Introduction to Cloud Location Engine
The Cloud Location Engine enables you to view and track devices in your deployment.
Using the Cloud Location Engine service, you can either view all the access points (APs) deployed in all the buildings of a campus or view the APs deployed on the individual floors of each building. You can also locate Wi-Fi tags, Wi-Fi interferers, and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons. For a complete list of devices that can be tracked, refer to Configure Location Tracking.
Requesting a Cloud Location Engine Account
- Register for Cloud Location Engine. Provide the following information to opInsights-Support@external.cisco.com. (Need the right ID here)
- 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 Cloud Location Engine and Cisco WLC
This task generates the Cloud Location Engine token. This token is required for configuring Cloud Location Engine,
- In the Cloud Location Engine dashboard, in the left navigation pane, click WLC.
- You must obtain a Cloud Location Engine Token. To do this, first click key (Token) icon to open a Log In dialog box.
- Enter your Cloud Location Engine username and password.
- Check I understand in the terms and conditions that are mentioned in the Please Read dialog box.
- In the New Token dialog box, click Copy and paste the copied token into the notepad for use on Cisco WLC. (Doubt: What is to be done at the WLC end?)
- In the Cloud Location Engine dashboard, click Add and in the WLCs dialog box, enter the details.
- Click Save.
(Doubt: Should Attached COnnector be configured first?)
Setup connectivity between Cloud Location Engine and Connector
Doubt: Need description of the Connector here
- In the Cloud Location Engine dashboard, in the left navigation pane, click Connector.
- Click Add, and enter the name of the connector and the associated Controller IP address. (Doubt: This step is not clear. Its very chicken and egg. Did the controller come first or the connector.)
- Click Save.
Uploading Maps Onto the Cloud Location Engine
One of the first setup tasks that are involved in setting up Cloud Location Engine is uploading maps that are exported from Cisco PI to the Cloud Location Engine solution.The map data may contains floor image, floor coordinates, access points (AP) and details of AP on the 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 and select the maps that were exported previously from Cisco PI.
- Verify if the maps were uploaded successfully by selecting the floor map.
You can now view the existing list of campus, building, and floors.
You can also add or edit building addresses. (Doubt: Need to test this on the UI)