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[EOL/EOE] [WLC] Configuring AP-Affinity-Group from the WLC CLI



Article ID: KB33301 KB Last Updated: 05 Dec 2020Version: 2.0

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Affinity groups enable boot-up of all the access points (APs) on a particular Wireless Controller (WLC) or the boot-up of all the APs in a specific network.

This article describes the procedure to configure AP-Affinity-Group from the Command Line Interface (CLI) of a Wireless Controller (WLC).

  • To boot a particular AP on a specific controller, use the following command:

WLC# set mobility-domain ap-affinity-group address <AP IP ADDRESS> netmask <>.
  • To boot the APs of a specific network, use the following command:

WLC# set mobility-domain ap-affinity-group address <Network IP> netmask <subnet mask>.

Note: It is not valid to use the Controller IP here.



  • AP Status Before Configuring the Affinity-Group:

  • Configuring AP-Affinity-Group:

  • AP Status After Configuring Affinity-Group:


Note: To configure affinity groups using the web interface, see Configuring AP Affinity Groups on the WLC.


Modification History:
2020-11-30: Tagged article for EOL/EOE.
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