What is Cisco Wireless LAN Controller?

A wireless LAN controller (WLC) is a network component that manages wireless network access points and allows wireless devices to connect to the network.

What a wireless access point does for your network is similar to what an amplifier does for your home stereo. It takes the bandwidth coming from a router and stretches it so that many devices can go on the network from farther distances away.

Why Monitor Cisco Wireless LAN Controller?

Often excess traffic to a WLAN Controller can impose a prohibitive load on the controller, choking the CPU and hence making it a bottleneck. To proactively avoid such bottlenecks, eG Enterprise helps network administrators to continuously monitor the utilization of the CPU and memory resources in both wireless LAN controller and the network access points. It also helps the administrators to figure out the current memory utilization as well as the average memory utilization of the target WLAN Controller and proactively alerts administrators to potential resource contentions, if any.