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You can use the WiFi SSID template for all vEdge router devices that support wireless LANs (WLANs), including vEdge 100vm routers

To configure SSIDs on the WLAN radio using vManage templates:

  1. Create a WiFi SSID template to configure the VAP interfaces to use as SSIDs, as described in this article.
  2. Create a WiFi Radio template to configure WLAN radio parameters. See the Configuration ► Templates ► WiFi Radio help topic.
  3. Create a Bridge template to assign the VAP interface to a bridging domain. See the Configuration ► Templates ► Bridge help topic.
  4. Create a device template that incorporates the WiFi Radio feature template and the Wifi SSID feature template. See the Configuration ► Templates help topic.

Navigate to the Template Screen

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. From the Templates title bar, select Feature.
  3. Click Add Template.
  4. In the left pane, select the WLAN device. The right pane displays the available templates for the selected devices.
  5. Select the WiFi SSID template.

The right pane displays the WiFi SSID template form.

  • The top of the form contains fields for naming the template.
  • The bottom contains fields for defining parameters applicable to that template.
  • A drop-down menu to the left of each parameter field defines the scope of the parameter. When you first open a feature template form, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default. To edit a parameter field, change the scope to Global or Device Specific. Note that if a parameter's scope is Device Specific, you cannot enter a value for it in the feature template. Instead, you enter a value when you attach the template to a device.

WLAN SSID Configuration

The following parameters are required (unless otherwise indicated) to configure SSIDs on a vEdge router:

Step Parameter Field Procedure
 1. Template Name Enter a name for the template. It can be up to 128 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 2. Description (Template) Enter a description for the template. It can be up to 2048 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 3. Interface name Select the VAP interface name.
 4. Shutdown Click No to enable the interface.
 5. Description (optional) Enter a description for the interface.
 6. SSID

Enter the name of the SSID. It can be a string from 4 through 32 characters. The SSID must be unique.

You can configure up to four SSIDs.

Each SSID is called a virtual access point (VAP) interface. To a client, each VAP interfaces appears as a different access point (AP) with its own SSID. To provide access to different networks, assign each VAP to a different VLAN.

 7. Max Clients Enter the maximum number of clients allowed to connect to the WLAN.
Range: 1 through 50
Default: 25
7. Data Security (optional)

Select the security type to enable user authentication or enterprise WPA security.

For user authentication, select from WPA Personal, WPA/WPA2 Personal, or WPA2 Personal, and then enter a clear text or an AES-encrypted key.

For enterprise security, select from WPA Enterprise, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, or WPA2 Enterprise, and then enter a RADIUS server tag.

 8. Radius Server

If you select one of the enterprise security methods based on using a RADIUS authentication server, enter the RADIUS server tag.

 9. WPA Personal Key If you select one of the personal security methods based on preshared keys, enter either a clear text or an AES-encrypted password.
10. Management Security If you select one of the WPA2 security methods, select the encryption of management frames to be none, optional, or required.
11. Save Click Save to save the feature template.

CLI equivalent:

wlan frequency
  interface vapnumber
    data-security security
    description text
    mgmt-security security
    radius-servers tag
    [no] shutdown
    ssid ssid
    wpa-personal-key password

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS Release 16.3.

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