Managing Resource Groups

You can provide Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to allow an administrator to manage APs and switches organized into resource groups.

A resource group is made up of your selection of APs and switches available in RUCKUS Analytics. There are many roles associated with resource groups with specific functional privileges. The roles available are Admin, Network Admin and Reporting. A resource group allows the Admin to confine access for a group of users to a restricted set of APs and switches. Therefore, a resource group is equivalent to a tenant.

RUCKUS Analytics contains a Default resource group. This group corresponds to the entire set of wifi assets. The Default resource group cannot be edited or deleted.

The following table lists the functional privileges of each role.

Note: Only users with Admin privileges can edit a resource group.
Table 1. Roles and their Privileges
Role View Reports UI View Mode Save Filter Scheduled Reports Data Explorer Admin Control Resource Group License Management Enable RUCKUS Support
Admin Yes Advanced Yes Yes Create Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Admin Yes Advanced Yes Yes Create Yes Yes Yes No
Reports Yes SCI and Data Explorer Yes Yes Create No No No No
  1. To create a resource group of APs and switches, from the web interface, go to Admin > Resource Groups. The Resource Groups page is displayed.
  2. Click Create Resource Group.
    The Create Resource Group page is displayed.
    Creating a Resource Group
    Configure the following options:
    • Name: Enter the name of the resource group that you are want to create.
    • Description: Enter a short description about the group for reference.
    • Click the AP radio button and Switch radio button to view the devices within the network and domains. Choose the devices that you want by selecting the check-boxes, and click Create. The resource group with the selected APs and switches is created and displayed in the Resource Group page.
      Note: The same set of APs and switches can be part of multiple different resource groups.

      You can select or clear all APs and switches by clicking the AP radio button and Switch radio button. You can also choose to select either an AP or switch to be included in a group. Under the Network hierarchy tree, you can select the different domains within the network which in turn display all the APs or switches present in that domain on the right pane. You can search for specific APs or switches by using the device MAC address. It is not mandatory for all APs or switches within a domain to be added to a resource group; you can select specific APs or switches within a domain and add them to the resource group. The number of devices (APs or switches) selected within a domain is displayed on the right pane along with the device name and MAC address, and also displayed within brackets in the Network hierarchy tree.

      If you want to include all devices within a domain in the resource group, select the domain check-box under the network tree. If you select specific devices within a domain, a hyphen (-) is displayed within the check box to identify that at least one or more devices within the domain are selected. If all the devices within a domain are selected, the network path to the device is displayed on the right pane.

      You can create a resource group at the zone level or at the AP level.

      To create a resource group at the AP level, you will not selected all of the APs within a domain and only select specific APs. In addition, if you added new APs to a domain (from the right pane), the new APs will not be automatically added to the resource group. Therefore, creating resource groups at the AP level will not add new APs to the resource group, automatically.

      However, if you create a resource group at the zone level, you will select all the APs within a domain by clicking the check box from the left pane. In addition, if you add new APs to the domain, they are automatically included to the resource group. Therefore, creating resource groups at the zone level will also add the new APs to the resource group, automatically.
      Note: A resource group can have up to a maximum of 800 APs. Therefore, RUCKUS recommends that you select devices at the zone-level instead of the APs.
      Domains and devices that are no longer part of the network are displayed with their names struck through. These devices or domains can be removed from the resource group. Click the edit () icon to modify the resource group and then save the changes by clicking Update.
      Note: Currently, the entire network cannot be selected and included in a resource group.