Red Exclamation Mark behing APs MAC Address

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In the VSC AP view I found a red dot with a white exclamation mark in it behind the MAC address of one AP. There are no errors and no alarms, the AP is working fine.
I read almost all documents and searched for it in this forum and the knowledge base, but still have no idea what that means.

Has someone any idea what it wants to tell me?

Thank You

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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Hey Maik,
Search the documentation for Tagging Critical APs. This is a feature by which you can set a traffic threshold and tag APs that exceed it. I believe this is what you're seeing. 

On the UI, see "System > AP Settings > Critical AP Tagging".

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Hi Marcus

Thanks for your reply. I found it in the documentation and that is what I'm seeing.

But it does not explain why that happens. Traffic on this AP was 218MB the last 7 days and threshold was default 10GB. When tagging is disabled the dot does not disappear, when the threshold is set to - lets say - 100MB no other AP is tagged and the traffic on most of them is higher. Or do I have to wait 1 day when changing this values as it seems to be on a daily base?

I found the following sentence in the documentation in the tagging critical APs part:
"Additionally, the controller will send an SNMP trap to alert you that an AP has been disconnected."

Does it mean that I will get this SNMP trap or is that AP really disconnected then?

Thank you