Cisco Prime Network Control System Configuration Guide, Release 1.0
Chapter 14: Reports
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Reports

Table Of Contents

Reports

Report Launch Pad

Mapping Reports in WCS with Reports in NCS

Non Upgradable Reports from WCS to NCS

Creating and Running a New Report

Managing Current Reports

Managing Scheduled Run Results

Sorting Scheduled Run Results

Viewing or Editing Scheduled Run Details

Managing Saved Report Templates

Filtering Saved Report Templates

Viewing or Editing Saved Report Template Details

Running a Saved Report Template

Autonomous AP Reports

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization

Configuring an Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization Report

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization Report Results

Autonomous AP Summary

Configuring the Autonomous AP Summary Report

Autonomous AP Summary Report Results

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel

Configuring an Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel Report

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel Report Results

Autonomous AP Uptime

Configuring Autonomous AP Uptime Report

Autonomous AP Uptime Report Results

Autonomous AP Utilization

Configuring an Autonomous AP Utilization Report

Autonomous AP Utilization Report Results

Busiest Autonomous APs

Configuring a Busiest Autonomous APs Report

Busiest Autonomous APs Report Results

CleanAir Reports

Air Quality vs Time

Configuring an Air Quality vs Time Report

Air Quality vs Time Report Results

Security Risk Interferers

Configuring a Security Risk Interferers Report

Security Risks Interferers Report Results

Worst Air Quality APs

Configuring a Worst Air Quality APs Report

Worst Air Quality APs Report Results

Worst Interferers

Configuring a Worst Interferers Report

Worst Interferers Report Results

Client Reports

Busiest Clients

Configuring a Busiest Client Report

Busiest Client Report Results

Client Count

Configuring a Client Count Report

Client Count Report Results

Client Sessions

Configuring a Client Sessions Report

Client Sessions Report Results

Client Summary

Configuring a Client Summary Report

Client Summary Report Results

Client Traffic

Configuring a Client Traffic Report

Client Traffic Report Results

Client Traffic Stream Metrics

Configuring a Client Traffic Stream Metrics Report

Client Traffic Stream Metrics Report Results

Posture Status Count

Configuring a Posture Status Count Report

Posture Status Count Report Results

Throughput

Configuring a Throughput Report

Throughput Report Results

Unique Clients

Configuring a Unique Clients Report

Unique Client Report Results

V5 Client Statistics

Configuring a V5 Client Statistics Report

V5 Client Statistics Report Results

Compliance Reports

Configuration Audit

Configuring a Configuration Audit Report

Configuration Audit Report Results

PCI DSS Detailed

Configuring a PCI DSS Detailed Report

PCI DSS Detailed Report Results

PCI DSS Summary

Configuring a PCI DSS Summary Report

PCI DSS Summary Report Results

ContextAware Reports

Client Location History

Configuring a Client Location History

Client Location History Results

Client Location Tracking

Configuring a Client Location Tracking

Client Location Tracking Results

Guest Location Tracking

Configuring a Guest Location Tracking

Guest Location Tracking Results

Location Notifications

Configuring a Location Notification

Location Notification Results

Rogue AP Location Tracking

Configuring a Rogue AP Location Tracking

Rogue AP Location Tracking Results

Rogue Client Location Tracking

Configuring a Rogue Client Location Tracking

Rogue Client Location Tracking Results

Tag Location History

Configuring a Tag Location History

Tag Location History Results

Tag Location Tracking

Configuring a Tag Location Tracking

Tag Location Tracking Results

Device Reports

AP Image Predownload

Configuring an AP Image Predownload Report

AP Image Predownload Report Results

AP Profile Status

Configuring an AP Profile Report

AP Profile Status Report Results

Busiest APs

Configuring a Busiest APs Report

Busiest APs Report Results

CPU Utilization

Configuring a CPU Utilization Report

Detailed Switch Inventory

Configuring a Detailed Switch Inventory Report

Identity Capability

Configuring an Identity Capability Report

Memory Utilization

Configuring a Memory Utilization Report

Non-Primary Controller APs

Configuring a Non-Primary Controller APs Report

Non-Primary Controller APs Report Results

Switch Interface Utilization

Configuring Switch Interface Utilization Report

Switch Interface Utilization Report Results

AP Summary

Configuring an AP Summary Report

AP Summary Report Results

Inventory

Configuring an Inventory Report

Inventory Report Results

Uptime

Configuring an Uptime Report

Uptime Report Results

Utilization

Configuring a Utilization Report

Utilization Report Results

Guest Reports

Guest Accounts Status

Configuring a Guest Accounts Status Report

Guest Account Status Report Results

Guest Association

Configuring a Guest Association Report

Guest Association Report Results

Guest Count

Configuring a Guest Count Report

Guest Count Report Results

Guest User Sessions

Configuring a Guest User Sessions Report

Guest User Sessions Report Results

NCS Guest Operations

Configuring a NCS Guest Operations Report

NCS Guest Operation Report Results

Identity Services Engine Reports

Mesh Reports

Alternate Parent

Configuring an Alternate Parent Report

Alternate Parent Report Results

Link Stats

Configuring a Link Stats Report

Link Stats Report Results

Nodes

Configuring a Nodes Report

Nodes Report Results

Packet Stats

Configuring a Packet Stats Report

Packet Stats Report Results

Packet Error Statistics

Configuring a Packet Error Statistics Report

Packet Error Statistics Report Results

Packet Queue Statistics

Configuring a Packet Queue Statistics Report

Packet Queue Statistics Report Results

Stranded APs

Configuring a Stranded APs Report

Stranded APs Report Results

Worst Node Hops

Configuring a Worst Node Hops Report

Worst Node Hops Report Results

Network Summary

802.11n Summary

Configuring an 802.11n Summary Report

802.11n Summary Report Results

Executive Summary

Configuring an Executive Summary Report

Executive Summary Report Results

Performance Reports

802.11 Counters

Configuring an 802.11 Counters Report

802.11 Counters Report Results

Coverage Hole

Configuring a Coverage Hole Report

Coverage Hole Report Results

Network Utilization

Configuring a Network Utilization Report

Network Utilization Report Results

Traffic Stream Metrics

Configuring a Traffic Stream Metrics Report

Traffic Stream Metrics Report Results

Tx Power and Channel

Configuring a Tx Power and Channel Report

Tx Power and Channel Report Results

VoIP Calls Graph

Configuring a VoIP Calls Graph Report

VoIP Calls Report Results

VoIP Calls Table

Configuring a VoIP Calls Table Report

VoIP Calls Table Results

Voice Statistics

Configuring a Voice Statistics Report

Voice Statistics Results

Security Reports

Adaptive wIPS Alarm

Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Alarm Report

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Report Results

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary

Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report Results

Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP

Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP Report

Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP Report Results

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary

Configuring an Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Report

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Report Results

Adhoc Rogue Events

Configuring an Adhoc Rogue Events Report

Adhoc Rogue Events Report Results

Adhoc Rogues

Configuring an Adhoc Rogues Report

Adhoc Rogues Report Results

New Rogue AP Count Summary

Configuring a New Rogue AP Count Summary Report

New Rogue AP Count Summary Report Results

New Rogue APs

Configuring a New Rogue AP Report

New Rogue AP Report Results

Rogue AP Count Summary

Configuring a Rogue AP Count Summary Report

Rogue AP Count Summary Report Results

Rogue Access Point Events

Configuring a Rogue Access Point Events Report

Rogue AP Events Report Results

Rogue APs

Configuring a Rogue APs Report

Rogue APs Report Results

Security Alarm Trending Summary

Configuring a Security Alarm Trending Summary Report

Security Alarm Trending Summary Report Results


Reports


Cisco NCS reporting is necessary to monitor the system and network health as well as troubleshoot problems. A number of reports can be generated to run on an immediate and scheduled basis. Each report type has a number of user-defined criteria to aid in the defining of the reports. The reports are formatted as a summary, tabular, or combined (tabular and graphical) layout. Once defined, the reports can be saved for future diagnostic use or scheduled to run and report on a regular basis.

Reports are saved in either CSV or PDF format and are either saved to a file on NCS for later download or e-mailed to a specific e-mail address.

The reporting types include the following:

Current, which provides a snap shot of the data that is not dependent upon time.

Historical, which retrieves data from the device periodically and stores it in the NCS database

Trend, which generates a report using aggregated data. Data can be periodically collected based from devices on user-defined intervals, and a schedule can be established for report generation.

With NCS, you also have the ability to export any report that you can view, sort reports into logical groups, and archive for long-term storage.


Note As of NCS 1.0, the size limitations of reports is removed. So, you can view a report of any size with any number of graphs using HTML or saved as CSV/PDF files.


The Reports menu provides access to all NCS reports as well as currently saved and scheduled reports.

Report Launch Pad—The hub for all NCS reports. From this page, you can access specific types of reports and create new reports. See the "Report Launch Pad" section for more information.

Scheduled Run Results—Allows you to access and manage all currently scheduled runs in NCS. In addition, allows you to access and manage on-demand export as well as e-mailed reports. See the "Managing Scheduled Run Results" section for more information.

Saved Report Templates—Allows you to access and manage all currently saved report templates in NCS. See the "Managing Saved Report Templates" section for more information.

Report Launch Pad

The report launch pad provides access to all NCS reports from a single page. From this page, you can view current reports, open specific types of reports, create and save new reports, and manage scheduled runs (see Figure 14-1).


Tip Hover your mouse cursor over the tool tip next to the report type to view more report details.


Figure 14-1 Report Launch Pad

This section contains the following topics:

Mapping Reports in WCS with Reports in NCS

Creating and Running a New Report

Managing Current Reports

Managing Scheduled Run Results

Managing Saved Report Templates

Mapping Reports in WCS with Reports in NCS

Table 14-1 provides the mapping between the reports in WCS and Reports in NCS. Additionally, the new reports that were added to NCS are also specified.

Table 14-1 Mapping Reports in WCS with Reports in NCS 

Reports
In WCS
In NCS
Autonomous AP

-

-

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization

No

Yes

Autonomous AP Summary

No

Yes

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel

No

Yes

Autonomous AP Uptime

No

Yes

Autonomous AP Utilization

No

Yes

Busiest Autonomous APs

No

Yes

CleanAir

-

-

Air Quality vs Time

Yes

Yes

Security Risk Interferers

Yes

Yes

Worst Air Quality APs

Yes

Yes

Worst Interferers

Yes

Yes

Client

-

-

Busiest Clients

Yes

Yes

Client Count

Yes

Yes

Client Sessions

Yes

Yes

Client Summary

Yes

Yes

Client Traffic

Yes

Yes

Client Traffic Stream Metrics

Yes

Yes

Posture Status Count

No

Yes

Throughput

Yes

Yes

Unique Clients

Yes

Yes

v5 Client Statistics

Yes

Yes

Compliance

-

-

Configuration Audit

Yes

Yes

PCI DSS Detailed

Yes

Yes

PCI DSS Summary

Yes

Yes

ContextAware

-

-

Client Location History

Yes

Yes

Client Location Tracking

Yes

Yes

Guest Location Tracking

Yes

Yes

Location Notifications

Yes

Yes

Rogue AP Location Tracking

Yes

Yes

Rogue Client Location Tracking

Yes

Yes

Tag Location History

Yes

Yes

Tag Location Tracking

Yes

Yes

Device

-

-

AP Image Pre-download

Yes

Yes

AP Profile Status

Yes

Yes

AP Summary

Yes

Yes

Busiest APs

Yes

Yes

CPU Utilization

Yes

Yes

Detailed Switch Inventory

No

Yes

Identity Capability

No

Yes

Inventory

No

Yes

Memory Utilization

Yes

Yes

Non-Primary Controller APs

No

Yes

Switch Interface Utilization

No

Yes

Up Time

Yes

Yes

Utilization

Yes

Yes

Guest

-

-

Guest Accounts Status

Yes

Yes

Guest Association

Yes

Yes

Guest Count

Yes

Yes

Guest User Sessions

Yes

Yes

NCS Guest Operations

Yes

Yes

Identity Services Engine

--

--

Posture Detail Assessment

No

Yes

Endpoint Profiler Summary

No

Yes

Top N Endpoint MAC Authentications

No

Yes

Endpoint MAC Authentication Summary

No

Yes

User Authentication Summary

No

Yes

Top N User Authentications

No

Yes

Radius Accounting

No

Yes

Radius Authentication

No

Yes

Mesh

-

-

Alternate Parent

Yes

Yes

Link Stats

Yes

Yes

Nodes

Yes

Yes

Packet Stats

Yes

Yes

Stranded APs

Yes

Yes

Worst Node Hops

Yes

Yes

Network Summary

Yes

Yes

802.11n Summary

Yes

Yes

Executive Summary

Yes

Yes

Performance

-

-

802.11 Counters

Yes

Yes

Coverage Hole

Yes

Yes

Network Utilization

Yes

Yes

Traffic Stream Metrics

Yes

Yes

Tx Power and Channel

Yes

Yes

VoIP Calls Graph

Yes

Yes

VoIP Calls Table

Yes

Yes

Voice Statistics

Yes

Yes

Security

-

-

Adaptive wIPS Alarm

Yes

Yes

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary

Yes

Yes

Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP

Yes

Yes

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary

Yes

Yes

Adhoc Rogues

Yes

Yes

New Rogue AP Count Summary

Yes

Yes

New Rogue APs

Yes

Yes

Rogue AP Count Summary

Yes

Yes

Rogue APs

Yes

Yes

Security Alarm Trending Summary

Yes

Yes


Non Upgradable Reports from WCS to NCS

The following reports cannot be upgraded to NCS 1.0:

Client Count

Client Summary

Client Throughput

Security Summary

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary

Adhoc Rogues

New Rogue AP Count Summary

New Rogue APs

Rogue AP Count Summary

Rogue APs

Creating and Running a New Report

To create and run a new report, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Launch Pad.

The reports are listed by category in the main section of the page and on the left sidebar menu (see Figure 14-1).

Step 2 Find the appropriate report in the main section of the Report Launch Pad.


Note Click the report name from the Report Launch Pad or use the navigation on the left side of the Report Launch Pad page to view any currently saved report templates for that report type.


Step 3 Click New to the right of the report. The Report Details page appears (see Figure 14-2).

Figure 14-2 Report Details Page

Step 4 In the Report Details page, enter the following Settings parameters:


Note Certain parameters may or may not appear depending on the report type.


Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By—Choose the appropriate Report By category from the drop-down list. The categories differ for each report. See specific report sections for Report By categories for each report.

Report Criteria—The parameter allows you to sort your results depending on the previous Report By selection made. Click Edit to open the Filter Criteria page.


Note Click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Communication Protocol—Choose either of these protocols All Clients, All Wired (802.3), All Wireless (802.11), 802.11a/n, 802.11b/g/n, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (5 GHz), or 802.11n (2.4 GHz).

Report Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and choose the period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Step 5 If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the Schedule parameters. The Schedule parameters allow you to control when and how often the report runs.

Enable Schedule—Select the check box to run the report on the set schedule.

Export Format—Choose your format for exported files (CSV or PDF).

Destination—Choose your destination type (File or Email). Enter the applicable file location or the e-mail address.


Note The default file locations for CSV and PDF files are as follows:

/ncs-ftp/reports/Inventory/<ReportTitleName>_<yyyymmdd>_<HHMMSS>.csv
/ncs-ftp/reports/Inventory/<ReportTitleName>_<yyyymmdd>_<HHMMSS>.pdf



Note To set the mail server setup for e-mails, choose Administration > Settings, then choose Mail Server from the left side-bar menu to open the Mail Server Configuration page. Enter the SMTP and other required information.


Start Date/Time—Enter a date in the provided text box or click the calendar icon to open a calendar from which you can choose a date. Choose the time from the hours and minutes drop-down lists. The report will begin running on this data and at this time.


Note The time referred here is the NCS server time and not the local time of the browser.


Recurrence—Enter the frequency of this report.

No Recurrence—The report runs only once (at the time indicated for the Start Date/Time).

Hourly—The report runs on the interval indicated by the number of hours you enter in the Entry text box.

Daily—The report runs on the interval indicated by the number of days you enter in the Every text box.

Weekly—The report runs on the interval indicated by the number of weeks you enter in the Every text box and on the days specified by the selected check boxes.

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. Table 14-2 specifies which reports are customizable, which have multiple sub-reports, and which report views are available. In future releases, all reports will be customizable.

Table 14-2 Report Customization 

Report
Customizable?
Multiple Sub-Reports?
Report Views
Data Field Sorting?

