Creates a sensor policy and enters its configuration mode.

Access point radios, functioning as sensors, along with AirDefense WIPS servers protect networks from attacks and unauthorized access. These access point sensors scan legal channels and (based on a WIPS policy settings) identify events potential threats to the managed network. These events are reported to the AirDefense WIPS server, which determines the action taken.

In addition to WIPS support, sensor functionality has now been added for the Extreme Network‘s locationing system. The ExtremeLocation system for Wi-Fi locationing includes WiNG controllers, and access points functioning as sensors. Within the Locationing architecture, sensors scan for RSSI data on an administrator-defined interval and send to a dedicated ExtremeLocation Server resource, as opposed to an ADSP server. The ExtremeLocation Server collects the RSSI data from WiNG sensor devices, and calculates the location of Wi-Fi devices for ExtremeLocation administrators.

Use this command to configure a policy defining the mode of scanning, the channels to scan (in case scan-mode is set to custom-scan), and the RSSI interval. For the sensor policy to take effect, use the policy either in the access point‘s RF Domain context or in the access point‘s device context.



If a dedicated sensor is utilized with WIPS for rogue detection, any sensor policy used is discarded and not utilized by the sensor. To avoid this situation, use ADSP channel settings exclusively to configure the sensor and not the WiNG interface.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Service Platforms — NX 75XX, NX 95XX, NX 96XX, VX 9000


sensor-policy <SENSOR-POLICY-NAME>


sensor-policy <SENSOR-POLICY-NAME>
<SENSOR-POLICY-NAME> Specify the Sensor policy name. If a sensor policy with the specified name does not exist, it is created. The name should not exceed 32 characters in length. No character spaces are permitted within the name. Define a name unique to the policy‘s channel and scan mode configuration to help differentiate it from other policies.


nx9500-6C8809(config)#sensor-policy test
Sensor Policy Mode commands:
  custom-scan             Channel configuration in Custom Scan channels
  no                      Negate a command or set its defaults
  rssi-interval-duration  Configure the periodicity of sending RSSI info from
                          sensor to server
  scan-mode               Configure the Scan mode

  clrscr                  Clears the display screen
  commit                  Commit all changes made in this session
  do                      Run commands from Exec mode
  end                     End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit                    End current mode and down to previous mode
  help                    Description of the interactive help system
  revert                  Revert changes
  service                 Service Commands
  show                    Show running system information
  write                   Write running configuration to memory or terminal


Related Commands

no Removes an existing sensor policy