Cisco :: Joining a LWAP to a vWLC

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

In this video, we take a look at what is required to join a Cisco Lightweight Access Point (LWAP) to a Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller (vWLC).

Devices in this video include:

  1. Cisco vWLC

  2. Cisco LWAP c1600 series

  3. Windows Server 2012 R2

Updated Notes: 28/09/2019

Having worked with AP's and WLC's some more, I wanted to share some more notes from things observed in my lab.

The output below is generated from a C1600 series AP that I have in my lab. The syslog output is generated when the AP attempts to join the WLC. While looking into this, I found a few workarounds and potential bugs associated with this.

Field Notice:

You can find some potential workarounds in the above field notice, however if the field notice doesn't provide you with a solution, you could try the following.

  • Configure the WLC to ignore expired certificates using the following command:

  • Clear the AP private-config:

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