Force zone director to show all AP's by default instead of 1-15

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Is there a way to have zone director show all the AP's that are managed instead of constantly having to click show more?  We manage hundreds of AP's and it is one of the most frustrating things to have to do.  Sure there is a seach feature but just not having to click that stupid button would make life so much easier.
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Sean

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Eizens Putnins

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I agree that it would be a great feature. It would be also nice to be able to display APs by groups.
Same goes for vSCG (which also lacks sorting in any monitoring window -- which is ZD benefit).
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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The Monitor/Access Points page will not keep the Show More setting if you leave and come back, that's true.

The option to increase visible AP count by 15 is to accommodate different screen display sizes.

Search option may help if you use common location names across AP groups.

My perhaps useful thought, is to keep a screen/session dedicated to your Monitor Access Points page
with the expanded AP list details.
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Sorry to sound harsh, but that is not a solution.  Not really even a workaround.  Additionally, the definition of "option" assumes that there is more than one way to do something.  Thus the "option".  Zone Director doesn't give me an option.  I don't have a problem with screen display size and so I have to suffer with this "option" to make something frustrating.  I'm sure I can speak for the overwhelming majority of IT professionals when I tell you that noone is looking at zone director all day long, so keeping a screen open for it IS a workaround but not nearly the answer.  If there is some place we can send feature requests, then please direct me there so that I can formally complain to the right people.  Again, not trying to bite your head off, just ranting on something that could be fixed with a few lines of web code.  I was a web developer in my previous life so maybe that's why I'm so easily angered by these types of interface choices that developers make.
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Hi Sean,
    We welcome feedback from customers, since you work with our products every day.
The process to get your ideas into our developers, is though a Ruckus System Engineer
(SE) who can submit Field Requests to our product marketing managers for consideration
and prioritization.
    If you are from Texas, we have two SEs in your region, [email protected]
if you're in N. Texas, or [email protected] if you're in S. Texas.  Please drop
them an introductory email and outline your AP presentation ideas, and thanks for helping to
improve our products.
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Eizens Putnins

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I completely agree -- in very well designed Interface (actually best you find in Wi-Fi products on market) this is one of the frustrating things which have just to be fixed. It is probably historical legacy from the very beginning of Ruckus, when most system had less than 15 APs. Now Ruckus is grown up, and needs to fix it...

It would also be good to be able to see APs by AP group. It is not difficult to implement, obviously.

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Max O'Driscoll, AlphaDog

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Yes, using the button is a minor irritant (even remembering the setting after refresh would be an improvement).

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Quote Sean: "I'm sure I can speak for the overwhelming majority of IT professionals when I tell you that noone is looking at zone director all day long..."

I guess I'm not professional enough! I keep a chrome tab loaded with ZD dash all day long and often check everything is healthy, who's using what, where and how. I like to know what is going on "my" network.
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AP groups are available in the dashboard (does that count as a workaround or is switching between tabs just as bad)?