On the Locations page, the location tree is displayed on the left side of the page. The layout is configured on the right side of the page.
The location tree comprises location folders and location floors.
- Location folders represent organizational components such as buildings, cities, or countries.
- Location floors represent component details such as a floor in a building. For example, "Hawaii Conference Room," "Bldg 15–Cubicle G2," or "Executive Area."
The default location folder of the root location is the Staging Area folder.
This location folder is where new APs appear when they are deployed. You can rename the Staging Area folder. You cannot create, delete, move, or add a location to the Staging Area folder. When the location tag of a location-aware device is not known or cannot be determined, it is tagged to the Staging Area folder.
By default, the Staging Area folder inherits all the policies except the Authorized WLAN and Intrusion Prevention policies from the root location. You can customize these policies for each location folder.
If you rename the Staging Area folder, make sure your new folder name does not conflict with other location folders that you manage. For example, you can call this folder New Devices.
You can select a location folder or a location floor and add a layout to it. A layout for a location folder can be a geographical map, while a layout for a location floor could be a floor map. You can add location folders and location floors to the layout for a location folder. You can add devices to the layout for location floors. You can add notes to the locations and devices on layouts to further explain the location or device placement or any other matter related to the location layout.
You can also view a pictorial representation of the mesh wireless network topology in the locations layout.