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization

No

No

Graphical

No

Autonomous AP Summary

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel

No

Yes

Graphical

No

Autonomous AP Uptime

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Autonomous AP Utilization

No

No

Graphical

No

Busiest Autonomous APs

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Air Quality vs Time

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Security Risk Interferers

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Worst Air Quality APs

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Worst Interferers

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Busiest Clients

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Client Count

No

No

Graphical

No

Client Session

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Client Summary

Yes

Yes

Various

Yes

Client Traffic

No

No

Graphical

No

Client Traffic Stream Metrics

Yes

No

Tabular1

No

Posture Status Count

No

No

Graphical

No

Throughput

No

No

Tabular

No

Unique Clients

Yes

No

Tabular

No

v5 Client Statistics

No

No

Tabular

No

Configuration Audit

Yes

No

Tabular

No

PCI DSS Detailed

Yes

No

Tabular

No

PCI DSS Summary

No

No

Graphical

No

Client Location History

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Client Location Tracking

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Guest Location Tracking

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Location Notifications

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Rogue AP Location Tracking

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Rogue Client Location Tracking

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Tag Location History

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Tag Location Tracking

Yes

No

Tabular

No

AP Image Pre-download

       

AP Profile Status

Yes

No

Tabular

No

AP Summary

       

Device Summary

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Busiest APs

Yes

No

Tabular

No

CPU Utilization

No

No

Graphical

No

Detailed Switch Inventory

Yes

Yes

Tabular

No

Identity Capability

No

No

Various

No

Inventory - Combined Inventory

Yes

Yes

Various2

Yes

Inventory - APs

Yes

Yes

Various

Yes

Inventory - Controllers

Yes

Yes

Various

Yes

Inventory - MSEs

Yes

Yes

Various

Yes

Up Time

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Utilization - Controllers

No

No

Graphical

No

Utilization - MSEs

No

No

Graphical

No

Utilization - Radios

No

No

Graphical

No

Guest Account Status

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Guest Association

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Guest Count

No

No

Tabular

No

Guest User Sessions

Yes

No

Tabular

No

NCS Guest Operations

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Alternate Parent

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Link Stats - Link Stats

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Link Stats - Node Hops

No

No

Graphical

No

Nodes

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Packet Stats - Packet Stats

No

No

Graphical

No

Packet Stats - Packet Error Stats

No

No

Graphical

No

Packet Stats - Packet Queue Stats

No

No

Graphical

No

Stranded APs

No

No

Tabular

No

Worst Node Hops - Worst Node Hop

Yes

Yes

Various

No

Worst Node Hops - Worst SNR Link

Yes

Yes

Various

No

802.11n Summary

No

Yes

Graphical

No

Executive Summary

No

Yes

Various

No

802.11 Counters

Yes

No

Both

Yes

Coverage Holes

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Network Utilization

Yes

Yes

Both

Yes

Traffic Stream Metrics

Yes

Yes

Both

Yes

Tx Power and Channel

No

No

Graphical

No

VoIP Calls Graph

No

No

Graphical

No

VoIP Calls Table

No

No

Tabular

No

Voice Statistics

No

No

Graphical

No

Adaptive wIPS Alarm

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary

Yes

No

Both

No

Adaptive wIPS Top 10 APs

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary

Yes

No

Both

No

Adhoc Rogues

Yes

No

Tabular

No

New Rogue AP Count Summary

Yes

No

Both

No

New Rogue APs

No

No

Graphical

No

Rogue AP Count Summary

Yes

No

Both

No

Rogue APs

Yes

No

Tabular

No

Security Alarm Trending Summary

No

No

Graphical

No

1 Sub-report Client Summary view is tabular only. The rest of the sub-reports such as Client Summary by Protocol have both report views and are customizable to show either tabular, graphical, or both.

2 Combined inventory report now contains APs/Controllers/MSEs/Autonomous APs/Switches. Reports that are by model or version have both views. These views are customizable with setting such as Count of Controllers by Model. Other reports, such as Controller Inventory, are tabular only.


Step 6 Click Customize to open a separate Create Custom Report page (see Figure 14-3).

Figure 14-3 Customize Report View Page

a. From the Custom Report Name drop-down list, choose the report you intend to customize. The Available and Selected column heading selections may change depending on the report selected.

b. From the Report View drop-down list, specify if the report will appear in tabular, graphical, or combined form (both). This option is not available on every report.

c. Use the Add > and < Remove buttons to move highlighted column headings between the two panes (Available data fields and Data fields to include).


Note Column headings in blue are mandatory in the current sub report. They cannot be removed from the Selected Columns area.


d. Use the Change Order buttons (Move Up or Move Down) to determine the order of the columns in the results table. The higher the column heading appears in the Selected Columns list, the farther left it appears in the results table.

e. In the Data field Sorting section, indicate your sorting preference (Ascending or Descending). Determine how the report data is sorted.

You can select four data fields for which you can specify sorting order. Use the Sort by and Then by drop-down lists to choose each data field for sorting.

For each sorted data field, choose whether you want it sorted in Ascending or Descending order.


Note Only reports in table form (rather than graphs or combined) can be sorted. Only fields that can be sorted appear in the Data field sorting drop-down lists.



Note The Sortable fields displayed in the Customize page would list out all sortable fields irrespective of the data fields which are in the Data fields to include pane. The Report will be sorted based on the data field selected even if that column is not displayed in the report.


f. Click Apply to confirm the changes, Reset to return columns to the default, or Cancel to close this page with no changes made.


Note The changes made in the Create Custom Report page are not saved until you click Save on the Report Details page.


Step 7 When all report parameters have been set, choose one of the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Managing Current Reports

If a report has been saved for a specific report type, you can access the current reports from the Report Launch Pad.

To access current or saved report templates from the Report Launch Pad or Saved Report Template, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Launch Pad.

Step 2 Choose the specific report from the left sidebar menu or from the main section of the Report Launch Pad. The page displays a list of current reports for this report type (see Figure 14-4).


Note To view a list of saved report templates, choose Reports > Saved Report Templates. See the "Managing Saved Report Templates" section for more information.


Figure 14-4 Current Reports Page


Managing Scheduled Run Results

To view all currently scheduled runs in NCS, choose Report > Scheduled Run Results (see Figure 14-5).


Note The list of scheduled runs can be sorted by report category, report type, and time frame.


Figure 14-5 Scheduled Run Results Page

The Scheduled Run Results page displays the following information:

Report Title—Identifies the user-assigned report name.


Note Click the report title to view the details for this report.


Report Type—Identifies the specific report type.

Status—Indicates whether or not the report ran successfully.

Message—Indicates whether or not this report was saved and the file name for this report (if saved).

Run Date/Time—Indicates the date and time that the report is scheduled to run.

History—Click the History icon to view all scheduled runs and their details for this report.

Download—Click the Download icon to open or save a .csv/.pdf file of the report results.

For more information about scheduled run results, see the following:

Sorting Scheduled Run Results

Viewing or Editing Scheduled Run Details

Sorting Scheduled Run Results

You can use the Show drop-down lists to sort the Scheduled Run Results by category, type, and time frame (see Figure 14-6):

Report Category—Choose the appropriate report category from the drop-down list or choose All.

Report Type—Choose the appropriate report type from the drop-down list or choose All. The report Type selections change depending on the selected report category.

From/To—Type the report start (From) and end (To) dates in the text boxes or click the calendar icons to select the start and end dates.

Click Go to sort this list. Only reports that match your criteria appear.

Figure 14-6 Sorting Scheduled Run Results

Viewing or Editing Scheduled Run Details

To view or edit a saved report template, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Report > Scheduled Run Results.

Step 2 Click the Report Title link for the appropriate report to open the Report Details page.

Step 3 From this page, you can view or edit the details for the scheduled run.

Step 4 When all scheduled run parameters have been edited (if necessary), select from the following:

Save—Click to save this schedule run without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this scheduled run and to immediately run the report.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.

Delete—Click to delete the current saved report template.


Managing Saved Report Templates

In the Saved Report Templates page, you can create and manage saved report templates (see Figure 14-7). To open this page in NCS, choose Reports > Saved Report Templates.


Note The list of saved report templates can be sorted by report category, report type, and scheduled status (enabled, disabled, or expired).


Figure 14-7 Saved Report Templates Page

The Saved Report Templates page displays the following information:

Report Title—Identifies the user-assigned report name.


Note Click the report title to view the details for this report.


Report Type—Identifies the specific report type.

Scheduled—Indicates whether this report is enabled or disabled.

Run—Click the Run icon to immediately run the current report.

This section consists of the following topics:

Filtering Saved Report Templates

Viewing or Editing Saved Report Template Details

Running a Saved Report Template

Filtering Saved Report Templates

You can use the Show drop-down lists to filter the Saved Report Templates list by category, type, and scheduled status (see Figure 14-8).

Report Category—Choose the appropriate report category from the drop-down list or choose All.

Report Type—Choose the appropriate report type from the drop-down list or choose All. The Report Type selections change depending on the selected report category.

Scheduled—Choose All, Enabled, Disabled, or Expired to filter the Saved Report Templates list by scheduled status.

Figure 14-8 Filtering Saved Report Templates

Click Go to filter this list. Only reports that match your criteria appear.

Viewing or Editing Saved Report Template Details

To view or edit a saved report template, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Report > Saved Report Templates.

Step 2 Click the Report Title link for the appropriate report to open the Report Details page.

Step 3 From this page, you can view or edit the details for the saved report template.

Step 4 When all report parameters have been edited, choose one of the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.

Delete—Click to delete the current saved report template.


Running a Saved Report Template

In the Reports > Saved Report Templates page, click Run for the appropriate report. A list of reports specific to NCS follows.

Autonomous AP Reports

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization

Autonomous AP Summary

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel

Autonomous AP Uptime

Autonomous AP Utilization

Busiest Autonomous APs

CleanAir Reports

Air Quality vs Time

Security Risk Interferers

Worst Air Quality APs

Worst Interferers

Client Reports

Busiest Clients

Client Count

Client Sessions

Client Summary

Client Traffic

Client Traffic Stream Metrics

Posture Status Count

Throughput

Unique Clients

V5 Client Statistics

Compliance Reports

Configuration Audit

PCI DSS Detailed

PCI DSS Summary

ContextAware Reports

Client Location History

Client Location Tracking

Guest Location Tracking

Location Notifications

Rogue AP Location Tracking

Rogue Client Location Tracking

Tag Location History

Tag Location Tracking

Device Reports

AP Image Predownload

AP Profile Status

AP Summary

Busiest APs

CPU Utilization

Detailed Switch Inventory

Identity Capability

Inventory

Memory Utilization

Switch Interface Utilization

Uptime

Utilization

Guest Reports

Guest Accounts Status

Guest Association

Guest Count

Guest User Sessions

NCS Guest Operations

Identity Services Engine Reports

Mesh Reports

Alternate Parent

Link Stats

Nodes

Packet Stats

Packet Error Statistics

Packet Queue Statistics

Stranded APs

Worst Node Hops

Network Summary

802.11n Summary

Executive Summary

Performance Reports

802.11 Counters

Coverage Hole

Network Utilization

Traffic Stream Metrics

Tx Power and Channel

VoIP Calls Graph

VoIP Calls Table

Voice Statistics

Security Reports

Adaptive wIPS Alarm

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary

Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary

Adhoc Rogues

New Rogue AP Count Summary

New Rogue APs

Rogue AP Count Summary

Rogue Access Point Events

Rogue APs

Security Alarm Trending Summary

Autonomous AP Reports

This section lists and describes the various Autonomous AP reports that you can generate in NCS. Click New next to the Autonomous AP report category to create a new report. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information.

Click a report type to view currently saved report templates. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

The following Autonomous AP reports are available in NCS:

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization

Autonomous AP Summary

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel

Autonomous AP Uptime

Autonomous AP Utilization

Busiest Autonomous APs

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization

This report displays the memory and CPU utilization trends of Autonomous APs based on the filtering criteria specified during report generation. It could help in identifying unexpected behavior or issues with network performance.

This section contains the following topics:

Configuring an Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization Report

Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization Report Results

Configuring an Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization Report

This section describes how to configure an Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

Autonomous AP IP Address—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Host Name—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note Leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Figure 14-9 shows the potential results for an Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization report, depending on how the report is customized.

Figure 14-9 Autonomous AP Memory and CPU Utilization Report

Autonomous AP Summary

This report displays the Autonomous AP summary.

This section contains the following topics:

Configuring the Autonomous AP Summary Report

Autonomous AP Summary Report Results

Configuring the Autonomous AP Summary Report

This section describes how to configure an Autonomous AP Summary report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Autonomous AP Summary report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

Autonomous AP IP Address—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Host Name—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas or click Edit to choose specific locations.


Note Leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Create a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Autonomous AP Summary Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for an Autonomous AP Summary report, depending on how the report is customized:

AP Name

Ethernet MAC Address

AP IP Address

Model

Map Location

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel

This report displays the channel plan assignment and transmits power level trends of devices based on the filtering criteria used when the report was generated. It could help identify unexpected behavior or issues with network performance.

This section contains the following topics:

Configuring an Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel Report

Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel Report Results

Configuring an Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel Report

This section describes how to configure an Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

Autonomous AP IP Address—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Host Name—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP By Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Autonomous AP By Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Protocol—Select the radio type by selecting the check box specific to a radio frequency.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following information is displayed for a Tx Power and Channel report (see Figure 14-10):

Transmit power level for each access point during the specified period of time.

Channel number for each access point during the specified period of time.

Figure 14-10 Autonomous AP Tx Power and Channel Report

Autonomous AP Uptime

This report displays the Autonomous AP uptime.

This section contains the following topics:

Configuring Autonomous AP Uptime Report

Autonomous AP Uptime Report Results

Configuring Autonomous AP Uptime Report

This section describes how to configure an Autonomous AP Uptime report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Autonomous AP Uptime report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

Autonomous AP IP Address—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Host Name—Choose from the Report Criteria list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP By Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Autonomous AP By Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Create a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Autonomous AP Uptime Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for an Autonomous AP Uptime report, depending on how the report is customized:

AP Name

IP Address

Map Location

AP Up Time

Autonomous AP Utilization

This report displays the utilization trends of Autonomous AP radios based on the filtering criteria used when the report was generated. It could help identify current network performance and capacity planning for future scalability needs.

This section contains the following topics:

Configuring an Autonomous AP Utilization Report

Autonomous AP Utilization Report Results

Configuring an Autonomous AP Utilization Report

This section describes how to configure an Autonomous AP Utilization report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Autonomous AP Utilization report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

Autonomous AP IP Address—Choose from the list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Host Name—Choose System Campus > All Access Points or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points or click Edit to choose specific locations or access points.

Autonomous AP Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points or click Edit to choose specific locations or access points.

Protocol—Select the radio type by selecting the check box specific to a radio frequency.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note Leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Autonomous AP Utilization Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Figure 14-11 shows the potential results for an Autonomous AP Utilization report, depending on how the report is customized.

Figure 14-11 Autonomous AP Utilization Report

Busiest Autonomous APs

This report displays the Autonomous APs with the highest total usage (the sum of transmitting, receiving, and channel usage) on your wireless network.

Configuring a Busiest Autonomous APs Report

This section describes how to configure an Busiest Autonomous APs report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Busiest Autonomous APs report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

Autonomous AP IP Address—Choose from the list or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Host Name—Choose System Campus > All Access Points or click Edit to choose specific access points.

Autonomous AP Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points or click Edit to choose specific locations or access points.

Autonomous AP Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points or click Edit to choose specific locations or access points.

Protocol—Select the radio type by selecting the check box specific to a radio frequency.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Create a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Busiest Autonomous APs Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for an Busiest Autonomous APs report, depending on how the report is customized:

IP Address

AP Name

Rx Utilization (%)

Tx Utilization (%)

CleanAir Reports

Click New for CleanAir report type to create a new report. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information.

Click a report type to view currently saved report templates. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

This section contains the following CleanAir reports:

Air Quality vs Time

Security Risk Interferers

Worst Air Quality APs

Worst Interferers

Air Quality vs Time

This report displays the air quality index distributions over a period of time for access points on your wireless networks.

Click Air Quality vs Time from the Report Launch Pad to open the Air Quality vs Time page. In this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Air Quality vs Time page. See the "Configuring an Air Quality vs Time Report" section and the "Air Quality vs Time Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Air Quality vs Time Report

This section describes how to configure an Air Quality vs Time report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for an Air Quality vs Time report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

AP By Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific access points.

AP By Floor Area—Choose System Campus > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific access points.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific locations or access points.

Protocol—Select the radio type by selecting the check box specific to a radio frequency.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Create a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Air Quality vs Time Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for an Air Quality vs Time report, depending on how the report is customized:

AP Name

MAC Address

Radio Type

Time

AQ Minimum Index

AQ Average Index

Security Risk Interferers

This report displays the security risk interferers on your wireless network.

Click Security Risk Interferers from the Report Launch Pad to open the Security Risks Interferers page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Security Risk Interferers page. See the "Configuring a Security Risk Interferers Report" section and the "Security Risks Interferers Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Security Risk Interferers Report

This section describes how to configure a Security Risk Interferers report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Security Risks Interferers report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

AP By Controller—Choose All Campuses>All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific access points.

AP By Floor Area—Choose All Campuses>All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific access points.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific locations or access devices.

Protocol—Select the radio type by selecting the check box specific to a radio frequency.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.



Note The information in this report will be available only if you set a security alarm on the interferer.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Create a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Security Risks Interferers Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Security Risks Interferers report, depending on how the report is customized:

Interferer Type

Affected Channels

Discovered

Last Updated

Detected AP Name

Affected Band

Worst Air Quality APs

This report displays the access points with the lowest air quality index.

Click Worst Air Quality APs from the Report Launch Pad to open the Worst Air Quality APs page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Worst Air Quality APs page. See the "Configuring a Worst Air Quality APs Report" section and the "Worst Air Quality APs Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Worst Air Quality APs Report

This section describes how to configure a Worst Air Quality APs report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Worst Air Quality APs report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

AP By Controller—Choose All Campuses>All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific access points.

AP By Floor Area—Choose All Campuses>All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific access points.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points, or click Edit to choose specific locations or access devices.

Protocol—Select the radio type by selecting the check box specific to a radio frequency.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Create a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Worst Air Quality APs Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Worst Air Quality APs report, depending on how the report is customized:

AP Name

Radio Type

Worst Air Quality Value

Channel Number

Most Recent Reported Time

Interferer Count

Worst Interferers

This report displays the worst interferers on your wireless network.

Click Worst Interferers from the Report Launch Pad to open the Worst Air Quality APs page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Worst Interferers page.

Configuring a Worst Interferers Report

This section describes how to configure a Worst Interferers report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Worst Interferers report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, type an appropriate name.

Report By

Cluster Center AP

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the report criteria area, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Area from the report criteria area, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Protocol—Select the radio type by selecting the check box specific to a radio frequency.

Reporting Period—You can configure the reporting period in two ways:

Last— Select the first radio button to generate reports for a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Create a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Worst Interferers Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Worst Interferers report, depending on how the report is customized:

Device Type

Severity

Worst Severity Time

Duty Cycle (%)

Affected Channels

Cluster Center APs

Map Location

Discovered


Note Severity value N/A means that the severity value for this device is not available. A value of 1 means that the severity is minimal and a value of 100 means very severe.



Note Interferers with unknown location are not listed if the Report By criteria is Floor Area or Outdoor Area.


Client Reports

The report structure has changed in Release 6.0 or later:

The Client Association and Detailed Client report are replaced by the Client Session report.

Any saved Detailed Client reports are migrated to the Client Session report.

