Is there a way to display on a WLC a list of commands used for configuration of a given AP?
For a given AP? No. But you can list all the commands from the running configuration with the following:
show run-config commands
Depending on your configuration this can be a very long output, so two pieces of advice.
- Enable logging of the output in your SSH client.
- Disable paging of the output (
config paging disable) or you will be hitting the space bar quite a bit.
You can dig through the full configuration to pull out anything relevant as you need.
Is there really no quicker way to configure an AP?
You don't give any details about your configuration, but for general deployments you simply use the defaults and set up your global configurations, RF Profiles, and AP groups properly.
Then the process becomes this:
- Boot the AP and let it land on the controller (may require an AP image upgrade/downgrade).
- Give the AP a name:
config ap name <new name> <old name, Ethernet MAC or serial>
- (Optional) Configure AP location:
config ap location "<location>" <AP name>
- If you configure WLCs in the high availability:
config ap [primary|secondary|tertiary]-base <WLC name> <AP name> <WLC IP>
- Assign the AP to the AP group:
config ap group-name <AP Group name> <AP name> and then
After a reboot to apply the AP group and RF profile settings, the AP will be in service.
Naturally, if you are doing something outside of the "normal" AP deployment (flex, mesh, etc), then the process becomes a bit more involved, but you should be able to figure what else is needed from the configuration.