Explorer Hierarchy for WLC Manager

When the WLC devices are discovered, models will be created under WLC Manager under it's corresponding Vendor's folder, as indicated in the figure below. All access points will be created under their corresponding WLC Device(s) in the WLC Manager Hierarchy, as displayed in the Explorer View> Landscape> WLC Manager > Navigation Hierarchy.
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When the WLC devices are discovered, models will be created under 
WLC Manager
 under it's corresponding Vendor's folder, as indicated in the figure below. All access points will be created under their corresponding WLC Device(s) in the WLC Manager Hierarchy, as displayed in the 
Explorer View> Landscape> WLC Manager > Navigation Hierarchy
.
 WLC Hierarchy.png 
In case you have not enabled the 
"Create Wireless Access Points"
 option in the 
Discovery Console
 > 
Modeling Options
 during initial discovery or used the 
Create model by IP 
option, Access Points 
(APs)
 will not be discovered.
To model APs from the WLC Manager (shown below) without performing the procedures mentioned above, do the following:
  1. Navigate to 
    Explorer View > WLC Manager > Information Tab > Configuration 
    sub-view
     >  Access Point Discovery: 
    and then click 
    Run.
    All access points 
    (APs)
     will be created under their corresponding 
    WLC Device
     (s).  
 WLC Manager_info.png 
 
If you performs one of the following actions, affected WLC devices need to be remodeled (manually) in Spectrum:
  • Delete/Remove operation at vendor level under 
    WLC Manager
     
  •  Remove operation at WLC / Controller level under 
    WLC Manager
     > 
    Vendor Level
     
Cisco Wireless controller devices that were modeled prior to 10.1 will automatically associated under '
WLC Manager
' after upgrade. 
 
If the modeled CISCO WLC device is down during the upgrade, Spectrum will not recognize device’s vendor after upgrade. This device model will be kept under WLC Manager > 
Other
 vendor folder.
To discover & associate Access Points run “
Access Points Discovery
” from  
Explorer View > WLC Manager > Information Tab > Configuration
. See image above for reference
 
Explorer Hierarchy for Aruba Controller
When the Aruba WLC devices are discovered, models will be created under 
WLC Manager
 under it's corresponding Vendor's folder, as indicated in the figure below. All the access points are created under their corresponding WLC Device(s) in the WLC Manager Hierarchy, as displayed in the 
Explorer View> Landscape> WLC Manager > Navigation Hierarchy
. Since, Aruba WLC architecture follows a Master – Local design, the hierarchy is a little different from the Cisco WLC and AP hierarchy.
 Explorer Aruba Hierearchy 2.png