Getting Started with ExtremeControl

ExtremeCloud IQ Site Engine's Control tab provides end-system and user identity reports and control capabilities, allowing better visibility and control for IT analysts, troubleshooters, and the helpdesk.

Access Requirements

To view the reports in the Control tab, you must be a member of an authorization group that has been assigned the appropriate capabilities:

  • XIQ-SE OneView > Access OneView
  • XIQ-SE OneView > ExtremeControl > Access OneView Identity and Access Reports
  • XIQ-SE OneView > ExtremeControl > OneView End-Systems Read Access or Read/Write Access
  NOTE: The ExtremeCloud IQ Site Engine, ExtremeControl, and ExtremeAnalytics Virtual Engine Installation Guide includes an overview of ExtremeCloud IQ Site Engine, ExtremeControl, and ExtremeAnalytics virtual engine deployment requirements and how to deploy a virtual engine on a VMware® and Hyper-V server.

Selecting Control in the Menu Bar at the top of ExtremeCloud IQ Site Engine opens the Control tab. The Control tab provides access to four sub-tabs:

  • Dashboard — Displays summary ExtremeCloud IQ Site Engine data including end-system data, system-level information, system events, ExtremeControl engine information, and network health.
  • Policy — Enables you to create policy profiles, called roles, assigned to the ports in your network.
  • Access Control — Allows you to configure how end-users connect to your network.
  • End-Systems — Displays information about end-users connected to your network.
  • Reports — Provides a variety of system reports that give information about your devices, ports, and network traffic.

Additionally, the Menu icon () at the top of the screen provides links to additional information about your version of ExtremeCloud IQ Site Engine.


Select the Dashboard tab to view information about engines and end-systems.

Provides an overview of end-system connection information. For a description of each report, select the Info button in the upper right corner of the view. Enable and disable data display in each chart by selecting the data set in the chart legend. For example, if one segment represents a disproportionately large percentage of the total, mouse over the segment legend to the right of the chart and select it to remove it from the pie chart.
Provides system-level information for engines and end-systems. For a description of each report, select the Info button in the upper right corner of the view.
Provides reports on end-system assessment and state information. For a description of each report, select the Info button in the upper right corner of the view.


Selecting the Policy tab lets you create policies for your network. It allows you to create policies for users and ports, enabling network engineers, information technology administrators, and business managers to work together to create the appropriate network experience for each user in their organization.

Access Control

The Access Control tab lets you manage the end user connection experience and control network access based on a variety of criteria including authentication, user name, MAC address, time of day, and location. The Access Control tab comes with a default ExtremeControl Configuration which is automatically assigned to your ExtremeControl engine. You can use this default configuration as is, or make changes to the default configuration, if desired.


Selecting the End-Systems tab displays end-system connection information, and lets you monitor end-system events and view the health results from an end-system's assessment. Double-click on any row in the table to open a browser window that displays End-System Details.


The Reports tab allows you to view information about the end-systems connecting to your network, ExtremeControl authentication information, and the top services and roles based on policy rules. Available reports are accessible via the Reports drop-down list at the top of the tab and are grouped into the following reporting areas:

  • End-Systems
  • Access Control
  • Access Control — Health
  • Policy

For information on related help topics: