The wireless monitoring in NPM collects a significant amount of data. for example:
Aruba Wireless Controllers
|Polled Information||OID Name||OID Value|
|Thin AP Interface Link|
|Thin AP Interface|
|Client Signal Strength|
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.