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    Setting Up the Location View

    You can build a new location site by the individual nodes, or you can use the Location Setup page. The wizard guides you though the top-down process from the site node down to the assignment of devices.

    Note: Use the Location Setup page only to design new sites; it is not meant for editing existing sites. If you enter data for an existing site, it is rejected when you attempt to commit the data.

    A site is the cornerstone of the location-based view of your network. Until you define a site, the default view of your network tree only shows you a list of your unassigned devices. After you define a site, you can build a tree structure of buildings, floors, wiring closets, aisles, and outdoor areas. As you define your network, you can assign devices to the various components of your network. Table 1 describes the devices that you can assign to each of the location component.

    Table 1: Devices that can be Assigned to each Location Component

    Component

    Devices that can be assigned

    Site

    None

    Building

    EX Series switches, QFX Series switches, QFabric components (Interconnects, Directors, Node devices, Control Plane devices), Wireless Controllers

    Floor

    EX Series switches, QFX Series switches, QFabric components (Interconnects, Directors, Node devices, Control Plane devices), Wireless Controllers, Access Points

    Closet

    EX Series switches, QFX Series switches, QFabric components (Interconnects, Directors, Node devices, Control Plane devices), Wireless Controllers

    Aisle

    None

    Rack

    EX Series switches, QFX Series switches, QFabric components (Interconnects, Directors, Node devices, Control Plane devices), Wireless Controllers

    Outdoor Area

    EX Series switches, QFX Series switches, QFabric components (Interconnects, Directors, Node devices, Control Plane devices), Wireless Controllers, Access Points

    The Location Setup page displays the network tree as you add components to your network. Use the buttons on this page to add various components—such as, buildings, outdoor areas, floors, aisles, racks—to your network. These buttons change depending on the component that you select in the network tree.

    After the location is set up, you can view the devices in the network by expanding and collapsing these location nodes in the Location view.

    To set up your Location view:

    1. Ensure you are in the Build mode and Location or Topology view. Click Build in the Network Director banner to enter Build mode; select Location view or Topology view from the View selector.
    2. If you are accessing the Location Setup page from the Location view, select the root node (for example, My Network) in the View pane.
    3. Do one of the following depending on the view you are in:

      • From the Tasks pane in the Location view, select Location Management > Setup Locations.
      • From the Tasks pane in the Topology view, select Location > Setup Locations.
      The Location Setup page opens.
    4. Click Add Site to add a new site.

      Network Director adds a new site under the root node and names it as Site-1.

    5. Select the new site and perform any of the following actions:
      • Click Edit Site to modify the name of the site and specify the site address. The Edit Site window opens.

        Topology view uses this address to place the devices assigned to this site on the topology map. For more details on editing a site, see Creating a Site.

      • Click Add Building to add a building to your site.

        Network Director adds a new building under the site and names it as Building-1.

      • Click Outdoor Area to add an outdoor area to your site. Network Director adds a new outdoor area under the site and names it as Outdoor Area-1. You can associate an outdoor area to a site or a building for wireless coverage and upload an image or map of that area. After you designate an outdoor area, you can edit or view the map using the Edit Outdoor Area task.
      • Click Delete to delete the site.
    6. If you added a building, select the building and perform any of the following actions to continue building your network:
      • Click Add Floor to add floors to the building.
      • Click Assign Device to assign devices to the selected building. The Associate Devices to Building window opens displaying all the unassigned devices in your network. Select the devices that you want to add to the building and click Add.

        Network Director adds the selected devices to the network tree.

      • Click Edit Building to edit the name and address of the building. For more details on editing a building, see Configuring Buildings.
      • Click Delete to delete the building.
    7. If you added an outdoor area, select the outdoor area and perform any of the following actions to continue building your network:
      • Click Assign Device to assign devices to the selected outdoor area. The Associate Devices to Outdoor window opens displaying all the unassigned devices in your network. Select the devices that you want to add to the building and click Add.
      • Click Edit Outdoor Area to edit the name of the outdoor area and to upload the image of the outdoor area. For more details on editing an outdoor area, see Configuring Outdoor Areas.
      • Click Delete to delete the building.
    8. If you added a floor to the building, select the floor and perform any of the following actions to continue building your network:

      Note: You can add aisles and racks to a floor only from the Location view. However, you can view aisles, racks, and devices that you have assigned to these components from the Topology view.

      • Click Add Closet to add a wiring closet to the floor.
      • Click Add Aisle to add an aisle to the floor.
      • Click Assign Device to assign devices to the selected floor. The Associate Devices to Floor window opens displaying all the unassigned devices in your network. Select the devices that you want to add to the floor and click Add.
      • Click Edit Floor to modify the name of the floor, floor level and upload the floor plan. For more details on editing a floor, see Configuring Floors.
      • Click Delete to delete the floor.
    9. If you added a wiring closet, select the wiring closet and perform any of the following actions:
      • Click Assign Device to assign devices to the selected closet. The Associate Devices to Closet window opens displaying all the unassigned devices in your network. Select the devices that you want to add to the closet and click Add.
      • Click Edit Closet to modify the name of the wiring closet. In the Edit Closet window, modify the wiring closet name and click Done.
      • Click Delete to delete the wiring closet.
    10. If you added an aisle, select the aisle and perform any of the following actions:

      Note: You can add aisles and racks to a floor only from the Location view. However, you can view aisles, racks, and devices that you have assigned to these components from the Topology view.

      • Click Add Rack to add a rack to the aisle.
      • Click Edit Aisle to modify the name of the aisle. In the Edit Aisle window, modify the name and click Done.
      • Click Delete to delete the aisle.
    11. If you added a rack, select the rack and perform any of the following actions:

      Note: You can add aisles and racks to a floor only from the Location view. However, you can view aisles, racks, and devices that you have assigned to these components from the Topology view.

      • Click Assign Device to assign devices to the selected rack. The Associate Devices to Rack window opens displaying all the unassigned devices in your network. Select the devices that you want to add to the rack and click Add.
      • Click Edit Closet to modify the name of the rack. In the Edit Rack window, modify the name and click Done.
      • Click Delete to delete the rack.
    12. Click Done to save the location details.

      Network Director displays the location details along with the assigned devices in Location view.

    Modified: 2016-09-29