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Can you explain the Access Point Availability Report on the IdentiFi Controller?

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TitleCan you explain the Access Point Availability Report on the IdentiFi Controller?
Question
Can you explain the Access Point (AP) Availability Report on the IdentiFi Controller?
Environment
  • IdentiFi 
  • All Firmware
  • All Access Points
  • All Controller Models
  • Availability
  • Fast Fail over
Answer
From the IdentiFi Controller GUI select the Reports tab, then select the AP Availability report from the left hand side column. 

The colors indicate the tunnel state and it's all based on the controller from which you loaded the report on:

Green — AP has established an active tunnel.
Blue — AP has established a backup tunnel.
Red — AP is not connected.

When viewing the Availability Report from a specific controller that is paired with another controller, you will see two different types of access points: 

Local & Foreign 

Local = The access points is homed to THIS controller in the pair
Foreign = The access point is homed to the BACKUP controller in the pair

Why does this matter? A Local access point will accept configuration changes from it's locally homed controller. If an access point is Foreign on the controller you are viewing, you cannot change any of its settings. The job of the backup controller is to keep the foreign access point active in the event it's local controller goes offline. 

Main Block (Has all the ap info):
[Local] - Green - The ap is active on it's local controller. 

[Local] - Blue - The ap failed over to the backup controller. 

[Foreign] - Blue - The ap is active on it's local controller.
(From this view it means it's local on the other controller in the pair, normal and not in a fail over state)

[Foreign] - Green -  The Foreign ap is connected to this controller.
(From this view it means it's currently connected to this controller and must have failed over)


Sub Block - Connected: 
Green - Has an active tunnel to the controller you are viewing the report on. 
Blue - Has a backup tunnel to the paired controller. 


Normal Working Mode: 
[Local] - Green - The ap is active on it's local controller. 
Connected - Blue - Has a backup tunnel to the paired controller. 

[Foreign] - Blue - The ap is active on it's local controller.
Connected - Green - Has an active tunnel connected to this controller
(Based on which controller you are viewing) 
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