UISP - Dashboard

2023-05-30 06:45:51 UTC

This article will explore the UISP application's latest innovation—a comprehensive dashboard offering a wide variety of network management tools. Here are just a few we're excited to introduce:

Wireless Performance Tab (1)

The dashboard's main section is a real-time wireless link map. Each link is represented by a dot, positioned on the graph based on its connection distance (X-axis) and signal strength (Y). The size of the dot also grows as its link is utilized, allowing you to quickly identify where your network is most active.

Each dot is color-coded based on its link potential, which is assessed by comparing a connection's real-world throughput to its theoretical maximum capacity. Blue indicates that a link is operating at full capacity while orange means a link can be improved, likely by adjusting the broadcast device's antenna. Red dots are links experiencing an outage. For a little more detail, hover over each dot to see additional connection and device insights.

You can also narrow your map browsing with the filters in the All Network field, located in the top-left corner. This field offers multiple search categories, including device model, low link potential, PtP links, and stations. The number of links/devices associated with each category is also shown in the field for at-a-glance reference.

Frequency Spectrum (2)

This dashboard section conveniently breaks down traffic on your 2.4, 5, and 60 GHz frequencies. Each is labeled with a blue rectangle. As a band's usage increases, the color of its respective rectangle will saturate, giving you a simple way to assess and compare network utilization. You can also hover over each rectangle for more usage details.

SLA Scores (3)

Here, you'll find your network's SLA score: an aggregate of all of your subscriber's individual SLA scores. Subscriber scores are calculated using three criteria:

  1. Uptime: Connection uptime percentages below 99% will negatively impact subscriber SLA scores—and your total score as a result. Currently, the application cannot discern between a device that has lost its connection versus one that has been turned off by a subscriber, but we are developing solutions for conflating scenarios like these.
  2. Latency: Consistently high connection latency will also negatively impact all SLA scores.
  3. Minimum Throughput: SLA scores will also account for real-world subscriber throughput, specifically if it is high enough when compared to the respective connection's maximum theoretical capacity. This is mainly determined by the aggregation settings of each service.

Please note that SLA scores represent the situation in the past 30 days, so they may not immediately reflect improvements to the performance indicators above. 

Gateway Details (4)

If your network includes multiple gateways, you can switch between them in this section. Simply click on a gateway's icon to see its utilization histogram, which outlines its usage over the past 24 hours. Dragging your cursor along the line will also show how long certain levels of utilization last.

Update Notifications (5)

Your new dashboard also serves as a central update hub to ensure that all of your devices are running their latest firmware. Not only will you receive device-specific update notifications, but you can also view the total percentage of network devices ready to update.

Clicking Manage will allow you to automate all updates, perform specific ones, or update certain device groups.


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