After you create your first site, you'll want to setup notifications and configure the wireless/device settings that will be common to the devices in your site.
Notifications and Alerts
The “Notifications” page of the site menu allows full customization of who will receive notifications, what kind of alerts should generate notifications, and how notifications should be sent (email or pushed to Slack for example).
At the minimum, alert email addresses should be set for a new site.
Alert history for your sites and devices can be viewed from the “Alerts” tab on the “Activity” page of either of the cloud, site, or device-level menus.
Note: Before alerts can be pushed to Slack, you must first enable the Slack add-on from the site-level Add-on’s page
Sites have two types of map options:
- Google Map: This is a standard Google map. The map can be centered on a specific geographical location.
- Floor Maps: Floor maps are custom map images uploaded and managed by the Cloud user.
Devices can be placed on one of each map type and can be used both for inventory tracking purposes, as well as to estimate coverage of your indoor APs.
All configured maps also show up on the site-level default dashboard.
The “Configuration” page on the site-level menu contains the site’s set of common settings applicable to each product type.
- General: These are settings that apply to all devices, and include config options like local logins, and regulatory country code. Regulatory country is set automatically based on the location you choose for your site.
- WiFi Access: These are the settings for all standard Wi-Fi products, like Spark, SunSpot, Spark Wave 2, etc within the site. This includes configuration options such as wireless SSIDs, captive portal management, firewall, and much more.
- MetroLinq: These are the settings for all products in the MetroLinq family. Unlike the WiFi Access configuration, MetroLinqs do not support routing and captive portal, so the settings will be more basic.
- MeshLinq*: These are settings that apply to the MeshLinq product line. (coming soon)
- Switches*: These are settings that apply to the Switch product line. (coming soon)
You only need to set the configuration settings for the devices that you plan on installing within your site.
When your site is first created, the Cloud will generate a random password for the default local login account that gives you local access to the devices in your site by web UI and SSH.
You can change this password at any time from the Configuration->General->Local Logins tab:
Once you finish configuration, you'll want to register devices within your site and place them on your map(s). You can of course change your site-level configuration at any time, after which changes will be pushed down to the applicable devices in the site.
Important note: Site-level configuration settings will only apply to devices in the site which have the “inherit site-level config” inheritance behavior set.
Inheritance behavior is set at the time of device registration, but can be changed at any time by selecting the appropriate menu option from the device's main menu.
What happens during a device’s registration and configuration process is explained more in detail in the following articles.