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  • Copyright 2019
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-620-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-620-7

Thoroughly prepare for the revised Cisco CCIE Wireless v3.x certification exams

Earning Cisco CCIE Wireless certification demonstrates your broad theoretical knowledge of wireless networking, your strong understanding of Cisco WLAN technologies, and the skills and technical knowledge required of an expert-level wireless network professional. This guide will help you efficiently master the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed on both the CCIE Wireless v3.x written and lab exams.

Designed to help you efficiently focus your study, achieve mastery, and build confidence, it focuses on conceptual insight, not mere memorization. Authored by five of the leading Cisco wireless network experts, it covers all areas of the CCIE Wireless exam blueprint, offering complete foundational knowledge for configuring and troubleshooting virtually any Cisco wireless deployment.

  • Plan and design enterprise-class WLANs addressing issues ranging from RF boundaries to AP positioning, power levels, and density
  • Prepare and set up wireless network infrastructure, including Layer 2/3 and key network services
  • Optimize existing wired networks to support wireless infrastructure
  • Deploy, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS Autonomous WLAN devices for wireless bridging
  • Implement, configure, and manage AireOS Appliance, Virtual, and Mobility Express Controllers
  • Secure wireless networks with Cisco Identity Services Engine: protocols, concepts, use cases, and configuration
  • Set up and optimize management operations with Prime Infrastructure and MSE/CMX
  • Design, configure, operate, and troubleshoot WLANs with real-time applications

