FortiWLC Web UI Concepts

Web UI Concepts

Access FortiWLC (SD) by entering the IP address of the controller in a browser (see “Browsers” on page 46 below). The Web UI interface that displays operates from four menus: Monitor, Maintenance, Configuration, and Wizards. Clicking any entry from the list expands it to display the options contained therein.

Figure 1: Menu Options in the WebUI

How Does the GUI Relate to CLI Commands?

Most FortiWLC (SD) tasks can be accomplished using either the CLI or the GUI. Some commands can only be done with one or the other. The chart below gives some examples of this. You can refer to the illustration on the previous page or click the indicated links on the UI Interface.

How Does the GUI Relate to CLI Commands?                                                                                                                        43

I need to know… With the CLI With the GUI
Stations that are associated show station show phones Station table (Monitor > Devices > All Stations)
Stations and APs that are detectable show ap-discovered Station table (Monitor > Devices > All Stations)
Controller setup show controller System Summary (Monitor > Dashboard > System)
APs that are connected show ap Station table (click Monitor > Devices > All Stations)
How are APs connected show ap-connectivity ap-id Station table (click Monitor > Devices > All Stations)
How many stations are connected show station or show topostation Station table (Monitor > Devices > All Stations)
Stations connections to certain AP show ap-assigned mac-address Station table (Monitor > Devices > All Stations)
Add a new operating system

version to a controller using

FTP

copy ftp://ftpuser:ftppasswd@offbox-ip-address/ meru-x.x-xxxMODEL-rpm.tar. upgrade system x.x NA
See aggregate throughput for all APs NA System Dashboard (Monitor > Dashboard > System)
Syslog message summary show syslog-table shows the entire log SysLog Files Table (Maintenance > View Syslog) shows a segment of the log based on time
Alarms show alarm Alarms (Monitor > Fault Management > Alarms)
Rogues detected show rogue-ap-list Rogue AP Table (Monitor > Rogue Devices)
AP400 model show ap  

How Does the GUI Relate to CLI Commands?

I need to know… With the CLI With the GUI
Throughput bottlenecks show statistics top10 -ap -problem

(shows loss %) analyze-capture start, analyze-capture stop, analyze-capture capture

System Dashboard (Monitor > Dashboard > System)
High-volume users show statistics top10-station-talker Stations Dashboard (click Monitor > Dashboard > Station)
Why a user’s connection failed station-log/station add analyze-capture Station Diagnostics (click Monitor > Diagnostics > Station)
Dead spots show topoap Station Diagnostics (Monitor > Diagnostics > All Station > Signal Strength Chart)
Station retries show station Monitor > Dashboard > Station > Retries chart
User’s location show station or show topostation NA
Overloaded radios show station

show statistics top10-ap-problem

Monitor > Dashboard > Radio > Retries chart

Radio Dashboard (Monitor > Dashboard >

Radio > Throughput Chart)

High-loss radios show station analyze-capture start, analyze-capture stop, analyze-capture snapshot Monitor > Dashboard > Radio > Loss % chart

Controller Dashboard (Monitor > Controller > High-Loss Radio chart)

Noisy radios NA Monitor > Diagnostics > Radio

Controller Dashboard (Monitor > Controller > Noise Level chart)

Radio Management Overhead show interfaces Dot11Radio statistics Monitor > Dashboard > Radio > Management Overhead Distribution chart
Average Station data rates show station 802.11 | “802.11a” show station 802.11 | “802.11b” show station 802.11 | “802.11g” show station 802.11 | “802.11g” show station 802.11 | “802.11ab” show station 802.11 | “802.11bg” show station 802.11 | “802.11bgn” Monitor > Dashboard > Station > Average Rate charts

How Does the GUI Relate to CLI Commands?

Browsers

WebUI

  • Internet Explorer 9,10 (Vista and Win XP)
  • Mozilla Firefox 25+ (Vista and Win XP)
  • Google Chrome 31+

Captive Portal

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8,9, and 10
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.x and earlier
  • Mobile devices (such as Apple iPhone and BlackBerry)
Internet Explorer Caching Settings

Be sure to turn off caching on any computer using Internet Explorer, because dashboard updates are frequently ignored with caching on. To configure Windows Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

  1. Access Internet Options by opening an Internet Explorer window and then clicking Tools > Internet Options.
    • window like this one displays:

Browsers

Figure 2: Internet Options for Microsoft Windows

  1. Under Browsing history, click Settings.
    • window like this one displays:

Browsers

Figure 3: Website Data Settings

  1. Select the option Every time I visit the web page.
  2. Click OK.

The dashboard will now be updated every time the statistics change.

Note that no configuration is needed for Mozilla Firefox.


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