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    Finding User Sessions

    This topic describes how to find user sessions on the network. You can search for sessions based on several session attributes. When you find a session, you can view its current and historical bandwidth usage.

    This topic describes:

    Procedure for Finding User Sessions

    1. Click Monitor in the Network Director banner.

      You can search for user sessions in any tab in Monitor mode.

    2. In the Tasks pane, select Tasks > Find User Session.

      The Search User Session window opens. For information about this window, click the Help button in the title bar of the window or see Search User Session Window.

    Search User Session Window

    The Search User Session window enables you to search for and view information about user sessions. The search scope is the entire managed network, regardless of which node is selected in the View pane. You can view current and historical session information.

    To find user sessions:

    1. Enter search text in the text box. The search looks for the search text in these session attributes:
      • MAC address
      • IP address (IPv4 or IPv6)
      • User name
    2. Click Search.

      The found user sessions appear in a table. See Table 1 for a description of this table.

    3. To view more information about a session, click its table row.

      Detailed information about the session appears. The MAC address appears at the top of the page. The page contains these sections:

      • Current Session Information—Displays information about the current session. Table 2 describes the information shown for sessions connected to the network by a wireless connection. Table 3 describes the information shown for sessions connected to the network by a wired connection.
      • Past Session Information—Displays information about the MAC addresses’ past sessions. This information is not shown for sessions connected to the network by a wired connection. You can select the time period to view from the list above the table. Table 4 describes the information shown. You can expand the record of a past session to see more information about it by using the plus and minus buttons in the left column. Table 2 describes the detailed information shown for sessions connected to the network by a wireless connection.
    4. When you are done viewing a session’s details, to return to the search results, click Back in the top left corner of the window.

    Table 1: User Session Details Table for Found User Sessions

    Table Column

    Description

    MAC Address

    MAC address of the connected device.

    Client IPv4

    IPv4 address of the connected device.

    User Name

    User name of the connected user.

    Session Type

    Shows whether the session is connected by wired or wireless connection.

    Client IPv6

    IPv6 address of the connected device.

    Link-local

    Link-local address.

    Table 2: Detailed Session Information for Found Wireless User Sessions

    Field

    Description

    User Name

    User name of the connected user.

    Session Started On

    Time when the current session started.

    Elapsed Time

    Length of time the session has been active.

    Client IP

    IP address of the connected device. Includes IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

    Controller IP

    IP address of the controller to which the client is connected.

    VLAN

    Name of the VLAN the session is using.

    SSID

    SSID of the wireless LAN to which the session is connected.

    RSSI

    Received signal strength indication (RSSI), in decibels referred to 1 milliwatt (dBm). A higher value indicates a stronger signal.

    SNR Value

    Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). A measure of the level of a desired signal against the level of background noise, measured in decibels (dB).

    Session Location

    The physical location of the wireless access point serving the session. The physical location has the hierarchy site–building–floor.

    Client Device Type

    Client’s device type.

    Client Device Group

    Client’s device group.

    Client Device Profile

    Client’s device profile.

    Unicast KBytes Received

    Unicast bytes received by the session.

    Unicast KBytes Transmitted

    Unicast bytes transmitted by the session.

    Multicast KBytes Received

    Multicast bytes received by the session.

    Link-local

    Link-local address.

    Data Usage (KBytes)

    Data transmitted and received by the client, in kilobytes.

    Roaming History

    Shows the session’s roaming history in a table with these columns:

    • Session Start Time—Time when the session connected to the wireless access point.
    • AP Name—Name of the wireless access point to which the session connected.

    Trends (Statistics)

    Shows statistical trends for the session. Select the statistic type to view by using the buttons above the chart.

    Table 3: Current Session Information for Found Wired User Sessions

    Field

    Description

    Username

    Username of the connected user.

    Device IP

    IP address of the device.

    Authentication Type

    Type of authentication used to authenticate the session.

    VLAN

    Name of the VLAN the session is using.

    Device Serial

    Device’s serial number.

    Port

    Port to which the device is connected.

    Table 4: Past Session Information for Found User Sessions

    Table Column

    Description

    Session Start Time

    Time when the current session started.

    Elapsed Time

    Length of time the session has been active.

    Client IPv4

    IPv4 address of the connected device.

    Client IPv6

    IPv6 address of the connected device.

    Link-local

    Link-local address.

    Controller IP

    IP address of the controller to which the client is connected.

    SSID

    SSID of the wireless LAN to which the session is connected.

    VLAN

    VLAN to which the client is connected.

    RSSI

    Received signal strength indication (RSSI), in decibels referred to 1 milliwatt (dBm). A higher value indicates a stronger signal.

    SNR

    Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR),. A measure of the level of a desired signal against the level of background noise, measured in decibels (dB).

    RxUniKBytes Value

    Unicast bytes received by the session.

    RxMultiKBytes Value

    Unicast bytes transmitted by the session.

    TxUniKBytes Value

    Multicast bytes received by the session.

    Data Usage (KBytes)

    Data transmitted and received by the client, in kilobytes.

     

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    Modified: 2016-09-29