Release Notes

August 2021 Release

Improved Topology pane makes Analyzer™ reporting easier to use and understand, with new nomenclature, powerful search, and simple checkboxes for filtering.

New Topology

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Table of aggregation name changes below:

Previous Name New Name Description of Aggregation (grouping)
NWBandServ Service Area Network per band per service area aggregation
APEye Access Point Access point per Sapphire Eye aggregation
APGroup Access Point Group Access point group aggregation
NW Network Network (SSID) aggregation
n/a Location Location aggregation - NEW TO ANALYZER
EyeEth Eye Ethernet Sapphire Eye aggregation, Ethernet testing
EyeAnt Eye Antenna Sapphire Eye antenna aggregation
Eye Eye Wi-Fi Sapphire Eye aggregation
ChEye Channel Sapphire Eye channel aggregation
DestAP Destination Sonar endpoint per access point aggregation
  • Less common aggregations now hidden by default. Check the Advanced box at the top of the pane to reveal.
  • The following aggregations have been deprecated...
    • DestEyeEth, Link, NWServ, NWEye, NWBand, NWBandServ, NWBandEye, NWBandEyeAnt, APEyeAnt, ChEyeAnt, QoSAP
  • Only selections that are relevant to the report at-hand are displayed.
  • Use new search functionality to find anything (Service Area, AP, Network, etc.)
  • Selections are saved and carried forward to the next report tab. You may also go back to a previous set of selections. 
  • An additional 'generate report' button has been added to the bottom of the Topology pane, along with PDF and CSV export icons.
  • Report size indicator updates after each Topology selection and appears at the bottom of the Topology pane.

New top navigation menu - reordered to accommodate the most common troubleshooting workflows.

New Menu

July 2021 Release

  • Meraki access point name identification
  • SSID names appear on automated reports
  • Ability to pipe packet capture data directly from a Sapphire Eye to a network drive
  • Various bug fixes and security enhancements

April 2020 Release 8.2.2

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Improvements

  • Support for new 7SIGNAL certificate (Eye’s must have this installed prior to May 14 to maintain connectivity to Cloud)
  • Improved software signing capabilities

Other Enhancements

  • Easier to complete Eye software upgrades
    • Disconnected Eye status included in upgrade workflow – tells you what you need to get connected
  • Paused test status indicators for Eyes
  • OTA Mode Enhancements
    • Connection state notifications
    • Countdown timer for reconnection to server
    • Set test cycle durations
  • Supplicant output for WPA
  • Ability to disable alarm groups or individual alarms within a group
  • Automated Reports – ability to change order of SLA appearance
  • AP Naming – option to keep your AP name (and other manual edits) the same even if it is changed on the controller
  • DHCP Discover messages KPI added (helps identify Cisco bug)
  • Simplified command for showing system logs when SSHd into different Eye models

June 2019 Release 8.2

Sapphire Eye 2200

  • Support for 802.11ac Wave 2


  • RPM based software installations and upgrades improves speed and simplicity of deployment. Use commands below:
    • Cloudsmith repository for devops
    • #yum install 7signal-Sapphire
    • #yum upgrade


  • Overall report generation performance improvements
  • Data Rates reports now show spatial streams, channel width, mcs, and 802.11 standard in use
  • Topology pane now shows disconnected Eyes
  • Macro KPIs (EyeQ) now available in Dashboard KPI dropdown selector
  • Alarms that are 30 days old now automatically purged


  • Setup Wizard improvements
    • Will simultaneous setup 100 Eyes
    • Configurable signal strength and band setup wizard
    • LAN test now included
  • Automated Reports
    • Select the KPI’s you want to see in the SLA report
    • Select time intervals
  • Use random MAC address
  • Configure multiple APs at once with new multi-select feature
  • Various bug fixes


  • Control over Sapphire Eye LED (blink/no blink/off)
  • REST API now supports all KPIs