Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.0 User Guide
Prime Infrastructure User Interface Reference
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Table of Contents

Prime Infrastructure User Interface Reference

Prime Infrastructure UI Components

Global Toolbars

Dashboards and Dashlets

Adding Dashboards

Configuring Dashboards

Adding Dashlets

Overriding a Dashlet Filter

Creating Generic Dashlets

Filters

Performing a Quick Filter

Performing an Advanced Filter

Performing a Dashboard Filter

Data Entry Features

Anchored Fields

Edit Tables

Data Popups

Common UI Tasks

Changing Your Password

Changing Your Active Domain

Monitoring Alarms

Getting Device Details from the Device 360° View

Getting User Details from the User 360° View

Getting Help

Search Methods

Performing a Quick Search

Performing an Advanced Search

Searching Alarms

Searching Jobs

Searching Access Points

Searching Controller Licenses

Searching Controllers

Searching Switches

Searching Clients

Searching Chokepoints

Searching Events

Searching Interferers

Searching Wi-Fi TDOA Receivers

Searching Maps

Searching Rogue Clients

Searching Shunned Clients

Searching Tags

Searching Device Type

Searching Configuration Versions

Performing a Saved Search

Configuring the Search Results Display (Edit View)

Prime Infrastructure User Interface Reference

Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a web-based application. Tabs on the user interface are either specific to a particular Cisco Prime product or can be shared across multiple Cisco Prime products. The options on application tabs are displayed when you hover your cursor on the tab.


NoteIf any of your installed Cisco Prime products are not yet enabled through licensing, the tabs or options for those products are not activated.


Prime Infrastructure UI Components

The Prime Infrastructure user interface components are visible on most of the pages.

Global Toolbars

Prime Infrastructure pages contain the following static global toolbar at the top right (see Figure a-1.)

Figure a-1 Global Toolbar—Top Right

 

  • Virtual Domain name —Indicates the virtual domain to which you are assigned.
  • Login name —Indicates your login name. Click the arrow to change your user preferences, change your password, or log out.

Click the downward arrow next to your login name to switch to a different Prime Infrastructure view:

Lifecycle view, which is organized according to home, design, deploy, operate, report, and administer menus.

Classic view, which closely corresponds to the graphical user interface in Cisco Prime Network Control System 1.1 or Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS).

  • Search —See Search Methods.
  • Welcome —Launches the Getting Started wizard, which provides guidance for getting started with setting up Prime Infrastructure.
  • Check for update—Launches the Check for Update popup in the Software Update page. This icon appears until the update is installed into the server.
  • Refresh —Refreshes the active page.
  • Help —Launches Prime Infrastructure online help and learning modules.
  • Edit Dashboard —Allows you to add, rename, and manage dashboards.

Prime Infrastructure pages contain the following static global toolbar at the bottom right.

Figure a-2 Global Toolbar—Bottom Right

 

  • Workflow Status —Launches the workflow status summary window that displays the site maps, newly registered devices, and any failed wired and wireless workflows.
  • Support Cases —Launches the TAC Services Request, where you can open a support request and gather critical information to be attached to the support case. See Opening a Support Case for more information.
  • Alarm Browser—Launches the alarm browser within the active page (bottom half of the page).
  • Alarm Summary—Launches the alarm summary window, displaying all alarms and indicating the number of critical, major, and minor alarms.

Dashboards and Dashlets

Dashboards display at-a-glance views of the most important data in your network. Dashboards contain dashlets that consist of visual displays such as tables and charts.


NoteAdobe Flash Player must be installed before you can view the dashlets on a Prime Infrastructure dashboard.


Dashboards generally provide status and alerts, monitoring, and reporting information; a quick scan of a dashboard should let you know if anything needs attention. Use the filters at the top of the dashboards to specify the information that is displayed.

Dashboards contain dashlets that consist of visual displays such as tables and charts. You can drag and drop dashlets to any location in the dashboards. Hover your mouse cursor in any dashlet, and the following icons appear at the top-right corner of the dashboard.

Figure a-3 Dashlet Icons

 

 

1

Dashlet options include editing the dashlet title, refreshing the dashlet, or changing the dashlet refresh interval. (To disable refresh, uncheck Refresh Dashlet.)

