AP Bonjour Services

Bonjour is Apple‘s zero-configuration networking (Zeroconf) implementation. Zeroconf is a group of technologies including service discovery, address assignment and hostname resolution. Bonjour locates the devices (printers, computers, etc.) and services these computers provide over a local network.

Bonjour provides a method to discover services on a LAN. Bonjour allows users to set up a network without any configuration. Services such as printers, scanners and file-sharing servers can be found using Bonjour. Bonjour only works within a single broadcast domain. However, with a special DNS configuration, it can be extended to find services across broadcast domains.

To view the Bonjour service statistics:

  1. Select the Statistics menu from the Web UI.
  2. Expand the System node from the navigation pane (on the left-hand side of the screen).
    The System node expands to display the RF Domains created within the managed network.
  3. Expand an RF Domain node, and select one of it's connected access points.
    The Access Point's statistics menu displays in the right-hand side of the screen, with the Health tab selected by default.
  4. Select Bonjour Services from the left-hand side of the UI.
    The Statistics > AP > Bonjour Services screen displays.
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    Refer to the following Bonjour service utilization stats:
    Service Name Lists the services discoverable by the Bonjour gateway. Services can either be pre-defined Apple services (scanner, printer, etc.) or an alias not available on the predefined list.
    Instance Name Lists the name of each Bonjour service instance (session) utilized by the controller or service platform.
    IP Address Lists the network IP address utilized by the listed Bonjour service providing resources to the controller or service platform.
    Port Displays the port used to secure a connection with the listed Bonjour service.
    Vlan Lists the VLAN(s) on which a listed Bonjour service is routable.
    Vlan Type Lists the VLAN type as either a local bridging mode or a shared tunnel.
    Expiry Lists the expiration date of the listed Bonjour service, and its availability to discover resources on the LAN.
  5. Select Refresh to update the screen‘s statistics counters to their latest values.