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Cisco Wireless Dashboards

After support for wireless devices was added in Nectus, specific monitoring dashboards were created to track any change that can affect the wireless users, controllers or access points. The wireless dashboards are vendor specific and this is where you can find the dashboard for Cisco wireless devices: The focus of this article is on Cisco […]

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Cisco Wireless client search and tracking tools

In this post we will cover some new functionality added to Nectus in latest Wireless release. The “Wireless Client Search” allows the operator to find any wireless client by its MAC, IP address or Username. The client search is located under main menu “Tools”: In the menu, you have an option to search for a […]

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Cisco Wireless Heat Maps

In this post, we will cover the wireless heat maps and how they are created in Nectus. A heat map will allow to visualize the state of the wireless coverage and help to take decision in order to improve the coverage. Using the information from APs along with a map of physical location, you can […]

Working with SNMP Traps in Nectus NMS

One of the key features of Nectus is ability receive SNMP traps.  This allows the operator to quickly detect physical (links failures, flaps) or logical (adjacencies failures, flaps) changes in the network followed by restoration procedures or root cause analysis. Let’s see how does it work on example of this Layer 2 diagram: The SNMP […]

Syslog server functionality in Nectus NMS

This post will cover the SysLog server functionality of  Nectus network monitoring software. As with any modern network monitoring software Nectus has the ability to receive and store the syslog messages from routers, switches or servers. Syslog messages can be accessed from Top menu “Logs”:

Building Dynamic Interactive Network Diagrams

This post will cover how Nectus can dynamically build topologies and how you can check various performance statistics. Nectus gives the possibility to build automatically L2 and L3 topologies based on the discovered devices. Additionally, it allows the administrator to create custom topologies by dragging on the map the devices that are required to be […]

Configuration Backup and Change Tracking in Nectus

This post will cover the configuration backup and change tracking features available in Nectus. Nectus provides the ability to back up the configuration of the devices discovered, on a scheduled basis and manually. Nectus comes with some default settings regarding the configuration backup and for others administrator input is required. This is the configuration backup […]