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Can Beacons be managed through Central?

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  • 1.  Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Jul 25, 2019 12:57 PM

    Can Beacons be managed through Central?

     

    If so, what are my monitoring options? What alerts can be set up?

     

    If not, what alerts can be set up in Meridian? Just battery alerts?



  • 2.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Aug 14, 2019 06:54 AM

    No, beacons cannot be managed via Central. There are no alerts at this time. You could utilise the API for custom alerting. I have documented how you can gather the battery levels using the API here: https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Location-Services/Using-the-Meridian-API-Checking-Beacon-Battery-Levels/td-p/520886

     

    https://docs.meridianapps.com/article/302-beacons-faq states: "Because of the way Beacons report battery life, Beacons Management will show a Beacon battery life for most of its life, and then show a steep drop-off at the end of the battery's life."



  • 3.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Feb 16, 2022 04:17 AM
    Instant AP assets can be tracked using BLE tags, Instant AP beacons scan the network. When a tag is detected, the Instant AP sends a beacon with information about the tag including the MAC address and RSSI of the tag to the Virtual Controller.

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