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Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

  • 1.  Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-11-2018 19:44
    Because i support several bigger Identify WLAN environments for customers i love the new V10.41 feature of having a quick "remote shell" to an AP for a deeper analyses!

    But in real life usage there are several limitation that reduce the advantage this feature dramatically:

    + There is no copy and paste
    + no logging option (compare to a putty client)
    + no resizing of the screen possible if you need more space (means more columns)
    (try several browsers - open a GTAC case - this is now a FR 😢 )
    + Only AP38xx and AP39xx are supported - AP37xx are not included
    (not clear why AP37xx are not offering this)

    i hope there happens some improvements in the near future to make this feature more powerful in our daily business real life usage.

    Regards


  • 2.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-11-2018 19:49
    Hello Matthias,

    I completely agree with that.

    Best regards
    Stephan



  • 3.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-11-2018 22:00
    I'm just curious, what information do you pull or configure from the ap shell that's not available in the web gui?


  • 4.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-11-2018 22:00
    Hi Doug,

    that is funny - you wonna tell me that is would be not so seroius that basic functions are not able if you use remote shell, because most customers do not need that ?

    I am sure that PLM trigger this feature because there is a seroius demand and i am also sure competitive products offer that too.

    So i hope because Netsight guys have the same problems with their WebTerminal improvements will return in near future versions.

    Why AP37xx APs not kicked out to this feature although they are fully supported with 10.41.xx is not explainable to me.

    Regards,
    Matthias


  • 5.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-12-2018 05:28
    Hello Doug,

    For me the most used commands via shell are:

    set authipaddr...

    and

    tail -f /tmp/log/ap.log

    for debugging if problems occur and and then you need the above mentioned functions (like via putty).

    Best regards
    Stephan



  • 6.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-12-2018 05:28
    Being able to grep the logs for a particular client is also very helpful, can't do that in a gui (not that you can get the AP logs in the gui anyway?)


  • 7.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-12-2018 05:28
    I fully agree with the intial post and Stephans comment using the shell for troubleshooting and debugging the for example ap.log files.

    There is no feature in the gui for that.


  • 8.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-12-2018 05:28
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-Collect-Access-Point-Logging-Inform...

    Run your test then generate your log from the GUI, trace bundle includes the ap.log



  • 9.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-12-2018 05:28
    Or use the AP log mgmt to upload all AP logs 1,2,4 or 6x per day to local or remote....





  • 10.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-12-2018 05:28
    Yeah, I have the log collection enabled, which is great for historical analysis, but when I'm in the guts of debugging a problem using the shell is much quicker than downloading a trace and unzipping it all the time. So s/get/view/ the AP logs in the gui is what I meant.


  • 11.  RE: Extreme Wireless - V10.41 - Remote Shell - Limitations

    Posted 01-12-2018 05:28
    Like James said the live view via SSH is quicker while debugging and like Matthias said if the CLI is not needed why do we have the CLI via Web as feature in the new release 😉?

    Best regards
    Stephan