2

Dashlet help includes a screenshot of the dashlet, a description, the data sources, and any applicable filters.

3

Refresh the dashlet.

4

Maximize the dashlet. A restore icon appears, allowing you to restore the dashlet to its default size.

5

Collapse the dashlet so that only its title appears. An expand icon appears.

6

Remove the dashlet.

Dashlet badges indicate which filters were applied when generating the contents of each dashlet (see Performing a Dashboard Filter).

Figure a-4 Dashlet Badges

 

 

1

Network aware filter. Use this filter to collect data for all devices, wired devices, wireless devices, or a specific wireless SSID.

2

Site filter. Use this filter to collect data associated with an AP or a controller located at a predefined location.

3

Application filter. Use this filter to collect data based on a service, an application within a service, up to ten separate applications, or all applications.

4

Time frame filter. Use this filter to collect data for a preset time period, or you can specify a beginning and ending date.

You can customize the predefined set of dashlets depending on your network management needs. You can organize the information in user-defined dashboards. The default view comes with default dashboards and pre-selected dashlets for each.


Note • The label “Edited” next to the dashlet heading indicates that the dashlet has been customized. If you reset to the default settings, the Edited label is cleared.

  • When an upgrade occurs, the arrangement of dashlets in a previous version is maintained. Because of this, dashlets or features added in a new release are not displayed. Click the Manage Dashboards link to discover new dashlets.
  • The horizontal and vertical scrollbars are visible if you zoom the dashlets. Reset the zoom level back to zero, or no zoom for viewing the dashlets without the scrollbars.


 

Adding Dashboards

To add a create a custom dashboard:


Step 1 Click the Settings icon and choose Add New Dashboard .

Step 2 Enter a name for the new dashboard, then click Add .

Step 3 Choose the new dashboard and add dashlets to it (see Adding Dashlets).


 

Configuring Dashboards

After an upgrade, the arrangement of dashlets in the previous version is maintained. Therefore, dashlets or features added in a new release are not displayed. To display new dashlets, click the Settings icon and choose Manage Dashboards .

To restore a dashboard to the default settings:


Step 1 From the home page, click the Edit Dashboard icon.

Step 2 Click Manage Dashboards, choose a dashboard from the list, and click Reset .


 

Adding Dashlets

A subset of the available dashlets is automatically displayed in the dashboards. To add a dashlet that is not automatically displayed to a dashboard:


Step 1 Choose Operate > Monitoring Dashboards > Detail Dashboards.

Step 2 Display the dashboard to which you want to add the dashlet, click the gear icon on the global toolbar, then click Add Dashlets .

Step 3 Find the dashboard heading in the drop-down list; you can add any of the dashlets under that heading to that dashboard.


 

The following table lists the default dashlet options that you can add in your Prime Infrastructure home page.

 

Table a-1 Default Dashlets

Dashlet
Description

AP Join Taken Time

Displays the access point name and the amount of time (in days, minutes, and seconds) that it took for the access point to join.

AP Threats/Attacks

Displays various types of access point threats and attacks and indicates how many of each type have occurred.

AP Uptime

Displays each access point name and amount of time it has been associated.

Ad hoc Rogues

Displays ad hoc rogues for the previous hour, previous 24 hours, and total active.

Cisco Wired IPS Events

Displays wired IPS events for the previous hour, previous 24 hours, and total active.

Client

Displays the five most recent client alarms with client association failures, client authentication failures, client WEP key decryption errors, client WPA MIC errors, and client exclusions.

Client Authentication Type

Displays the number of clients for each authentication type.

Client Count

Displays the trend of associated and authenticated client counts in a given period of time.

Client Distribution

Displays how clients are distributed by protocol, EAP type, and authentication type.

Client EAP Type Distribution

Displays the count based on the EAP type.

Client Protocol Distribution

Displays the current client count distribution by protocols.

Client Security Events

Displays client security events within the previous 24 hours including excluded client events, WEP decrypt errors, WPA MIC errors, shunned clients, and IPsec failures.

Client Traffic

Displays the trend of client traffic in a given time period.

Client Troubleshooting

Allows you to enter a MAC address of a client and retrieve information for diagnosing the client in the network.

Clients Detected by Context Aware Service

Displays the client count detected by the context aware service within the previous 15 minutes.

Controller CPU Utilization (%)

Displays the average, maximum, and minimum CPU usage.

Controller Memory Utilization

Displays the average, maximum, and minimum memory usage as a percentage for the controllers.

Coverage Areas

Displays the list coverage areas and details about each coverage area.

Friendly Rogue APs

Displays friendly rogue access points for the previous hour, previous 24 hours, and total active.

Guest Users Count

Displays Guest client count over a specified time.

Inventory Detail Status

Displays the Chart summarizing the status for the following device types:

  • Controllers
  • Switches
  • Autonomous APs
  • Radios
  • MSEs
  • Third Party Controllers
  • Third Party Access Points

Inventory Status

Displays the total number of client controllers and the number of unreachable controllers.

LWAPP Uptime

Displays the access point name and the amount of its uptime in days, minutes, and seconds.

Latest 5 Logged in Guest Users

Displays the most recent guest users to log in.

Mesh AP by Hop Count

Displays the APs based on hop count.

Mesh AP Queue Based on QoS

Displays the APs based on QoS.

Mesh Parent Changing AP

Displays the worst Mesh APs based on changing parents.

Mesh Top Over Subscribed AP

Displays the considered over subscribed APs.

Mesh Worst Node Hop Count2-28

Displays the Worst AP node hop counts from the root AP.

Mesh Worst Packet Error Rate

Displays the worst Mesh AP links based on the packet error rates of the links.

Mesh Worst SNR Link

Displays the worst Mesh AP links based on the SNR values of the links.

Most Recent AP Alarms

Displays the five most recent access point alarms. Click the number in parentheses to open the Alarms page which shows all alarms.

Most Recent Client Alarms

Displays the most recent client alarms.

Most Recent Mesh Alarms

Displays the most recent mesh alarms

Most Recent Security Alarms

Displays the five most recent security alarms. Click the number in parentheses to open the Alarms page.

Recent 5 Guest User Accounts

Displays the most recent guest user accounts created or modified.

Recent Alarms

Displays the five most recent alarms by default. Click the number in parentheses to open the Alarms page.

Recent Coverage Holes

Displays the recent coverage hole alarms listed by access point.

Recent Malicious Rogue AP Alarms

Displays the recent malicious rogue AP alarms.

Recent Rogue Alarms

Displays the five most recent rogue alarms. Click the number in parentheses to open the Alarms page which shows the alarms.

Security Index

Displays the security index score for the wireless network. The security index is calculated as part of the 'Configuration Sync' background task.

Top APs by Client Count

Displays the Top APs by client count.

Unclassified Rogue APs

Displays unclassified rogue access points for the previous hour, previous 24 hours, and total active.

Client Count By Association/Authentication

Displays the total number of clients by Association and authentication in Prime Infrastructure over the selected period of time.

  • Associated client—All clients are connected regardless of whether it is authenticated or not.
  • Authenticated client—All clients are connected through a RADIUS or TACACS server.

Note Client count includes autonomous clients.

Note The wired clients connected to open ports are counted as authenticated although authentication did not really happen due to open policy. This is also applicable for the wireless clients connected to an OPEN WLAN. When two areas overlap, the color is blended in the dashlet.

Overriding a Dashlet Filter

You can change the filter settings for just one dashlet. For example, to change the time frame during which data is collected for a single dashlet from the default to 24 hours:


Step 1 Navigate to that dashlet and click Dashlet Options .

Step 2 Check the Override Dashlet Time Filter check box, choose Past 24 Hours from the Time Frame drop-down list, then click Save And Close .

The dashlet displays the last 24 hours of data. The label “Edited” next to the Time Frame dashlet badge with a red diagonal line over the badge indicates that the filter has been customized.


 

Creating Generic Dashlets

You can add a generic dashlet anywhere; it displays the values for all polled devices.

Before You Begin

You must create at least one custom template (for example, see Creating Custom SNMP Polling Templates).

To create a generic dashlet:


Step 1 Choose Detail Dashboards > Device > Edit Dashboard > Add Dashlet(s) .

