Configure Device Classification Rules

ExtremeLocation Essentials classifies devices into one of the following types:
  • Visitor
  • Assets
  • Staff
  • Staff Personal Devices.

ExtremeLocation Essentials applies classification rules when a device enters or exits a site.

When a device visits a site for the first time, ExtremeLocation Essentials classifies the device as a Visitor device.

When the device re-enters the site, ExtremeLocation Essentials re-classifies the device based on device classification rules.

ExtremeLocation Essentials monitors Visitor devices for re-classification. The following are a few re-classification parameters:
  • The Service Set Identifier (SSID) to which the device associates
  • The time duration the device is seen at a site.

The user can configure and fine tune SSID and time duration parameters for device classification. ExtremeLocation Essentialsclassifies personal staff devices as Staff Personal Devices to exclude data collection and analysis from staff personal devices.

Staff Personal Devices do not display in the Devices View on the floor map.

In this guide, Assets and Staff devices are classified based on Time Duration.

Perform the following steps to configure device classification rules.

  1. In the main navigation bar on the ExtremeLocation Essentials screen, select, Settings Icon
  2. Select Device Classification .
  3. Select Device Classification and Management.
  4. To add a new device rule, select Plus Icon

    Device Classification Rule Screen

  5. In the Select Visitor Type field, select Staff.
  6. Select the Visitor Duration radio button and set the duration to 1 hour.
  7. Select Save.
  8. Repeat the process to set the duration for Asset devices to 4 hours.

    Configuration Rule Screen



    For a newly configured environment, device classification takes some time to display.