What is a Site?
For example, if you're installing 50 APs for a hotel chain, each hotel location would be represented by a different site on the cloud controller. Each site can have a geographical location associated with it, a set of floor maps, and even preferred language and time zone settings.
Creating Your First Site
- Site Name: The name of your site. You should choose something short but meaningful. For our example, we're going to use "ParkSide Atlanta" since this site will represent the Atlanta installment of our fictional ParkSide hotel chain.
- Description (optional): Add any notes about your site here.
- Enable configuration: Here are the options for this setting:
- ON: Leave this setting set to ON if you want to be able to remotely configure your device.
- OFF: If you do not want to remotely configure your devices, turn this option OFF. You can still remotely monitor your devices and will still get alerts if your device goes offline.
- Upgrade At Registration: Turn this setting to ON if you want your devices to be automatically upgraded to the latest firmware after registration. It's recommended that you leave this setting to "ON".
- Location: The location set here will determine which map is displayed on your Site's dashboard by default, as well as which regulatory country will be used for configuration purposes. (More on this on the next step)
- Time Zone: The timezone you set here will determine which timezone is used in any site-wide emails (such as alert notifications). When you're viewing dates and times in the cloud UI, the timezone that you see will be based off the one that's set in your profile.