You can edit the information for one or more devices. For example, if a device fails validation due to an incorrect serial number or MAC address, you can edit those fields. Note that not all fields are available when editing multiple devices.

The Device Catalog screen displays a list of all of the devices known to one or more Sites.

From this screen, you can use one of the following methods to edit the device information:

1. Click on the Friendly Name for the device to open the detailed Device Information screen. From this screen, you can click on Actions and select Edit Device. You can also set the LED mode for the Access Point device using LED Mode next to Actions.

2. Click on the MAC address of the device to open the Edit Device screen.

3. Select a device that you want to edit by checking the box next to the device entry, then click on Actions. From the Actions drop-down menu, hover over Edit Device to display a drop-down list of configurable settings for the device.

4. Under the Actions column, click on the ellipsis icon () next to the device that you want to edit to access the Actions drop-down menu. From this menu, hover over Edit Device to display a drop-down list of configurable settings for the device.

Detailed Device Information

The detailed Device Information screen displays all the configuration information about a device. From this screen, you can click on Actions and hover your cursor over Edit Device to display another drop-down menu of available settings you can edit for the device. In addition, you can set the LED mode for the Access Point.

Setting the LED Mode for the Access Point

You can set the LED mode on an Access Point (AP) by clicking on one of the LED Mode buttons at the top of the detailed Device Information screen, next to Actions.

  • Normal Mode (Default) - The LED displays in normal mode (Red/Green/Blue).

  • Night Mode - The LED indicator is shut off.

  • Blink Mode - LED alternately blinks Red/Green/Blue so that you can visually locate the AP(s).

LED Indicators

The LED light on the AP indicates the following conditions:

  • RED (Flashing) - System abnormal, link down

  • RED (Solid) - System startup

  • RED and BLUE (Rotate Flashing) - OS upgrading

  • BLUE (Solid) - System running, dual bands working

  • GREEN (Flashing) - No SSID created

  • GREEN (Solid) - System running, single band working

  • RED, BLUE, and GREEN (Rotate Flashing) - System running (used to visually locate an AP).

Edit Device Options

The Edit Device (Actions - Edit Device) drop-down menu provides the following list of device settings that you can edit for the selected device:

  • Information - Opens the Edit Device screen from which you can change the information used to declare the device in OmniVista Cirrus.

  • Basic Info - Opens the Edit Basic Information screen from which you can edit the device name and location.

  • IP Mode - Opens the Edit IP Mode screen from which you can change how the device obtains an IP address (DHCP or Static).

  • Location - Opens the Edit Access Point Location screen from which you can specify the location of the Access Point device. If you select the “From LLDP” checkbox, OmniVista will use LLDP to automatically add the location; otherwise, enter a user-defined string for the location (for example, “Lab1/1/12”).

  • Group - Opens the Edit Access Point Group screen from which you can change the Access Point Group associated with the device. Note that when assigning a Stellar Access Point to a different group , all current configuration of the Access Point will be lost. This would potentially impact the services (for example, SSIDs) currently offered by the Access Point. The Access Point will get the configuration associated with its new Access Point Group.

  • Assigned Site - Opens a Change Location pop-up window in which you can change the location (Site, AP Group name, Building, and Floor) of the Access Point device.

  • Schedule Software Upgrade - Opens the Schedule Software Upgrade screen from which you can determine if the Access Point device is scheduled for a software upgrade. You can also define or modify an upgrade schedule for the device.

  • Management Mode - Opens a Management Mode screen from which you can change the Management Mode (Full Management or Analytics Only) for the Access Point device. Note that editing device settings to change the Management Mode Selection is allowed only if the following conditions are met:

    • Analytics Only Mode to Full Management Mode - Can only change to Full Management Mode if the device is not already managed by an OmniVista Legacy instance (OmniVista 2500 NMS 4.6 or OmniVista Cirrus 4.6).

    • Full Management Mode to Analytics Only Mode - Can only change to Analytics Only Mode before the device calls home and the device activation status is “Waiting for First Contact”.

