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Using NetSight 5 to manage Wireless Controllers

Using NetSight 5 to manage Wireless Controllers

New Contributor II
We just upgraded to NetSight 5 and I would like to manage our C5110's with it. I'd open a case, but this seems like it would be a fun topic for here. So, what are the steps?

New Contributor II
That's exactly what I needed Ron. You Rock! Thanks for the notes!

Honored Contributor

to use WM you'll need to have SNMP & CLI ssh credentials (as per my notes).
CLI because some parameters could only be exported by Netsight/WM via ssh CLI commands.

Another thing is that certain settings are exchanged via a langley tunnel - if you haven't changed the default value in the EWC in -> wireless controller -> network -> secure connections ... you are all set.
If you've changed the value you need to set the new one also in Netsight in -> tools -> options -> wireless manager -> shared secret

As soon as you've that configured you should be able to start the wireless manager tool.

I don't use WM tool that often as I don't like the UI - I'm too accustomed to the controller UI.

A nice tool for a deployment with many EWCs is the adaptive UI (which is a part of WM).
Here a screenshot - so on the left you get a tree with your EWCs and one the right the embedded UI for the controller that you choose in the device tree.

So you don't need to have many browser windows open to manage your controller deployment.
Change the link with your own IP to give it a try -->


This is awesome Ron! Thank you for the very detailed replies!

New Contributor II
Thank you for your notes! However, I already have the controllers modeled in NetSight Console via SNMP. I was under the impression that you can perform maintenance functions just as you would with the local website that the controllers themselves offer. i.e. Replace the controllers' management sites with NetSight.
I would like to use the Wireless Manager application within the suite.