ML Insights Network 360 Monitor

Monitor your network health. View health data for devices, clients, Wi-Fi, network, services, applications, and security.

Navigation

Navigate using the left sidebar tab icons. Hover over an icon to see the name of the tab.

ML Insights Network 360 Monitor

Overview

The ML Insights Network 360 Monitor window displays detailed information about the health of your network.

The first time you open this window, if you have not created a network hierarchy, you will be directed to do so. You can either import an existing network hierarchy or create a new one from the ML Insights Network 360 Plan Network 360 Plan window (see "ML Insights Network 360 Plan"). Once you have created and populated your network, select a location, building, or floor from the list to the left of the map to see data for that location. To see health data for your entire network, select Global View.

Data is collected on an hourly basis, so this window might not be populated for up to one hour. Select Where's My Data? to learn why you may not be seeing data.

For large networks with multiple locations, enter the first few characters of the location name in the type-ahead Search Maps field to quickly find a network location to automatically bring up matching items. The more characters you enter, the more precise the search results will be.

Use the filter section to manage the data that is displayed in this window. When a filter is applied to the view, the filter icon changes from to .

Status Cards

At-a-glance status cards across the top of the Network 360 Monitor window display information about your network health. When you select a network location from the main window, the information in the status cards automatically changes to reflect your selection.

Network health is determined by several factors including availability, reboots, average CPU usage, average memory usage, and average power consumption, and is generally indicated by color in the status cards:

Green: 80-100, network health is excellent.

Yellow: 50-79, network health is good.

Red: 0-49, network health is poor.

Status Card Detail Panel Features

Select anywhere inside a status card to see an expanded panel with details. The expanded panels have the following features in common:

Navigate: Use the down arrow next to the name of the panel to navigate to any other detail panel without returning to the main window.

Refresh: Select the icon to refresh the panel data.

Timeline: Customize the timeline using the Time Range options. Follow the Usage instruction above the timeline to see details for a specific time or period of time. To remove a specific time range you have created by dragging inside the timeline, select Clear Selection.

Print or download: Select to print or download a copy of the timeline. You can download .png, .svg, .jpeg, or PDF files.

Events: Some detail panels also have an option ()to customize events that are noted in the timeline.

Widgets: All status card detail panels contain various data widgets. Many of these widgets are interactive. Hover in them to see more information.

Where's My Data: Click here to learn why you may not be seeing the data you expect.

Status Card Detail Panel Descriptions

Devices: The Devices Health timeline displays information about usage, clients, and health. Device widgets display device health, current availability, hardware health, active alarms, top device uptime, configuration and firmware status, channel change events, DFS events, and reboots,

Clients: The Client Health timeline displays client health over time and the number of connected clients. Client widgets display the overall client health score, wireless health score, clients by bandwidth, issues, channel distribution, supported spatial streams, and the maximum client capabilities in several categories including 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, association and probe requests, supported bandwidth, 802.x technology, and transmit power.

WiFi: The WiFi Health timeline displays information about usage, clients, and the overall Wi-Fi score over time. WiFi charts and widgets display wireless health details, association per radio score, and channel utilization, SNR score, and data rates and retries.

Network : The Network Health timeline displays information about usage and network health and usage. Network Health charts and widgets display an overall network health score, WAN, VPN, and gateway Internet availability and latency, multicast and unicast detection, Ethernet interface modes.

Services: The Services Health timeline displays information about DHCP, DNS, and RADIUS activity. Services Health widgets display overall health score, network and authentication services scores, DHCP, DNS, and NTP availability, and authentication, management, and network service availability,

Applications: The Applications Health timeline displays information the top applications active in your wireless network. Three applications are shown in the timeline by default, but you can add an application by typing the first few letters in the type-ahead search field, and then selecting the full name when it appears. To delete an application from the timeline, select the X in the check box next to the application name.

Application charts and widgets display total usage, top 5 applications, and a table showing the top 20 or top 100 application groups active in your network. You can change the number of applications displayed per window for this chart on the lower left, and scroll through the windows on the lower right.

Security: The Security Health timeline displays information about network activity involving rogue clients, rogue APs, and traffic violations. Security Health charts and widgets display a security overview, detected Layer 2 DOS (Denial of Service) attempts, rogue APs, and traffic violations.

  • To see Layer 2 DOS information, you must enable this feature in SSID > Additional Settings > Optional Settings.

The Network 360 Monitor Map

Below the status cards, the Network 360 Monitor window displays your network hierarchy, shown in outline form in the left nav bar, with maps that correspond to each network locations. For information on how to create or modify your network hierarchy, see "ML Insights Network 360 Plan".

Device View

The Device view shows the live devices on any floor in any building in your network locations. Select a floor inside a building from the network hierarchy on the left. Active connected clients and Bluetooth devices are indicated by a red glow (heat map). Hover over the small number that appears next to each device to see the number of real-time connected clients and the number of alarms, if any. This data refreshes according to the setting you have chosen in auto-refresh ( ). The following options are available in this view:

Device Trail over Time: You can create a device trail that tracks the paths of Bluetooth devices that are roaming on a floor over a period of time. Select a Bluetooth device, a time period, and a speed from the drop-down lists.

Time Lapse: Use the time lapse feature to create a graphical representation of heat map changes due to client activity over a specified time range. Select devices, a time period, and a speed from the drop-down lists.

  • The Connected Clients option displays the number of connected clients and a heat bloom for APs where the clients are connected.
  • The Engaged Clients option shows clients that are connected for more than 20 minutes at between -67 dBm and -95 dBm.

Select . The time of the animation and a progress bar appear above the map. On the map, the number of clients for each device changes as traffic moves around the floor and the red glow behind each device changes as traffic loads change. Select to revert to the present time.

Zone View

The Zone view displays network zones you have configured for your network locations. The following options are available:

Show Devices: Select the check box to show all of the network devices for all of the zones on the floor, or for a specific zone that you select from the drop-down list. This view shows you all zones (or the selected zone) and how many clients are connected to the AP that controls that zone.

Device Trail over Time: You can create a device trail that tracks the paths of Bluetooth devices that are roaming on a floor over a period of time. Select a Bluetooth device, a time period (1H, 8H, or 24H) and a speed (Fast, Medium, Slow) from the drop-down lists.

Time Lapse: Create a graphical representation of heat map changes due to client activity over a period of time. Select devices, a time period, and a speed from the drop-down lists.

  • The Connected Clients option displays a heat bloom for APs where clients are connected, along with the number of connected clients.
  • The Engaged Clients option shows clients that are connected for more than 20 minutes at between -67 dBm and -95 dBm.

Select . The time of the animation and a progress bar appear above the map. On the map, the number of clients for each device changes as traffic moves around the floor and the red glow behind each device changes as traffic loads change. Select to revert to the present time.