This how-to guide illustrates the different ways to navigate in AirVantage to work on a subset of systems and to find any system in your company or its partners. This includes the following:
- Change the context to see the systems of a partner.
- Filter the table using labels.
- Find a system. This allows you to go directly on any system of your company or your company’s partners.
When you log in to AirVantage, you start in the context of your company (displayed in red). You can see all the systems of this company and only these systems.
If your company doesn’t have any partner, you can skip this step.
You can change the company you want to work on, by doing the following:
AirVantage supplies several keyboard shortcuts allowing you to navigate quickly between activities.
:key to display the cheatsheet. The cheatsheet contains direct links to all of the most used sections for your daily work and displays the keyboard shortcuts you can use.
m; the system Monitor page is displayed.
Labels can be:
You can use labels to group entities: multiple labels can be set for one entity and one label can be assigned to multiple entities.
Now that you have associated a label to a subset of your systems, you can do the same with a single system. In the system table:
Now let’s use your labels!
You can add a context label to filter the entities you will see in the user interface. In the example, the context label field indicates that all data is displayed (i.e., no data is filtered). You can add a label to define a filter controlling what you see.
All of the entities (systems, gateways, subscriptions, etc.) in all of the activities will be filtered with this label name!
If you want to remove this filter, just click on the cross on the filter button.
Filters are one most useful features of the AirVantage user interface. You can use filters to find a system or operation among hundreds or even thousands of them with multiple criteria. Some filters are a predefined list of values, others are free-form text.
Click on the red cross next to Filters to reset all filters, or on the grayed one next to a selected filter to remove it.
Note: you can use joker symbol for free text.
Now that you know how to create a specific view of your entities, you may want to reuse them later by bookmarking them.
You can bookmark activities without any filtering. For example:
|For US Data Center||For European Data Center|
You can bookmark a specific page using filters. For example, if you want to filter systems by Best RSSI level, enter the following in your bookmark list:
https://na.airvantage.net/monitor/systems/systems?extra=rssiLevel:BEST (example for NA Data Center)
If you want to display systems in Ready State only, enter:
https://eu.airvantage.net/monitor/systems/systems?states=READY (example for EU Data Center).
The following example shows a useful bookmark to jump directly to systems which did not communicate and whose last signal strength received was Poor:
You can use the interface to build the view. For example, you can click on a pie section in any pie widget to filter the table.
Finally, bookmark the URL of your view.
You can display information from different companies in as many browser tabs as needed. The company and context label are part of the URL.
The [Ctrl + Activity] key combination allows you to open an activity in a new tab of your browser.
If you manage a lot of systems in your company or with several partner companies, you cannot browse all the companies to find your system.
global searchlink in the bottom-right corner of the system finder dialog box.
That’s it! Now you know how to find your systems and navigate in the interface to browse system information.