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I'm trying to understand how I should act on a trap I'm receiving from our WLC

WIPS Alert: Reason "NoProfile" detected on AP MAC: 00:1a:30:00:00:00, AP Name: West128_c3602i

My searches for the meaning of this message have not turned up anything useful.

We have:

  • WLC5508, Version 7.4.121.0
  • APs in monitor mode, WIPS sub-mode
  • AP model is c3602i
  • This is a new deployment, so NCS Prime / MSE are not operational yet

The AP in question are joined to the default "WLAN AP Group"; however, other "local" mode APs are in a dedicated group.

  • Why is the WLC alarming on this condition? Is there a real problem or is this just noise?
  • How should I resolve the issue?
  • Does the alert only occur when the AP boots? If not, how frequent does it occur? – some_guy_long_gone Jul 8 '14 at 1:41
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This is a shot in the dark but it sounds like you need Prime configured so you can setup a profile for wIPS. The alert is telling you that a profile is not configured yet.

I have not gotten this far in my own deployment of some 5508s/PI so I cannot say for certain.

EDIT: Reading further, the default profiles are also supplied by Prime, not the WLC:

By default, the mobility services engine and corresponding wIPS access points inherit the default wIPS profile from the Prime Infrastructure.

  • Thank you for answering; I will need some time to validate this myself... it might take a while since I already set the Prime implementation aside in favor of more pressing priorities – Mike Pennington Jul 8 '14 at 0:47
  • No problem. I am able to reproduce with a 2602E on my lab WLC. Since the 5508s came in today I will be running a lab with PI this weekend. I'll let you know if this resolves the error. Tue Jul 8 01:05:29 2014 WIPS Alert: Reason "NoProfile" detected on AP MAC: 68:86:a7:XX:XX:XX, AP Name: 2600E Keep in mind, I am using 7.6 in my lab for 802.11ac support (we're getting 2700/3700 APs next week). – some_guy_long_gone Jul 8 '14 at 1:08

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