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Topology

The Topology tab in the Inventory page displays an overview of the Instant On network. Information such as the network topology, state of network devices, number of connected clients, and status of links between network devices are displayed in this page. Place the cursor over a device to view the device information card. Click on a device to go the device settings page.

An example of the topology page is displayed below:

Use the mouse scroll to zoom in and zoom out of the network topology.

Description of Topology Icons

Icon

Description

Links

Indicates an active wired connection.

Indicates an active wireless connection.

Indicates an inactive wired connection.

Indicates an inactive wireless connection.

Indicates the devices constituting a wired connection are being restarted.

Indicates the device connected over-the-air being restarted.

Indicates the device constituting a wired connection is being deleted.

Indicates the device connected over-the-air is being deleted.

Devices

Indicates an AP11, AP12, AP15, or AP22 access point.

Indicates an AP17 access point.

Indicates an AP11D access point.

Indicates an Instant On router.

Indicates an Instant On switch.

Indicates third party switches. This icon is displayed in the topology only if Instant On devices are connected to the third party switch.

Indicates the Aruba Instant On 1960 Series switches connected in a stack.

Connection Type

Indicates that the network is connected to a router.

Indicates that the network is connected to a private network.

Connected Clients

Indicates the number of wired and wireless clients connected to the device.

The following details are displayed when you hover the cursor over a device in the topology:

Description of Device Information Card

  1. Device name
  2. IP address
  3. MAC address
  4. Serial Number
  5. Device Model (for Instant On devices only)
  6. Number of connected clients
  7. Status of device connectivity

NOTE: If the serial number of the device is the same as the device name, the serial number is not displayed in the device information card. The serial number of the AP is used as the device name by default.

NOTE: If the MAC address of the device is the same as the device name, the MAC address is not displayed in the device information card.

 

Stack Topology

A stack comprises of its own topology within the device inventory. To view the topology of the stack, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory () tile on the Instant On web application home page or click the Site Health banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Click the Topology tab.
  3. Slide the View stack topology toggle switch to right ().

    The topology formed by the devices in the stack is displayed.

The stack topology displays the following details:

  • Interconnections between the devices in the stack.
  • Devices in the stack which are connected to another Instant On device that is not part of the stack.
  • Connectivity status between devices.
  • Third party devices that are connected to the stack, resulting in an invalid topology.
  • Displays the devices in the stack that are experiencing problems. The warning icon () is displayed on the bottom-left corner of the device.
  • Displays the connections between a device of the stack and another Instant On device in the inventory.
  • Displays the summary details for each device of the stack and stand-alone devices.
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