There’s a ton you can do to manage your Optigo Connect network in Optigo OneView, from managing and organizing VLANs, to creating mirror ports and securing the network at the touch of a button.
Find out all the power and control you can get out of a OneView management dashboard in this webinar session:
In this webinar, we share best practices for managing your Optigo network and innovative tools you might not be aware of. Whether you have questions about using Optigo OneView, want to brush up on the basics, or are looking to familiarize yourself with any new features; this is your ultimate OneView training session.
We started the webinar by digging into Unit Status (1:55). This section shows us how long the system has been up and running, the unit temperature, the number of Edge Switches that are online, and the number of connected ports in the system.
From there, we moved on to the Config section (8:26). This is where you define the management IP of the device. It’s also where we specify the VLAN for management, and a separate VLAN for all of the switches and networks to talk.
Next, we covered the Lasers section (9:45). We by default enable all the lasers, so all you have to do is insert the SFPs into their ports and you’re up and running.
Next on the docket was Bandwidth (10:35). Everyone wants to know how much bandwidth they have, and this section lays it out very simply, with the option to get more detailed. This is an important section, especially on systems with cameras where bandwidth is so significant. You can look at the system overall, or go port-by-port to see how much bandwidth you have to work with.
Next up, Versions. It’s important to know what software and hardware versions you have installed (11:59), and we have an entire section to see your current and previous versions. We give the option to upgrade to a new version, or downgrade to the previous software version if you need to for any reason.
We covered the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) next. The RSSI helps us ensure that the laser signal being sent is strong enough — but not too strong — to drive the network (12:53). As long as the network is designed and installed properly, this shouldn’t be an issue.
Next, we discussed the Edge Switches section (13:25). The Edge Switches section shows all the Edge Switches that are currently connected to the system, which ports they’re connected to, as well as name, description, model, MAC address, and the number of locked or unlocked ports.
Next up, Ports (19:39), which looks at every port across the entire system on every connected switch. It allows you to see the ports’ link status, the assigned VLAN, a description of the port, and whether the port is locked or unlocked. You can filter and search by tons of categories to narrow your view of the ports and get the information you need.
In the VLANs section, we took a look at the ways you can organize and manage VLANs (27:38). One of our favourite new features of this year was adding the ability to colour-code VLANs, so you can quickly and easily identify which devices will communicate with one another. You can add names, IDs, and descriptions to further help you manage VLANs. Adding, editing, and deleting VLANs is quick and simple, with no lines of code required.
The Security section allows you to secure ports at the click of a button, with OneClick Secure (29:43). You can lock active ports to the MAC Address of the connected device, or lock inactive ports so they can’t be used. Securing your system is quick, simple, and effective. It’s like leaving home and locking your door behind you: it takes two seconds, and gives you the peace of mind knowing you’re secure.
In the final section, we covered the Devices page (30:50). This is a device scan that gets updated on the system and shows everything that is connected. It shows the ID of the port the device is connected to, the description, associated VLAN, MAC address, and whether the device is authorized on the system, as well as when the device was discovered, and its assigned IP address. This is really powerful, because you can do an IP scan and pull up all this information on the devices on your network.
That about does it for our Optigo OneView demo! We hope this was helpful and taught you everything you need to know about running an Optigo Connect system. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more educational content on building automation and Optigo Networks.