Client Association data from 5.1 or earlier is not migrated.


Note After migration to 6.0 or later releases, you cannot see previous Client Association information that was presented in the Client Association report.


The Client Count report that was under 802.11 Scaling in release 5.2 is now consolidated into one Client Count report.

The following types of client reports are available:

Busiest Clients

Client Count

Client Sessions

Client Summary

Client Traffic Stream Metrics

Throughput

Unique Clients

V5 Client Statistics

Posture Status Count

Busiest Clients

This report displays the busiest and least busy clients on the wireless network by throughput, utilization, and other statistics. You can sort this report by location, by band, or by other parameters.


Note Busiest Clients reports do not include autonomous clients.


Click Busiest Clients from the Report Launch Pad to open the Busiest Clients Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

Configuring a Busiest Client Report

This section describes how to configure a Busiest Client report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Controller—Choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

SSID—Choose All SSIDs from the Report Criteria page or click Edit to choose a specific or multiple SSIDs.

AP by RAP Mesh Role—Choose All RAP APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific RAP access point.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose All Clients, Wired Clients, or a specific radio type from the drop-down list.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Click From and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the clients last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to available columns.


Available information for the Busiest Client report results contains the following:

Client MAC Address—The MAC address of the client.

Client IP Address—The IP address of the client.

Username

Protocol—802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n_5 GHz, or 802.11n_2.4 GHz

Throughput (Mbps)—The average throughput (in Mbps) for the client.

Utilization (%)—The average percentage of use for this client.

On Controller—The controller on which the client is located.

Bytes Sent—The number of bytes sent.

Bytes Received—The number of bytes received.

Packets Sent—The number of packets sent.

Packets Received—The number of packets received.

Busiest Client Report Results


Note Use the Customize Report Format to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following potential results occur, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-12):

Client MAC address, IP address, and username

Protocol—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n

Throughput—Either Mbps or kbps


Note If throughput is less than 0.1 kbps, you see <0.1 kbps.


Utilization (%)

On Controller—The controller on which the client is located.

Bytes sent and received


Note If the value is greater than 1,000,000,000, a G is appended at the end of the value (such as 3.45 G). If the value is greater than 1,000,000 but less than 1,000,000,000, an M is appended at the end of the value (such as 456.8 M).


Packets sent and received


Note If the value is greater than 1,000,000,000, a G is appended at the end of the value (such as 3.45 G). If the value is greater than 1,000,000 but less than 1,000,000,000, an M is appended at the end of the value (such as 456.8 M).


Figure 14-12 Busiest Client Report Results

Client Count

This trending report displays the total number of active clients on your wireless network.

The Client Count report displays data on the numbers of clients that connected to the network through a specific device, in a specific geographical area, or through a specific or multiple SSIDs.


Note Client Count reports include clients connected to autonomous Cisco IOS access points.


Configuring a Client Count Report

This section describes how to configure a Client Count report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Controller—Choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

SSID—Choose All SSIDs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific or multiple SSIDs.

AP by RAP Mesh Role—Choose All RAP APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific RAP access point.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your sort criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose All Clients or a specific radio type from the drop-down list.


Note Wired clients and clients associated to Cisco IOS access points are not included as part of this report.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Client Count report results contain the following:

Controller IP—The IP address of the controller.

Time—The time the client count occurred.

Associated Client Count—The number of associated clients for the specified period of time.

Authenticated Client Count—The number of authenticated clients for the specified period of time.

Client Count Report Results


Note Use the Customize Report Format to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Client Count report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-13):

Client IP address

AP Name

Key

SSID

Date and time the count was taken

Associated client count

Authenticated client count

Figure 14-13 Client Count Report Results

Client Sessions

This report provides client sessions for the given period of time. It displays the history of client sessions, statistics, and the duration at which clients are connected to an access point at any given period of time.

Click Client Sessions from the Report Launch Pad to open the Client Sessions Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

Configuring a Client Sessions Report

This section describes how to configure a Client Sessions report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Controller—Choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

SSID—Choose All SSIDs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific or multiple SSIDs.

AP by RAP Mesh Role—Choose All RAP APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific RAP access point.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


VLAN

Client MAC Address

Client Username

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Client Sessions report results contain the following:

Client Username

Client IP Address—The IP address of the client.

Client MAC Address—The MAC address of the client.

Association Time —The date and time the client associated.

Vendor—The vendor name for this client.

AP Name—The access point to which this client is associated.

Controller Name—The name of the controller to which this client is associated.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the client is located.

SSID—The SSID to which this client is associated.

Profile—The name of the profile to which this client is associated.

VLAN ID—The VLAN Identifier. The range is 1 to 4096.

Protocol—802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n_5 GHz, or 802.11b_2.4 GHz.

Session Duration—The length of time of the client session in hours, minutes, and seconds.

Policy Type—The type of security policy for this client session.

Average Session Throughput (kbps)—The average throughput in kbps for this client session.

Host Name—The DNS host name of the device the client is on. NCS does a DNS lookup to resolve the host name from the IP address of the client. The IP address to host name mapping must be defined in a DNS server. By default, the host name lookup is disabled. Use Administration > Settings > Clients to enable host name lookup.

CCX—The Cisco Client Extension version number.

AP MAC Address

IP address

AP Radio—The radio type of the access point.

Controller IP Address—The IP address of the controller to which this client is associated.

Controller Port—The port number for the controller to which this client is associated.

Anchor Controller—The IP address of the anchor or foreign controller for the mobility client.

Association ID

Disassociation Time—The date and time this client disassociated.

Authentication—The authentication method for this client.

Encryption Cipher

EAP Type

Authentication Algorithm

Web Security

Tx and Rx (bytes)—The approximate number of bytes transmitted or received during the session.

Client Sessions Report Results


Note Use the Customize Report Format to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Client Sessions report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-14):

Client username, IP address, and MAC address (mandatory columns)

Association time (mandatory column)

Vendor

Access point name—The access point name to which this client is assigned.

Controller names

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the client is located.

SSID—The SSID to which this client is associated.

Profile—The name of the profile to which this client is associated.

VLAN ID—The VLAN Identifier. The range is 1 to 4096.

Protocol—802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n_5GHz, or 802.11b_2.4GHz.

Session Duration

Policy Type—The type of security policy for this client session.

Average Session Throughput (kbps)

Host Name—The DNS host name of the machine on which this client is located.

NCS performs an DNS lookup to resolve the host name from the client IP address. The IP address to host name mapping must be defined in a DNS server. By default, the host name lookup is disabled. You can enable it from the Administration > Settings > Clients page.

CCX—The Cisco Client Extension version number.

AP MAC address

IP address

AP Radio—The radio type of the access point.

Controller IP address

Controller Port—The port number for the controller to which this client is associated.

Anchor Controller—The IP address of the anchor or foreign controller for the mobility client, if applicable.

Association ID—Association ID used in this client session.

Disassociation Time—The date and time this client disassociated.

Authentication—The authentication method for this client.

Encryption Cypher—Encryption cypher used in this client session.

EAP Type—EAP type used in this client session.

Authentication Algorithm—Authentication algorithm used in this client session.

Web Security—Web security used in this client session.

Tx and Rx (bytes)—The approximate number of bytes transmitted or received during the client session.

Packets sent and received

SNR—Signal-to-noise ratio for this client session.

RSSI—The received signal strength indicator in dBm.

Status—Associated or disassociated.

Reason—Reason for disassociation.

E2E—Version number or Not Supported.

Figure 14-14 Client Sessions Report Results

Client Summary

The Client Summary is a detailed report that displays various client statistics.

Click Client Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the Client Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.


Note You cannot upgrade the settings for the Client Summary report from WCS 7.x to NCS 1.0.


Configuring a Client Summary Report

This section describes how to configure a Client Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.


Note The data for client summary report is computed at backend. The report uses the computed data only. The data is computed every hour for one day and every night for a year. Thus you would only be able to create hourly-based client summary reports for the last 24 hours.


Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.



Note A Client Summary report contains summary results sorted by protocol, SSID, VLAN, and vendor.
To customize report results for a particular section, choose the applicable section from the Customizable Report drop-down list.


The Client Summary report contains four sub reports. Each of them can be independently customized. The following is default information available from a Client Summary report depending on the customizable report selected:

Number of Sessions

Number of Total Users

Number of Unique Users

Number of New Users

Number of Unique APs

Number of Users per AP

Total Traffic (MB)

Average Traffic per Session (KB) and per user (in KB)

Total Throughput (Mbps)

Average Throughput per Session and per user (Mbps)


Note When NCS does not receive client traps, it relies on client status polling to discover client associations (The task runs every 5 minutes by default.). However, NCS cannot accurately determine when the client was actually associated. NCS assumes the association started at the polling time which may be later than the actual association time. Therefore the calculation of the average client throughput can give inaccurate results, especially for short client sessions.


Protocol—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

SSID—The user-defined Service Set Identifier name

VLAN

Vendor

User Count

Time Used (Minutes)

Traffic (MB)

Session Count

% of Users

% of Time

% of Traffic

% of Session

Total Time of a session

Client Summary Report Results


Note Use the Customize Report Format to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Client Summary report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-15):

Client Summary

Number of Sessions (mandatory column)

Number of Total Users (mandatory column)—Number of unique endpoints or MAC addresses.

Number of Unique Users—Number of unique user names that are authenticated.

Number of New Users

Number of Unique Access Points

Number of Users per Access Point

Total session time in minutes

Total traffic (MB)

Average traffic per session (KB) and per user (in KB)

Total throughput (MBPS)

Average throughput per session and per user (MBPS)


Note When NCS does not receive client traps, it relies on client status polling to discover client associations (The task runs every 5 minutes by default). However, NCS cannot accurately determine when the client was actually associated. NCS assumes the association started at the polling time which may be later than the actual association time. Therefore the calculation of the average client throughput can give inaccurate results, especially for short client sessions.



Note NCS only counts authenticated sessions. If a user fails on DHCP or authentication, NCS will not have a session for it. Also, NCS considers every detected AP association as a session. For instance, if a client roams from one access point to another, NCS can have two association sessions.


Client Summary by Protocol, SSID, VLAN, and Vendor

Protocol (mandatory column)

SSID (mandatory column)

VLAN (mandatory column)

Vendor (mandatory column)

User Count (mandatory column)

Time Used (mandatory column)

Traffic (mandatory column)

Session Count (mandatory column)

% of users, time, traffic, and sessions

Figure 14-15 Client Summary Report Results

Client Traffic

This report displays the traffic by the wireless clients on your network.

Click Client Traffic from the Report Launch Pad to open the Client Traffic Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

Configuring a Client Traffic Report

This section describes how to configure a Client Traffic report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Controller—Choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

SSID—Choose All SSIDs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific or multiple SSIDs.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can choose from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The reporting period is based on the time that the alarm was last seen. The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Client Traffic Report Results


Note Use the Customize Report Format to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following figure shows the potential results for a Client Traffic report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-16).

Figure 14-16 Client Traffic Report Results

Client Traffic Stream Metrics

This report displays Traffic Stream Metrics for clients. You can select from the following:

All clients of a given set of SSIDs

All clients

One specific client

Click Client Traffic Stream Metrics from the Report Launch Pad to open the Client Traffic Stream Metrics Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Client Traffic Stream Metrics Reports page.


Note The traffic stream metrics and radio performance background tasks must be running prior to generating this report.


Configuring a Client Traffic Stream Metrics Report

This section describes how to configure a Client Traffic Stream Metrics report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Client Traffic Stream Metrics report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

SSID—Choose All SSIDs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific or multiple SSIDs.

Client MAC Address—Choose All Clients from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific clients.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or client the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Schedule

If you play to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Mandatory columns are displayed in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns. Time, Client MAC address, and QoS are mandatory columns for the Client Traffic Stream Metrics report.



Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Client Traffic Stream Metrics report, depending on how the report is customized:

Time (mandatory column)

Client MAC (mandatory column)

QoS (mandatory column)—QoS values (packet latency, packet jitter, packet loss, roaming time) which can affect how the WLAN are monitored. Access points and clients measure the metrics, access points collect the measurements and send them to the controller. The access points update the controller with traffic stream metric information every 90 seconds and 10 minutes of data is stored at one time.

AP Name (mandatory column)

Radio Type (mandatory column)

Avg Queuing Delay (ms) (Downlink) (mandatory column)—Average queuing delay in milliseconds for the downlink. Average packet queuing delay is the average delay of voice packets traversing the voice queue. Packet queue delay is measured beginning when a packet is queued for transmission and ending when the packet is successfully transmitted. It includes the time for re-tries, if needed.

Avg Queuing Delay (ms) (Uplink) (mandatory column)—Average queuing delay in milliseconds for the uplink. Average packet queuing delay is the average delay of voice packets traversing the voice queue. Packet queue delay is measured beginning when a packet is queued for transmission and ending when the packet is successfully transmitted. It includes time for re-tries, if needed.

% PLR (Downlink)—Percentage of packets lost on the downlink (access point to client) during the 90 second interval.

% PLR (Uplink)—Percentage of packets lost on the uplink (client to access point) during the 90 second interval.

% Packets > 40ms Queuing Delay (Uplink)—Percentage of queuing delay packets greater than 40 ms.

% Packets 20ms-40ms Queuing Delay (Uplink)—Percentage of queuing delay packets between 20 ms and 40 ms.

Roaming Delay—Roaming delay in milliseconds. Roaming delay, which is measured by clients, is measured beginning when the last packet is received from the old access point and ending when the he first packet is received from the new access point after a successful roam.

Time—Time that the statistics were gathered from the access point(s).

Client MAC—MAC address of the client. This shows a list of the clients evaluated during the most recent 90 second interval. The client could be a VoIP phone, laptop, or PDA and refers to any client attached to the access point collecting measurements.

Client Traffic Stream Metrics Report Results


Note Use the Create Custom Report page to customize the displayed results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


The following are potential results for a Client Traffic Stream Metrics report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-17):

Time (mandatory column)

Client MAC (mandatory column)

QoS (mandatory column)—QoS values (packet latency, packet jitter, packet loss, roaming time) which can affect the WLAN are monitored. Access points and clients measure the metrics, access points collect the measurements and send them to the controller. The access points update the controller with traffic stream metric information every 90 seconds and 10 minutes of data per client is stored in the WLC. NCS polls this data and stores it for the last seven days.

AP Name (mandatory column)

Radio Type (mandatory column)

Avg Queuing Delay (ms) (Downlink) (mandatory column)—Average queuing delay in milliseconds for the downlink. Average packet queuing delay is the average delay of voice packets traversing the voice queue. Packet queue delay is measured beginning when a packet is queued for transmission and ending when the packet is successfully transmitted. It includes time for re-tries, if needed.

Avg Queuing Delay (ms) (Uplink) (mandatory column)—Average queuing delay in milliseconds for the uplink. Average packet queuing delay is the average delay of voice packets traversing the voice queue. Packet queue delay is measured beginning when a packet is queued for transmission and ending when the packet is successfully transmitted. It includes time for re-tries, if needed.

% PLR (Downlink)—Percentage of packets lost on the downlink (access point to client) during the 90 second interval.

% PLR (Uplink)—Percentage of packets lost on the uplink (client to access point) during the 90 second interval.

% Packets > 40ms Queuing Delay (Uplink)—Percentage of queuing delay packets greater than 40 ms.

% Packets 20ms-40ms Queuing Delay (Uplink)—Percentage of queuing delay packets between 20ms-40 ms.

Roaming Delay—Roaming delay in milliseconds. Roaming delay, which is measured by clients, is measured beginning when the last packet is received from the old access point and ending when the first packet is received from the new access point after a successful roam.

Time—Time that the statistics were gathered from the access point(s).

Client MAC—MAC address of the client. This shows a list of the clients evaluated during the most recent 90 second interval. The client could be a VoIP phone, laptop, PDA and refers to any client attached to the access point collecting measurements.

Figure 14-17 Client Traffic Stream Metrics Report Results

Posture Status Count

This trending report displays the failed or succeeded client posture status count on your network.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Posture Status Count Report

Posture Status Count Report Results

Configuring a Posture Status Count Report

This section describes how to configure a Posture Status Count report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Posture Status Count Report Results

The Posture Status Count graph displays the following (see Figure 14-18):

Figure 14-18 Posture Status Count Report

Throughput

This report displays the ongoing bandwidth used by the wireless clients on your network.


Note The Throughput report does not include wired clients or clients connected to Autonomous Cisco IOS access points.


Click Throughput from the Report Launch Pad to open the Throughput Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

Configuring a Throughput Report

This section describes how to configure a Throughput report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Controller—Choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points or click Edit to choose specific devices.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose All Clients or a specific radio type from the drop-down list.


Note Wired clients and clients associated to Cisco IOS access points are not included as part of this report.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Throughput Report Results

The Throughput report graph displays the following (also see Figure 14-19):

Total throughput (mbps)

Throughput for the selected protocol

Date and time for each indicated throughput level

Figure 14-19 Throughput Report Results

Unique Clients

This report displays all unique clients by the time, protocol, and controller filters that you select. A unique clients is determined by the MAC address of the client device. These clients are sorted by controller in this report.

Click Unique Clients from the Report Launch Pad to open the Unique Clients Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

A new First Seen column is added in release 6.0. It is the time that NCS first learned of the client MAC address. For existing clients, NCS sets the First Seen column with the timestamp currently in the database, which is the time the record was last updated.


Note The Unique Client report covers any client that started the connection during the specified time period or ended the connection during the specified time period or connected during the specified time period. The specified time period refers to the reporting period that you specify while scheduling the report.



Note Unique Clients reports do not include autonomous clients.


Configuring a Unique Clients Report

This section describes how to configure a Unique Clients report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Controller—Choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

SSID—Choose All SSIDs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific or multiple SSIDs.

AP by RAP Mesh Role—Choose All RAP APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific RAP access point.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose All Clients, Wired Clients, or a specific radio type from the drop-down list.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Mandatory columns are displayed in blue font and cannot be moved to Available data fields Column. Last Seen, User, and MAC address are mandatory columns for the Unique Client report.

The following information is available on the unique client report:

Host Name

AP MAC Address

IP Address—The IP address of the controller to which this client is associated.

Controller IP Address

Port

Last Session Length

VLAN ID—The VLAN Identifier. The range is 1 to 4096.

CCX—The Cisco Client Extension version number.

E2E

Vendor—The vendor name for this client.

IP Address

AP Name—The access point to which this client is associated.

Controller—The name of the controller to which this client is associated.

802.11 State—Client association status.

SSID—The SSID to which this client is associated.

Profile—The name of the profile to which this client is associated.

Authenticated

Protocol—802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n_5 GHz, or 802.11b_2.4 GHz.

Map Location

Unique Client Report Results

The following information is displayed for a Unique Client report (see Figure 14-20):

First/Last Seen—Date and time the unique client was first and last viewed

User—Client username

Vendor—The vendor name or Unknown

Client IP Address and MAC Address

AP Name

Controller—The controller to which the client was associated

Port

802.11 State—Associated, Disassociated, or Idle

SSID


Note N/A may display in the SSID field if the client is probing.


Authenticated—Indicates whether or not the client is authenticated (Yes or No)

Protocol—802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n_5GHz, or 802.11b_2.4GHz.

VLAN ID

CCX—Indicates whether or not CCX (Cisco Client Extensions) is supported.

E2E—Indicates whether or not E2E (End to End) is supported.

Map Location

Figure 14-20 Unique Client Report Results

V5 Client Statistics

This report displays the 802.11 and security statistics for Cisco Compatible Extensions v5 clients.

Click V5 Client Statistics from the Report Launch Pad to open the V5 Client Statistics Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

Configuring a V5 Client Statistics Report

This section describes how to configure a V5 Client Statistics report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

V5 Client Statistics Report Results

The following information is displayed for the v5 Client Statistics report (see Figure 14-21):

Client MAC Address

Transmitted Fragment Count—This counter is incremented for each successfully received MPDU Data or Management type.

Multicast Transmitted Frame Count—This counter increments only when the multicast bit is set in the destination MAC address of a successfully transmitted MSDU. When operating as a STA in an ESS, where these frames are directed to the access point, this implies having received an acknowledgment to all associated MPDUs.

Failed Count—This counter increments when an MSDU is unsuccessfully transmitted.

Retry Count—This counter increments when an MSDU is successfully transmitted after one or more retransmissions.

Multicast Retry Count—This counter increments when an MSDU is successfully transmitted after more than one retransmission.

Frame Duplicate Count—This counter increments when a frame is received that the Sequence Control field indicates is a duplicate.

RTS Success Count—This counter increments when a CTS (clear-to-send) is received in response to an RTS (ready-to-send).

RTS Fail Count—This counter increments when a clear-to-send is not received in response to a ready-to-send.

ACK Fail Count—This counter increments when an ACK is not received when expected.

Received Fragment Count—The total number of packets received that were less than 64 octets in length (excluding framing bits but including FCS octets).

Multicast Received Frame Count—This counter increments when a MSDU is received with the multicast bit set in the destination MAC address.

FCS Error Count—This counter increments when an Frame Check Sequence error is detected in a received MPDU.

Transmitted Frame Count—This counter increments for each successfully transmitted MSDU.

Figure 14-21 V5 Client Statistics Report Results

Compliance Reports

The Configuration Audit report displays the differences between NCS and its controllers. The PCI DSS Compliance report summarizes your Wireless LAN Security components with reference to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements. PCI DSS compliance is required for all merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. You can find PCI DSS standards at the PCI Security Standards Council website.

The following Compliance Reports are available:

Configuration Audit

PCI DSS Detailed

PCI DSS Summary

Configuration Audit

This report displays the configuration differences between NCS and its controllers. You must configure audit mode on the Administration > Settings page. In audit mode, you can perform an audit based on templates or the stored configuration. The report shows the last time an audit was performed using the Configuration Sync background task.

Click Configuration Audit from the Report Launch Pad to open the Configuration Audit Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Configuration Reports page. See the "Configuring a Configuration Audit Report" section and the "Configuration Audit Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Configuration Audit Report

This section describes how to configure a Configuration Audit report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Controller—Choose All Controllers or a specific controller from the available list.

Audit Time—Choose Latest or a specific date and time from the available list.


Note The available audit times are based on when the Configuration Sync background task was run.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.



Note A Configuration Audit report contains the following sections: Audit Summary, Applied Templates and Config Group Template Discrepancies, Enforced Values, Failed Enforcements, and NCS Config Discrepancies. Choose the applicable report from the Customizable Report drop-down list.
To customize report results for a particular section, choose the applicable section from the Customizable Report drop-down list.


A Configuration Audit report contains the following default information, depending on which customized report is selected:

Controller Name

Audit Status

Audit Time

Name

Audit Object Display Name

Device Sync State

Time

Client MAC Address

IP Address

Message

Description

Attribute

Attribute Value in NCS

Attribute Value in Device

Enforced Value

Instance Name

Description

Error Message

Attribute Value in DB

Configuration Audit Report Results

The following are potential results for a Configuration Audit report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-22):

Audit Summary results

Controller Name (mandatory column)

Audit Status (mandatory column)—Not Available (no audit occurred on this switch), Identical (no configuration differences were discovered), Mismatch (configuration differences were discovered).

Audit Time (mandatory column)—The time when the network audit background task was run via Configuration Sync task.

IP Address—The IP address of the audited controller.

Message—It reports "Device unreachable" if the device is unreachable. Also, if any exceptions is found during the audit, it reports "Internal Exception, check the log files".

Applied Templates and Config Group Template Discrepancies results

Name (mandatory column)

Template Name (mandatory column)

Audit Status (mandatory column)—(Mismatch, Identical, Not Available)

Template Applied Via—Template description.

Attribute

NCS Value

Controller Device

Enforced Values results

Name (mandatory column)

Template Name (mandatory column)

Audit Status (mandatory column)

Template Applied Via

Attribute

Enforced Value

Controller Value

Failed Enforcements results

Name (mandatory column)

Object Name

Description

Error Message

NCS Config Discrepancies results

Controller Name (mandatory column)

Object Name (mandatory column)

Audit Status (mandatory column)

Attribute (mandatory column)

NCS Value

Controller Value

Figure 14-22 Configuration Audit Report Results

PCI DSS Detailed

This report displays the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) version 2.0 requirements in detail that are relevant to your wireless network security.

Click PCI DSS Detailed from the Report Launch Pad to open the PCI DSS Detailed Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the PCI DSS Detailed Reports page. See the "Configuring a PCI DSS Detailed Report" section and the "PCI DSS Detailed Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a PCI DSS Detailed Report

This section describes how to configure a PCI DSS Detailed report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By

Controller—Choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria box or click Edit to choose specific devices.

MSE—Choose All MSEs from the Report Criteria box or click Edit to choose a specific MSE.

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors from the Report Criteria box or click Edit to choose specific locations.


Note In the Filter Criteria box, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


PCI DSS Detailed Report Results

The following are the results for a PCI DSS Detailed Report (see Figure 14-23):

Figure 14-23 PCI DSS Detailed Report

PCI DSS Summary

This report displays a summarized PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) version 2.0 requirements that are relevant to your wireless network security.

Click PCI DSS Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the PCI DSS Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the PCI DSS Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring a PCI DSS Summary Report" section and the "PCI DSS Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a PCI DSS Summary Report

This section describes how to configure a PCI DSS Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


PCI DSS Summary Report Results

The results of PCI DSS Summary Report contains the following information (see Figure 14-24 for a snippet):

Number of Violations By PCI DSS Requirement

Number of Devices Violated By PCI DSS Requirement

Summary By PCI DSS Requirement

Summary By Devices

List of Violations

Figure 14-24 PCI DSS Summary Report

ContextAware Reports

This section lists and describes the various ContextAware reports that you can generate through the NCS Reports Launch Pad.

To generate a ContextAware report, under the ContextAware section, click New next to a type to create a new report. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information.

Click a report type to view currently saved report templates. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

You can create the following ContextAware Reports:

Client Location History

Client Location Tracking

Guest Location Tracking

Location Notifications

Rogue AP Location Tracking

Rogue Client Location Tracking

Tag Location History

Tag Location Tracking

Client Location History

This report displays Location history of a wireless client detected by an MSE.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Client Location History

Client Location History Results

Configuring a Client Location History

This section describes how to configure a Client Location History report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Client MAC address.

Report Criteria—Click Edit and enter a valid MAC address as the filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Client Location History Results

The results of the Client Location History Report contains the following information:

Last Located—The place at which the client was last located.

Client Location—The current position of the client.

MSE—The name of the MSE to which the client is associated with.

User—The username of the client.

Detecting Controllers—The IP address of the detecting controller.

802.11 State—The state of 802.11. It could be either Probing.

IP Address—The IP address of the client.

AP MAC Address—The MAC address of the associated access point.

Authenticated—Whether authenticated or not. This could be either Yes or No.

SSID—The SSID used by the client.

Protocol—The protocol used to retrieve the information from the client.

Client Location Tracking

This report displays wireless clients and their locations detected by the MSEs based on your filtering criteria.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Client Location Tracking

Client Location Tracking Results

Configuring a Client Location Tracking

This section describes how to configure a Client Location Tracking report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

MSE By Floor Area.

MSE By Outdoor Area

MSE

Report Criteria—The report criteria differs based on the Report By option selected. Click Edit and choose the required filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Client Location Tracking Results

The results of the Client Location Tracking Report contains the following information:

Last Located—The place where the client was last located.

MAC Address—The MAC address of the client.

Client Location—The current location of the client.

MSE—The name of the MSE to which the client is associated with.

User—The username of the client.

Detecting Controllers—The IP address of the detecting controller.

802.11 State—The state of 802.11. It could be either Probing.

IP Address—The IP address of the client.

SSID—The SSID used by the client

Protocol—The protocol used to retrieve the information from the client.

Guest Location Tracking

This report displays Guest clients and their locations detected by the MSEs based on your filtering criteria.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Guest Location Tracking

Guest Location Tracking Results

Configuring a Guest Location Tracking

This section describes how to configure a Guest Location Tracking report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

MSE By Floor Area.

MSE By Outdoor Area

MSE

Report Criteria—The report criteria differs based on the Report By option selected. Click Edit and choose the required filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Guest Location Tracking Results

The results of the Guest Location Tracking Report contains the following information:

Last Located—The place where the guest client was last located.

Guest Username—The login name of the guest client user.

MAC Address—The MAC address of the guest client.

Guest Location—The current location of the guest client.

MSE—The name of the MSE to which the guest client is associated with.

Detecting Controllers—The IP address of the detecting controller.

IP Address—The IP address of the guest client.

AP MAC Address—The MAC address of the access point to which the guest client is associated with.

SSID—The SSID used by the guest clients.

Protocol—The protocol used to retrieve the information from the guest client.

Location Notifications

This report displays Context Aware Notifications generated by MSEs.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Location Notification

Location Notification Results

Configuring a Location Notification

This section describes how to configure a Location Notification report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Missing Device Notifications by MSE

Missing Device Notifications by Floor Area

Missing Device Notifications by Outdoor Area

Device In/Out Notifications by MSE

Device In/Out Notifications by Floor Area

Device In/Out Notifications by Outdoor Area

Report Criteria—The report criteria differs based on the Report By option selected. Click Edit and choose the required filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Device Type

All

Client

Tag

Rogue Client

Rogue AP

Interferer

Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Location Notification Results

The results of Location Notification Report contains the following information:

Last Seen—The date and time when the device was last located.

MAC Address—The MAC address of the device.

Device Type—The type of the device.

Asset Name—The name of the asset.

Asset Group—The name of the asset group.

Asset Category—The name of the asset category.

Map Location—The map location where the device was located.

serverName—The name of the server that sends the ContextAware notifications.

Rogue AP Location Tracking

This report displays Rogue APs and their locations detected by the MSEs based on your filtering criteria.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Rogue AP Location Tracking

Rogue AP Location Tracking Results

Configuring a Rogue AP Location Tracking

This section describes how to configure a Rogue AP Location Tracking report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

MSE By Floor Area.

MSE By Outdoor Area

MSE

Report Criteria—The report criteria differs based on the Report By option selected. Click Edit and choose the required filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Rogue AP Location Tracking Results

The results of the Rogue AP Location Tracking Report contains the following information:

Last Located—The place where the rogue access point was last located.

MAC Address—The MAC address of the rogue access point.

Rogue AP Location—The current location of the rogue access point.

MSE—The name of the MSE to which the rogue access point is associated with.

State—The state of the location tracking. This could be either Alert or Pending.

Rogue Client Location Tracking

This report displays Rogue Client APs and their locations detected by the MSEs based on your filtering criteria.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Rogue Client Location Tracking

Rogue Client Location Tracking Results

Configuring a Rogue Client Location Tracking

This section describes how to configure a Rogue Client Location Tracking report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

MSE By Floor Area.

MSE By Outdoor Area

MSE

Report Criteria—The report criteria differs based on the Report By option selected. Click Edit and select the required filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Rogue Client Location Tracking Results

The results of Rogue Client Location Tracking Report contains the following information:

Last Located—The place where the client was last located.

MAC Address—The MAC address of the rogue client.

Rogue Client Location—The current location of the rogue client.

MSE—The name of the MSE to which the rogue client is associated with.

Rogue AP—The rogue access point to which the rogue client is associated with.

Detecting Controllers—The IP address of the detecting controller.

State—The state of the location tracking. This could be either Alert or Pending.

Tag Location History

This report displays Location history of a tag detected by an MSE.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Tag Location Tracking

Tag Location Tracking Results

Configuring a Tag Location History

This section describes how to configure a Tag Location History report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Tag MAC address.

Report Criteria—Click Edit and enter a valid Tag MAC address as the filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Tag Location History Results

The results of Tag Location History Report contains the following information:

Last Located—The place at which the tag was last located.

Tag Location—The current location of the tag.

MSE—The name of the MSE to which this client is associated with.

Detecting Controller—The IP address of the detecting controller.

Vendor—The name of the vendor for the client.

Battery Status—The battery status of the client.

Tag Location Tracking

This report displays tags and their locations detected by the MSEs based on your filtering criteria.

This section consists of the following topics:

Configuring a Tag Location Tracking

Tag Location Tracking Results

Configuring a Tag Location Tracking

This section describes how to configure a Tag Location Tracking report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

MSE By Floor Area.

MSE By Outdoor Area

MSE

Report Criteria—The report criteria differs based on the Report By option selected. Click Edit and select the required filter criteria.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select the radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

Or

Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Tag Location Tracking Results

The results of the Tag Location Tracking Report contains the following information:

Last Located—The place at which the tag was last located.

Tag Location—The current location of the tag.

MSE—The name of the MSE to which this client is associated with.

Detecting Controller—The IP address of the detecting controller.

Vendor—The name of the tag vendor.

Battery Status—The status of the battery of that tag.

Device Reports

Click New for a Device Report type to create a new report. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information.

Click a report type to view currently saved report templates. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

You can create the following device reports:

AP Image Predownload

AP Profile Status

AP Summary

Busiest APs

CPU Utilization

Detailed Switch Inventory

Identity Capability

Inventory

Memory Utilization

Switch Interface Utilization

Uptime

Utilization

AP Image Predownload

This report displays scheduled download software task status.

Click AP Image Predownload from the Report Launch Pad to open the AP Image Predownload page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the AP Image Predownload Reports page. See the "Configuring an AP Image Predownload Report" section and the "AP Image Predownload Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an AP Image Predownload Report

This section describes how to configure a AP Image Predownload report.

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a AP Image Predownload report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.


Note In the Report Criteria page, you can choose All Access Points or All OfficeExtend Access Points.



Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Creating a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Mandatory columns are displayed in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns. AP Name, Primary Image, Backup Image, Predownload Version, and Predownload Status are mandatory columns for the AP Image Predownload report.


Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Export Now—Click to export the report results. The supported export formats is PDF and CSV.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


AP Image Predownload Report Results

The following are potential results for an AP Image Predownload report, depending on how the report is customized:

AP Name—Access point name.

Primary Image—Current Primary Image present in the AP.

Backup Image—Current Backup Image present in the AP.

Predownload Version—The image version that is currently downloading to the AP from the controller as part of the predownload process.

Predownload Status—The current status of the image download as part of the predownload process.

MAC Address—MAC Address of the AP.

Controller IP Address—IP address of the controller to which the access point is associated.

AP Profile Status

This report displays access point load, noise, interference, and coverage profile status.

Click AP Profile Status from the Report Launch Pad to open the AP Profile Status Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the AP Profile Status Reports page. See the "Configuring an AP Profile Report" section and the "AP Profile Status Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an AP Profile Report

This section describes how to configure a AP Profile report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations or devices.


Note In the Reports Criteria page, you can choose All Access Points or All OfficeExtend Access Points.



Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Select 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


AP Profile Status report results include:

Time—The date and time at which AP Profile Status is collected.

AP Name—The access point name.

AP MAC address—The MAC address of the access point.

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Load—True if the load level exceeds a threshold level, otherwise false.

Noise—True if the noise level exceeds a threshold level, otherwise false.

Controller Name—The controller to which the access point is associated.

Interference—True if the interference level exceeds a threshold level, otherwise false.

Coverage—True if the coverage level exceeds a threshold level, otherwise false.

Controller IP Address—The IP address of the controller to which the access point is associated.

AP Profile Status Report Results

The following are potential results for an AP Profile Status report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-25):

Time (mandatory column)—The date and time at which AP Profile Status is collected.

AP Name (mandatory column)—Access point name.

AP MAC address—MAC address of the access point.

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Load—Pass or Fail. Indicates whether or not the load level exceeds a threshold level.

Noise—Pass or Fail. Indicates whether or not the noise level exceeds a threshold level.

Interference—Pass or Fail. Indicates whether or not the interference level exceeds a threshold level.

Coverage—Pass or Fail. Indicates whether or not the coverage level exceeds a threshold level.

