Using the Overview Dashboard - Content Panel

The Overview dashboard is the main dashboard that is displayed when you log in to SCI. It provides an overview of some important statistics of your WiFi network, shown in the figures below.

The purpose of this section is to describe the areas of the content panel of the Overview dashboard.

Figure 1. Overview Dashboard - Top Portion
The areas shown in this portion of the Overview Dashboard are:
  • SmartZones - Displays the number of SmartZone controllers being used in your WiFi network. The green and red dots depict how many of these controllers are active and inactive. For more information on the controllers that you have registered, go to the Admin Console > Settings portion of SCI.
  • ZoneDirectors - Displays the number of ZoneDirector controllers being used in your WiFi network. The green and red dots depict how many of these controllers are active and inactive. For more information on the controllers that you have registered, go to the Admin Console > Settings portion of SCI.
  • Access Points - Shows the number of APs in the network. Green and red status indicates if they are up or down, and yellow indicates other statuses, such as "Provisioned," "Discovery," and " Rebooting."
  • Ruckus SmartAnalytics - For information about how to use Smart Analytics, refer to Using Ruckus Smart Analytics.
Figure 2. Overview Dashboard - Middle Portion

The areas shown in this portion of the Overview Dashboard are:

  • Alarms - Displays the most frequently occurring alarms in the network. Hover over a color or name to display the full name of the alarm. Go to the Data Explorer dashboard for more information about events.
  • Events - Displays the most frequently occurring events in the network. Hover over a color or name to display the full name of the event. Go to the Data Explorer dashboard for more information about events.
  • Top APs by Client Count - Displays the APs being accessed by the most clients. This information is also represented in more detail in the Network Dashboard.
Figure 3. Overview Dashboard - Lower Portion

The areas shown in this portion of the Overview Dashboard are:

  • Total Traffic - Shows statistics about traffic received and transmitted by the access points, including the maximum and minimum rates of traffic. Go to the Network dashboard for more information about traffic.
  • Total Unique Sessions - Shows the number of IEEE 802.11 sessions between all clients and APs on the network. Go to the Data Explorer dashboard for more information about sessions.
  • WLANs - Displays the top SSIDs by traffic, which is also shown in the WLANs dashboard. Hover over a portion of the pie display to obtain more information about each SSID.
  • Radios - Displays client data usage, in terabytes, for both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz networks. For more information about radios, go to the Airtime Utilization dashboard.
  • Applications - Shows the applications being used more frequently by the clients in the network. For more information about applications usage, go to the Applications dashboard.
  • "Did you know?" - Provides a short bulleted list about your system, such as the average duration of a session for a week, or the busiest SSID. The "Did you know?" section is updated every time you return to the Overview dashboard.