Drill down to see Application Usage Summary by Device (AP)

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This is a question/idea since I don't think it exists based on my research.
I am trying to run a report (two week span) that would show me all application overall usage PER Aerohive Device. For example, I have one Aerohive device per remote site. I want to be able to monitor the network usage, broken down by Application, on that specific remote site device. This would be similar to the canned dashboard for the Applications tab (All Applications by Usage ) but it would be a "Device View".

Does this make sense? Also, I would have totally expected this to exist; but I checked with support and it doesn't. Today, I have to dig through top clients using the SSID for that location and determine network traffic stats from that... I'm sure I'm taking the long road here!


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Danielle Beckemeyer

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You are not alone in requesting this sort of ability, and we ARE adressing this in a future version of HiveManager. I cannot say a lot more about that at this point in time, other than to say that I think you will be VERY happy with the reporting capabilities we are adding once you see them.

IN THE MEANTIME, there is a way to get a little closer to what you want today. While on the Dashboard tab, click on one of the Device Groups or Data Filters over on the left side of the browser, and the dashboard charts will re-paint themselves with just that data.
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Hi Mike,
Thanks for the reply back. Good to hear this is coming down the pipe someday.

I am using what you suggested today, but it needs some fine-tuning (this may be more of a training question now). See attached example

Today in my view I only see two locations under the "Locations" drop down: "Remote Location #1" and "My Company's Main Office". How can I add additional remote locations to the list?

Also, today to get the reporting I need: I have to drill down by reporting on the SSID or User Profiles > "Remote Locations - Employees" network. I can then see all the Application data specific to those user profiles. That's problem # 1

Problem #2 is if I'm trying to identify which users are the top clients utilizing a specific application on the network: I have to sort out by client who is the top user in which applications... When it comes to BYOD, I would rarely get a host name in the report that is useful in identifying an end user.
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Hi Danielle,

The Locations you see in the Device Groups are based on the maps topology.  If you create a map for each of your locations, then assign the APs to the correct Map, all your locations will show up in the list.

Another option you Could use is tagging.  We have three tag slots on each Aerohive device.  You can assign one tag slot to this purpose (calling it user or location or building or whatever), then tag each AP in that slot with the relevant data.

Either of these methods will give you an AP by AP look at traffic. 

As for issue 2, I am not sure I understand your issue, but I'll take a stab.

I understand that a MAC address is not very helpful identifying who is using that device.  But we don't have a whole lot of unique identifiers to show you if the network is open or using only a PSK that everyone shares.  RADIUS delivers user names for 802.1X networks, and we can also obtain user names from PPSK (one of the many reasons we love that feature).  We can also report user names if you make people register to a Captive Web Portal.  But if users don't have to provide unique credentials to get on the network, then we default to the MAC address.

One thing to mention which may or may not help you, but people often don't know about:  there are more widgets for the Applications perspective.  If you click on this guy (top right) while you are on the Applications dashboard

then you can enable more views of your data.  Maybe you will find something useful.