Modularize thinAP monitoring

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The wireless monitoring in NPM collects a significant amount of data. for example:

 

Aruba Wireless Controllers

Polled InformationOID NameOID Value
DiscoverywlsxSysExtModelName1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.2.1.3
ControllerModel1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.2.1.3
Thin APIPAddress
Name
Status
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.5.2.1.4.1.2
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.5.2.1.4.1.3
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.5.2.1.4.1.19
Thin AP Interface LinkClientsCount1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.5.2.1.7.1.12
Thin AP InterfaceSSID
CurrentChannel
RadioType
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.3.3.1.2
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.3.3.1.8
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.3.3.1.6
RogueSSID
CurrentChannel
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.6.7.1.1.1.4
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.6.7.1.1.1.2
ClientInDataRate
OutDataRate
InTotalBytes
OutTotalBytes
InTotalPackets
OutTotalPackets
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.2.2.1.9
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.2.2.1.8
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.2.3.1.4
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.2.3.1.2
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.2.3.1.3
1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.1.2.3.1.1
Client NameName1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.4.1.2.1.3
Client Signal StrengthSignalStrength1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.5.2.2.1.1.14

 

It can be seen from this that there is information about the thinAP, Rogues, and Clients

1/ the ThinAP information is useful.

2/ the Rogue information is not useful (just outside the campus proper most of the buildings are surrounded by business offering free WiFi; collecting rogue information is not useful.

3/ Students, on average have about 2.5 wireless devices each (staff have slightly fewer ~2.0) -- we peak at around 187,000; this is too much data to collect and I would like to turn it off.

 

I would like to be able to control which sections of data are collected from the controller -- right now a full poll takes well over 30 minutes; collecting the AP status information takes less than 20 seconds

 

Please modularize the AP polling and give us control over which sets of statistics are gathered.

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