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Table of Contents

Foreword xix

Introduction xx

Chapter 1 Planning and Designing WLAN Technologies 1

Describe WLAN Organizations and Regulations 1

802.11 Standards and Protocols 5

    802.11 Amendments for Faster Speed 5

    802.11 Amendments for Cell Efficiency 6

Plan and Design Wireless Solutions Requirements 8

RF Planning, Design, and Validation 9

    RF Design and Site Survey 10

        Using a Planning Tool 10

        Onsite Surveys 11

        Deployment Models 12

        RF Operational Models 14

    Deployment Validation 17

Summary 19

Chapter 2 Network Infrastructure 21

Introduction 21

Switching Technologies 22

    VLANs 22

        Private VLANs 24

    VLAN Trunking Protocol 26

    Spanning Tree Protocol 28

        STP Tuning Commands 31

        Multiple Spanning Tree 33

        Spanning Tree and Wireless 34

    EtherChannel 34

    CDP and LLDP 39

    Power over Ethernet for Access Points 40

IP Layer Refresher 43

    IPv4 43

    IPv6 46

    Multicast 52

Infrastructure Security for Access Points 59

    MAC Authentication Bypass 59

    802.1X 60

        Configuring the Access Point for Authenticating 60

        Configuring the Switch 62

        Configuring ISE 62

    Advanced Settings and Special Cases 66

        Securing FlexConnect APs 66

Other Protocols Supporting Wireless 68

    SNMP 68

    DHCPv4 73

    DHCPv6 78

    DNS 83

    SYSLOG 84

    NTP 86

Summary 88

Chapter 3 Autonomous Deployments 89

The Role in the Deployment 90

    Root and Non-Root Bridges 92

    Workgroup Bridge 98

        Mobile WGB 102

        Workgroup Bridges for High-Speed Roaming 104

Cisco IOS Autonomous Security 105

    Layer 2 Wireless Security 105

    802.1X Supplicant at the Non-Root/WGB 110

    Local RADIUS Server at the Root 112

    Filters 114

Radio Settings 117

    Channels 117

    Parents 118

    Transmitter Power 119

    Antennas 119

    Data Rates 119

Multicast on Autonomous 121

QoS for Bridging 124

Summary 126

Chapter 4 AireOS Appliance, Virtual, and Mobility Express Controllers 127

Mobility Express 130

Securing Management Access and Control Plane 137

    Admin User Authentication and Authorization 137

    CPU Access Control Lists 139

    Management via Wireless and via Dynamic Interface 141

Working with WLC Interfaces 142

    Management and AP-Manager Interfaces 142

    Service Port 144

    Virtual Interface 145

    Dynamic Interfaces 146

    LAG: Link Aggregation 148

Deploying Lightweight Access Points 148

    Authenticating and Authorizing APs on the Network 149

    AP Modes of Operations 154

    Accessing Configuration Settings and Logging Options for APs 161

High Availability and Redundancy 163

    N+1 and N+N High Availability 164

    AP and Client Stateful Switch Over 169

Segmenting Your Wireless Network 170

    RF Profiles 171

    AP Groups 172

    FlexConnect Groups 176

Wireless Security Policies 177

    To Layer 2 or To Layer 3? 177

    WLAN Security Options 181

    Rogue Policies 183

    Local EAP, Local Profiling, and Local Policies 186

    ACLs and Certificates 189

FlexConnect Deployments 191

    What Problem Are We Trying to Solve? 191

    FlexConnect Modes and States 191

    FlexConnect Specific Features 194

    FlexConnect Group Specific Features 195

OfficeExtend 197

Configuring and Troubleshooting Mesh 198

    AWPP and Mesh Formation 198

        Mesh Topologies 199

        AWPP and Mesh Formation 200

    Mesh Configuration 200

        Mesh Basic Configuration 200

        Mesh Page Optional Configurations 203

        Mesh Security Configurations 206

        Mesh Local Bridging Configurations 207

    Troubleshooting Mesh 208

Radio Frequency Management 211

    What Problem Are We Trying to Solve? 211

    Static Assignment 213

    Global Assignment (RRM) 214

        Off-Channel Scanning 214

        RF Grouping 216

        Flexible Radio Assignment 218

        Dynamic Channel Assignment 220

        Coverage Hole Detection and Mitigation (CHDM) 222

        CleanAir 222

        Transmit Power Control 224

        RF Profiles 225

        Data Rates 226

        RX-SoP 227

        AirTime Fairness 227

Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobility 229

    Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roaming 230

        Mobility Lists and Groups 231

    Mobility Messaging 232

    Mobility Anchors 234

    Troubleshooting Mobility 235

Wireless Client Roaming Optimization 236

    Band Select 236

    Load Balancing 238

    Optimized Roaming 240

    802.11k and 802.11v 243

    Fast-Secure Roaming 245

        CCKM 247

        802.11r/FT 248

Summary 252

Chapter 5 Wireless Security and Identity Management with ISE 253

Identity Management Building Blocks 253

    802.1X 253

        802.1X Components 254

    EAP 254

        EAP Methods 255

    RADIUS 257

        RADIUS Attributes 258

        CoA 259

    AAA Sequence 259

Identity Services Engine Deployment and Configuration 260

    ISE Certificates 263

    Network Access Policies 265

        Authentication Policy 265

        Authorization Policy 268

        Profiling Policy 271

    Guest Access 273

        Guest Services 273

        Sponsor Services 274

    ISE Integration with Active Directory 275

    Device Administration Policies 277

        Policy Sets 278

        Authentication Policy 279

        Authorization Policy 279

    Configuring ISE for Wireless 279

        Common Configuration 280

        Wireless RADIUS Attributes 284

        802.1X 289

        MAC Filtering and MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) 297

        Local Web Authentication 300

        Central Web Authentication 306

        Profiling 313

        Wireless Device Administration via ISE 316

Summary 319

Chapter 6 Prime Infrastructure and MSE/CMX 321

Managing the Management 321

Basic Operations 325

    Working with Devices, Templates, and Audits 325

    Operating Maps 327

    High Availability 335

    Monitoring Tools: Troubleshooting Clients and Working with Reports, Alarms and Events, and Notifications 336

Configuring Jobs 341

Security Operations 341

Mobility Services Engine and Connected Mobile Experiences 344

    Location Technologies and Techniques 346

        Cell of Origin and Presence 346

        Trilateration with Probe RSSI or FastLocate 348

        802.11 Active RFID Tags 352

        Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Hyperlocation 354

        Bluetooth Low Energy 355

    Management Access 358

    Network Services 359

        Location 360

        Analytics 366

        Connect and Engage 369

        CleanAir 375

        Wireless Intrusion Prevention System 376

    NMSP 384

Summary 385

Chapter 7 WLAN Media and Application Services 387

Introduction 387

QoS Survival Concepts for Wireless Experts 388

    The Notion of Differentiated Treatment 388

    QoS Design 391

    Application Visibility and Identification 394

    Layer 3, Layer 2 QoS 396

    IPv4 QoS Marking 397

    Per Hop Behavior 400

    IPv6 Layer 3 Marking 404

    Layer 2 802.1 QoS Marking 405

    802.11 QoS Marking 407

    DSCP to UP and UP to DSCP Marking 409

        Downstream 409

        Upstream 410

Trust Boundary and Congestion Mechanisms 412

    Trust Boundary 412

    Congestion Management 414

    802.11 Congestion Avoidance 414

    TXOP 418

    CAC 421

    BW Contracts 425

Configurations 429

    AireOS 429

        QoS Profiles and Bandwidth Contracts 429

    Default QoS Mapping 435

    DSCP Trust and 802.11u QoS Maps 438

    EDCA Parameters 443

    WLAN and WMM Configurations 444

    CAC Configuration 445

    Data Rate Configuration 450

    AVC Configuration 451

    FastLane Configuration and Client Behavior 456

    Enhanced Roaming 462

    Managing Video Flows 467

Bonjour/mDNS 475

    Bonjour/mDNS Principles 475

    Bonjour/mDNS Configuration 476

        mDNS Gateway 476

        mDNS Profiles 478

        mDNS AP 478

        mDNS Filtering Options: Priority MAC, Origin, and LSS 479

        LSS 480

        mDNS Policies 481

    AireOS Configuration Summary 483

    Autonomous APs 483

    DSCP to UP Mapping 484

    Retry Options 488

    EDCA Parameters 491

    Advanced Features 493

    Autonomous Application Service Configuration Summary 495

    Wired Configuration 496

    Trusting DSCP or CoS 496

    QoS Policies 498

        Class Maps 498

        Policy Maps 499

        Service Policy 499

Summary 500

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