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Registered: ‎10-27-2011

Retrieve heatmaps from VisualRF programatically

I'm curious if it's possible to grab heatmaps from airwave without going through VisualRF itself.  We try to make floorplans with heatmaps available to users so they can see where coverage is best.  Currently we screenshot VisualRF for each floor.  However, we have enough floors (in the 150-200 range) that it's a real project to keep those up to date.  I would love to be able to write a program that will grab heatmaps on a schedule and publish them to a web site.

 

I've dug through the kinda limited API documentation and I've been able to grab a list of buildings and floor plans.  I've also been able to get the path of the JPG for each floor plan.  I can get wall coordinates, AP coordinates, and everything.  However, there's no option to get a pre-heatmapped JPG of the floor plan.

 

Is this possible?  I'm afraid it's not going to be.  In that case, does anyone have a good example of how they handle this sort of thing?

MVP
Posts: 1,442
Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: Retrieve heatmaps from VisualRF programatically

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Did not read entire post :)

 

My only suggestion at this point is go through TAC or speak to your SE andéor possibly make an enchancement request through the ideas portal or through SE

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
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Re: Retrieve heatmaps from VisualRF programatically

I agree with 'pmonardo'

 

Though another thing you might try to do is grab the images using the XML API.  Go to Home -> Documentation -> under 'Interfacing with AMP' -> Location XML API Documentation will show you the way to query the AMP via XML.  There's an option to display the image which you can possibly use to put onto a webpage.

 


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎10-27-2011

Re: Retrieve heatmaps from VisualRF programatically

I've already done that.  In my post I mentioned being able to get all of the images, wall coordinates, ap coordinates, etc from airwave.  I just can't figure out how to get a heatmap from it.  I really don't want to try and write a program that calculates a heatmap with the datapoints - sounds like a lot of recreating the wheel.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Retrieve heatmaps from VisualRF programatically

I see what's happening.  The AMP creates the image of the heatmap separately from the the other items due to the fact that items are changeable.  It's looking like it'd take a good deal of work to make it easier to get to from API.  The feature request route is the best route for now since there's no easy workaround to getting the heatmap via the APIs.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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