It was brought to my attention that our Cisco Networks App for Splunk Enterprise implementation is not currently presenting any inventory or event detail on the "Cisco Networks Overview" dashboard after the AP Product radio button has been selected. Should we expect this dashboard to include detail for lightweight APs or just autonomous APs?
All of our deployed APs are configured as "lightweight" and managed by WLCs. Our Splunk instance is currently receiving syslog data from the WLCs, but no Cisco Smart Call Home input at this time. Given this data input configuration, WLC specific inventory and events are being presented, but when the WLC Product is chosen, but no AP specific inventory and event details are not being presented anywhere.
The AP selector will only show events for autonomous APs. In fact I haven't had the chance to test this myself. It is purely based on Cisco's reference log format for autonomous APs.
In regard to Wireless the app could really need some extra attention as I do not work much with wireless myself. If you have any custom extracts or dashboards, please let me know and I'll consider adding them to the app.
Author of the Cisco Networks App
Thanks for the quick response. Based upon a brief review of your App and and some past experience with the Cisco wireless products, I suspected this might be the case, but thought it was worth posting a question to get an authoritative answer.
Given that our Network Operations team have already expressed an interest having some "direct visibility" into the lightweight AP device inventory, I might investigate the possibility of assembling a solution for that request.