The Device Catalog screen displays a list of devices known to OmniVista Cirrus 10.2.

From this screen, you can perform any of the following actions:

Display Additional Device Information

Click the icon in the “Actions” column next to a device entry to display the Device Information screen. The information displayed on this screen is defined below.

The following information is displayed for each Access Point:

  • Friendly Name - The name assigned to the device is derived from the Preferred Device Naming convention specified in the user profile settings. By default, the Friendly Name is set to IP Address (System Name).

  • MAC Address - The Access Point MAC address.

  • IP Address (v4) - The IP v4 address of the device.

  • IP Address (v6) - The IP v6 address of the device.

  • Last Seen - Date and time Access Point activity was last seen by the OmniVista cloud Infrastructure.

  • Last Activation Call - Date and time Access Point activity was last seen after the last device activation call.

  • Serial Number - The Serial Number of the Access Point.

  • Management Connectivity - Whether the Access Point is connected to OmniVista for management (On or Off).

  • Management Mode - Is the device managed by OmniVista in Full Management or Analytics Only mode.

  • License Status - Indicates the license type applied to the device.

  • License Expiry Date - The date and time the license expires.

  • Device Licensed Mode - The Device License mode of operation for the switch (NaaS, CAPEX, CAPEX Undecided). See the NaaS Device Licenses online help for more information.

  • LED Mode - The LED Mode configured for the Access Point.

    • 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).

  • LACP Status - Indicates whether or not the AP supports link aggregation (Supported/Unsupported).

  • Link Status - The LACP link state (Up/Down).

  • Work Mode - The Access Point work mode:

    • AP Basic - Access Point is serving wireless clients

    • Mesh Mode - Access Point is working as a wireless mesh node.

    • Bridge Mode - Access Point is working as a wireless bridge node.

  • Site Name - The name of the site on which the Access Point is declared.

  • Activation Status - The real-time device activation/provisioning status for the device, if applicable (e.g., Waiting for Validation, Waiting for First Contact, OV Managed).

  • IoT Status - Indicates if IoT is enabled or disabled (the default) for the device. When enabled, OmniVista collects IoT information for endpoints connected to the device.

  • Type - The Access Point model.

  • Building - The name of the building in which the Access Point is located.

  • Floor - The name of the floor on which the Access Point is located.

  • Device Name - The user-configured device name.

  • Current Software Version - The current software version for the device.

  • Desired Software - The "Desired Software Version" version configured for the device. The field will display the software version configured or "Do Not Upgrade".

  • Last Updated - The date and time the device was last updated.

  • Location - Where the device is physically located.

  • Geo-Location - GPS Coordinates of the localized Access Point.

  • System Contact - System Contact for the device.

  • Description - Optional description for the Access Point.

  • Access Point Group - The name of the Access Point group to which the device belongs.

  • BLE MAC - The MAC address for the AP beacon, if applicable.

  • Up Time - The amount of time the AP has been "Up" since the last time it was "Down" or rebooted.

Display Radio Frequency Details

Click on RF Details to display Radio Frequency attributes for managed devices. The information displayed on this screen is defined below.

  • MAC Address - The MAC address of the Access Point device.

  • RF Profile Name - The name of the Radio Frequency profile to which the device was assigned. The RF profile is assigned to a provisioning configuration, which provides configuration information for the AP Group to which the AP belongs.

  • Band - The working radio band (2.4G, 5G Low, 5G High, 5G All).

  • Channel - The working channel of the radio.

  • Channel Width - The channel width setting. Controls how broad the signal is for transferring data.

    • 2.4G - 20MHz/40MHz

    • 5G - 20MHz/40MHz/80MHz/160MHz.

  • Channel Utilization - The channel usage within each band.

  • TX power (EIRP) - The Effective Isotropically Radiated Power radio frequency for the AP.

  • Avg Noise Floor - The measure of the signal created from the sum of all noise sources and unwanted signals within a measurement system, where noise is defined as any signal other than the one being monitored.

  • Site Name - The name of the Organization Site to which the device belongs.

Performing Device Operations

In addition to performing actions, such as adding devices or editing device information, you can also perform the following operations on selected devices in the Device Catalog List.

Note that not all operations are supported on all devices; and some operations can only be performed on a single device, not multiple devices. If an operation is not supported for the selected device(s), it will be grayed out in the list.

  • SSH - Opens up an SSH or Telnet session with the selected device on the Terminal Screen in the CLI Scripting application.

  • Web UI - You can connect to individual Stellar APs using the Web UI Device Management Tool. The tool can be used to view and configure certain management parameters on an individual AP. Select an AP device in the catalog list, then click on Actions and select AP Web from the drop-down menu. The Login page for the Web UI Management Tool will appear. The password is set on the Provisioning Configuration Screen (AP Web configuration).

  • Diagnostic Tools

    • Ping - Immediately pings the selected device when you click on Ping in the Actions drop-down menu. OmniVista pings the Access Point device to determine reachability and manageability. The “Management Connectivity” field for the device will reflect the results of the ping after approximately 15 seconds (On = success, Off = failure).

    • Reboot -You can manually reboot an AP by selecting the AP(s), then click on Actions and select Reboot from the drop-down menu. When an AP is rebooted, the latest configuration available on OmniVista is downloaded to the AP. If the AP is unable to connect to OmniVista, the AP will reboot with the latest saved local configuration.

    • Reset - You can reset an AP by selecting the AP(s), then click Actions and select Reset from the drop-down menu. The AP will reset to the factory default configuration and reboot. When an AP is rebooted as part of a reset, the latest configuration available on OmniVista is downloaded to the AP. If the AP is unable to connect to OmniVista, the AP will come up with the factory default configuration.

  • Configuration Management

    • Save to Running - Saves the current running configuration to the current “working” directory of the selected device.

  • Enable/Disable IoT- The IoT feature provides a detailed, "real-time" view of all endpoint devices connected to Stellar AP devices (e.g., PCs, Tablets, Smartphones). IoT is disabled on Stellar APs by default. You can enable the IoT feature by selecting the AP(s), then click on Actions and select Enable IoT from the drop-down menu. (Note that enabling or disabling IoT is not offered in the Actions drop-down menu if the device does not support IoT.) When IoT is enabled, OmniVista will begin collecting IoT information for endpoints connected to the selected APs. To view the IoT information collected, go to the IoT Devices screen (Network - Access Records - IoT Devices) under the “Monitor” section of the OmniVista Cirrus Menu.