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server is configured or provisioned through DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  option 42.

NOTE: To facilitate ZTPZero Touch Provisioning. ZTP is a device provisioning mechanism that allows automatic and quick provisioning of devices with a minimal or at times no manual intervention. using the AMPAirWave Management Platform. AMP is a network management system for configuring, monitoring, and upgrading wired and wireless devices on your network., Central, or Activate, you must configure the firewallFirewall is a network security system used for preventing unauthorized access to or from a private network. and wired infrastructure to either allow the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. traffic to pool.ntp.org, or provide alternative NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. servers under DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  options.

To configure NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. servers:

(Instant AP)(config)# ntp-server <name>,<name2>,<name3>,<name4>

To remove NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. servers:

(Instant AP)(config)# no ntp-server

To view NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. status:

(Instant AP)# show ntp status

(Instant AP)# show running-config | include ntp

To view NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. debug logs:

(Instant AP)# show ntp debug

Timezone

Timezone in which the Instant AP must operate. You can also enable DSTDaylight Saving Time. DST is also known as summer time that refers to the practice of advancing clocks, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. on Instant APs if the time zone you selected supports the DSTDaylight Saving Time. DST is also known as summer time that refers to the practice of advancing clocks, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. . When enabled, the DSTDaylight Saving Time. DST is also known as summer time that refers to the practice of advancing clocks, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. ensures that the Instant APs reflect the seasonal time changes in the region they serve.

To configure timezone:

(Instant AP)(config)# clock timezone <name> <hour-offset> <minute-offset>

To configure DSTDaylight Saving Time. DST is also known as summer time that refers to the practice of advancing clocks, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. :

(Instant AP)(config)# clock summer-time <timezone> recurring

<start-week> <start-day> <start-month>

<start-hour> <end-week> <end-day> <end-month> <end-hour>

Preferred Band

The preferred bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. for the Instant AP.

NOTE: Reboot the Instant AP after modifying the radio profile for changes to take effect.

(Instant AP)(config)# rf-band <band>

AppRF Visibility

Select one of the following options from the AppRF visibility drop-down list.

(Instant AP)(config)# dpi

URL Visibility

Click the toggle switch to enable URLUniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. visibility.

(Instant AP)(config)# url-visibility

Cluster security

Select Enabled to ensure that the control plane messages between access points are secured. This option is disabled by default.

NOTE: The Cluster security setting can be enabled only if the default NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server or a static NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server is reachable.

(Instant AP)(config)# cluster-security

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