Global Configuration Commands

Creates an Application Group and enters its configuration mode. An application group is a collection of system-provided and/or user-defined applications. Application group allows you to enforce mandatory stats reporting for specific traffic types.

The WiNG 5.9.X OS uses a third-party DPI engine to implement Application Visibility and Control (AVC). It detects top-level hosting applications (layer 7) along with the services these applications host.

Use AVC to implement:
  • Packet filtering - allow, deny or mark packets based on rules defined in the Application policy.
  • Mandatory stats reporting - enable mandatory stats reporting for an application or set of applications defined in the Application group.
The application-group command is part of the mandatory stats reporting feature. To enable mandatory stats reporting, follow the steps below:
  1. Create an application-group and specify the applications for which mandatory stats reporting is to be enabled.


    If the required application definition is not system-provided, use the application command to create a custom app signature.
  2. Use this application-group in the NSight policy.
  3. Apply the NSight policy in the RF Domain context.


For more information and examples, see mandatory.


For information on enabling mandatory stats reporting on WiNG 7.1.2 APs see purview-application-group.

Configured on WiNG 7.1.X controller and pushed to the following WiNG 5.9.X APs:

  • Access Points — AP7502, AP7522, AP7532, AP7562, AP7602, AP7612, AP7622, AP7632, AP7662, AP8163, AP8543, AP8533


application-group <APPLICATION-GROUP-NAME>


application-group <APPLICATION-GROUP-NAME>
application-group <APPLICATION-GROUP-NAME> Creates an application group and enters its configuration mode
  • <APPLICATION-GROUP-NAME – Specify the application group name. If an application group with the specified name does not exist, it is created. The name should not exceed 32 characters in length.


nx9500-6C8809(config)#application-group amazon
Application Group Mode commands:
  application  Add application to group
  description  Add application-group description
  no           Negate a command or set its defaults

  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 (global-config-mode) Removes an existing application group
application-policy Creates an application policy and enters its configuration mode.
application Creates an application definition and enters its configuration mode. Use this command to create customized application detection signatures.