Controller Name—Name of the controller to which the access point is associated.

Controller IP Address—IP address of the controller to which the access point is associated.

Figure 14-25 AP Profile Status Report Results

Busiest APs

This report displays the access points with the highest total usage (transmitting, receiving, and channel utilization) on your wireless network.

Click Busiest APs from the Report Launch Pad to open the Busiest APs Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Busiest APs Reports page. See the "Configuring a Busiest APs Report" section and the "Configuring a Busiest APs Report" section for more information.

Configuring a Busiest APs Report

This section describes how to configure a Busiest APs report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Protocol—Choose 802.11 a/n or 802.11 b/g/n from the drop-down list.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Busiest APs report results include:

AP Name—The access point name.

Radio Type

Rx Utilization (%)—The percentage of time that the access point receiver is busy operating on packets. The percentage (0 to 100%) represents a load from 0 to 1.

Tx Utilization (%)—The percentage of time that the access point transmitter is busy operating on packets. The percentage (0 to 100%) represents a load from 0 to 1.

Channel Utilization (%)—The percentage of time that an access point channel is busy operating on packets. The percentage (0 to 100%) represents a load from 0 to 1.

Controller Name

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

Controller IP Address

Busiest APs Report Results

The following are potential results for a Busiest APs report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-26):

AP Name (mandatory column)

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Rx Utilization (%)—The percentage of time the access point receiver is busy operating on packets. It is a number from 0-100 representing a load from 0 to 1.

Tx Utilization (%)—This is the percentage of time the access point transmitter is busy operating on packets. It is a number from 0-100 representing a load from 0 to 1.

Channel Utilization (%)—This is the percentage of time an access point channel is busy operating on packets. It is a number from 0-100 representing a load from 0 to 1.

Controller Name and IP Address

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

Figure 14-26 Busiest APs Report Results

CPU Utilization

This report displays CPU utilization switch usage on your network.

Click CPU Utilization from the Report Launch Pad to open the CPU Utilization Report page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the CPU Utilization Report page. See the "Configuring a CPU Utilization Report" section for more information.

Configuring a CPU Utilization Report

This section describes how to configure a CPU Utilization report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type:

Switch CPU—

Top Switch CPU—

Report By:

Switch IP

Device Name

Report Criteria—Choose All Switches or click Edit to choose specific devices.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select a time period from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Detailed Switch Inventory

This report displays inventory information about the switches in your network.

Click Detailed Switch Inventory from the Report Launch Pad to open the Detailed Switch Inventory page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Detailed Switch Inventory page. See the "Configuring a Detailed Switch Inventory Report" section for more information.

Configuring a Detailed Switch Inventory Report

This section describes how to configure a Detailed Switch Inventory report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By:

Device IP

Device Name

Report Criteria—Choose All Switches or click Edit to choose specific devices.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


The Detailed Switch Inventory report results include:

Name

Description

Device IP Address

Contact

Location

Sys Up Time

Identity Capability

This report displays the identity capability summary for the switches in your network.

Click Identity Capability from the Report Launch Pad to open the Identity Capability Report page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Identity Capability Report page. See the "Configuring an Identity Capability Report" section for more information.

Configuring an Identity Capability Report

This section describes how to configure a Identity Capability report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Memory Utilization

This report displays the memory utilization summary for the switches in your network.

Click Memory Utilization from the Report Launch Pad to open the report page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Memory Utilization Report page. See the "Configuring a Memory Utilization Report" section for more information.

Configuring a Memory Utilization Report

This section describes how to configure a Memory Utilization report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type:

Switch Memory Utilization

Top Switch Memory Utilization

Report By:

Switch IP

Device Name

Report Criteria—Choose All Switches or click Edit to choose specific devices.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select a time period from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Non-Primary Controller APs

This report displays the access points that are not connected to the configured primary controller.

Click Non-Primary Controller APs from the Report Launch Pad to open the report page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Switch Interface Utilization page. See the "Configuring Switch Interface Utilization Report" section for more information.

Configuring a Non-Primary Controller APs Report

This section describes how to configure a Non-Primary Controller APs report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by—Choose AP by Controller, AP by Floor Area, or AP by Outdoor Area from the Report by drop-down list and the appropriate selection from the Report Criteria page (or click Edit to choose specific devices).


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Reporting Period

Select a time period from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.

Non-Primary Controller APs Report Results

The following are potential results for a Busiest APs report, depending on how the report is customized:

AP Name—The name of the access point

Base Radio MAC—The MAC address of the base radio.

Map Location—The location of the access point in the map.

Associated Controller Name—The name of the controller to which the access point is associated with.

Primary Controller Name—The name of the primary controller to which the access point is associated with.

Switch Interface Utilization

This report displays the devices with the highest utilization on your network.

Click Switch Interface Utilization from the Report Launch Pad to open the report page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Switch Interface Utilization page. See the "Configuring Switch Interface Utilization Report" section for more information.

Configuring Switch Interface Utilization Report

This section describes how to configure a Switch Interface Utilization report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type:

Top-N Rx Utilization

Top-N Tx Utilization

Bottom-N Rx Utilization

Bottom-N Tx Utilization

Report By:

Device IP

Device Name

Report Criteria—Choose All Switches or click Edit to choose specific devices.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Select a time period from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


The Detailed Switch Inventory report results include:

Device Name

Device IP Address

Interface Name

Min Rx (%)

Max Rx (%)

Avg Rx (%)

Switch Interface Utilization Report Results

The following are potential results for a Switch Interface Utilization report, depending on how the report is customized:

Device Name

Device IP Address

Interface Name

Min Rx(%)

Max Rx(%)

Avg Rx(%)

AP Summary

This report displays a list of access points which are broadcasting SSID(s). This report allows you to filter the devices by RF group name, mobility group name, access point group name, SSID, location, and other statistics.


NoteThis report, by default, displays a list of access points that are broadcasting one or more SSIDs; the All SSIDs filter is chosen by default. Access points that are broadcasting no SSID are not displayed.

The AP Summary report does not include Autonomous access points. For Autonomous access points, you need to run an Autonomous AP Summary report.

Click AP Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the AP Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the AP Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring an AP Summary Report" section and the "AP Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an AP Summary Report

This section describes how to configure an AP Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Builders > All Floors from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific locations.

OfficeExtend AP—Choose Enable from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose Enable or Disable.

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All APs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices.

AP Group—Choose All AP Groups from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific access point group.

RF Group—Choose All RF Groups from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific radio frequency group.

AP Mode—Choose All AP Modes from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific access point mode.


Note This report only returns monitor mode access points if Report by AP Mode is selected. Reports run by any other Report by selection drop all monitor mode access points from the results.



Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


SSID—Choose the appropriate SSID from the list. You can choose None to show all access points with no SSIDs configured.


Note The SSID filter is tied to all the criteria in the Report By category. This limits the scope for getting a report of access points by any scope listed in the Report By criteria. For this report to be able to retrieve access points by any Report By criteria, the default selection of All SSIDs should be used.



Note Access points must be broadcasting SSID(s) in order to satisfy the "All SSID" default filter of the report.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


AP Summary report results include:

AP Name—The access point name.

Ethernet MAC Address

Base radio MAC Address

Model

Location

Primary Controller

Admin Status—Enable/Disable.

AP group Name

RF group Name

Software Version

Controller Version

AP Mode—Local, Bridge, Rogue Detector, or H-REAP.

Associated WLANs—Associated SSIDs.

802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n Status—Up/Down.

Serial Number

AP Type—Indicates the type of access point (unified or autonomous).

AP Summary Report Results

The following are potential results for an AP Summary report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-27):

AP Name (mandatory column)

Ethernet MAC Address

Base Radio MAC Address

Model

Location

Primary Controller

Admin Status—Enabled or disabled.

AP Group Name

RF Group Name

Software Version

Controller Name

AP Mode—Access point mode including: Local, Bridge, Rogue Detector, or H-REAP

Associated WLANs—Associated SSIDs

802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n Status—Up or down

Serial Number

Figure 14-27 AP Summary Report Results

Inventory

This report allows you to generate inventory-related information for controllers, access points, and MSEs managed by NCS. This information includes hardware type and distribution, software distribution, CDP information, and other statistics.

Click Inventory from the Report Launch Pad to open the Inventory Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Inventory Reports page. See the "Configuring an Inventory Report" section and the "Inventory Report Results" section for more information.


Note The disassociated access points with model and serial number as null or '' values will be filtered out from the AP Inventory reports.


Configuring an Inventory Report

This section describes how to configure an Inventory report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type—Choose Combined Inventory, APs, Autonomous APs, Controllers, or MSEs from the drop-down list.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.



Note An Inventory report contains the following sections: Count of Controllers by Model, Count of Controllers by Software Version, Controller Inventory, Disassociated AP(s), Count of APs by Model, Count of APs by Software Version.
To customize report results for a particular section, choose the appropriate section from the Customizable Report drop-down list.


Available information for Count of Controllers by Model results contain the following:

Model Name—The name of the model of the controller.

Number of Controllers—The controller count for each model name.

Available information for Count of Controllers by Model results contain the following:

Software Version—The software version of the controller.

Number of Controllers—The controller count for each software version.

Available information for Controller Inventory results contain the following:

Controller Name

IP Address—The IP address of the controller.

Location—The user-specified physical location of the controller.

Interfaces—The names of the interfaces of the controller combined together by commas.

Reachability Status—Reachable if the controller is currently manageable.

Serial Number—The serial number of the controller.

Model—The model name of the controller.

Software Version—The software version of the controller.

Mobility Group—The name of the mobility group to which the controller is assigned.

RF Group—The name of the RF group to which the controller is assigned.

Neighbor Name, Port, and Address—CDP neighbor information including the name, port, and IP address of the neighbor.

Duplex—The duplex mode of the CDP neighbor interface.

Available information for Count of APs by Model results contain the following:

Model Name—The name of the model of the access point.

Number of APs—The access point count for each model name.

Available information for Count of APs by Software Version results contain the following:

Software Version—The software version of the access point.

Number of APs—The access point count for each software version.

Available information for AP Inventory results contain the following:

AP Name—The access point name.

Ethernet MAC Address—The Ethernet MAC address of the access point.

IP Address—The IP address of the access point.

Model—The name of the model of the access point.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

Controller Name—The name of the controller to which the access point is associated.

Base radio MAC Address—The MAC address of an access point.

Software Version—The software version of an access point.

Location—The user-specified physical location of an access point.

Primary Controller—The name of the primary controller to which the access point should associate. When the access point is not directly connected to a controller, it tries to find the primary controller and associates with it. If this attribute is empty or an access point is unable to find the controller with this name, it associates with the secondary controller.

Secondary Controller—The name of the secondary controller to which the access point should associate if the primary controller is unavailable. If the primary and secondary controllers are not available, the access point associates with the tertiary controller.

Tertiary Controller—The name of the tertiary controller to which the access point should associate if the primary and secondary controller is unavailable. If the primary, secondary, and tertiary switch are unavailable, it associates with the master controller.

Admin Status—The admin status of the access point.

AP Mode—The monitor only mode setting of the access point. The options are local, monitor, H-REAP, rogue detector, sniffer, and bridge.

802.11 a/n and 802.11 b/g/n Status—The operation state of the respective radio. The options are down, up, not associated, and unknown.

Gateway—The gateway for the access point.

Netmask—The netmask of the IP address of the access points.

IOS and Boot Versions—The version of the IOS Cisco access point, and the major/minor boot version of the access point.

Certificate Type—The access point certification type options are unknown, manufacture installed, self signed, or local significance.

Serial Number—The serial number of the access point.

Neighbor Name, Address, Port, and Advertised Version—The CDP neighbor name, IP address, port, and advertised version information of the access point.

Available information for Disassociated AP(s) results contain the following:

AP Name—The access point name.

Ethernet MAC Address—The Ethernet MAC address of the access point.

IP Address—The IP address of the access point.

Model—The name of the model of the access point.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

Controller Name—The name of the controller to which the access point is associated.

Base radio MAC Address—The MAC address of an access point.

Software Version—The software version of an access point.

Location—The user-specified physical location of an access point.

Primary Controller—The name of the primary controller to which the access point should associate. When the access point is not directly connected to a controller, it tries to find the primary controller and associates with it. If this attribute is empty or an access point is unable to find the controller with this name, it associates with the secondary controller.

Secondary Controller—The name of the secondary controller to which the access point should associate if the primary controller is unavailable. If the primary and secondary controllers are not available, the access point associates with the tertiary controller.

Tertiary Controller—The name of the tertiary controller to which the access point should associate if the primary and secondary controller is unavailable. If the primary, secondary, and tertiary switch are unavailable, it associates with the master controller.

Admin Status—The admin status of the access point.

AP Mode—The monitor only mode setting of the access point. The options are local, monitor, H-REAP, rogue detector, sniffer, and bridge.

802.11 a/n and 802.11 b/g/n Status—The operation state of the respective radio. The options are down, up, not associated, and unknown.

Gateway—The gateway for the access point.

Netmask—The netmask of the IP address of the access point.

IOS and Boot Versions—The version of the IOS Cisco access point, and the major/minor boot version of the access point.

Certificate Type—The access point certification type options are unknown, manufacture installed, self signed, or local significance.

Serial Number—The serial number of the access point.

Neighbor Name, Address, and Port—The CDP neighbor name, IP address, and port information of the access point.

Duplex—CDP Neighbor interface duplex mode.

AP Type—Indicates the type of access point (unified or autonomous).


Note The AP Inventory report displays only associated APs in the network.


Available information for Count of MSEs by Version results contain the following:

Version—The MSE version.

Number of MSEs—The count of both MSE and Location Servers.

Available information for MSEs results contain the following:

Device Name—The name of the MSE or Location Server.

IP Address

Device Type

HTTP/HTTPS Port

HTTPS

Version

Start Time

Inventory Report Results

The following are potential results for an Inventory report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-28):

Count of Controllers by Model results

Model Name (mandatory column)—Name of the model of the controller.

Number of Controllers (mandatory column)—Controller count for each model name.

Count of Controllers by Model results

Software Version (mandatory column)—Software version of the controller.

Number of Controllers (mandatory column)—Controller count for each software version.

Controller Inventory results

Controller Name (mandatory column)

IP Address—IP address of the controller.

Location—User specified physical location of the controller.

Interfaces—The names of the interfaces of the controller combined together by commas.

Reachability Status—Reachable if the controller is currently manageable.

Serial Number—Serial number of the controller.

Model—Model name of the controller.

Software Version—Software version of the controller.

Mobility Group—The name of the mobility group to which the controller is assigned.

RF Group—The name of the RF group to which the controller is assigned.

Neighbor Name, Port, and Address—CDP Neighbor information including the name, port and IP address of the neighbor.

Duplex—CDP Neighbor interface duplex mode.

Count of APs by Model results

Model Name (mandatory column)—Name of the model of the access point.

Number of APs (mandatory column)—Access point count for each model name.

Count of APs by Software Version results

Software Version (mandatory column)—Software version of the access point.

Number of APs (mandatory column)—Access point count for each software version.

AP Inventory results

AP Name (mandatory column)

Ethernet MAC Address—Ethernet MAC address of the access point.

IP Address—IP address of the access point.

Model—Name of the model of the access point.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

Controller Name—Name of the controller to which the access point is associated.

Base Radio MAC Address—The MAC address of an access point base radio.

Software Version—The software version of an access point.

Location—User specified physical location of the access point.

Primary Controller—Name of the controller identified as the primary controller of the access point with which the access point should associate. When the access point is not directly connected to a controller, it tries to find the primary controller and associates with it. If this attribute is empty or if the access point is not able to find the controller with this name, then it associates with the secondary controller.

Secondary Controller—Name of the controller identified as the secondary controller of the access point with which access point should associate if the primary controller is not available.

If primary and secondary controllers are not available, then the access point associates with the tertiary controller.

Tertiary Controllers—Name of the controller identified as the tertiary controller of the access point with which access point should associate if the primary or secondary controllers are not available.

If primary, secondary and tertiary switch are not available, then it associates with the master controller.

Admin Status—Administrative state of the access point.

AP Mode—Mode setting of the access point. Possible modes include: Local, Monitor, H-REAP, Rogue Detector, Sniffer, and Bridge.

802.11 a/n and 802.11 b/g/n Status—Operation state of the respective radio. Possible statuses include Down, Up, Not Associated, and Unknown.

Gateway—The gateway for the access point.

Netmask—The netmask of the access point IP address.

IOS Version—IOS Version of the Cisco IOS access point.

Boot Version—Major and Minor boot version of the access point.

Certificate Type—Access point certification type. Possible types include: Unknown, Manufacture Installed, Self Signed, and Local Significance.

Serial Number—Serial number of the access point.

Neighbor Name, Address, Port, and Advertised Version—The access point CDP neighbor name, IP address, port, and advertised version information.

Inventory results

AP Name (mandatory column)

Ethernet MAC Address

IP Address

Model

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

802.11 a/n and 802.11 b/g/n MAC Addresses

Software Version

Location

Reachability Status

802.11 a/n and 802.11 b/g/n Status

Serial Number

Figure 14-28 Inventory Report Results

Uptime

This report displays the access point uptime, the LWAPP uptime, and the LWAPP join time.

Click Uptime from the Report Launch Pad to open the Uptime Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Uptime Reports page. See the "Configuring an Uptime Report" section and the "Configuring an Uptime Report" section for more information.

Configuring an Uptime Report

This section describes how to configure an AP Image Predownload report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Uptime report results contain the following:

AP Name—The access point name.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

AP Uptime—The time duration since the last access point reboot.

LWAPP Uptime—The time duration since the last access point joined the controller.

LWAPP Join Taken Time—The time it took for the access point to join the controller. This value could be significant in Mesh environments.

Uptime Report Results

The following are potential results for an Uptime report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-29):

AP Name

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the access point is located.

AP Uptime—The length of time since the access point last rebooted.

LWAPP Uptime—The length of time since the access point last joined the controller.

LWAPP Join Taken Time—The amount of time the access point took to join the controller.


Note This could be a significant value in mesh environments.