Step 2 Find the Generic Dashlet and click Add . The Generic Dashlet appears on the dashboard.

Step 3 To edit the dashlet, hover your cursor over the Generic Dashlet and click Dashlet Options .

Step 4 Rename the dashlet.

Step 5 From the Template Name drop-down list, choose the custom template that you created, then click Save .


 

Filters

You can use the Filter feature to display specific information about the Prime Infrastructure interface. The Filter icon is provided wherever the data is displayed in a tabular format. The following types of filters are available:

Performing a Quick Filter

This filter allows you to narrow down the data inside a table by applying a filter to a specific table column or columns. To apply different operators, use the Advanced Filter option (see Performing an Advanced Filter).

To launch the quick filter, choose Quick Filter from the Filter drop-down list.

To clear the Quick Filter, click Filter .

Performing an Advanced Filter

This filter allows you to narrow down the data in a table by applying a filter using multiple operators such as Does not contain, Does not equal, Ends with, Is empty, and so on. For example, you can choose the filter pattern by table column names and the operator from the drop-down list. In addition, you must enter filter criteria based on the data available in the Prime Infrastructure database.

To launch advanced filtering, choose Advanced Filter from the Filter drop-down list.

Figure a-5 Advanced Filter

 

To save the filter criteria used in the Advanced filter:


Step 1 Enter the advanced filter criteria, then click Go . The data is filtered based on the filter criteria.

Step 2 After the data is filtered, click the Save icon.

Step 3 In the Save Preset Filter dialog box, enter a name for the preset filter and click Save.


 

Performing a Dashboard Filter

The Filters toolbar allows you to narrow down the data that is displayed in all of the dashlets in a dashboard. Use this toolbar to filter the dashlets data by:

  • Time frame—Select one of the preset options or create a custom time frame.
  • Applications—Select a service, up to 10 individual applications, or all applications.
  • Network Aware—Select wired, wireless, or all networks.
  • Site—Select a site, unassigned sites, or all sites.

Figure a-6 Dashboard Filters Toolbar

 

To filter the data for all dashlets in a dashboard:


Step 1 Open a dashboard (for example, choose Operate > Monitoring Dashboards > Detail Dashboards ).

Step 2 Change the settings in any of the Filters toolbar options, then click Go .


 

Data Entry Features

In addition to the check boxes, drop-down lists and data entry fields common in most user interfaces, Prime Infrastructure uses some specialized data-entry features. These features are designed to keep your view of the network as uncluttered as possible, while still making it possible for you to add, update, and save your settings when needed. These specialized data-entry features include:

Anchored Fields

Anchored fields are recognizable by the plus sign (+) embedded in the field at the far right.

Figure a-7 Anchored Field

 

 

To use anchored fields:


Step 1 Click the anchored field’s plus (+) button.

Step 2 With the associated data popup displayed (see Data Popups), review or update the data as needed.

Figure a-8 Anchored Field with Popup

 

Step 3 When you are finished, click the anchored field’s minus (-) button.


 

Edit Tables

Prime Infrastructure uses tables to display many kind of data, including lists of sites, devices, and events. The data is arranged in rows and columns, much like a spreadsheet.

An edit table differs from other tables in that you can add, edit, or delete the data it contains. Some edit tables also give you access to filters (see Filters). Edit tables are often displayed in data popups that are triggered by check boxes or anchored fields.

Figure a-9 Edit Table

 

To use edit tables:

  • To add a new row in the edit table:

Click Add Row, complete the fields in the new row, and click Save .

  • To delete one or more existing rows in an edit table:

Click the row header check box (at the extreme left of each row), then click Delete .

  • To update an entry in any field in any edit table row:

Click the row header or on the field itself, edit the contents, then click Save .

Data Popups

A data popup is a window associated with a check box, anchored field (see Anchored Fields), or other data-entry feature. It is displayed automatically when you select a feature, so you can view or update the data associated with that feature. In addition to containing check boxes, drop-down lists, and data-entry fields, data popups can also contain edit tables (see Edit Tables).

To use a data popup:

1. Select the feature that triggers the data popup, such as an anchored field (see Figure a-7) or a check box (see Figure a-9).

