Revamping the MSE User Interface
As part of the WLC 8.0 release, we addressed customer comments and revamped the user interface (UI) for the MSE. We wanted to make it easier for customers using both MSE and PI to adjust to larger deployments. We also wanted to quicken the pace at which we could deliver features to the customers. Today I want to walk you through the landing page and configuration of the new MSE UI.
The landing page is the first thing one sees when logging into the MSE UI. This page provides the user with a basic snapshot of system health, an easy way to launch the apps, and a quick status of the various services on MSE.
The new UI highlights important parameters like CPU and Memory usage in order to give the user an indication of the stress being handled by the MSE.
The new UI provides an easy way to launch the various apps on MSE (Analytics, Connect & Engage, Health etc.).
MSE Services Status Overview
The new MSE UI not only provides the user with a quick way to check the status of various services on MSE, but also a way to turn on/off these services. The icon colors, depending on whether they are green or red, represent whether the services are up or down respectively.
This part of the MSE UI mimics the PI in terms of providing a way for configuring the various services on the MSE. More than 90% of the features that are supported on PI are also supported on MSE UI. We also provide a dashboard to show the most frequently used configurations on the MSE. Clicking on any of these icons takes the user to the configuration screen for those parameters.
In the next post, I will discuss some of the Beta features that we have included in the MSE UI (Health App and Location Tuning App). Please stay tuned for the next blog and as always, we are interested in receiving your feedback.