Clarity

The Aruba Clarity feature in AirWave proactively analyzes end-users’ quality of experience by providing enhanced monitoring capabilities for critical network services, such as time and response failures for a mobile device to associate with a Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. radio. Other services monitored include authentication time period to a RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  server, gathering an IP address through DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network. , and resolution of names for DNS Domain Name System. A DNS server functions as a phone book for the intranet and Internet users. It converts human-readable computer host names into IP addresses and IP addresses into host names. It stores several records for a domain name such as an address 'A' record, name server (NS), and mail exchanger (MX) records. The Address 'A' record is the most important record that is stored in a DNS server, because it provides the required IP address for a network peripheral or element. services. This gives IT organizations end-to-end visibility into problems before they escalate as metrics are monitored in real-time, and also captured through on-demand or scheduled testing for predictive insight.

The following sections provide information on Clarity Live and Clarity Synthetic features.

Clarity Live

Clarity Live helps diagnose client connectivity issues. It provides the network administrator or engineers with more information regarding the exact stage at which the client connectivity fails or provides data where the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  or RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  server is slow.

The managed device collects all information related to user transitions such as association, authentication, and DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network. . Then, the managed device sends these records to a management server such as AirWave. The management server analyzes the data and concludes which DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  or RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  server was not working efficiently causing user connectivity issues. This enhancement allows the management server to isolate WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. issues caused by external servers such as DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  or RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources. .

Following are the advantages of Clarity Live:

The following topic describes how to enable Clarity Live Statistics:

Enabling Clarity Live Statistics

You can enable the Clarity Live statistics using the mgmt-server profile command in the CLI Command-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions. interface.

Execute the following command to enable the Clarity Live statistics from the AP:

(host) [md] (config) #mgmt-server

(host) [md] (config) #mgmt-server profile default-amp

(host) [md] (Mgmt Config profile "default-amp") #inline-ap-stats

Execute the following command to enable Clarity Live statistics related to authentication:

(host) [md] (Mgmt Config profile "default-amp") #inline-auth-stats

Execute the following command to enable Clarity Live statistics of DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network. 

(host) [md] (Mgmt Config profile "default-amp") #inline-dhcp-stats

Execute the following command to enable Clarity Live statistics of DNS Domain Name System. A DNS server functions as a phone book for the intranet and Internet users. It converts human-readable computer host names into IP addresses and IP addresses into host names. It stores several records for a domain name such as an address 'A' record, name server (NS), and mail exchanger (MX) records. The Address 'A' record is the most important record that is stored in a DNS server, because it provides the required IP address for a network peripheral or element.

(host) [md] (Mgmt Config profile "default-amp") #inline-dns-stats

Clarity Synthetic

Mobility Master provides support for Clarity Synthetic, which helps in detecting network health by using synthetic transaction from a Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. client. This feature converts the radios of a supported access point to switch from AP mode to station mode. The managed device converts one or both of the radios of the AP to station mode based on the instruction from a NMS Network Management System. NMS is a set of hardware and/or software tools that allow an IT professional to supervise the individual components of a network within a larger network management framework.. When the radio of the AP is in station mode, it starts synthetic data transaction within the network.

The following table provides a list of AP platforms that support Clarity Synthetic:

The network health is determined based on the response from the network and the time taken for the synthetic data transaction. The results captured as part of these transactions are used for the following purposes: