Introduction to the Cloud Location Engine
The Cloud Location Engine enables you to view and track the devices in your deployment.
Using the Cloud Location Engine service, you can view all the access points (APs) deployed in all the buildings of a campus. You can also view the APs deployed on the individual floors of each building. You can also locate Wi-Fi tags, Wi-Fi interferers and AoA clients. For a complete list of devices that can be tracked, see Configure Location Tracking.
Requesting a Cloud Location Engine Account
- Register for the Cloud Location Engine. Provide the following information to opInsights-Support@external.cisco.com:
- Email address for the account
- First Name
- Last Name
- Phone number
- You will receive an account activation email. Follow instructions in the email to activate the account and log in.
Setting Up Connectivity Between the Cloud Location Engine and Connector
- In the Cloud Location Engine, click Setup>Connectors and click Add. Enter the name of the connector and the associated Controller IP address. Click Save.
Setting up Connectivity Between the Cloud Location Engine and Cisco WLC
This procedure describes how to generate a Cloud Location Engine token. This token is required for configuring the Cloud Location Engine,
- In the Cloud Location Engine GUI, in the left navigation pane, click SETUP>WLC.
- In the WLCs dialog box, enter the details. Choose the controller configured in the previous task.
- Click Save.
Uploading Maps to the Cloud Location Engine
One of the first setup tasks is uploading maps that are exported from Cisco Prime Infrastructure to the Cloud Location Engine. Typically, map data contains floor images, floor coordinates, access points (AP), and details about APs on a floor.
- Log in to the Cloud Location Engine.
- Click Maps on the left navigation pane, and then on this page, click the Upload button.
- Browse to the location where the maps are stored (on your computer). Select the maps that were exported from Cisco PI.
- Verify if the maps are uploaded successfully.
You can now view the existing list of campuses, buildings, and floors.
You can also add or edit building addresses.