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Wireless Manager (FortiWLM) 8.6.1 Administration Guide

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Network Health and Trends

The dashboard panels display network health and trends of devices in the wireless network. The trend graphs display data for the last 10 minutes. Depending upon which panels are selected in the dashboard settings to be displayed on the dashboard, some or all of the panels may be displayed. The following panels are available to be displayed on the dashboard:

RF Band and OS Type (Wireless Stations)

This panel provides the statistics for stations associated with each:

  • RF band - The bar chart provides a graphical representation of stations for each RF band. Each vertical bar represents the total number of stations connected to a particular RF band, for example, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11bg, bgn, and so on. Each station type is represented by a unique color. Hover over a vertical bar in the graph to view the total number of stations connected to that particular RF band. Click on the graph legend to view the associated station details like Station MAC Address, Station IP Address, Station IPv6 Address, Essid, Channel, SNR, RF Band, OS Type, RX Rate, TX Rate, Controller ID, AP ID, Interface Index, and so on.
  • OS type - The pie chart provides a graphical representation of stations for each OS type. Each slice of the pie represents the total number of stations running a particular OS type. A maximum of six different OS types are plotted on the pie chart. The remaining OS types are displayed under the Others category. Hover over a pie slice in the pie chart to view the total number of stations running that particular OS type. Click on each of the OS types to view a detailed summary of the stations running that particular OS type. Click on the chart legend to view the associated station details like Station MAC Address, Station IP Address, Station IPv6 Address, Essid, Channel, SNR, RF Band, OS Type, RX Rate, TX Rate, Controller ID, AP ID, Interface Index, and so on.
Stations and Throughput

This panel displays a plotting of the total number of stations and the throughput against time. The graph displays the aggregate Number of Stations connected to the wireless network and the average Throughput (Mbps) at 10-minute intervals.

Each bar represents the maximum number of stations connected to the wireless network and the average throughput during that interval. Hover over each of the bars to view the station count and throughput during that interval.

Low Signal and High Loss Stations

This panel is a trend graph that displays the total number of stations in the network facing low signal and high loss at any given point. High Loss is defined as the percentage of the number 802.11 unicast packets transmitted for which no 802.11 acknowledgment is received, which is greater than 40%.

Hover over each of the intervals on the graph to see a summary of the high loss and low signal stations, as per the average loss percentage and SNR, as configured. You can configure the threshold for High Loss and Low Signal from the available settings. The graph is plotted based on your configurations.

APs by High Memory and CPU

This panel categorizes all the APs by CPU usage and Memory utilization. Various ranges that fall under each of these two categories are 0 to 29%, 30 to 59%, 60 to 89%, and 90 to 100%. Hover over each of these ranges in the chart to view the number of APs in that particular range.

Controllers by High Memory and CPU

This panel categorizes all the controllers by CPU usage and Memory utilization. Various ranges that fall under each of these two categories are 0 to 29%, 30 to 59%, 60 to 89%, and 90 to 100%. Hover over each of these ranges in the chart to view the number of APs in that particular range.

Top Applications and OS Type (Wired Stations)

This panel provides the summary of the top five applications used in the network and also the frequently used OS types, for wired stations.

Recent Activities

This panel displays the last forty user activities in the last 24 hours.

Client Density

This panel displays the client density heat map from the visualization dashboard. By default, the first floor on the map is displayed. You can select the floor you want to view.

You can also enable the overlay options, AP (displays the AP name and AP ID) and Heat Canvas (the regions around APs corresponding to the AP throughput), on the map. Additionally, you can zoom in and zoom out within the maps.

Note

Only APs that have clients associated with them will be displayed.

Click on an AP to view the associated details like AP ID, AP Name, AP MAC, Controller, Total Stations, and so on.

Network Health and Trends

The dashboard panels display network health and trends of devices in the wireless network. The trend graphs display data for the last 10 minutes. Depending upon which panels are selected in the dashboard settings to be displayed on the dashboard, some or all of the panels may be displayed. The following panels are available to be displayed on the dashboard:

RF Band and OS Type (Wireless Stations)

This panel provides the statistics for stations associated with each:

  • RF band - The bar chart provides a graphical representation of stations for each RF band. Each vertical bar represents the total number of stations connected to a particular RF band, for example, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11bg, bgn, and so on. Each station type is represented by a unique color. Hover over a vertical bar in the graph to view the total number of stations connected to that particular RF band. Click on the graph legend to view the associated station details like Station MAC Address, Station IP Address, Station IPv6 Address, Essid, Channel, SNR, RF Band, OS Type, RX Rate, TX Rate, Controller ID, AP ID, Interface Index, and so on.
  • OS type - The pie chart provides a graphical representation of stations for each OS type. Each slice of the pie represents the total number of stations running a particular OS type. A maximum of six different OS types are plotted on the pie chart. The remaining OS types are displayed under the Others category. Hover over a pie slice in the pie chart to view the total number of stations running that particular OS type. Click on each of the OS types to view a detailed summary of the stations running that particular OS type. Click on the chart legend to view the associated station details like Station MAC Address, Station IP Address, Station IPv6 Address, Essid, Channel, SNR, RF Band, OS Type, RX Rate, TX Rate, Controller ID, AP ID, Interface Index, and so on.
Stations and Throughput

This panel displays a plotting of the total number of stations and the throughput against time. The graph displays the aggregate Number of Stations connected to the wireless network and the average Throughput (Mbps) at 10-minute intervals.

Each bar represents the maximum number of stations connected to the wireless network and the average throughput during that interval. Hover over each of the bars to view the station count and throughput during that interval.

Low Signal and High Loss Stations

This panel is a trend graph that displays the total number of stations in the network facing low signal and high loss at any given point. High Loss is defined as the percentage of the number 802.11 unicast packets transmitted for which no 802.11 acknowledgment is received, which is greater than 40%.

Hover over each of the intervals on the graph to see a summary of the high loss and low signal stations, as per the average loss percentage and SNR, as configured. You can configure the threshold for High Loss and Low Signal from the available settings. The graph is plotted based on your configurations.

APs by High Memory and CPU

This panel categorizes all the APs by CPU usage and Memory utilization. Various ranges that fall under each of these two categories are 0 to 29%, 30 to 59%, 60 to 89%, and 90 to 100%. Hover over each of these ranges in the chart to view the number of APs in that particular range.

Controllers by High Memory and CPU

This panel categorizes all the controllers by CPU usage and Memory utilization. Various ranges that fall under each of these two categories are 0 to 29%, 30 to 59%, 60 to 89%, and 90 to 100%. Hover over each of these ranges in the chart to view the number of APs in that particular range.

Top Applications and OS Type (Wired Stations)

This panel provides the summary of the top five applications used in the network and also the frequently used OS types, for wired stations.

Recent Activities

This panel displays the last forty user activities in the last 24 hours.

Client Density

This panel displays the client density heat map from the visualization dashboard. By default, the first floor on the map is displayed. You can select the floor you want to view.

You can also enable the overlay options, AP (displays the AP name and AP ID) and Heat Canvas (the regions around APs corresponding to the AP throughput), on the map. Additionally, you can zoom in and zoom out within the maps.

Note

Only APs that have clients associated with them will be displayed.

Click on an AP to view the associated details like AP ID, AP Name, AP MAC, Controller, Total Stations, and so on.