List of APs having a particular SSID deployed

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There is no easy way to know on which AP an SSID is visible. I have some AP in a network policy, on which I disable some SSIDs . I would like to have the possibility to show that list and modify the SSID availability in a batch
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Johan D

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Bill W.

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You could clone your network policy and then remove the SSIDs that you don't want deployed in the cloned policy.  Then for the APs that you don't want the SSIDs deployed to, apply that new policy to them.
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Johan D

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Thx but I thought about that solution already and this is not really an option for us. We deploy a "event" ssid when we need it, and don't want any interruption. Changing network policy does make an interruption (restart). Plus, you have to not forget to apply every policy change on both of the network policies. I'm not the only person managing the Hivemanager, so this will lead to configuration drift soon or later.
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Bill W.

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Network policy changes do not necessarily require a restart. At least not in the newer versions of HM and HiveOS.  I do remember in the past when it did, but I know for well over a year that when I've changed network policies that I haven't had to reboot.
How often are you making changes to your network policy?  If you are truly worried about remembering to make every change to both policies, all you would have to do is make the changes to your primary policy and then clone it and remove/add the SSID to the newly cloned policy.  Then delete the old cloned policy just to keep things clean.  And everyone who is managing HM should be informing each other of configuration changes so you all know what is going on.  Ideally you would have some sort of change control implemented.
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Johan D

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Ok, did'nt know there was no restart anymore, and haven't witnessed it yet. Thx for the tip.
Also,I understand your point of view, which pushes to modify our workflow, and all of the small tools we developped that automates changes on AP through SSH... But please consider mine : my request is to implement a feature that would make your life, and i'm sure other customer's life, easier. If the hivemanager was designed  to only use network policy that way, why is there a possibility to disable one particular SSID on every AP ? And if this possibility is available, why is there no easy way to know on which AP an SSID is disable ? The only way I found right now is to go on each of them...
I don't think it is that difficult to implement, and all other vendors do have that possibility. It could be a configuration entry in the SSID section, where you could just have the list of all AP concerned by it (which means APs that have a NP which uses this SSID), and a checkbox checked next to if it is active on the AP, or not check if it doesn't.
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Johan,
We hear you. I am not directly responsible for the graphical management apps (I am PLM for HiveOS), but I have shared this with my peers who do own those products. 
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I'd prefer to clon the Network Policy and have different SSID available in each.  Then you'd be able to see which SSIDs are available for the Network Policy and thus the APs assigned to that policy.