Baseline Charts and Anomaly Detection

Applies To: Wi-Fi Cloud-managed Access Points (AP120, AP125, AP225W, AP320, AP322, AP325, AP327X, AP420)

Discover uses cloud-based historical data about your Wi-Fi network, examines the behavior of clients, APs, and applications based on this historical data, studies the network analytics, then baselines your network by establishing what is considered normal activity and detects deviations and anomalies to the baseline activity.

This simplifies Wi-Fi network connectivity and performance monitoring and troubleshooting, and enables you to quickly detect and resolve issues experienced by Wi-Fi users. Any detected behavior that deviates significantly from the baseline is considered to be an anomaly and highlighted in the graph.

Screen shot of a typical Baseline graph in Discover

Baseline graphs help you view any deviations and anomalies to your Wi-Fi network baseline:

  • The baseline graph is updated every 15 minutes.
    • The blue line on the graph is the calculated baseline. The shaded blue area around the blue line is the standard deviation.
    • The purple dots are the observed values for the metric at a given point of time.
    • A red dot indicates a significant anomaly to the baseline.
  • Click the data points on the chart to view detailed information.
  • You can filter the baseline graph view based on the SSID, frequency band, and time interval on the top-right of the baseline widget. For more information. see Filter Data.
  • Use the sliders at the bottom of the baseline to zoom in and out of the graph to view the graph data in detail.