Can I see the total data transferred as a report or dashboard widget?

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Is there any way to see the total data transferred as a report or dashboard widget? I know there are Bandwith Usage Over Time displays, but I'd like to see total data, not rates, both network-wide and per-AP. Any good way of gathering this data?
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J. Goodnough, Champ

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Brian Ambler

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Hi J,

I will preface the following statement by saying that I am not a reporting expert, but in playing around with the dashboard widgets I think I have found two that suit your needs:


The "Top 10 Aerohive Devices by Wi-Fi Client Usage" will show you total data usage, at least for the top 10 devices, over the set interval of time. The "Usage by Location" will show you total network usage by, well, location, as defined by you.

By creating a customer perspective as I've done, you can click the gear icon to either export the data once or schedule the perspective data to be sent to you as a recurring report:



Unfortunately I wasn't able to think of a way to get data usage per AP for all devices (providing you have more than 10), but hopefully this is a start to get you what you need.

Hope this helps
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Thanks, Brian. While the Usage by Location breaks down usage by, well, all of my sub-locations under my campus, I'd still like to be able to see sum usage over my whole campus. This is definitely a step in the right direction though!
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Yeah, that is certainly the defining limitation of that widget. It works in my case (obviously my home network is not your typical deployment :)) as I have aggregated everything into one physical location. Hopefully either another user or one of my peers on the HiveManager side might chime in as to whether this is possible. As this had not gotten any attention in some weeks I figured I would give you what little I was able to find from my side.

Sorry that I was not able to help you out to your true requirements
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I definitely appreciate the effort! Just a comment I've noticed too: the bar graph is oriented with the top usage location on top, but the legend is oriented in reverse.
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No worries J, for what it's worth, I've poked a few of my colleagues whose business it is to know whether this is possible, so hopefully they will be able to chime in and help us out.

Regarding your last comment about the sort order being in reverse from the actual graph, thanks for pointing that out! I've just reported it so we can get it sorted out.