  • Mesh Configuration - Opens the Edit Mesh Configuration screen from which you can configure the Access Point as the root for an out-of-the-box Mesh configuration. Out-of-the- box Mesh is a feature that helps you quickly set up a Mesh Network without configuring the out-of-box Access Points. The out-of-box Access Points will establish a Mesh network with hardcoded settings. You only need to specify the Mesh root, then other Access Points will establish a Mesh configuration automatically.

  • IoT Radio Configuration - Opens the Edit IoT Radio Configuration screen from which you can configure BLE (if the Access Point supports this function). On this screen, set Use Private Config to On to configure BLE for the Access Point. Click here for more information.

Edit Device Information

The Edit Device screen displays the information for the device you selected from the Device Catalog list. Use this screen to change the information in any of the fields, including the Management Mode.

  • If you select a device that is fully managed by OmniVista (the Management Mode Selection is “Full Management”), the fields that apply to that mode are displayed for editing. These are the same fields that were used to add the device. See Manually Add a Device in Full Management Mode for field definitions.

  • If you select a device from which analytics data is gathered and analyzed by OmniVista Cirrus 10.2 (the Management Mode Selection is “Analytics Only”), the fields that apply to that mode are displayed for editing. These are the same fields that were used to add the device. See Manually Add a Device in Analytics Only Mode for field definitions.

Note that editing device settings to change the Management Mode Selection is allowed only if the following conditions are met:

  • Analytics Only Mode to Full Management Mode - Can only change to Full Management Mode if the device is not already managed by an OmniVista Legacy instance (OmniVista 2500 NMS 4.6 or OmniVista Cirrus 4.6).

  • Full Management Mode to Analytics Only Mode - Can only change to Analytics Only Mode before the device calls home and the device activation status is “Waiting for First Contact”.

When you are done editing any of the device information fields, click on Save.

BLE Configuration

If an Access Point supports the IoT Radio function, the IoT Radio Configuration option will be activated on the Edit Device drop-down menu. When you select this option, the Edit IoT Configuration screen opens. By default, the “Use Private Config” option on this screen is off and the BLE configuration is derived from the Access Point Group to which the Access Point belongs. If you want to configure private BLE parameters for a single Access Point, enable "Use Private Config" and specify the private settings. If the "Use Private Config" option is turned off at a later time, the private BLE configuration is removed from the AP and the AP Group settings are pushed to the AP or BLE Gateway.

BLE is supported on the following Access Points (APs) - OAW-AP1201, OAW-AP1230, OAW-AP1201BG, OAW-AP1320, OAW-AP1351, and OAW-AP1360.

To configure BLE for a single Access Point, set Use Private Config to On, set the IoT Radio Mode to BLE, complete the fields as described below, then click on Save.

  • Advertising

    • Advertising - Enables/Disables the BLE advertising function for the AP. If enabled, the AP will broadcast BLE packets. If Advertising is enabled, the AP will broadcast BLE packets. BLE Advertising is optional for Asset Tracking. If disabled, the AP will detect surrounding BLE Tags/Beacons and will report information to the server for analysis.

    • Emission Frequency - The time circle during which the BLE packets will be broadcast, in milliseconds. (Range = 20 - 9,000,000, Default = 200)

    • Tx Power - The transmit power used to broadcast BLE packets, in dBm. (Range = -20 - 10, Default = 4)

    • Tx Channel - The transmit channel used to broadcast BLE packets. It is recommended that you use a different channel than the channel used for the WLAN.

    • Advertising Protocol - Specify the BLE protocol used to define the broadcasting BLE beacon format.

      • iBeacon - Apple iBeacon format.

      • Eddystone-URL - Google Eddystone format. A compressed URL that, once parsed and decompressed, is directly usable by the client.

      • Eddystone-UID - Google Eddystone format. A unique static ID with a 10-byte Namespace component and a 6-byte Instance component.

        • Namespace - 20 characters containing 0-9a-f.

        • Instance ID - 12 characters containing 0-9a-f.

  • Scanning

    • Scanning - Enables/Disables the Bluetooth beacon scanning function for the AP.

    • Scanning Interval - The Bluetooth scanning interval for the AP, in milliseconds. (Range = 4 -10240, Default = 100)

    • OUI Allowlist - Specify the MAC OUI Allowlist to filter devices for BLE beacon broadcasting. Only those beacons broadcasting from the devices within the OUI Allowlist are valid and will be reported.