2. With the associated popup displayed, view or update the fields as needed.

3. When you are finished, click anywhere outside the data popup. If you entered new information or changed existing information, your changes are saved automatically.

Common UI Tasks

You can perform the following actions from nearly any Prime Infrastructure window:

Changing Your Password


Step 1 Click the down arrow next to your username (at the top-right of the screen, to the left of the search field) and choose Change Password .

Step 2 Click the information icon to review the password policy.

Step 3 Enter a new password as directed and click Save .


 

Changing Your Active Domain


Step 1 Hover your mouse cursor on the Virtual Domain and click the icon that appears to the right.

Step 2 Choose a domain from the list of domains of which you are a member.


 

Monitoring Alarms

At the bottom of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure window, hover your mouse cursor on Alarm Summary or Alarm Browser to get information on the latest active alarms.

Getting Device Details from the Device 360° View

The Device 360° View provides detailed device information including device status, interface status, and associated device information. You can see the device 360° view from nearly all pages in which device IP addresses are displayed.

To launch the 360° view of any device, hover your mouse cursor on a device IP address, then click the icon that appears.


NoteThe features that appear in the Device 360° View differ depending on the device type.


Figure a-10 Sample Device 360° View

 

 

Table a-2 Device 360° View Features

Device 360° View Feature
Description

Device status

Indicates whether the device is reachable, is being managed, and is synchronized with the Prime Infrastructure database.

Tool icons

Click one of the following icons at the top right of the device 360° view:

  • Alarm Browser—Launches the Alarm Browser. See Monitoring Alarms for more information.
  • Device Details—Displays device details.
  • Support Community—Launches the Cisco Support Community. See Launching the Cisco Support Community.
  • Support Request—Allows you to open a support case. See Opening a Support Case for more information.
  • Ping—Allows you to ping the device.
  • Traceroute—Allows you to perform a traceroute on the device.

Alarms

Lists alarms on the device, including the alarm status, time stamp, and category.

Modules

Lists the device modules and their name, type, state, and ports.

Interfaces

Lists the device interfaces and the top three applications for each interface.

Neighbors

Lists the device neighbors, including their index, port, duplex status, and sysname.

Wireless Interfaces

Lists the interface names, associated WLANs, VLAN IDs and IP addresses.

WLAN

Lists the WLAN names, SSIDs, security policies, and number of clients.

Getting User Details from the User 360° View

The User 360° View provides detailed information about an end user, including:

End user network connection and association

Authentication and authorization

Possible problems with the network devices associated with the user’s network attachment

Application-related issues

Other issues in the broader network

To access the 360° view for a user:


Step 1 Enter the user name in the Search field (see Search Methods).

Figure a-11 Sample User Search Entry

 

Step 2 Multiple matches are displayed in the Search Results dialog. Click View List to display the matches.

Step 3 To launch the User 360° View, hover your mouse over the name in the User Name field, then click the icon that appears as shown in Figure a-12.

Figure a-12 Launching User 360° View

 

Step 4 Figure A-13 shows a sample of the User 360° View.

Figure a-13 Sample User 360° View

 


 

 

Table a-3 User 360° View Features

User 360° View Feature
Description

User information

Displays key information about the end user.

Endpoint

Displays endpoint information. This feature requires integration with an ISE server.

Connected To

Network attachment information:

  • Network device (access switch or AP + Controller): Visible indication of existence and severity of any active alarms associated with the device
  • Attachment port: Visible indication of existence and severity of any active alarms associated with the port

Location
Session

Displays network session information:

  • The location is the Prime Infrastructure hierarchy location.
  • Access Policy (ISE Authorization Profile). Visible indication of the existence of any errors associated with authentication. This feature requires integration with an ISE server.
  • Endpoint compliance status. This feature requires integration with an ISE server.
  • Session start time and end time.

Alarms

Click the Alarms tab to view a list of alarms and statistics associated with the network session.

Applications

Click the Applications tab to view a list of applications and statistics associated with the network session. Session information (Netflow/NAM data, Assurance licenses) must be available.

Getting Help

You can access online help by clicking the question mark icon at the top right of any Prime Infrastructure page.

Search Methods

Prime Infrastructure provides the following search methods:

You can access the search options from any page within Prime Infrastructure.

