I would like to see the ability to have access to network tools such as the as Ping/Telnet/Traceroute/IPScan/Traffic Monitor from the GUI. Mikrotik has a large selection of utilities available in the GUI and Ubiquiti should also implement some of these in case techs don't have access to a desktop on site to run such utilities.
Is there a chance to add STP blocked paths in the topology view just to see how all switches are (purposely) interconnected.
The blocked path could have another colour or something like that. It would be nice if it was there even when blocked and not just shown when for example one other connection bewteen two switches (in a ring with three or more switches) become disconnected.
So, I know it has been mentioned in other places (Specifically I have included a link to the forum topic) but I would like to create a new idea request specifically for realtime bandwidth activity.
I have ran into several occasions where clients are limited in bandwidth and will call about slow speeds. I would like to be able to see at a glance what the current usage is and, if possible, who is using it. Right now I would settle for just a graph showing the last ~15min - 1hr.
As it stands now, I am going to have to figure out some option of monitoring this. Sadly, in my own home, I am going to be replacing the USG with a PFsense box. It was either this or put in an edgerouter X as a transparent monitor and I would rather keep the device chain smaller. The USG will sit on the shelf as I wait hoping this will be implemented. :-)
I hope the images below will spell out better what I and others like me would like to see. Ubiquiti makes wonderful products and I hope you all will see the potential in this suggestion and implement it.
Looking at the controller I beleve these stats are already gathered so I would hope it wouldn't be too difficult to create a graph on the dashboard showing these stats.
This is ultimately what I would love to see. I am able to see at a glance what the traffic is and who my "top talkers" are.
I would even be OK with just simply something that keeps a live update.
I also have included a link to a couple forum topics discussing this further. Hopefully they might provide more insight as well.
Thank you for your consideration.
In the controller, you can see at a glance which port the switch considers its "uplink" by looking for the white "^" on the interface. Why not have a corresponding "v" on interfaces that are connected to downstream unifi switches? The controller clearly already has this information, and this would be extremely handy when chasing a data flow across the LAN...
The UI does not give any visibility into whether the USG Gateway was able to obtain any IPv6 prefixes from the upstream provider.
This should be visible in the WAN section:
Similarly, there were no events around obtaining or losing DHCPv6 leases from the WLAN.
I could not find from Unifi GUI any PORT specific temperature. Only generic temperature is available. Still port specific temperature is available in CLI. So the data exist. How can I show port specific information from the GUI?
And if it is possible too see (or add) a stat button for temp it should be possible to add a stat button also for PoE power. I would really like to see how much my PoE cams, PoE powered Rasberry, SIP phones, ... consume power in the long run. Not just now.
All the Port temperature and PoE Watts and Volts/Amps data exist but probably are not recorded in the database for statistical purposes. Now we just need to see be able to see them. But how?
This should be very easy and fast to implement. When Unifi save a line to the record in database of including TX, RX, ... data at the same line just add three extra columns; PoE Watts and Volts, and Temperature. Do not need much more data space. Then only add 2 extra buttons and queries for the buttons. Thats it. Everything else is there already.
Maybe like this:
In phase 2 later it would be interesting to add a new option to Settings -> "Statistics".
There you could select what data (tx, rx, poe, temp, fan speed, ...) admin wants to save to the database for statistical purposes by devices or device types. That is because if the thole setup is very large and every data is not interesting thus admin can save space at disk and make the processing of the database lighter and maybe faster.
Further, to be able to better control the temperatures of the switch there should be an option where the user can select the default fan speed. That is the speed the fan runs if the system does not need more cooling. Now speed is stopped until cooling is needed.
Maybe like this:
Please add support for fingerbank.org, this would allow the system to ID client with make and model of client devices. The USG is in a good place on the network to collect this info.
There are many other vendors that are using this system already
I'm kind of surprised I didn't find this elsewhere.
While the catagories of DPI are all well and good, it's somewhat irrelevant when you don't know WHERE the traffic is going.
Can you please expose that level of detail to the controller. Given that this information is already being looked at, I assume that it's somewhat trival to add a couple of tables to track client/server relationships and related information.
For example, I have a VM host that has 11GB up and down of unknown traffic. Even if that did fit into a catagory, I don't know where that traffic is going to/coming from. This fits directly into a lot of security products in the same vein...while you might allow HTTP traffic to the world, if someone is abusing that, how do you know what to block?
