The Health Bar

The Health Bar provides a snapshot of the overall health of the devices configured as part of the specific dashboard. The applicable dashboard includes global, group, site, client, and device dashboards.

The topic discusses the following:

Viewing the Health Bar Dashboard

To view the Health Bar, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, select one of the following options:
    • To select a group, label, site, or all devices in the filter, set the filter to one of the options under Groups, Labels, or Sites. For all devices, set the filter to Global.

      The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.

    • To select a device in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to Global.
      2. Under Manage, click Devices, and then click Access Points, Switches, or Gateways.

        A list of devices is displayed in the List view.

      3. Click a device listed under Device Name.

        The dashboard context for the device is displayed.

    • To select a client:
      1. Set the filter to Global.
      2. Under Manage, click Clients.

        A list of clients is displayed in the List view.

      3. Click a client listed under Client Name.

        The dashboard context for the client is displayed.

      The Health Bar icon displays the overall health of the network of the selected filter as either online or offline.

  2. In the selected filter, click the Health Bar icon to expand the Health Bar dashboard.
  3. Use the pin icon to pin the Health Bar dashboard to the Aruba Central app display.

Health Bar for the Global Dashboard

The following image shows the Health Bar for the global dashboard.

Figure 1  Expanded but Unpinned Health Bar in the Global Dashboard

Health Bar Icons

Icon Type

Description

This icon is specific to Site, Device, and Client dashboard. It indicates that there are no issues in the connection.

This icon is specific to Site, Device, and Client dashboard. It indicates that there is an issue in the connection.

This icon is specific to the Global and Group dashboards, and the health is not calculated at these levels.

Device and Clients Status Icons

Icon Type

Description

  • For devices, indicates the number of devices that are online.
  • For clients, indicates the number of clients that are connected.
  • For radios, indicates the number of radios that are in good health status.
  • For tunnels, indicates the number of tunnels that are up.

  • For devices, indicates the number of devices that are offline.
  • For clients, indicates the number of failed clients.
  • For AI Insights, indicates the number of insights that are of high priority.
  • For radios, indicates the number of radios that are in poor health status.
  • For tunnels, indicates the number of tunnels that are down.

For radios, indicates the number of radios that are disabled.

For AI Insights, indicates the number of insights that are of medium priority.

For AI Insights, indicates the number of insights that are of low priority.

The Health Bar icon indicating the status changes to red when the value for one of the following parameters in the List view is greater than zero for the Down status:

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a global dashboard. The Health Bar in a global dashboard is in the context of all devices.

Parameter

Description

Access Points

  • Displays the number of access points that are online and the number of access points that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of access points that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Access Points > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of access points that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Access Points > Offline in List view.

Switches

  • Displays the number of switches that are online and the number of switches that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of switches that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Switches > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of switches that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Switches > Offline in List view.

Gateways

  • Displays the number of gateways that are online and the number of gateways that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of gateways that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Gateways > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of gateways that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Gateways > Offline in List view.

Clients

  • Displays the number of clients that are connected and the number of clients that are failed.
  • The number in green indicates the number of clients that are connected.
  • The number in red indicates the number of clients that are failed.
  • Clicking the numbers redirects you to Manage > Clients > Clients in List view.

Health Bar for the Group Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a group dashboard. The Health Bar in a group dashboard is in the context of all devices configured as part of that group.

Parameter

Description

Access Points

  • Displays the number of access points that are online and the number of access points that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of access points that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Access Points > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of access points that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Access Points > Offline in List view.

Switches

  • Displays the number of switches that are online and the number of switches that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of switches that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Switches > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of switches that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Switches > Offline in List view.

Gateways

  • Displays the number of gateways that are online and the number of gateways that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of gateways that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Gateways > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of gateways that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Gateways > Offline in List view.

Clients

  • Displays the number of clients that are connected and the number of clients that are failed.
  • The number in green indicates the number of clients that are connected.
  • The number in red indicates the number of clients that are failed.
  • Clicking the numbers redirects you to Manage > Clients > Clients in List view.

Health Bar for the Site Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a site dashboard. The Health Bar in a site dashboard is in the context of all devices configured as part of that site. The values are refreshed every minute. When there is any issue in the connection, short descriptions are displayed for the Potential Issues label. If there are multiple criteria issues, only the issue criteria with the highest priority is displayed. The <+x> next to the description indicates that there are more issues. You can hover over the value to view the description of the issue. For more information, see Site Health Dashboard.

Parameter

Description

Access Points

  • Displays the number of access points that are online and the number of access points that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of access points that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Access Points > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of access points that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Access Points > Offline in List view.

Switches

  • Displays the number of switches that are online and the number of switches that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of switches that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Switches > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of switches that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Switches > Offline in List view.

Gateways

  • Displays the number of gateways that are online and the number of gateways that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of gateways that are online.
  • Clicking the number in green redirects you to Manage > Devices > Gateways > Online in List view.
  • The number in red indicates the number of gateways that are offline.
  • Clicking the number in red redirects you to Manage > Devices > Gateways > Offline in List view.

Clients

  • Displays the number of clients that are connected and the number of clients that are failed for the last three hours.
  • The number in green indicates the number of clients that are connected.
  • The number in red indicates the number of clients that are failed.
  • Clicking the numbers redirects you to Manage > Clients > Clients in List view.

AI Insights

  • Displays the number of insights categorized by status.
  • The number in red indicates the insights are of high priority.
  • The number in orange indicates the insights are of medium priority.
  • The number in yellow indicates the insights are of low priority.
  • Clicking the numbers redirects you to Manage > Overview > AI Insights at the site context.

Health Bar for the AP Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for an AP. If the AP is not online and running, not all of the following data is available.

Parameter

Description

AP Status

  • Value can be Online Since, Offline, Operating under Thermal Management, or All tunnels down.
  • If the value is Online Since, it also displays the time period, in the format of days-hours-minutes, for which the AP has been online and running.
  • When an AP operates under thermal management, the device health is displayed as Poor and the radios are in disabled mode. For more information, see Thermal Shutdown Support in IAP.
  • If all the tunnels are down, and the AP is operating under thermal shutdown, the AP status in the health bar is displayed as All tunnels down, and the device health as Poor.

Device Health

  • Displays the performance of the AP in terms of the CPU and memory usage.
  • For example, the device health is Good when the CPU usage is less than or equal to 70% and the memory usage is less than or equal to 90%. If the value of the CPU and/or memory usage falls below the threshold, the device health is displayed as Poor. If the AP is down, the value is Offline. If the scenario is not applicable, a “-” sign is displayed.
  • Hover over the Device Health status to get the exact percentage value of the memory and CPU usage.
  • If all tunnels are down, the Device Health is displayed as Poor, and hovering over the Device Health displays All tunnels down.
Radio Health

Radio health indicates the number of radios in good, poor, or disabled state and summarizes the Radio 2.4 GHz Gigahertz., Radio 5 GHz, Radio 5 GHz (Secondary), and Radio 6 GHz health details. Hovering over the Radio Health bar displays the device health, the exact value of the channel utilization, and the noise floor details.

Radio 2.4 GHz:

Radio 5 GHz:

  • Displays the performance of an AP in terms of the channel utilization and noise floor in the 5 GHz channel.
  • For example, the device health is Good when the channel utilization is less than or equal to 70% and the noise floor is less than or equal to -80 dBm. If the value of the channel utilization and noise floor falls below the threshold, the device health is displayed as Poor. If the AP is online, but the radio is down, the value displayed is Disabled. If the scenario is not applicable, a “-” sign is displayed.

Radio 5 GHz (Secondary):

  • Displays the performance of an AP in terms of the channel utilization and noise floor in the 5 GHz (Secondary) channel.
  • For example, the device health is Good when the channel utilization is less than or equal to 70% and the noise floor is less than or equal to -80 dBm. If the value of the channel utilization and noise floor falls below the threshold, the device health is displayed as Poor. If the AP is online, but the radio is down, the value displayed is Disabled. If the scenario is not applicable, a “-” sign is displayed.

NOTE: In the Radio Health page, the Radio 5 GHz (Secondary) data is available only for AP-555 and only if the tri-radio mode is enabled. For more information, see About Tri-Radio Mode.

Radio 6 GHz:

  • Displays the performance of the AP in terms of the channel utilization and noise floor in the 6 GHz channel.
  • For example, the device health is Good when the channel utilization is less than or equal to 70% and the noise floor is less than or equal to -80 dBm. If the value of the channel utilization and noise floor falls below the threshold, the device health is displayed as Poor. If the AP is online, but the radio is down, the value displayed is Disabled. If the scenario is not applicable, a “-” sign is displayed.

NOTE: The Radio 6 GHz data is only available for devices with 6 GHz capability.

Tunnels

Indicates the number of tunnels that are up and down. AP status and device health value in the health bar change according to the changes in the tunnel status.

NOTE: Tunnel status in the health bar is not available for the member of a cluster device.

Virtual Controller

Indicates if the AP is connected to a virtual controller. If the AP is connected, clicking on the virtual controller name redirects you to the Manage > Overview > Summary page for the virtual controller.

Health Bar for the Switch Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a switch. If the switch is not online and running, not all of the following data is available.

Parameter

Description

Switch Status

Displays the time period for which the switch has been online and running or its offline status.

Device Health

  • Displays the performance of the switch in terms of the CPU and memory usage.
  • For example, the device health is Good when the CPU usage is less than or equal to 70% and the memory usage is less than or equal to 70%. If the value of the CPU and/or memory usage falls below the threshold, the device health is displayed as Poor.
  • Hover over the Device Health status to get the exact percentage value of the memory and CPU usage.

Port - Status

  • Displays the number of ports on the switch that are online and the number of ports that are offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of switch ports that are online.
  • The number in red indicates the number of switch ports that are offline.

Port - Alerts

  • Displays the total number of open alerts.

Health Bar Dashboard for the Gateway Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a gateway. If the gateway is not online and running, not all of the following data is available.

Parameter

Description

Gateway Status

Displays the time period, in the format of days-hours-minutes, for which the gateway has been running or its offline status.

WAN

LAN

Tunnels

  • Displays the number of VPN tunnels as online or offline.
  • The number in green indicates the number of VPN tunnels that are online.
  • The number in red indicates the number of VPN tunnels that are offline.
  • Clicking the numbers redirects you to Manage > WAN > Tunnels.

Path Steering

  • Displays the number of path steering policies that are compliant of the total number of policies.
  • Clicking the numbers redirects you to Manage > WAN > Path Steering.

Alerts

  • Displays the total number of open alerts.
  • Clicking the number redirects you to Analyze > Alerts & Events in List view.

Health Bar for the Wireless Client Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a wireless client.

Parameter

Description

Client Status

Displays the connection status of the client.

Device Health

Displays the device health of the client.

Signal Quality

Displays the signal quality in dB Decibel. Unit of measure for sound or noise and is the difference or ratio between two signal levels..

Tx | Rx Rate

Displays the transmit and receive rate in Mbps Megabits per second.

Connected To

  • Displays the device to which the wired client is connected.
  • Clicking on the device redirects you to the Manage > Overview > Summary page for that device.

Refresh icon

Refreshes the data on the Health Bar for the client.

Health Bar for the Wired Client Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a wired client.

Parameter

Description

Client Status

Displays the connection status of the client.

Connected Port

Displays the port to which the client is connected.

Connected To

  • Displays the device to which the wired client is connected.
  • Clicking on the device redirects you to the Manage > Overview > Summary page for that device.

Refresh icon

Refreshes the data on the Health Bar for the client.

Health Bar for the Remote Client Dashboard

The following table includes information on the various parameters of the Health Bar displayed for a remote client.

Parameter

Description

Client Status

Displays the connection status of the client.

Connected To

  • Displays the name of the gateway to which the remote client is connected.
  • Clicking on the device redirects you to the Manage > Overview > Summary page for that device.

Refresh icon

Refreshes the data on the Health Bar for the client.