Figure 14-29 Uptime Report Results

Utilization

This report displays the controller, AP, and MSE usage on your wireless network. These statistics (such as CPU usage, memory usage, link utilization, and radio utilization) can help identify current network performance and help with capacity planning for future scalability needs.

Click Utilization from the Report Launch Pad to open the Utilization Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Utilization Reports page. See the "Configuring a Utilization Report" section and the "Utilization Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Utilization Report

This section describes how to configure a Utilization report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type—Choose Controllers, MSEs, or Radios from the drop-down list.

Report by (Report by options change depending on the report type chosen)

Controller—If the report type is Controllers, choose All Controllers from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices. Depending on the report type selected, you receive either radio or controller utilization results. See the "Radio, Controller, and MSE Utilization Results" section.

MSEs—If the report type is MSEs, choose All MSEs from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose specific devices. Depending on the report type selected, you receive MSE memory and CPU utilization results. See the "Radio, Controller, and MSE Utilization Results" section.

Radios—If the report type is Radio, choose AP by Controller, AP by Floor Area, or AP by Outdoor Area from the Report by drop-down list and the appropriate selection from the Report Criteria page (or click Edit to choose specific devices). Depending on the report type chosen, you receive either radio or controller utilization results. See the "Radio, Controller, and MSE Utilization Results" section.


Note In the Radios Report Criteria page, you can choose All Access Points or All OfficeExtend Access Points.



Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Select 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both. This parameter only appears if the report type is Radios.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Radio, Controller, and MSE Utilization Results

Depending on the report type chosen, you receive either radio, controller, or MSE utilization results.

Radio Utilization

Rx Utilization (%)—The percentage of time that the access point receiver is busy operating on packets. The percentage (from 0 to 100%) represents a load from 0 to 1.

Tx Utilization (%)—The percentage of time the access point transmitter is busy operating on packets. The percentage (from 0 to 100%) represents a load from 0 to 1.

Channel Utilization (%)—The percentage of time an access point channel is busy operating on packets. The percentage (from 0 to 100%) represents a load from 0 to 1.

Controller Utilization

CPU Utilization—The percentage of CPU utilization.

Memory Utilization—The percentage of memory utilization.

Port Utilization—The percentage of (totalDeltaBits/bandwidth) on a port.

MSE Utilization

CPU Utilization—The percentage of CPU utilization.

Memory Utilization—The percentage of memory utilization.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Utilization Report Results

The following are potential results for a Utilization report (see Figure 14-30):

Controller results including CPU, memory, and port utilization.

CPU Utilization—The percentage of CPU utilization.

Memory Utilization—The percentage of memory utilization.

Port Utilization—The percentage of (totalDeltaBits/bandwidth) on a port.

Radio results including channel, transmitting, and receiving utilization.

Channel Utilization—The percentage of time an AP channel is busy operating on packets. It is a number from 0-100 representing a load from 0 to 1.

Rx Utilization—The percentage of time the AP receiver is busy operating on packets. It is a number from 0-100 representing a load from 0 to 1.

Tx Utilization—The percentage of time the AP transmitter is busy operating on packets. It is a number from 0-100 representing a load from 0 to 1.

MSE results including memory utilization, CPU utilization, Context Aware Service statistics.

MSE CPU Utilization—The percentage of CPU utilization.

MSE Memory Utilization—The percentage of memory utilization.

Context Aware Service Statistics—Provides a graph of the count of the number of Clients, Tags, Rogue Client, Rogue APs, and Adhoc Rogue APs over a period of time.

Figure 14-30 Utilization Report Results

Guest Reports

You can create the following guest reports:

Guest Accounts Status

Guest Association

Guest Count

Guest User Sessions

NCS Guest Operations

Guest Accounts Status

This report displays guest account status changes in chronological order. The report filters guest accounts by the guest user who created them. One example of a status change is Scheduled to Active to Expired.

Click Guest Accounts Status from the Report Launch Pad to open the Guest Accounts Status Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Guest Accounts Status Reports page. See the "Configuring a Guest Accounts Status Report" section and the "Configuring a Guest Accounts Status Report" section for more information.

Configuring a Guest Accounts Status Report

This section describes how to configure an Accounts Status report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

NCS User—Choose All NCS Users from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific NCS user.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Guest Account Status report results contain the following:

Time

Guest username

Created by

Status

Guest Account Status Report Results

The following are potential results for a Guest Account Status report, depending on how the report is customized:

Time

Guest Username

Created by

Status

Guest Association

This report displays when a guest client associated to and disassociated from a guest profile/SSID over a customizable period of time.

Click Guest Association from the Report Launch Pad to open the Guest Association Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Guest Association Reports page. See the "Configuring a Guest Accounts Status Report" section and the "Configuring a Guest Accounts Status Report" section for more information.

Configuring a Guest Association Report

This section describes how to configure a Guest Association report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Guest Profile—Choose All Profiles from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific profile.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Guest Association report results contain the following:

Time

Guest user

Guest MAC address

Controller IP Address

AP MAC Address

Login and Logout Times

Guest IP address

Bytes Received

Bytes Sent

Guest Association Report Results

The following are potential results for a Guest Association report, depending on how the report is customized:

Time

Guest MAC address and username

Device IP address

Guest profile

Status

AP Name

Guest IP address

Session Duration

Reason—Reason for the disassociation

Guest Count

This report displays the number of guest clients logged into the network per guest profile/SSID over a customizable period of time.

Click Guest Count from the Report Launch Pad to open the Guest Count Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Guest Count Reports page. See the "Configuring a Guest Count Report" section and the "Guest Count Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Guest Count Report

This section describes how to configure a Guest Count report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Guest Profile—Choose All Profiles from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific profile.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Select 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Guest Count Report Results

The Guest Count results contain the following information:

Authenticated Guest Count—Indicates the number of authenticated guests for each specified guest profile and protocol during the specified period of time.

Guest User Sessions

This report displays historic session data for a guest user. The session data such as amount of data passed, login and logout time, guest IP address, and guest MAC address is available for one month by default. The data retention period can be configured from the Administration > Background Tasks page. This report can be generated for guest users who are associated to controllers running software version 5.2 or above.

Click Guest User Sessions from the Report Launch Pad to open the Guest User Sessions Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Guest User Sessions Reports page. See the "Configuring a Guest User Sessions Report" section and the "Guest User Sessions Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Guest User Sessions Report

This section describes how to configure a Guest User Sessions report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

Guest User—Choose All Guest Users from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific guest user.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Guest User Sessions Report Results

The following are potential results for a Guest User Sessions report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-31):

Time (mandatory column)

Guest User (mandatory column)

Guest User MAC Address (mandatory column)

Controller IP Address

Login Time

Logout Time

Guest IP Address

Bytes Received

Bytes Sent

Figure 14-31 Guest User Sessions Report Results

NCS Guest Operations

This report displays all activities performed by one or all guests, such as creating, deleting, or updating guest user accounts. If a guest user is deleted from NCS, the report still shows an activity performed by the deleted guest user for up to one week after the activity occurred.

Click NCS Guest Operations from the Report Launch Pad to open the NCS Guest Operations Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the NCS Guest Operations Reports page. See the "Configuring a NCS Guest Operations Report" section and the "NCS Guest Operation Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a NCS Guest Operations Report

This section describes how to configure a NCS Guest Operations report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

NCS User—Choose All NCS Users from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific user.


Note All NCS Users consists of the Lobby ambassador user groups and those Users who have done at least one guest account operation.



Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Guest Operation report results contain the following:

Time

Reason

NCS User

Guest User

Operation

Status

NCS Guest Operation Report Results

The following are potential results for a NCS Guest Operations report, depending on how the report is customized:

Time

NCS User

Guest User

Operation

Status

Reason

Identity Services Engine Reports

Cisco ISE 1.0 is a consolidated policy-based access control system that is integrated into the NCS 1.0. ISE helps in the monitoring of endpoint security policy to deliver visibility into compliance based on real-time contextual information from the network, users, and devices across the entire wired and wireless access network.

The following Identity Services Engine reports could be generated using the NCS Report Launch pad:

Posture Detail Assessment

Endpoint Profiler Summary

Top N Endpoint MAC Authentications

Endpoint MAC Authentication Summary

User Authentication Summary

Top N User Authentications

Radius Accounting

Radius Authentication


NoteYou can view the ISE reports in the Report Launch pad only when an ISE is added to NCS.

To run the ISE reports, you need to enable the Identity Search Engine permission flag in the NCS > Administration > AAA > Groups > Group Detail menu option for the Super User, Config User, Admin, and System Monitoring user groups.

When you launch the ISE reports from NCS using Internet Explorer 8, the report does not appear properly. To view the reports properly, refresh the content area (not the browser) by right clicking on the report details and selecting Refresh this frame option.

For more information on these reports, see the Available Reports section of the Reporting chapter of the Cisco Identity Services Engine User Guide, Release 1.0: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/products_user_guide_list.html

Mesh Reports

This section consists of the following reports:

Alternate Parent

Link Stats

Nodes

Packet Stats

Packet Error Statistics

Packet Queue Statistics

Stranded APs

Worst Node Hops

Alternate Parent

This report displays the number of alternate parents with the same configured mesh group for each mesh access point. This report can be used to determine an access point capability to handle failures in the mesh path.

Click Alternate Parent from the Report Launch Pad to open the Alternate Parent Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Alternate Parent Reports page. See the "Configuring an Alternate Parent Report" section and the "Alternate Parent Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Alternate Parent Report

This section describes how to configure an Alternate Parent report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Alternate Parent report results contain the following:

AP Name—The access point name.

MAC address

Parent AP name

Number Alternate parents

Parent MAC address

Alternate Parent Report Results

The following are potential results for an Alternate Parent report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-32):

AP Name (mandatory column)

MAC Address—The MAC address of the alternate parent.

Parent AP Name and MAC Address

Number of Alternate Parents

Figure 14-32 Alternate Parent Report Results

Link Stats

This report displays mesh link and node statistics such as parent access point, link SNR, packet error rate, parent changes, node hops, total transmit packets, mesh path, connected access points, mesh group, data rate, and channel. The mesh link and mesh node statistics can be run individually or combined.

Click Link Stats from the Report Launch Pad to open the Link Stats Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Link Stats Reports page. See the "Configuring a Link Stats Report" section and the "Link Stats Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Link Stats Report

This section describes how to configure a Link Stats report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type—Choose Link Stats or Node Hops from the drop-down list.

Report by—Choose AP by Controller, AP by Floor Area, or AP by Outdoor Area from the Report by drop-down list and the appropriate selection from the Report Criteria page (or click Edit to choose specific devices).


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Link Stats report results contain the following:

Time

MAC address

Parent MAC address

AP Name—The access point name.

Parent AP name

Link SNR

Packet Error Rate

Parent changes

Parent changes per minute

Node hops

Total Tx Packets

Total Tx Packets per minute

Link Stats Report Results

The following are potential results for a Link Stats report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-33):

Time (mandatory column)

MAC Address (mandatory column)

Parent MAC Address (mandatory column)

AP Name

Parent AP Name

Link SNR

Packet Error Rate—Packet error rate percentage = 1- (number of successfully transmitted packets/number of total packets transmitted)

Parent Changes and Parent Changes per Minute

Node hops—The number of hops between access points

Total Tx Packets and Total Tx Packets per Minute

Figure 14-33 Link Stats Report Results

Nodes

This report displays mesh tree information for each mesh access point such as hop count, number of directly connected children, number of connected access points, and mesh path.

Click Nodes from the Report Launch Pad to open the Mesh Nodes Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Mesh Nodes Reports page. See the "Configuring a Nodes Report" section and the "Configuring a Nodes Report" section for more information.

Configuring a Nodes Report

This section describes how to configure a Nodes report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Format allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Node report results contain the following:

MAC Address—The MAC address of the mesh access point.

AP Name—The name of the mesh access point.

Node Hops—The number of node hops for this mesh group.

Children—The number of children for this access point.

Connected APs—The number of access points connected to this access point.

Mesh Path—The path of the mesh access point.

Controller—The controller to which the mesh access point is associated.

Mesh Role—Mesh access point (MAP) or Root access point (RAP).

Mesh Group—The name of the mesh group to which this access point belongs.

Data Rate—The data rate for this access point.

Channel—The channel on which this access point is located.

Nodes Report Results

The following are potential results for a Nodes report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-34):

AP Name (mandatory column).

AP MAC Address (mandatory column).

Node Hops—The number of hops between access points.

Children—The number of children for this access point.

Connected APs—The number of access points connected to this access point.

Mesh Path—The path of the mesh access point.

Controller—The controller to which the mesh access point is associated.

Mesh Role—Mesh access point (MAP) or Root access point (RAP).

Mesh Group—The name of the mesh group to which this access point belongs.

Data Rate—The data rate for this access point.

Channel—The channel on which this access point is located.

Figure 14-34 Node Report Results

Packet Stats

This report displays the total number of packets transmitted, packets transmitted per minute, packet queue average, packet dropped count, packets dropped per minute, and errors for packets transmitted by neighbor access points. A report type can be chosen for each data type.

Click Packet Stats from the Report Launch Pad to open the Packet Stats Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Packet Stats Reports page. See the "Configuring a Packet Stats Report" section and the "Packet Stats Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Packet Stats Report

This section describes how to configure a Packet Stats report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type—Choose Packet Stats from the drop-down list.

Report by—Choose AP by Controller, AP by Floor Area, or AP by Outdoor Area from the Report by drop-down list and the appropriate selection from the Report Criteria page (or click Edit to choose specific devices).


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Graph Type—Choose the type of graph you want displayed for these report results (Packet Counts or Packets Per Minute).

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Packet Stats Report Results

The Packet Stats report generates a graph of packet queue statistics for each access point selected and for each report type selected. The graph types are Packet Queue Average, Packets Dropped Per Minute, and Packet Dropped Count.

The following are potential results for a Packet Stats report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-35):

Packet Stats

Packet Count—Total packets transmitted and total packets received.

Packets per Minute—Total packets transmitted per minute and total packets received per minute.

Packet Error Stats

Packet error rate percentages for all neighbor access points or for parent/children neighbor access points only.

Packet Queue Stats

Packet Queue Average—Shows the average number of packets for each queue when the MIB was polled. Silver, gold, platinum, bronze, and management.

Packets Dropped Count—Contains the counter for the number of packets dropped.

Packets Dropped per Minute—Shows the number of packets dropped since the last sample divided by the number of minutes since the sample.

Figure 14-35 Packet Stats Report Results

Packet Error Statistics

This report notes the percentages of packet errors for packets transmitted by the neighbor mesh access point. The packet error rate percentage is 1 minus the number of successfully transmitted packets/numbers of total packets transmitted.

Configuring a Packet Error Statistics Report

This section describes how to configure a Packet Error Statistics report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type—Choose Packet Error Stats from the drop-down list.

Report by—Choose AP by Controller, AP by Floor Area, or AP by Outdoor Area from the Report by drop-down list and the appropriate selection from the Report Criteria page (or click Edit to choose specific devices).


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Neighbor Type—Choose All Neighbors or Parent/Children Only.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Packet Error Statistics Report Results

The Packet Error Statistics report contains the following results (Figure 14-36):

Figure 14-36 Packet Error Statistics Report Results

Packet Queue Statistics

This report generates a graph of the total number of packets transmitted and the total number of packets successfully transmitted by the neighbor mesh access point.

Configuring a Packet Queue Statistics Report

This section describes how to configure a Packet Queue Statistics report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type—Choose Packet Queue Stats from the drop-down list.

Report by—Choose AP by Controller, AP by Floor Area, or AP by Outdoor Area from the Report by drop-down list and the appropriate selection from the Report Criteria page (or click Edit to choose specific devices).


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Graph Type—Choose the type of graph you want displayed for these report results (Packet Queue Average, Packets Dropped Count, or Packets Dropped Per Minute).

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Packet Queue Statistics Report Results

The Packet Queue Statistics report contains the following results (Figure 14-37):

Figure 14-37 Packet Queue Statistics Report Results

Stranded APs

This report displays access points that appear to be stranded. These access points might have joined a controller at one time and are no longer joined to a controller managed by NCS, or they might have never joined a controller managed by NCS.

Click Stranded APs from the Report Launch Pad to open the Stranded APs Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Stranded APs Reports page. See the "Configuring a Stranded APs Report" section and the "Stranded APs Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Stranded APs Report

This section describes how to configure a Stranded APs report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Stranded States—Choose APs Managed by NCS or All.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Link Stats report results contain the following:

MAC Address—The MAC address of the stranded access point.

State—The state of the stranded access point (such as Not Detected and Not Previously Associated).

First Seen—The date and time this access point was first detected.

Last Seen—The date and time this access point was last seen.

Detecting APs (Link SNR)—The access point(s) that detected this stranded access point.

Stranded APs Report Results

The following are potential results for a Stranded APs report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-38):

MAC Address (mandatory column)—The MAC address of the stranded access point.

State (mandatory column)—The state of the stranded access point (such as Not Detected and Not Previously Associated).

First Seen—The date and time this access point was first detected.

Last Seen—The date and time this access point was last seen.

Detecting APs (Link SNR)—The access point(s) that detected this stranded access point.

Figure 14-38 Stranded APs Report Results

Worst Node Hops

This report displays the worst node hops or backhaul SNR links for the specified reporting period. The information is displayed in both table and graph form. Report types include worst node hops, worst SNR links for all neighbors, and worst SNR links for parent/children only.

Click Worst Node Hops from the Report Launch Pad to open the Worst Node Hops Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Worst Node Hops Reports page. See the "Configuring a Worst Node Hops Report" section and the "Worst Node Hops Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Worst Node Hops Report

This section describes how to configure a Worst Node Hops report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report Type—Choose Worst Node Hops or Worst SNR Links from the drop-down list.

Report Type—When Worst Node Hops is chosen from the Report Type above, choose Table Only or Table and Graph to determine how the report results display.

Neighbor Type—When Worst SNR Links is selected from the Report Type, choose All Neighbors (Table Only), Parent/Children Only (Table Only), All Neighbors (Table and Graph), or Parent/Children Only (Table and Graph) to determine how the report results display.

Reporting Period.

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.



Note Worst Node Hops and Worst SNR Links reports are available in both table and graph reports.
To customize report results for a particular section, choose the applicable section from the Customizable Report drop-down list.


Available information for Worst Node Hops report results contain the following:

AP Name—The access point name.

Node Hops—The number of node hops.

MAC Address—The MAC address of the access point.

Parent AP Name—The name of the parent access point.

Parent MAC Address—The MAC address of the parent access point.

Time (graph only)—The time of the node hop count.

Available information for Worst SNR Links report results contain the following:

AP Name—The access point name.

MAC Address—The MAC address of the access point.

Neigh SNR—The neighbor signal-to-noise ratio.

Neigh AP Name—The name of the neighbor access point.

Neigh MAC Address—The MAC address of the neighbor access point.

Neigh Type—The neighbor type.

Time (graph only)—The time of the current report statistics.

Worst Node Hops Report Results

The following are potential results for a Worst Node Hops report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-39):

Worst Node Hops report results (table)

AP Name (mandatory column).

Node Hops (mandatory column)—The number of hops between access points.

MAC Address (mandatory column)—The MAC address of the access point.

Parent AP Name and MAC Address

Worst Node Hops report results (graph)

Time (mandatory column)—The time of the node hop count.

MAC Address (mandatory column)—The MAC address of the access point.

Node Hops (mandatory column)—The number of hops between access points.

AP Name (mandatory column).

Parent AP Name and MAC Address.

Worst SNR Links report results

AP Name (mandatory column).

MAC Address (mandatory column in graph report)—The MAC address of the access point.

Neighbor SNR (mandatory column).

Neighbor AP Name (mandatory column in graph report).

Neighbor MAC Address and Type.

Time (graph only)(mandatory column)—The time of the current report statistics.

Figure 14-39 Worst Node Hops Report Results

Network Summary

Click New for a Network Summary Report type to create a new report. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information.

Click a report type to view currently saved report templates. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

The section contains the following Network Summary Reports:

802.11n Summary

Executive Summary

802.11n Summary

This report displays a summary of 802.11n clients and client bandwidth usage for a customizable period of time.

Click 802.11n Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the 802.11n Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the 802.11n Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring an 802.11n Summary Report" section and the "802.11n Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an 802.11n Summary Report

This section describes how to configure an 802.11n Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

802.11n Summary Report Results

The following information is displayed for the 802.11n Summary report:

Number of access points per 802.11n band (pie graph)

Utilization for 802.11n clients during the specified period of time (line graph)

Number of associated clients for each protocols during the specified period of time (line graph)

Executive Summary

This report displays a quick view of your wireless network.

Click Executive Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the Executive Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Executive Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring an Executive Summary Report" section and the "Executive Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Executive Summary Report

This section describes how to configure an Executive Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box, or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Executive Summary Report Results

The following information is displayed in the Executive Summary report (see Figure 14-40):

Number of network devices including access points, controllers, and MSEs.

Number of LWAPP versus autonomous access points (pie graph).

Number of associated client in the network during the specified period of time (line graph).

Number of guest client in the network during the specified period of time (line graph).

Throughput (Kbps) of clients by protocol during the specified period of time.

Number of associated clients for each protocol during the specified period of time.

Network utilization (%) during the specified period of time.

Air Quality vs Time for each interface.

Top 10 worst 5 GHz interferers in the network.

Top 10 worst 2.4 GHz interferers in the network.


Note The Severity 1 refers to the best interferer and Severity 100 refers to the worst interferer in the top 10 worst 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz interferers in the network reports.



Note Executive Summary AP count includes disassociated AP(s) so if you have deleted a controller from NCS, the CAPWAP count in the report will also reflect the disassociated AP count.



Note The disassociated access points with model and serial number as null or '' values will be filtered out from the Executive Summary reports.


Figure 14-40 Executive Summary Report Results

Performance Reports

Click New for a Performance Report type to create a new report. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information.

Click a report type to view currently saved report templates. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

This section contains the following performance reports:

802.11 Counters

Coverage Hole

Network Utilization

Traffic Stream Metrics

Tx Power and Channel

VoIP Calls Graph

VoIP Calls Table

Voice Statistics

802.11 Counters

This report displays counters for access points at the MAC layer. Statistics such as error frames, fragment counts, RTS/CTS frame count, and retried frames are generated based on the filtering criteria and can help interpret performance (and problems, if any) at the MAC layer.

Click 802.11 Counters from the Report Launch Pad to open the 802.11 Counters Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the 802.11 Counters Reports page. See the "Configuring an 802.11 Counters Report" section and the "802.11 Counters Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an 802.11 Counters Report

This section describes how to configure an 802.11 Counters report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for 802.11 Counters report results contain the following:

Time—The date and time of the count.

AP Name—The name of the applicable access point.

Slot—The slot number.

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Tx Fragment Count—The number of successfully received MPDUs of type Data or Management.

Rx Fragment Count—The total number of packets received that were less than 64 octets in length (excluding framing bits but including FCS octets).

FCS Error Count—The number of FCS errors detected in a received MPDU.

Retry Count—The number of MSDUs successfully transmitted after one or more retransmissions.

Multicast Rx Frame Count—The number of MSDUs received with the multicast bit set in the destination MAC address.

Multicast Tx Frame Count—The number of times a multicast bit is set in the destination MAC address of a successfully transmitted MSDU. Operating as an STA in an ESS, where these frames are directed to the access point, implies having received an acknowledgment to all associated MPDUs.

Tx Failed Count—The number of MSDUs successfully transmitted after one or more retransmissions.

Multiple Retry Count—The number of MSDUs successfully transmitted after more than one retransmission.

Frame Duplicate Count—The number of times a frame is received that the Sequence Control field indicates is a duplicate.

Tx Frame Count—The number of successfully transmitted MSDUs.

RTS Success Count—The number of times a CTS is received in response to an RTS.

RTS Failure Count—The number of times a CTS is not received in response to an RTS.

ACK Failure Count—The number of times an ACK is not received when expected.

WEP Undecryptable Count—The number of times a frame is received with the WEP subfield of the Frame Control field set to one and the WEPOn value for the key mapped to the MAC address of the AT indicates that the frame should not have been encrypted or that frame is discarded due to the receiving STA not implementing the privacy option.

802.11 Counters Report Results

The following are potential results for an 802.11 Counters report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-41):

Time (mandatory column)

AP Name (mandatory column)

Slot (mandatory column)

AP MAC Address (mandatory column)

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Tx Fragment Count—The number of successfully received MPDUs of type Data or Management.

Rx Fragment Count—The total number of packets received that were less than 64 octets in length (excluding framing bits but including FCS octets).

FCS Error Count—The number of FCS errors detected in a received MPDU.

Retry Count—The number of MSDUs successfully transmitted after one or more retransmissions.

Multicast Rx Frame Count—The number of MSDUs received with the multicast bit set in the destination MAC address.

Multicast Tx Frame Count—The number of time a multicast bit is set in the destination MAC address of a successfully transmitted MSDU. When operating as a STA in an ESS, where these frames are directed to the access point, this implies having received an acknowledgment to all associated MPDUs.

Tx Failed Count—The number of unsuccessful MSDUs transmissions.

Multiple Retry Count—The number of MSDUs successfully transmitted after more than one retransmission.

Frame Duplicate Count—The number of times a frame is received that the Sequence Control field indicates is a duplicate.

Tx Frame Count—The number of successfully transmitted MSDUs.

RTS Success Count—The number of times a CTS is received in response to an RTS.

RTS Failure Count—The number of times a CTS is not received in response to an RTS.

ACK Failure Count—The number of times an ACK is not received when expected.

WEP Undecryptable Count—The number of times a frame is received with the WEP subfield of the Frame Control field set to one and the WEPOn value for the key mapped to the AT MAC address indicates that the frame should not have been encrypted or that frame is discarded due to the receiving STA not implementing the privacy option.

Figure 14-41 802.11 Counters Report Results

Coverage Hole

This report identifies the location of potential coverage holes in your network and whether they occur more frequently at a given spot. This report can help you modify RRM settings or determine if additional access points are needed to provide coverage in sparsely deployed areas. It runs on the alarm table and shows both the alarm generation time, the cleared time (if cleared), and the state of the alarm (active or cleared).

Click Coverage Hole from the Report Launch Pad to open the Coverage Hole Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Coverage Hole Reports page. See the "Configuring a Coverage Hole Report" section and the "Coverage Hole Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Coverage Hole Report

This section describes how to configure a Coverage Hole report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Coverage Hole report results contain the following:

Time—The date and time the coverage hole was detected.

State—Clear or Active.

AP Base Radio MAC Address—The MAC address of the access point base radio.

AP Name—The name of the access point on which the coverage hole was detected.

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Failed Clients.

Total Clients.

Threshold RSSI.

Worst Client MAC.

Worst Client RSSI.

Coverage Hole Report Results

The following are potential results for a Coverage Hole report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-42):

Time (mandatory column)—Indicates the date and time that the alarm was generated or cleared (depending on the current state).

State (mandatory column)—Active or cleared.

AP Name (mandatory column)—The name of the access point on which the coverage hole was detected.

Radio Type (mandatory column)—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

AP Base Radio MAC Address.

Failed Clients—The number of clients that have failed due to coverage hole issues.

Total Clients—The number of total clients associated to this access point.

Threshold RSSI—The lowest radio signal strength indication limit.

Worst Client MAC—The MAC address of the client most affected by coverage hole issues.

Worst Client RSSI—The radio signal strength indication of the client most affected by coverage hole issues.

Figure 14-42 Coverage Hole Report Results

Network Utilization

This report shows the overall network utilization based on the aggregated port utilization of all controllers on your network. These statistics can help identify current network performance and help with capacity planning for future scalability needs.


Note Average utilization (%) is the percentage of utilization where utilization is calculated as ((Tx+Rx)/Bandwidth).


Click Network Utilization from the Report Launch Pad to open the Network Utilization Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Network Utilization Reports page. See the "Configuring a Network Utilization Report" section and the "Network Utilization Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Network Utilization Report

This section describes how to configure a Network Utilization report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available data fields column.


Available information for the Network Utilization report results contain the following:

Time

Average Utilization (%)—The average aggregated (totalDeltaBits/bandwidth) on all controllers.

Average Tx (Mbps)—The average aggregated received Mbps of all ports on all controllers.

Average Rx (Mbps)—The average aggregated (totalDeltaBits/bandwidth) on all controllers.

Network Utilization Report Results

Network utilization is based on the average utilization of all the controllers in the network.

The following information is displayed for a Network Utilization report (see Figure 14-43):

Time (mandatory column)

Average Utilization (%) (mandatory column)—Average aggregated (totalDeltaBits/bandwidth) on all controllers.


Note Average utilization (%) is the percentage of utilization where utilization is calculated as ((Tx+Rx)/Bandwidth).


Average Transmitting (in Mbps)—Average aggregated transmitted Megabytes of all ports on all controllers.

Average Receiving (in Mbps)—Average aggregated received Megabytes of all ports on all controllers.

Figure 14-43 Network Utilization Report Results

Traffic Stream Metrics

This report can be useful in determining the current and historical quality of service (QoS) for given clients at the radio level. It also displays uplink and downlink statistics such as packet loss rate, average queuing delay, distribution of delayed packets, and roaming delays.

Click Traffic Stream Metrics from the Report Launch Pad to open the Traffic Stream Metrics Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Traffic Stream Metrics Reports page. See the "Configuring a Traffic Stream Metrics Report" section and the "Traffic Stream Metrics Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Traffic Stream Metrics Report

This section describes how to configure a Traffic Stream Metrics report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

The Customize Report Form allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Available information for Traffic Stream Metrics report results contain the following:

Time—Date and time the statistics were recorded.

MAC address—The MAC address of the access point.

AP Name—The access point name.

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Average Queuing Delay (Downlink)—The average queuing delay for downlinks.

Average Queuing Delay (Uplink)—The average queuing delay for uplinks.

% Packet with less than 10 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of less than 10 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with less than 10 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of less than 10 milliseconds for an uplink.

% Packet with more than 10 < 20 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 10 but less than 20 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with more than 10 < 20 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 10 but less than 20 milliseconds for an uplink.

% Packet with more than 20 < 40 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 20 but less than 40 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with more than 20 < 40 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 20 but less than 40 milliseconds for an uplink.

% Packet with more than 40 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 40 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with more than 40 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 40 milliseconds for an uplink.

Packet Loss Ratio (Downlink)—The ratio of lost packets for downlinks.

Packet Loss Ratio (Uplink)—The ratio of lost packets for uplinks.

Total Packet Count (Downlink)—The total number of downlink packets.

Total Packet Count (Uplink)—The total number of uplink packets.

Roaming Count—Number of packets exchanged for roaming negotiations in this 90-second metrics page.

Roaming Delay—Roaming delay in milliseconds.

Traffic Stream Metrics Report Results

The following are potential results for a Traffic Stream Metrics report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-44):

Time (mandatory column).

MAC Address (mandatory column).

AP Name (mandatory column).

Radio Type (mandatory column).

Average Queuing Delay (Downlink) (mandatory column).

Average Queuing Delay (Uplink) (mandatory column).

% Packet with less than 10 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of less than 10 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with less than 10 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of less than 10 milliseconds for an uplink.

% Packet with more than 10 < 20 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 10 but less than 20 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with more than 10 < 20 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 10 but less than 20 milliseconds for an uplink.

% Packet with more than 20 < 40 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 20 but less than 40 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with more than 20 < 40 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 20 but less than 40 milliseconds for an uplink.

% Packet with more than 40 ms delay (downlink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 40 milliseconds for a downlink.

% Packet with more than 40 ms delay (uplink)—The percentage of packets that have a queuing delay of more than 40 milliseconds for an uplink.

Packet Loss Ratio (Downlink)—The ratio of lost packets for downlinks.

Packet Loss Ratio (Uplink)—The ratio of lost packets for uplinks.

Total Packet Count (Downlink)—The total number of downlink packets.

Total Packet Count (Uplink)—The total number of uplink packets.

Roaming Count—Number of packets exchanged for roaming negotiations in this 90 seconds metrics page.

Roaming Delay—Roaming delay in milliseconds.

Figure 14-44 Traffic Stream Metrics Report Results

Tx Power and Channel

This report displays the channel plan assignment and transmit power level trends of devices based on the filtering criteria used when the report was generated. It helps to identify unexpected behavior or issues with network performance.

Click Tx Power and Channel from the Report Launch Pad to open the Tx Power and Channel Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Tx Power and Channel Reports page. See the "Configuring a Tx Power and Channel Report" section and the "Tx Power and Channel Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Tx Power and Channel Report

This section describes how to configure a Tx Power and Channel report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Tx Power and Channel Report Results

The following information is displayed for a Tx Power and Channel report (see Figure 14-45):

Transmit power level for each access point during the specified period of time.

Channel number for each access point during the specified period of time.

Figure 14-45 Tx Power and Channel Report Results

VoIP Calls Graph

This report helps analyze wireless network usage from a voice perspective by providing details such as the number and duration of VoIP calls (per radio) on the network over time. To be able to gather useful data from this report, VoIP snooping must be enabled on the WLAN. This report displays information in a graph.

Click VoIP Calls Graph from the Report Launch Pad to open the VoIP Calls Graph Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the VoIP Calls Graph Reports page. See the "Configuring a VoIP Calls Graph Report" section and the "VoIP Calls Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a VoIP Calls Graph Report

This section describes how to configure a VoIP Calls Graph report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

VoIP Calls Report Results

The following information is displayed for a VoIP Calls Graph report:

Number of attempted VoIP calls per radio during the specified period of time.

Duration (in seconds) of VoIP calls.

VoIP Calls Table

This report helps analyze wireless network usage from a voice perspective by providing details such as the number and duration of VoIP calls (per radio) on the network over time. To be able to gather useful data from this report, VoIP snooping must be enabled on the WLAN. This report displays information in a table.

Click VoIP Calls Table from the Report Launch Pad to open the VoIP Calls Table Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the VoIP Calls Table Reports page. See the "Configuring a VoIP Calls Table Report" section and the "VoIP Calls Table Results" section for more information.

Configuring a VoIP Calls Table Report

This section describes how to configure a VoIP Calls Table report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

VoIP Calls Table Results

This report displays the same information as the VoIP Calls Graph report but the information is displayed in a table instead of a graph.

The following information is displayed for a VoIP Calls Table report (see Figure 14-46):

Number of attempted VoIP calls per radio during the specified period of time.

Duration (in seconds) of VoIP calls.

Figure 14-46 VoIP Calls Table Results

Voice Statistics

This report helps analyze wireless network usage from a voice perspective by providing details such as percentage of bandwidth used by voice clients, voice calls, roaming calls, and rejected calls (per radio) on the network. To be able to gather useful data from this report, make sure Call Admission Control (CAC) is supported on voice clients.


Note Voice Statistics reports only apply to clients that support Call Admission Control (CAC) and have CAC enabled.


Click Voice Statistics from the Report Launch Pad to open the Voice Statistics Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Voice Statistics Reports page. See the "Configuring a Voice Statistics Report" section and the "Voice Statistics Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Voice Statistics Report

This section describes how to configure a Voice Statistics report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to used this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Protocol—Choose 802.11 a/n, 802.11 b/g/n, or both.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.


Note The reporting period is based on the alarm last seen time. The times are in the UTC time zone.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Voice Statistics Results


Note Voice Statistics reports only apply to clients that support Call Admission Control (CAC) and have CAC enabled.


The following information is displayed for a Voice Statistics report (see Figure 14-47):

Percentage of bandwidth in use during the specified period of time.

Total number of non-roaming and roaming calls during the specified period of time.

Number of rejected calls during the specified period of time. Statistics include:

Total number of rejected calls.

Number of rejected roaming and non-roaming calls.

Number of rejected calls due to insufficient bandwidth, bad parameters, physical rate, and QoS policy.

Figure 14-47 Voice Statistics Results

Security Reports

Click New for a Security Report type to create a new report. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information.