The source/destination should be IP to keep it simple with an optional field for URI information and/or internal host name.
So either from within a paritcular catagory, we have something like...
<SRC IP> <hostname or nodename> <DST IP> <hostname or nodename> <destination URI> <rest of the stats as they are now> <connection time>
Once this information is presented, it expands the possibility of adding more searchable/sortable stats.
While I appreciate the additional load this may present to the UCK, but even then, it should be minimal as it's really only adding a few additional tables, assuming that information isn't already there and just not exposed, but for those of us running our own HW, it's a moot point.
So please add this sooner than later as this is a bit of detail that I believe is very important to getting the most out of a DPI tool.
I'm fully aware that IPv6 can be configured from the CLI now but UniFi is a SDN product which means that all if not most features should be able to be configured from the controller. not from the CLI.
I'm suggesting that UBNT include the IPv6 Settings under WAN settings for USG like as shown below. (Sorry, my drawing isn't very good)
In the IPv6 Connection Type, the following should be included:
1. Native IPv6
2. Tunnel 6to4
3. Tunnel 6in4
4. Tunnel 6rd
5. Static IPv6
Other than that, the following options in the picture should alse be included:
I don't know how Asus did it, but their routers are smart enough to get the right prefix without my intervention, I wish USG will have this feature too.
I wish UBNT will include full IPv6 support into the controller ASAP that is easy to setup without much technical knowledge.
When I'm comparing between Meraki Security Devices and USG, I realised a very important feature which USG lacks, which is the support for USB Cellular Stick.
I believe that the support for USB Sticks are crucial for:
1. Deployments that relied on cellular data as their primary connection.
2. Mission critical deployments which use cellular data as their failover.
Other than that, I don't see the reason for UBNT to not support USB Cellular Stick because even a cheap $40 mini router from TP-Link supports this function.
Suggestions on how to deploy support for USB Cellular Stick.
I would suggest UBNT add another option called "USB Cellular Stick" under the USG > WAN > Connection Type.
In the "USB Cellular Stick" Option, I would suggest putting "Country" and "Carrier" with preset settings like the ones shown below:
When we select the preset settings, please show the username and password of the preset settings in a blurred out column below so that we know which APN is used with the preset settings (Some Carriers have multiple APNs).
Other than that, please add a "Custom" settings option under the Username and Password for the APN settings so that we can use custom APNs when the situation requires it.
Personally, I don't think that the Connection Mode and Authentication Type have to be included.
Supported USB Cellular Sticks.
I would suggest UBNT to support only the mainstream USB Sticks since the USG isn't meant to be a cellular modem/router. I'll leave the supported USB Stick list from Meraki and other vendors below for reference:
Lastly, I would suggest UBNT to include a USB port for USB Cellular Stick on the next revised version of USG-3P so that the USG-3P can be deployed as a teleworker gateway.
I could be a great addition, if it was possible to enable colors og the connections in the Topology map, based on their utilization percentage.
This would be an easy way of visualizing bottlenecks in the infrastructure.
Allow logging to be enabled/disabled for default USG rules (not to change default rule's behavior but rather only to have ability to turn the default rules logging on/off).
For example, USG has default rule 3001 for WAN_IN (allow established/related sessions). Instead of duplicating the rule and placing it above the default rules in order to enable logging, have an option to enable logging for default rules right in the GUI/controler. Also want to avoid going config.gateway.json file route.
Today I needed to change the NTP servers in the USG/UniFi software. Doesn't seem like too big a deal, I change them all the time on a Linux server, restart the NTP service, no disruptions. However, today when I changed them in UniFi, it caused the USG to re-provision or re-start (not sure which) and all of my users lost connectivity for 30-60 seconds or so. VPNs dropped, etc.
I'm not really upset about NTP servers requiring a restart. Had I known that, I could have easily done it another time. But can't we get some kind of warning that the change we're saving will cause disruption on the USG? Of course, I could just do all changes to the UniFi system off-hours, but that is greatly restrictive. I would be happy to put off making a change that I knew was going to require a restart, but as of now, I just change a setting and hold my breath.
