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Status Future consideration
Workspace SevOne
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 28, 2024

Access Point White/Blacklist for the WLCCollector config.

Similar to how we can disable aggregations and stations in the config files for WLCCollector, we could make a new flag for AP_WL (Access Point Whitelist) and AP_BL_ALL (Access Point Blacklist All).

Some great integrations we could do is with AP_WL allow us to point to a file within the WLCCollector/configuration directory and have a csv or other txt list of AP strings that we want to allow into the solution. Today as a business driver, we use inventory management integrations with a ServiceNow platform, so if we had a file to manipulate by using API and some cronjobs, we can keep an up-to-date whitelist on APs that are allowed for monitoring in the platform. This is an automation/feature enhancement of the tool that we are looking to have a solution for in some way. The only way today to prevent monitoring of APs we don't wish to see, is by creating object rules to block a device group that would not match our whitelisted devices.

If Wifi Access Points worked similar to Netflow where you could enable and disable their metrics, this would be an easy configuration page to perform checks on, but given they are treated as deferred data instead, we cant even look at a way to disable the data even if we unchecked the device (since it originates from the WLC)

Idea priority Medium