PortView

PortView is an ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine component that provides port analysis and troubleshooting information including NetFlow data and ExtremeControl end-system details, for your network wired and wireless devices.

The primary launch point for PortView is from the ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Search. Depending on the type of item you are searching for, one or more PortView tabs display with information pertaining to your search item. You can also launch PortView from other locations in ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine.

PortView lets you:

  • View a topological display of device relationships.
  • Analyze flow details, applications, senders, and receivers.
  • Analyze real-time status, utilization, errors, and packets for a port.
  • View the map of devices to which the end-system is connected.
  • Analyze historical utilization and availability for a port.
  • View all end-systems attached to a port and critical end-system information.

This Help topic provides the following PortView information:

Requirements

License and Data Collection Requirements

The information provided in each report depends on the selected switch and the report data collections you configure. For information on configuring data collection, see Enable Report Data Collection.

The following chart describes the complete set of PortView reports and provides the data collection requirements for each report (if applicable). Some of these reports are available as PortView tabs, others are launched from the right-click menu in the graphical Overview report.

PortView Report Description Requirements
Overview Topological display of device relationships.  
Application Summary View reports that present a summary of application information.  
Details The tabs within the report contain the following information:

Access Profile — Displays an interactive fingerprint containing information about the end-system. Select an icon to open additional details.
End-System — View information about the end-system.
End-System Events — View the ExtremeControl Dashboard end-system events table filtered to display all events for the end-system based on the MAC address.
Health Results — Displays risk information for the selected end-system.
Switch must have ExtremeControl authentication enabled.
Map Displays the map containing the device to which the end-system is connected.
Sessions The tabs within the report contain the following information:

Interface History — Historical interface utilization and availability.
Client History — Historical statistics for wired or wireless clients.
End-System Events — View the ExtremeControl Dashboard end-system events table filtered to display all events for the end-system based on the MAC address.
NetFlow — NetFlow data for the selected port.


Requires active interface statistics collection.
Client statistics collection must be enabled.
Switch must have ExtremeControl authentication enabled.

The switch must support NetFlow and flow collection must be enabled on the port.
Network Information The tabs within the report contain the following information:

Wireless Details — Presents controller, AP, or client information, depending on your search.
Interface Details — Real-time interface status, utilization, and errors.
AP History — Contains historical data for your APs.
Switch Resources — Switch CPU and memory utilization statistics.
Device Resources — Device CPU and memory utilization statistics.





Requires active device statistics collection.
Requires active device statistics collection.

Access Requirements

Access to PortView reports is determined by the user's membership in an ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine authorization group and the group's assigned capabilities. The following table lists the capabilities required for access to the different PortView reports.

PortView Report Required Capability
Network Information
Interface History
Client History
Client Event History
Switch History
Controller History
XIQ-SE OneView > Access OneView
or
XIQ-SE OneView > Access OneView and Access OneView Administration
Sessions > NetFlow XIQ-SE OneView > NetFlow Read Access
Modify Flow Collection XIQ-SE OneView > NetFlow Read/Write Access
Map XIQ-SE OneView > Maps > Maps Read Access or Maps Read/Write Access
Details
Sessions > End-System Events
XIQ-SE OneView > ExtremeControl > OneView End-Systems Read Access
or
XIQ-SE OneView > ExtremeControl > OneView End-Systems Read/Write Access

Launching PortView

You can launch PortView from a variety of locations in ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine. By default, you can have five active PortView searches displayed in ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine at one time. You can change this display limit in the Maximum PortViews Displayable field in Site Engine - General (Administration > Options > Site Engine - General > Session Limits).

  NOTE: A single PortView search returns a maximum of five matching results. If the number of matching results exceeds five, an error message appears asking you to refine the search term and try again.

Launching from ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine

ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Search Tab

The primary launch point for PortView is from ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Search. The Search page provides a search field where you can enter a MAC address, IP address, host name, AP serial number, or ExtremeControl custom field information to begin searching. Depending on the type of item for which you are searching, the search results return one or more PortView tabs, with information pertaining to your search item. You can right-click on the different devices in the topology results to launch additional reports.

  1. Open the Search tab.
  2. Enter a MAC address, IP address, host name, AP serial number, or Identity and Access custom field information, and press Enter to begin the search. You can copy the IP or MAC address from another source and enter it into the Search field. For example, you can copy an end-system MAC address from the Control tab End-Systems view, and then paste the MAC address into the search field and press Enter.
  3. Depending on the type of item for which you are searching, the secondary navigation bar displays one or more PortView tabs, with information pertaining to your search item, similar to the search results shown below.
ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Interface Summary FlexView

Use the following steps to launch PortView from an ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Interface Summary FlexView.

  1. On the Network tab, select on the device Name link to open the Interface Summary FlexView.
  2. In the Interface Summary, select the interface Name or Alias link to open PortView.

Launching from Console

You can launch PortView from Console using any of the following methods:

  • In the Port Properties tab, right-click on one or more ports and select Port Tools > PortView.
  • In the Compass Results table, right-click on up to four entries and select Port Tools > PortView.
  • In the Interface Summary FlexView, right-click on one or more ports and select Port Tools > PortView.

Launching from NAC Manager

You can launch the PortView ExtremeControl reports from NAC Manager using either of the following two methods:

  • In the End-Systems tab, right-click on an end-system in the table and select PortView from the menu.
  • On the Control tab's End-Systems view, right-click the entry with the desired switch port and select PortView from the menu.