I think a really easy and slick way to do this would be to just queue any changes made in the UniFi software. On the "devices" screen, or even the dashboard, some sort of "Apply" button could let us know that there are pending changes that will require a disruption. Pressing this button will apply all of the changes made since the last time they were applied. If there are no pending changes, the "Apply" button could be greyed out, or just not there.
This relatively simple change would allow us to queue up multiple changes throughout the day, and we could apply them off-hours, or issue a warning to employees.
Much less guesswork, and a great deal fewer complaints from users.
Right now there two amazing EdgeRouters are launched, the EdgeRouter 4 and EdgeRouter 6. Both perform great for an affordable price in a compact and energy efficient form-factor. It would be very nice if we could have those routers with UniFi software, using them as USG's.
The routing performance is impressive:
|1518 bytes throughput||3 Gbps||4 Gbps||4 Gbps||6 Gbps|
|1518 bytes pps||240,000||320,000||320,000||490,000|
|64 bytes throughput||512 Mbps||1.2 Gbps||1.8 Gbps||1.8 Gbps|
|64 bytes pps||1,000,000||2,400,000||3,400,000||3,400,000|
If you compare the features you see that the ER-4 and ER-6 would be great additions.
|CPU||Dual-core 500Mhz||Dual-core 1GHz||Quad-core 1GHz||Quad-core 1GHz|
The ER-6P's five gigabit RJ45 ports can deliver 24 and 48 volt PoE, with 60 watt max. That's perfect to power up to 5 access points (AC Pro / AC IW Pro / AC Mesh Pro). It would be the perfect set-up for a small unifi installation: Just the USG-6P and 5 access points, plus the SFP for uplink.
I think a USG-4 and USG-6P would be amazing additons to the current USG line-up. If priced the same as the EdgeRouter versions it would be killer routers.
|CPU||Quad-core 1GHz||Quad-core 1GHz|
I would like to see some more advanced features in the UniFi switch line for PoE Managment
■ Powered Device alive check (Ping Watch)
■ Scheduled power reboot
■ PoE schedule
■ PoE usage monitoring
Intelligent Powered Device Alive Check
Configured to monitor connected PD (powered device) status in real time via ping action. Once the PD stops working and responding, the switch will reboot the PoE port power and bring the PD back to work. They will greatly enhance the network reliability through the PoE port resetting the PD’s power source and reducing administrator management burden.
Scheduled Power Reboot
The should allow each of the connected PoE IP cameras or PoE wireless access points to reboot at a specified time each week. Therefore, they will reduce the chance of IP camera or AP crash resulting from buffer overflow.
PoE Schedule for Energy Saving
Under the trend of energy saving worldwide and contributing to environmental protection, the switch should be able to effectively control the power supply besides their capability of giving high watts power. The “PoE schedule” function helps you to enable or disable PoE power feeding for each PoE port during specified time intervals and it is a powerful function to help SMBs or enterprises save power and money. It also increases security by powering off PDs that should not be in use during non-business hours.
PoE Usage Monitoring
Via the power usage chart in the web management interface, the switch shold enable the administrator to monitor the status of the power usage of the connected PDs in real time. Thus, they greatly enhance the management efficiency of the facilities.
- ml1950 on: RADIUS Users alias or note field
- robinIntiss on: log of changes made on device
- niclivewireauto on: Network Tools/Utilities such as Ping/Telnet/TraceRoute/IPScan/Traffic Monitor
- UBNT-cmb on: USG and Unifi switch rolled into one device
- maxrobinson on: Unifi Switch downlink icon to complement uplink icon?
- Warren_Woolsey on: 32 port XG Switch
- LarryDavid on: Add PIM support on USG
- rayslinky on: Give visibility into WAN IPv6 connectivity
- SOliverr on: Show DEVICE and PORT temperatures and PoE powers history realtime and statistics as a curve
- joelmnz on: UniFi SNAT Support
- RADIUS Users alias or note field
- log of changes made on device
- Segregate a VPN Client connection to a separate Wireless Network
- Network Tools/Utilities such as Ping/Telnet/TraceRoute/IPScan/Traffic Monitor
- Feature Request: PVST/MSTP
- Add FTP (and/or other protocols) to Autobackup feature
- USG and Unifi switch rolled into one device
- IPv6 traffic stats
- Show blocked STP paths in topology
- Vlan ID