Tag Archives: WCS

How to backup an off-line installation of Cisco WCS 6.0.196.0

Well let’s say you have an error that brings down all your WCS installation and you do not have a recent backup. What can you do? How can you recover the DB?

For this there is a simple answer but first let’s take a minute to analyze the WCS structure. It’s made from three primary components:

  1. the Solid database engine;
  2. the Apache web server engine;
  3. and the Java virtual machine that contains a Java-based SNMP engine. Continue reading

Cisco Wireless Control Station 6.0.196.0 does not start…

In the recent days I’ve had problems with our install of Cisco Wireless Control Station v6.0.196.0. After a system restart, the service did not start and no apparent reasons where given to the user.

The Cisco support wasn’t of much help too, as apparently did not encounter the error before.

Whenever I tried to start the WCS via the batch file the result was an error:

Java Virtual Machine Launcher: Could not find the main class: com.zerog.lax.LAX .

In fact all the batch files associated with the control functions of the WCS (START SERVER / STOP SERVER / DATABASE BACKUP / RESTORE) presented the same error when started.

Also trying to start the WCS service, via the computer management console, did not helped as the service terminated unexpectedly (error 1067).

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Configuring the radius authentication with Cisco Wireless Control System 6.0.196.0

When I tried to make a radius based authentication system with our Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) I was hit by the lack of documentation of this feature. The only valid links I have found is this one:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/339057?tstart=0

It is pretty old (Dec 12, 2007) & it did not fitted entirely with my new WCS installation. And as a result I made this one so anybody else could cover the holes. Continue reading