Functional flow of Mutizone

In this article will see the datazone and primary concept in networking . Combination of Multizone and Datazone called as Multizone technology in most of the networking domains


The MultiZone feature allows organizations to have multiple and separate secure networks while using the same AP. It also allows APs to terminate to multiple managed devices that reside in different zones. A zone is a collection of managed devices under a single administration domain. The zone can have a single managed device or a cluster setup.

Multi-Zone AP can receive both Primary zone (PZ) & Datazones(DZ) VAP configuration and provide service for all the SSIDs from all the zones.

Primary Zone

The primary zone can configure Multizone profiles to enable the MultiZone feature. In Cloud platform  Primary zone group ,site,label we can see APs and clients  attached to primary zone controllers in list and summary page .

Data zone

The data zone managed device must be configured with the same AP group or AP name profile as the primary zone. Data zone is the secondary zone that an AP connects to after receiving the MultiZone configuration from the primary zone.  In Cloud Accesspoints will not shown in datazone controllers  or datazone group/site and label. Datazone controller summary  page client will displayed.

Functional flow of Mutizone

CPSEC is not mandatory for MultiZone.If High Availability is enabled, MultiZone cannot be configured. Functional flow of multizone is leaf and spine concept.

It should be layer3 reachable when the primary zone and data zone managed devices do not require to be on the same layer 2  subnet.

This will be used in Aruba,Juniper,Cisco

Configuration :

There are four parameters which has necessary to configure for this feature

  • IPV4 Address
  • IPv6 Address
  • No of WlANs
  • No of Devices /controllers.

Specify the Ipv4 address of the access points. If we configure IPV6 specify the ipv6 address of the Access point. Specify the number of Wlan ssid . The maximum number of Wlans that can be configured are 16. Specify the number of managed devices. The maximum number of controllers that can be configured are 12.

Advantages of Multizone:

  • Simplified network topology -Able to  sit in single place and access all the devices .
  • Port density – configures is easy
  • Maintain is easy
  • Monitoring also easy
  • Flexibility
  • Manageability – Large no of network facing interface fron a single point.
  • Multihome topology provides load balancing and redundancy
  • Expanding no of available network interface on a devices called Aggregation of device
  • Aggregation using LAG as protocol

Live Monitoring

Live monitoring refers to the continuous, real-time observation and analysis of data or activities as they occur. This practice is common across various fields and industries, including:

  • Security: Live monitoring of surveillance cameras and alarm systems allows for immediate responses to security threats or breaches.
  • Healthcare: In healthcare settings, live monitoring of patients’ vital signs or medical equipment helps healthcare professionals respond promptly to any abnormalities or emergencies.
  • Manufacturing: Monitoring production lines in real-time ensures efficient operations and immediate identification of any issues that could disrupt the manufacturing process.
  • Environmental Monitoring: Continuous tracking of environmental data such as air quality, water levels, or weather conditions allows for timely responses to any changes or potential hazards.
  • Energy Management: Live monitoring of energy usage in buildings or industrial settings helps identify areas for efficiency improvements and immediate responses to anomalies.
  • Traffic Management: Monitoring traffic flow and congestion in real-time helps in managing traffic signals and rerouting to optimize traffic flow.
  • Financial Markets: Monitoring stock prices and market movements in real-time is crucial for traders and financial institutions to make timely decisions.


Primary zone  group

Controller context : MZ controllers are listed with connected APs and health status .AP – In controllers context APs are listed with status,serial,model,mac and Ip. Client – MZ  controllers are displayed with data path and mz ssid .

AP context:  Controller – AP list page connected controllers and secondary controllers are listed .AP – AP context, performance and RF graphs populated  .Client – AP details page MZ clients are connected with MZ controller path.

Client context :  Controller – From client details page we can navigate the connected controller page. AP – From client details page we can navigate the connected APs. Client – All client information datapath,client capabilities,throughput and other graph populated.

Datazone group

All devices: Controller – DZ controllers are listed with client count. AP – No APs are listed in DZ group. Client – No clients are listed in DZ group.

Controller context : Controller – DZ controllers are listed with client count .AP – No APs are listed in DZ group. Client – Datazone ssid are listed in controller details page.

AP context :  In DZ group no APs are listed in AP context. AP – no APs are listed in AP context. Client context :  Controller – In DZ group no APs are listed in client context .AP – no APs are listed in client context. Client – No client


We have reports in monitoring to collected all information such as AP,client and controllers.

  • Client inventory report : Displays wireless client count by ssid ,roles,connection mode,connection type ,os,vendors under MZ group
  • Client session reports :Displays Session Data by OS ,Session Data by Connection Mode,Wireless Session Data by SSID,Wireless Clients by Role,Session Data by Mac Vendor,Top Ten Clients By Usage
  • in client session report under MZ group
  • Client usage reports :Displays Top Ten Clients By Usage (ssid),Client Count , Top 10 wireless client by usage under MZ group
  • Client summary reports : Displays Displays Top Ten Clients By Usage (ssid),Client Count , Top 10 wireless client by usage is displayed in client summary reports under MZ group
  • Network reports :Displays AP models ,MZ, DZ client ssid is displayed in network reports under MZ group
  • RF summary report : Displays All Access points in RF summary under MZ group
  • Infra and resources :Displays controllers are in DZ group ,CAP and Controllers in MZ group.

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