Performing a Quick Search

For a quick search, you can enter a partial or complete IP address or name. You can also enter a username if you are searching for a client.

To quickly search for a device:


Step 1 In the Search text box, enter a search string and.

Step 2 Click Search to display all matches for the Quick Search parameter.

Step 3 Click View List to view the matching devices from the Monitor or Configuration page.


 

Performing an Advanced Search

To perform a more specific search in Prime Infrastructure:


Step 1 Choose Advanced Search from the search menu.

Step 2 In the New Search dialog box, choose a category from the Search Category drop-down list.

Step 3 Choose all applicable filters or parameters for your search.


Note Search parameters change depending on the category you selected.


Step 4 To save this search, check the Save Search check box, enter a unique name for the search in the text box, and click Go.


 


NoteYou can decide what information appears on the search results page. See the“Configuring the Search Results Display (Edit View)” section for more information.


The Search categories include the following:

Searching Alarms

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for alarms (see Table a-4 ).

 

Table a-4 Search Alarms Fields

Field
Options

Severity

Choose All Severities , Critical , Major , Minor , Warning , or Clear .

Alarm Category

Choose All Types , System , Access Points , Controllers , Coverage Hole , Config Audit , Mobility Service , Context Aware Notifications , SE Detected Interferers , Mesh Links , Rogue AP , Adhoc Rogue , Security , Performance , Application Performance, Routers, Switches and Hubs, or Cisco Interfaces and Modules .

Condition

Use the drop-down list to choose a condition. Also, you can enter a condition by typing it in this drop-down list.

Note If you have selected an alarm category, this drop-down list would contain the conditions available in that category.

Time Period

Choose a time increment from Any Time to Last 7 days. The default is Any Time.

Acknowledged State

Select this check box to search for alarms with an Acknowledged or Unacknowledged state. If this check box is not selected, the acknowledged state is not taken into search criteria consideration.

Assigned State

Select this check box to search for alarms with an Assigned or Unassigned state or by Owner Name. If this check box is not selected, the assigned state is not part of the search criteria.

Note If you choose Assigned State > Owner Name, type the owner name in the available text box.

Searching Jobs

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for jobs (see Table a-5 ).

Table a-5 Search Jobs Fields

Field
Options

Job Name

Type the name of the job that you want to search.

Job Type

Type the job type that you want to search.

Job Status

Choose All Status , Completed , or Scheduled .

For more information, see the “Monitoring Jobs” section.


NoteYou can use wildcards such as *, ? in the Job Name and Job Type text box to narrow or broaden your search.


Searching Access Points

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for access points (see Table a-6 ).

 

Table a-6 Search Access Points Fields

Field
Options

Search By

Choose All APs , Base Radio MAC , Ethernet MAC , AP Name , AP Model, AP Location , IP Address , Device Name , Controller IP , All Unassociated APs , Floor Area , Outdoor Area , Unassigned APs , or Alarms .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category. For example, when you select Floor Area, you also must identify its campus and building. Or, if you select Alarms, you can search for access points based on the severity of the alarm.

AP Type

Choose All Types , LWAPP , or Autonomous .

AP Mode

Choose All Modes , Local, Monitor , FlexConnect , Rogue Detector , Sniffer , Bridge , or SE-Connect .

Radio Type

Choose All Radios , 802.11a , or 802.11b/g .

802.11n Support

Select this check box to search for access points with 802.11n support.

OfficeExtend AP Enabled

Select this check box to search for OfficeExtend access points.

CleanAir Support

Select this check box to search for access points which support CleanAir.

CleanAir Enabled

Select this check box to search for access points which support CleanAir and which are enabled.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

 

Searching Controller Licenses

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for controller licenses (see Table a-7 ).

Table a-7 Search Controller Licenses Fields

Field
Options

Controller Name

Type the controller name associated with the license search.

Feature Name

Choose All , Plus , or Base depending on the license tier.

Type

Choose All , Demo , Extension , Grace Period , or Permanent .

% Used or Greater

Choose the percentage of the license use from this drop-down list. The percentages range from 0 to 100.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Controllers

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for controllers (see Table a-8 ).

