Creates an RF Domain or enters the RF Domain configuration context for one or more RF Domains.

The configuration of controllers (wireless controllers, service platforms, and access points) comprises of RF Domains that define regulatory, location, and other relevant policies. At least one default RF Domain is assigned to each controller. RF Domains allow administrators to assign configuration data to multiple devices deployed in a common coverage area, such as in a floor, building, or site. Each RF Domain contains policies that set the Smart RF or WIPS configuration.

RF Domains also enable administrators to override WLAN SSID name and VLAN assignments. This enables the deployment of a global WLAN across multiple sites and unique SSID name or VLAN assignments to groups of access points servicing the global WLAN. This WLAN override eliminates the need to define and manage a large number of individual WLANs and profiles.

A controller‘s configuration contains:
  • A default RF Domain - Each controller utilizes a default RF Domain. Access Points are assigned to this default RF Domain as they are discovered by the controller. A default RF Domain can be used for single-site and multi-site deployments.
  • Single-site deployment – The default RF Domain can be used for single site deployments, where regional, regulatory, and RF policies are common between devices.
  • Multi-site deployment – A default RF Domain can omit configuration parameters to prohibit regulatory configuration from automatically being inherited by devices as they are discovered. This is desirable in multi-site deployments with devices spanning multiple countries. Omitting specific configuration parameters eliminates the risk of an incorrect country code from being automatically assigned to a device.
  • A user-defined RF Domain - Created by administrators. A user-defined RF Domain can be assigned to multiple devices manually or automatically.
  • Manually assigned – Use the CLI or UI to manually assign a user-defined RF Domain to controllers and service platforms.
  • Automatically assigned – Use a AP provisioning policy to automatically assign specific RF Domains to access points based on the access point‘s model, serial number, VLAN, DHCP option, and IP address or MAC address. Automatic RF Domain assignments are useful in large deployments, as they enable plug-n-play access point deployments by automatically applying RF Domains to remote access points. For more information on auto provisioning policy, see Auto-Provisioning Policy.
Configure and deploy user-defined RF Domains for single or multiple sites where devices require unique regulatory and regional configurations, or unique Smart RF and WIPS policies. User-defined RF Domains can be used to:
  • Assign unique Smart RF or WIPS policies to access points deployed on different floors or buildings within in a site.
  • Assign unique regional or regulatory configurations to devices deployed in different states or countries.
  • Assign unique WLAN SSIDs and/or VLAN IDs to sites assigned a common WLAN without having to define individual WLANs for each site.


WiNG access points only support one RF Domain, which is the default RF Domain. If needed, use this command to override the built-in default RF Domain configuration.

WiNG 7.1.X Interoperability with WiNG 5.9.X

Interoperability with access points running the WiNG 5.9.X OS is another salient feature of the WiNG 7.1.X OS. As part of this inter-interoperability, WiNG 7.1.X wireless controllers and service platforms will be able to deploy and manage the following WiNG 5.9.X APs:
  • Access Points - AP7502, AP7522, AP7532, AP7562, AP7602, AP7612, AP7622, AP763, AP7662, AP8163, AP8543, AP8533.
The following output shows both WiNG 5.9.X and WiNG 7.1.X APs adopted to a WiNG 7.1.X NX9500 service platform:code
nx9500-6C8809#show version
NX9500 version
Copyright (c) 2004-2019 Extreme Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
Booted from primary

nx9500-6C8809 uptime is 0 days, 00 hours 31 minutes
CPU is Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5645  @ 2.40GHz, No. of CPUs 24
Base ethernet MAC address is B4-C7-99-6C-88-09
System serial number is B4C7996C8809
Model number is NX-9500-100R0-WR

nx9500-6C8809#show adoption status
ap8432-070235  configured   No  nx9500-6C8809  0 days 00:27:59  2 days 23:02:09
ap7562-84A224  configured   No  nx9500-6C8809  0 days 00:27:57  38 days 14:34:24
ap7532-DF9A4C  configured   No  nx9500-6C8809  0 days 00:31:02  15 days 14:25:44
ap505-134038  configured   No  nx9500-6C8809  0 days 00:30:49  1 days 03:07:01
Total number of devices displayed: 4


In a mixed deployment, with access points running both WiNG 7.1.X and WiNG 5.9.X firmware, we recommend that these APs be placed in separate RF Domains.

Supported in the following platforms:

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


rf-domain {<RF-DOMAIN-NAME>|containing <RF-DOMAIN-NAME>}


rf-domain {<RF-DOMAIN-NAME>|containing <RF-DOMAIN-NAME>}
rf-domain Creates a new RF Domain or enters its configuration context
<RF-DOMAIN-NAME> Optional. Specify the RF Domain name (should not exceed 32 characters and should represent the intended purpose). Once created, the name cannot be edited.
containing <RF-DOMAIN-NAME> Optional. Identifies an existing RF Domain that contains a specified sub-string in the domain name
  • <RF-DOMAIN-NAME> – Specify a sub-string of the RF Domain name.


nx9500-6C8809(config)#rf-domain ecospace
RF Domain Mode commands:
  alias               Alias
  channel-list        Configure channel list to be advertised to wireless
  contact             Configure the contact
  control-vlan        VLAN for control traffic on this RF Domain
  controller-managed  RF Domain manager for this domain will be an adopting
  country-code        Configure the country of operation
  geo-coordinates     Configure geo coordinates for this device
  layout              Configure layout
  location            Configure the location
  location-server     Configuration ExtremeLocation server
  location-tenantid   Set ExtremeLocation  tenant id
  mac-name            Configure MAC address to name mappings
  no                  Negate a command or set its defaults
  nsight-sensor       Enable sensor for Nsight
  override-smartrf    Configured RF Domain level overrides for smart-rf
  override-wlan       Configure RF Domain level overrides for wlan
  sensor-server       AirDefense sensor server configuration
  stats               Configure the stats related setting
  timezone            Configure the timezone
  tree-node           Configure tree node under which this rf-domain appears
  use                 Set setting to use

  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 RF Domain. Specify the RF Domain's name.