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Enterasys c5210 controller log file for AP3605


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Does anyone know what this log means?
THis AP just quit working and then came back up, but I am trying to find out what caused it.

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Hi Laura,

it's just a "hey I'm up again" message.

I'd assume the log level is set to default (=minor) so might be a good idea to set it to informational so you'd might get more informations next time.

GUI > Controller > Log > Logs Configuration > System Log Level > Wireless AP Log Level > Informational

I'd also strongly recommend to upgrade to V9.21 - V8 is very old and the last patch was released 6 month ago.

One last question - not related to the message - are all the topologies on the controller configured to bridge@AP or do you also use bridge@EWC or routed.

-Ron
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Ron wrote:

Hi Laura,

it's just a "hey I'm up again" message.

I'd assume the log level is set to default (=minor) so might be a good idea to set it to informational so you'd might get more informations next time.

GUI > Controller > Log > Logs Configuration > System Log Level > Wireless AP Log Level > Informational

I'd also strongly recommend to upgrade to V9.21 - V8 is very old and the last patch was released 6 month ago.

One last question - not related to the message - are all the topologies on the controller configured to bridge@AP or do you also use bridge@EWC or routed.

-Ron

I don't understand what the "Topologies" mean? The controller says we have three. One says it is bridged at the AP.

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Ron wrote:

Hi Laura,

it's just a "hey I'm up again" message.

I'd assume the log level is set to default (=minor) so might be a good idea to set it to informational so you'd might get more informations next time.

GUI > Controller > Log > Logs Configuration > System Log Level > Wireless AP Log Level > Informational

I'd also strongly recommend to upgrade to V9.21 - V8 is very old and the last patch was released 6 month ago.

One last question - not related to the message - are all the topologies on the controller configured to bridge@AP or do you also use bridge@EWC or routed.

-Ron

Topologies are the available interfaces that you'd use to forward traffic from the WLAN to the LAN.
In the Role section you'd set which Role should use which Topology.

In that case you've 2 (the Admin is just so you'd manage the controller).

I was asking because the controller has only one interface (esa0) connected/up and was concerned that the whole client traffic of the school is passing via this 1GB interface.... which wouldn't be a very good design decision 🙂

Thanks,
Ron
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I second Ron's recommendation to upgrade 🙂
Just checked my settings and although I have 'Wireless AP Log Level' set to 'information'. But looking in LOGS > AP LOGS and looking at the logs for a busy AP, there is nothing listed in the last 6 weeks? Is this normal, I was expecting to see connections/disconnections and all sorts of other interesting information.

EDIT. Just noticed I had a filter set, but selecting ALL only gets me 1 extra entry.
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Colin Steadman wrote:

Just checked my settings and although I have 'Wireless AP Log Level' set to 'information'. But looking in LOGS > AP LOGS and looking at the logs for a busy AP, there is nothing listed in the last 6 weeks? Is this normal, I was expecting to see connections/disconnections and all sorts of other interesting information.

EDIT. Just noticed I had a filter set, but selecting ALL only gets me 1 extra entry.

Colin

Maybe station events is what you are after: https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-enable-wireless-client-reporting-on-the-wireless-appliance

-Gareth
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That is normal, you don't see client related traps in this log only traps for AP "problems".

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