 

Table a-8 Search Controllers Fields

Field
Options

Search for controller by

Choose All Controllers , IP Address , or Controller Name .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category.

Enter Controller IP Address

This text box appears only if you choose IP Address from the Search for controller by drop-down list.

Enter Controller Name

This text box appears only if you choose Controller Name from the Search for controller by drop-down list.

Audit Status

Choose one of the following from the drop-down list:

  • All Status
  • Mismatch —Config differences were found between Prime Infrastructure and controller during the last audit.
  • Identical —No config differences were found during the last audit.
  • Not Available —Audit status is unavailable.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Switches

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for switches (see Table a-9 ).

 

Table a-9 Search Switches Fields

Field
Options

Search for Switches by

Choose All Switches , IP Address , or Switch Name . You can use wildcards (*). For example, if you select IP Address and enter 172* , Prime Infrastructure returns all switches that begin with IP address 172.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Clients

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for clients (see Table a-10 ).

Table a-10 Search Clients Fields

Field
Options

Media Type

Choose All , Wireless Clients , or Wired Clients .

Wireless Type

Choose All , Lightweight or Autonomous Clients if you chose Wireless Clients from the Media Type list.

Search By

Choose All Clients , All Excluded Clients , All Wired Clients , All Logged in Guests , IP Address , User Name , MAC Address , Asset Name , Asset Category , Asset Group , AP Name , Controller Name , Controller IP , MSE IP , Floor Area , Outdoor Area , Switch Name , or Switch Type .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category. For example, when you select IP address, you must enter the specific IP address for this search.

Clients Detected By

Choose Prime Infrastructure or MSEs .

Clients detected by Prime Infrastructure—Clients stored in Prime Infrastructure databases.

Clients detected by MSE—Clients located by Context Aware service in the MSE directly communicating with the controllers.

Client States

Choose All States , Idle , Authenticated , Associated , Probing , or Excluded .

Posture Status

Choose All , Unknown , Passed , Failed if you want to know if the devices are clean or not.

Restrict By Radio Band

Select the check box to indicate a specific radio band. Choose 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz from the drop-down list.

Restrict By Protocol

Select the check box to indicate a specific protocol. Choose 802.11a , 802.11b , 802.11g , 802.11n , or Mobile from the drop-down list.

SSID

Select the check box and choose the applicable SSID from the drop-down list.

Profile

Select the check box to list all of the clients associated to the selected profile.

Note Once the check box is selected, choose the applicable profile from the drop-down list.

CCX Compatible

Select the check box to search for clients that are compatible with Cisco Client Extensions.

Note Once the check box is selected, choose the applicable version, All Versions, or Not Supported from the drop-down list.

E2E Compatible

Select the check box to search for clients that are end–to–end compatible.

Note Once the check box is selected, choose the applicable version, All Versions, or Not Supported from the drop-down list.

NAC State

Select the check box to search for clients identified by a certain Network Admission Control (NAC) state.

Note Once the check box is selected, choose the applicable state from the drop-down list: Quarantine, Access, Invalid, and Not Applicable.

Include Disassociated

Select this check box to include clients that are no longer on the network but for which Prime Infrastructure has historical records.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Chokepoints

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for chokepoints (see Table a-11 ).

Table a-11 Search Chokepoint Fields

Field
Options

Search By

Choose MAC Address or Chokepoint Name .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category. For example, when you select MAC address, you must enter the specific MAC address for this search.

Searching Events

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for events (see Table a-12 ).

Table a-12 Search Events Fields

Field
Options

Severity

Choose All Severities , Critical , Major , Minor , Warning , Clear , or Info. Color coded .

Event Category

Choose All Types , Access Points , Controller , Security , Coverage Hole, Rogue AP , Adhoc Rogue , Interference , Mesh Links , Client , Mobility Service , Location Notifications , Pre Coverage Hole , or Prime Infrastructure .

Condition

Use the drop-down list to choose a condition. Also, you can enter a condition by typing it in this drop-down list.

Note If you selected an event category, this drop-down list contains the conditions available in that category.

Search All Events

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Interferers

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for interferers detected by access points (see Table a-13 ).

