HiveManager Topology/Maps

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Would it be possible to have within the Topology/Maps to have both the predictive and actual RSSI information available, so that the predictive planning information APs/RSSI info can be placed on a seperate layer and can be enable/disabled for viewing.
When the customer installs their APs and placed in the correct locations, the normal operations are available.
The boundary and wall information would be independant of the predicitve and actual but the RSSI would be effected by the defined walls.
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BJ, Champ

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I second this, I get tired of creating a second "survey" map, recreating perimeters, walls, etc.
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Brian Ambler

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While I cannot speak for PLM as far as adding this capability in a future release, I can point out a new feature in HiveManager 6.0rX that may tide you over.

As of 6.0r1, we have added the ability to clone entire topology maps and/or individual floors. This would allow you to take a map previously set up for actual RSSI measurements from your deployed devices and clone said map. This cloned map retains all of the walls and perimeters configured on the original map, minus your deployed devices. While not exactly what you are looking for, this is certainly less effort than manually recreating multiple maps to plan for new additions to your Aerohive deployment.

Cloning a Topology Map:
Right-click on the map or floor you wish to clone, then click "Clone"

Give the cloned map or floor a name, specify the folder in which you want it to reside, then click "Create"

The cloned map or floor will be an exact recreation of the original map, minus any deployed devices, making it a Planner map

Original Map:

Cloned Map:

Of course, if this feature does not suite your needs you may always submit a spcific feature request to your Aerohive Sales Rep and/or Systems Engineer.

Hope this helps.
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+1 star. Good answer... news to me!
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Thanks for that post Brian! I was faced with exactly the same dilemma as Russel described, and this solved my concerns perfectly. Thanks!