Click a report type to view currently saved report templates. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

This section contains the following Security Reports:

Adaptive wIPS Alarm

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary

Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary

Adhoc Rogues

New Rogue AP Count Summary

New Rogue APs

Rogue AP Count Summary

Rogue APs

Security Alarm Trending Summary

Adaptive wIPS Alarm

This report displays wIPS alarms by selected MSEs, controllers, and access points for each alarm type.

Click Adaptive wIPS Alarms from the Report Launch Pad to open the Adaptive wIPS Alarms Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Adaptive wIPS Alarms Reports page. See the "Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Alarm Report" section and the "Adaptive wIPS Alarm Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Alarm Report

This section describes how to configure an Adaptive wIPS Alarms report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

MSE with Adaptive wIPS Service—Choose All MSEs with Adaptive wIPS Service from the Report Criteria drop-down list, or click Edit to choose a specific MSE.

Controller by MSE—Choose All MSEs > All Controllers from the Report Criteria drop-down list, or click Edit to choose a specific controller.

AP by MSE—Choose All MSEs > All Controllers > All APs from the Report Criteria drop-down list, or click Edit to choose a specific access point.


Note From the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Alarm Category—Choose All Types, Denial of Service (DoS), or Security Penetration to determine the types of wIPS alarms to display in the results.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The reporting period is based on the time that the alarm was last seen. The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Adaptive wIPS Alarm Report Results

An Adaptive wIPS Alarm Report potentially contains the following information, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-48):

Alarm Name (mandatory column).

AP Name—The name of the device that detected the alarm.

Source Device—Identifies the device that initiated the potential attack.

Target Device—Identifies the device targeted by the potential attack.

Severity—Indicates the severity of the attack (Critical, Urgent, Warning, Information).

Channel—The channel on which the alarm occurred.

Status—The current status of the alarm (Active or Inactive).

First Seen—The date and time the alarm was first detected.

Last Seen—The date and time the alarm was last detected.

AP MAC Address—The MAC address of this access point.

Target SSID—The Service Set Identifier of the targeted device.

Alarm Category.

MSE Name—The name of the MSE to which this device is associated.

Figure 14-48 Adaptive wIPS Alarms Report

Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary

This report displays a summary of all the Adaptive wIPS Alarms on your network.

Click Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report" section and the "Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report

This section describes how to configure an Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By

MSE with Adaptive wIPS Service—Choose All MSEs with Adaptive wIPS Service from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific MSE.

Controller by MSE—Choose All MSEs > All Controllers from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific controller.

AP by MSE—Choose All MSEs > All Controllers > All APs from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific access point.


Note In the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Alarm Category—Choose All Types, Denial of Service (DoS), or Security Penetration to determine the types of wIPS alarms to be displayed in the results.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The reporting period is based on the time that the alarm was last seen. The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Show—Enter the number of records that you want displayed in the report.


Note Enter a number between 5 and 1000, or leave the text box blank to display all records.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information about customizing report results.


Note Data fields that appear in blue font cannot be removed from the list of fields to be included.


Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report Results

An Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report potentially contains the following information, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-49):

Alarm Name (mandatory column)

Category—Alarm category

Severity Information

Critical—The number of critical alarms for this access point.

Major—The number of major alarms for this access point.

Minor—The number of minor alarms for this access point.

Warning—The number of warning alarms for this access point.

Total—The number of total alarms for this access point.

Figure 14-49 Adaptive wIPS Alarm Summary Report

Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP

This report displays the top ten access points with the highest number of generated Adaptive wIPS alarms.

Click Adaptive wIPS Top 10 APs from the Report Launch Pad to open the Adaptive wIPS Top 10 APs Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Adaptive wIPS Top 10 APs Reports page. See the "Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP Report" section and the "Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP Report

This section describes how to configure a wIPS Top 10 AP report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By

MSE with Adaptive wIPS Service—Choose All MSEs with Adaptive wIPS Service from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific MSE.

Controller by MSE—Choose All MSEs > All Controllers from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific controller.


Note From the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Alarm Category—Choose All Types, Denial of Service (DoS), or Security Penetration to determine the types of wIPS alarms to display in the results.


Note See the wIPS Policy Alarm Encyclopedia for more information regarding wIPS alarm types.


Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The reporting period is based on the time that the alarm was last seen. The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP Report Results

An Adaptive wIPS Top 10 AP report potentially contains the following information, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-50):

AP Name (mandatory column)

Critical—The number of critical alarms for this access point.

Major—The number of major alarms for this access point.

Minor—The number of minor alarms for this access point.

Warning—The number of warning alarms for this access point.

Total—The number of total alarms for this access point.

AP MAC Address—The MAC address of this access point.

MSE Name—The name of the MSE to which this access point is associated.

Figure 14-50 Adaptive wIPS Top 10 APs Report

Adhoc Rogue Count Summary

This report displays a summarized count of all adhoc rogue access points.

Click Adhoc Rogue Count Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring an Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Report" section and the "Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Report

This section describes how to configure an Adhoc Rogue Count Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note In the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Classification Type—Choose All Types, Malicious, Friendly, or Unclassified to determine the type of rogue access point to be displayed in the report results.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The reporting period is based on the time that the alarm was last seen. The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information about customizing report results.


Note Data fields that appear in blue font cannot be removed from the list of fields to be included.


Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Report Results

The following are potential results for an Adhoc Rogue Count Summary report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-51):

Figure 14-51 Adhoc Rogue Count Summary Report

Adhoc Rogue Events

This report displays all adhoc rogue events received by NCS.

The following settings and scheduling parameters are available for this report:

Click Adhoc Rogue Events from the Report Launch Pad to open the Adhoc Rogue Events Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Adhoc Rogue Events Reports page. See the "Configuring an Adhoc Rogue Events Report" section and the "Adhoc Rogue Events Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Adhoc Rogue Events Report

Settings

The following settings can be configured for an Adhoc Rogue Events report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note From the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Reporting Period


Note Reporting period is based on the alarm Last Seen time.


Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Creating a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" for more information on customizing report results.


Note Mandatory columns are displayed in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns. Last Seen Time, Rogue MAC Address, and Detecting AP Name are mandatory columns for the Adhoc Rogue Events report.


Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Export Now—Click to export the report results. The supported export formats is PDF and CSV.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Adhoc Rogue Events Report Results

The following are potential results for an Adhoc Rogue Events report, depending on how the report is customized:

Last Seen Time (mandatory column)

Rogue MAC Address (mandatory column)

Detecting AP Name (mandatory column)

Radio Type—802.11a or 802.11b/g.

Controller IP Address—The IP address of the controller on which the adhoc rogue is located.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the adhoc rogue was detected.

SSID—The user-defined Service Set Identifier name.

State—The radio state relative to the network or port. Adhoc rogue radios appear as "Alert" when first scanned by the port, or as "Pending" when operating system identification is still underway.

Channel Number—The channel number of the adhoc rogue.

RSSI (dBm)—The received signal strength indicator in dBm.

Adhoc Rogues

This report displays details for all adhoc rogue devices detected by your network access points based on the time they were last seen.

NCS receives updates about adhoc rogues from controllers by using traps or by polling. Last Seen Time is updated anytime a trap for the adhoc rogue is received or the adhoc rogue was seen during the last polling cycle of NCS.


Note This report includes rogue access point alarms with clear severity.


Click Adhoc Rogues from the Report Launch Pad to open the Adhoc Rogues Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Adhoc Rogues Reports page. See the "Configuring an Adhoc Rogues Report" section and the "Adhoc Rogues Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring an Adhoc Rogues Report

This section describes how to configure an Adhoc Rogues report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note From the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The reporting period is based on the time that the alarm was last seen. The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Adhoc Rogues Report Results

The following are potential results for an Adhoc Rogues report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-52):

Last Seen Time—Date and time the ad hoc rogue was last seen.

Detecting AP Name—The access point that last detected the rogue, when a rogue is detected by multiple access points on one controller. This last detected access point name comes from the controller that supports maximum RSSI.

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Controller IP Address—The IP address of the controller on which the ad hoc rogue is located.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the ad hoc rogue was detected.

SSID—The user-defined Service Set Identifier name.

State—The radio state relative to the network or port. Ad hoc rogue radios appear as "Alert" when first scanned by the port, or as "Pending" when operating system identification is still underway.

Rogue MAC Address—The MAC address of the ad hoc rogue.

Channel Number—The channel number of the ad hoc rogue.

RSSI (dBm)—The maximum received signal strength indicator ever reported by any controller for this rogue.

Figure 14-52 Adhoc Rogues Results

New Rogue AP Count Summary

This report displays a summarized count of all the new rogue access points.

Click New Rogue AP Count Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the New Rogue AP Count Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the New Rogue AP Count Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring a New Rogue AP Count Summary Report" section and the "New Rogue AP Count Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a New Rogue AP Count Summary Report

This section describes how to configure a New Rogue AP Count Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note From the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Classification Type—Choose All Types, Malicious, Friendly, or Unclassified to determine the type of rogue access point to be displayed in the report results.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information about customizing report results.


Note Data fields that appear in blue font cannot be removed from the list of fields to be included.


New Rogue AP Count Summary Report Results

The following are potential results for a New Rogue AP Count Summary report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-53):

Figure 14-53 New Rogue AP Count Summary Report

New Rogue APs

This report displays all the new rogues detected for the first time on your network within the selected timeframe for this report. The value in the Created Time column indicates the time at which the rogue was first detected.


Note This report includes rogue access point alarms with clear severity.


Click New Rogue AP from the Report Launch Pad to open the New Rogue APs Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the New Rogue APs Reports page. See the "Configuring a New Rogue AP Report" section and the "New Rogue AP Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a New Rogue AP Report

This section describes how to configure a New Rogue Access Points report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note From the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Classification Type—Choose All Types, Malicious, Friendly, or Unclassified to determine the type of rogue access point to display in the report results.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


New Rogue AP Report Results

The following are potential results for a New Rogue APs report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-54):


Note The results for this report are sorted based on First Time Seen.


First Seen Time—The date and time the rogue access point was first seen.

Rogue MAC Address—The MAC address of the rogue access point. Click the MAC address link to view the alarm details of the access point.

Detecting AP Name—The access point that last detected the rogue, when a rogue is detected by multiple access points on one controller. This last detected access point name comes from the controller that supports maximum RSSI.

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Controller IP Address—The IP address of the controller on which the rogue access point is located.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the rogue access point was detected.

SSID—The user-defined Service Set Identifier name.

State—The radio state relative to the network or port. Rogue access point radios appear as "Alert" when first scanned by the port, or as "Pending" when operating system identification is still underway.

Channel Number—The channel number of the rogue access point.

RSSI (dBm)—The received signal strength indicator in dBm.

Classification Type—The type of rogue access point (malicious, friendly, or unclassified).

Switch Port Trace Status—Indicates whether or not the switch port was traced.

Switch Port Trace Summary—Provides a summary of the switch port trace or remains blank if no switch port was traced.

Figure 14-54 New Rogue Access Points Report

Rogue AP Count Summary

This report displays a summarized count of all the rogue access points on your network.

Click Rogue AP Count Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the Rogue AP Count Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Rogue AP Count Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring a Rogue AP Count Summary Report" section and the "Rogue AP Count Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Rogue AP Count Summary Report

This section describes how to configure a Rogue AP Count Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note From the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Classification Type—Choose All Types, Malicious, Friendly, or Unclassified to determine the type of rogue access point to be displayed in the report results.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information about customizing report results.


Note Data fields that appear in blue font cannot be removed from the list of fields to be included.


Rogue AP Count Summary Report Results

The following are potential results for a New Rogue AP Count Summary report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-55):

All Rogue AP Count Trending graph

All Rogue AP Count based on classification type

Figure 14-55 Rogue AP Count Summary Report

Rogue Access Point Events

This report displays all rogue access point events received by NCS and based on the event time.

Any rogue-related trap received by NCS is logged as a rogue event in NCS. A new rogue access point event is created by NCS based on polled data when there is a newly detected rogue access point. In addition, an event is also created by NCS when the user changes the state and classification of the rogue access point through the NCS user interface.


Note One rogue can have multiple events. This report is based on the timestamp of the event.


Click Rogue AP Events from the Report Launch Pad to open the Rogue AP Events Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Rogue AP Events Reports page. See the "Configuring a Rogue Access Point Events Report" section and the "Rogue AP Events Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Rogue Access Point Events Report

Settings

The following settings can be configured for a Rogue Access Point Events report:

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report by

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria page, or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note From the Report Criteria page, click Select to confirm your filter criteria or Close to return to the previous page.


Classification Type—Choose All Types, Malicious, Friendly, or Unclassified to determine the type of rogue access point to display in the report results.

Reporting Period

Last—Select the Last radio button and a period of time from the drop-down list.

From—Select the From radio button and enter the From and To dates and times. You can type a date in the text box or click the calendar icon to choose a date. Choose the hours and minutes from the drop-down lists.

Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Creating a Custom Report

The Create Custom Report page allows you to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Mandatory columns are displayed in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns. Last Seen Time, Rogue MAC Address, and Detecting AP Name are mandatory columns for the Rogue Access Point Events report.


Command Buttons

Once all report parameters have been set, select from the following:

Save—Click to save this report setup without immediately running the report. The report will automatically run at the scheduled time.

Save and Run—Click to save this report setup and to immediately run the report.

Run—Click to run the report without saving the report setup.

Save and Export—Click to save the report and export the results to either CSV or PDF format.

Save and Email—Click to save the report and e-mail the results.

Export Now—Click to export the report results. The supported export formats is PDF and CSV.

Cancel—Click to return to the previous page without running nor saving this report.


Note See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for additional information on running or scheduling a report.


Rogue AP Events Report Results

The following are potential results for a Rogue AP Events report, depending on how the report is customized:

Last Seen Time (mandatory column)

Rogue MAC Address (mandatory column)

Detecting AP Name (mandatory column)

Radio Type—802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n.

Controller IP Address—The IP address of the controller on which the rogue is located.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the rogue access point was detected.

SSID—The user-defined Service Set Identifier name.

State—The radio state relative to the network or port. Rogue access point radios appear as "Alert" when first scanned by the port, or as "Pending" when operating system identification is still underway.

Channel Number—The channel number of the rogue access point.

RSSI (dBm)—The received signal strength indicator in dBm.

SNR—The Signal-to-Noise Ratio.

Classification Type—The type of rogue access point (malicious, friendly, or unclassified).

Rogue APs

NCS gets updates about rogues from controllers by using traps or by polling. The Last Seen Time is updated anytime a trap for the rogue is received or rogue was seen during the last polling cycles of NCS.

This report displays all rogues detected by the access points in your network based on the "last seen time" of the rogue access points and the selected filtering criteria. It orders rogue access points based on the time they were last heard.


Note The report includes rogue access point alarms with clear severity.


Click Rogue APs from the Report Launch Pad to open the Rogue APs Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Rogue APs Reports page. See the "Configuring a Rogue APs Report" section and the "Rogue APs Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Rogue APs Report

This section describes how to configure a Rogue APs report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Report By

AP by Controller—Choose All Controllers > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Floor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Buildings > All Floors > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.

AP by Outdoor Area—Choose All Campuses > All Outdoor Areas > All Access Points from the Report Criteria drop-down list or click Edit to choose a specific device.


Note From the Filter Criteria drop-down list, choose the appropriate filter criteria.


Classification Type—Choose All Types, Malicious, Friendly, or Unclassified to determine the type of rogue access point to display in the report results.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Customize Report Form

Click Customize to open the Create Custom Report form, which you can use to customize the report results. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on customizing report results.


Note Fixed columns appear in blue font and cannot be moved to Available Columns.


Rogue APs Report Results

The following are potential results for a Rogue APs report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-56):


Note The results for this report are sorted by "Last Seen" time.


Last Seen Time—The date and time the rogue access point was last detected.

Rogue MAC Address—The MAC address of the rogue access point. Click an item under MAC Address to view Rogue AP details.

Detecting AP Name—The access point that last detected the rogue, when a rogue is detected by multiple access points on one controller. This last detected access point name comes from the controller which supports maximum RSSI.

Radio Type—802.11a or 802.11b/g.

Controller IP Address—The IP address of the controller on which the rogue is located.

Map Location—The building, floor area, or outdoor area (as applicable) where the rogue access point is located.

SSID—The user-defined Service Set Identifier name.

State—The radio state relative to the network or port. Rogue access point radios appear as "Alert" when first scanned by the port, or as "Pending" when operating system identification is still underway.

Channel Number—The channel number of the rogue access point.

RSSI (dBm)—The maximum received signal strength indicator ever reported by any controller for this rogue.

Classification Type—The type of rogue access point (malicious, friendly, or unclassified).

Switch Port Trace Status—Indicates whether or not the switch port was traced.

Switch Port Trace Summary—Provides a summary of the switch port trace or remains blank if no switch port was traced.

On Network—Indicates whether the access point is on the network or not.

Figure 14-56 Rogues APs Report

Security Alarm Trending Summary

This report displays a summary of trends of security alarms over a period of time.

Click Security Alarm Trending Summary from the Report Launch Pad to open the Security Summary Reports page. From this page, you can enable, disable, delete, or run currently saved report templates. See the "Managing Current Reports" section for more information.

To create a new report, click New from the Report Launch Pad or from the Security Summary Reports page. See the "Configuring a Security Alarm Trending Summary Report" section and the "Security Alarm Trending Summary Report Results" section for more information.

Configuring a Security Alarm Trending Summary Report

This section describes how to configure a Security Alarm Trending Summary report.

Settings

Report Title—If you plan to use this as a saved report template, enter a report name.

Reporting Period—Specify the time period for which the report needs to be generated. You can select from a list of choices defined such as Last 1 hour, Last 6 hours, and so on, or specify a custom period by selecting the From and To date and time.


Note The times are shown in the local time of the NCS server.


Schedule

If you plan to run this report at a later time or as a recurring report, enter the scheduling parameters. See the "Creating and Running a New Report" section for more information on scheduling a report.

Security Alarm Trending Summary Report Results

The following are potential results for a Security Alarm Trending Summary report, depending on how the report is customized (see Figure 14-57):

Figure 14-57 Security Alarm Trending Summary Report