Device Config Commands

Sets the physical area where the device (controller, service platform, or access point) is deployed. This can be a building, region, campus or other area that describes the deployment location of the device. Assigning an area name is helpful when grouping devices in RF Domains and profiles, as devices in the same physical deployment location may need to share specific configuration parameters in respect to radio transmission and interference requirements specific to that location.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


area <AREA-NAME>


area <AREA-NAME>
area <AREA-NAME> Sets the physical area where the device is deployed

<AREA-NAME> – Specify the area name (should not 64 characters in length).


nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#area RMZEcoSpace

nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#show context
apr505 94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C
 use profile default-ap505
 use rf-domain default
 hostname ap505-133E1C
 area RMZEcospace

Related Commands

no Disables or reverts settings to their default