The Latest Updates: Features Not Supported on…Cisco WLCs & Access Point Platforms

What Features are NOT Supported on Cisco WLC Platforms and Access Point Platforms? The newest Release Note is the Cisco Wireless Controllers and Lightweight Access Points for Cisco Wireless Release 8.1.131.0. What’s new? In this document will share the Features Not Supported on Cisco WLC Platforms and Access Point Platforms.

Notes: All Cisco Wireless Controllers are referred to as Cisco WLCs, and all Cisco lightweight access points are referred to as access points or Cisco APs. In a converged access environment that has Cisco WLCs running AireOS code, High Availability Client SSO Features Not Supported on Cisco...and native IPv6 are not supported.

Features Not Supported on Cisco WLC Platforms

Features Not Supported on Cisco 2504 WLC

  • Autoinstall
  • Cisco WLC integration with Lync SDN API
  • Application Visibility and Control (AVC) for FlexConnect local switched access points
  • Application Visibility and Control (AVC) for FlexConnect centrally switched access points

Note: However, AVC for local mode APs is supported.

  • Bandwidth Contract
  • Service Port
  • AppleTalk Bridging
  • Right-to-Use Licensing
  • PMIPv6
  • AP Stateful Switchover (SSO) and client SSO
  • Multicast-to-Unicast
  • Cisco Smart Software Licensing

Note:

  1. The features that are not supported on Cisco WiSM2 and Cisco 5508 WLC are not supported on Cisco 2504 WLCs too.
  2. Directly connected APs are supported only in the local mode.

Features Not Supported on Cisco WiSM2 and Cisco 5508 WLC

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Port Mirroring
  • VPN Termination (such as IPsec and L2TP)
  • VPN Passthrough Option

Note: You can replicate this functionality on a Cisco 5500 Series WLC by creating an open WLAN using an ACL.

  • Configuration of 802.3 bridging, AppleTalk, and Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
  • Fragmented pings on any interface
  • Right-to-Use Licensing
  • Cisco 5508 WLC cannot function as mobility controller (MC). However, Cisco 5508 WLC can function as guest anchor in a New Mobility environment.
  • Cisco Smart Software Licensing

Features Not Supported on Cisco Flex 7510 WLCs

  • Static AP-manager interface

Note: For Cisco Flex 7500 Series WLCs, it is not necessary to configure an AP-manager interface. The management interface acts as an AP-manager interface by default, and the access points can join on this interface.

  • TrustSec SXP
  • IPv6 and Dual Stack client visibility

Note: IPv6 client bridging and Router Advertisement Guard are supported.

  • Internal DHCP server
  • Access points in local mode

Note: An AP associated with the Cisco WLC in the local mode should be converted to the FlexConnect mode or monitor mode, either manually or by enabling the autoconvert feature. On the Cisco Flex 7500 WLC CLI, enable the autoconvert feature by entering the config ap auto convert enable command.

  • Mesh (use Flex + Bridge mode for mesh-enabled FlexConnect deployments)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Cisco Flex 7500 Series WLC cannot be configured as a guest anchor Cisco WLC. However, it can be configured as a foreign Cisco WLC to tunnel guest traffic to a guest anchor Cisco WLC in a DMZ.
  • Multicast

Note: FlexConnect local-switched multicast traffic is bridged transparently for both wired and wireless on the same VLAN. FlexConnect access points do not limit traffic based on Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) or MLD snooping.

  • PMIPv6
  • Cisco Smart Software Licensing

Features Not Supported on Cisco 5520, 8510, and 8540 WLCs

  • Internal DHCP Server
  • Mobility controller functionality in converged access mode

Note: Cisco Smart Software Licensing is not supported on Cisco 8510 WLC.

Features Not Supported on Cisco Virtual WLCs

  • Cisco Aironet 1850 and 1830 Series APs
  • Internal DHCP server
  • TrustSec SXP
  • Access points in local mode
  • Mobility/Guest Anchor
  • Multicast

Note: FlexConnect local-switched multicast traffic is bridged transparently for both wired and wireless on the same VLAN. FlexConnect access points do not limit traffic based on IGMP or MLD snooping.

  • High Availability
  • PMIPv6
  • Workgroup Bridges
  • Client downstream rate limiting for central switching
  • SHA2 certificates
  • Cisco WLC integration with Lync SDN API

Features Not Supported on Mesh Networks

  • Load-based call admission control (CAC). Mesh networks support only bandwidth-based CAC or static CAC
  • High availability (fast heartbeat and primary discovery join timer)
  • AP acting as supplicant with EAP-FASTv1 and 802.1X authentication
  • Access point join priority (mesh access points have a fixed priority)
  • Location-based services

Features Not Supported on Access Point Platforms

Features Not Supported on Cisco Aironet 1830 and 1850 APs

  • Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller
  • Mesh mode
  • Flex mode
  • Monitor mode
  • Workgroup Bridge (WGB) mode
  • OfficeExtend mode
  • Enhanced Local Mode (ELM)
  • Integrated BLE
  • Basic spectrum analysis
  • USB-based Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device support
  • Cisco CleanAir
  • Cisco Wireless ClientLink 3.0
  • Rogue Location Discovery Protocol (RLDP)
  • Cisco Compatible eXtensions (CCX) Specification
  • 802.1x supplicant for AP authentication on the wired port
  • Static WEP key for TKIP or CKIP
  • Dynamic Transmit Power Control (DTPC)
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) and Common Criteria
  • 40-MHz Rogue detection
  • Native IPv6
  • Telnet

Note: For Cisco Aironet1850 Series AP technical specifications with details on currently supported features, see the Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points Data Sheet.

Features Not Supported on Cisco Aironet 1550 APs (with 64-MB Memory)

  • PPPoE
  • PMIPv6

Note: To see the amount of memory in a Cisco Aironet 1550 AP, enter the following command:

(Cisco Controller) >show mesh ap summary

More contents related to Release Notes for Cisco Wireless Controllers and Lightweight Access Points for Cisco Wireless Release 8.1.131.0 such as the Software Release Support for Access Points, Cisco Mobility Express Solution Release Notes, Caveats you can read the http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/release/notes/crn81mr2.html#pgfId-1318926

 

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