Table a-13 Search SE-Detected Interferers Fields

Field
Options

Search By

Choose All Interferers , Interferer ID , Interferer Categor y, Interferer Type , Affected Channel , Affected AP , Severity , Power , or Duty Cycle .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category.

Detected By

Choose All Spectrum Experts or a specific spectrum expert from the drop-down list.

Detected within the last

Choose the time range for the interferer detections. The times range from 5 minutes to 24 hours to All History.

Interferer Status

From this drop-down list, choose All , Active , or Inactive .

Restrict by Radio Bands/Channels

Configure the search by radio bands or channels.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Wi-Fi TDOA Receivers

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for Wi-Fi TDOA receivers (see Table a-14 ).

Table a-14 Search Wi-Fi TDOA Receivers Fields

Field
Options

Search By

Choose MAC Address or Wi-Fi TDOA Receivers Name .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category.

Searching Maps

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for maps (see Table a-15 ).

Table a-15 Search Map Fields

Field
Options

Search for

Choose All Maps , Campuses , Buildings , Floor Areas , or Outdoor Areas .

Map Name

Search by Map Name. Enter the map name in the text box.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Rogue Clients

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for rogue clients (see Table a-16 ).

Table a-16 Search Rogue Client Fields

Field
Options

Search for clients by

Choose All Rogue Clients , MAC Address , Controller , MSE , Floor Area , or Outdoor Area .

Search In

Choose MSEs or Prime Infrastructure Controllers .

Status

Select the check box and choose Alert , Contained , or Threat from the drop-down list to include status in the search criteria.

Searching Shunned Clients


NoteWhen a Cisco IPS sensor on the wired network detects a suspicious or threatening client, it alerts the controller to shun this client.


You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for shunned clients (see Table a-17 ).

Table a-17 Search Shunned Client Fields

Field
Options

Search By

Choose All Shunned Clients , Controller , or IP Address .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category.

Searching Tags

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for tags (see Table a-18 ).

 

Table a-18 Search Tags Fields

Field
Options

Search for tags by

Choose All Tags , Asset Name , Asset Category , Asset Group , MAC Address , Controller , MSE , Floor Area , or Outdoor Area .

Note Search parameters might change depending on the selected category. When applicable, enter the additional parameter or filter information to help identify the Search By category.

Search In

Choose MSEs or Prime Infrastructure Controllers .

Last detected within

Choose a time increment from 5 minutes to 24 hours. The default is 15 minutes.

Tag Vendor

Select the check box and choose Aeroscout, G2, PanGo, or WhereNet.

Telemetry Tags only

Select the Telemetry Tags only check box to search tags accordingly.

Items per page

Configure the number of records to be displayed in the search results page.

Searching Device Type

You can configure the following parameters when performing an advanced search for device type (see Table a-18 ).

 

Table a-19 Search Device Type Fields

Field
Options

Select Device Type

Choose All , Switches and Hubs , Wireless Controller , Unified AP , Autonomous AP , Unmanaged AP , and Routers .

Enter Device IP

Enter the IP address of the device selected in the Select Device Type field.

Searching Configuration Versions

You can configure the following parameter when performing an advanced search for configuration versions (see Table a-18 ).

 

Table a-20 Search Configuration Versions Fields

Field
Options

Enter Tag

Enter the tag name.

Performing a Saved Search


NoteSaved searches apply only to the current partition.


To access and run a previously saved search:


Step 1 Click Saved Search.

Step 2 Choose a category from the Search Category drop-down list, then choose a saved search from the Saved Search List drop-down list.

Step 3 If necessary, change the current parameters for the saved search, then click Go.


 

Configuring the Search Results Display (Edit View)

The Edit View page enables you to choose which columns appear in the Search Results page.


NoteThe Edit View page is available only from the Classic View.


Column names appear in one of the following lists:

  • Hide Information—Lists columns that do not appear in the table. The Hide button points to this list.
  • View Information—Lists columns that do appear in the table. The Show button points to this list.

To display a column in a table, click it in the Hide Information list, then click Show . To remove a column from a table, click it in the View Information list, then click Hide . You can select more than one column by holding down the shift or control key.

To change the position of a column in the View Information list, click it, then click Up or Down . The higher a column is in the list, the farther left it appears in the table.