Paessler PRTG includes two native sensors for Monitoring Cisco Meraki devices - the Cisco Meraki Network Health sensor (BETA) and the Cisco Meraki License sensor (BETA) wich I introduced a few weeks ago in this article:
👉 Let's talk about sensors! Monitoring Cisco Meraki with PRTG sensors
Although these two sensors are both currently in the beta stage, I encourage you to use and test them as they will already provide you with important information and stats.
Cisco Meraki is a fully cloud-managed network solution. WLAN, switching, security, WAN optimization and MDM are managed centrally via the Internet. As the industry leader, the entire Cisco Meraki product portfolio can be managed entirely in the cloud - from access points and switches to security appliances and endpoint management.
How to add the Cisco Meraki System Health sensor
- Enable the Beta Sensors experimental features in PRTG as described above
- Ensure that access of an organization to the Cisco Meraki Dashboard API is enabled. If the API access for an organization is disabled, you must enable it manually. For more information, see Cisco Meraki Dashboard API: Enable API Access.
Add the sensor in PRTG
- Navigate to the Cisco Meraki Dashboard in PRTG (see requirements)
- Click the "Add Sensor" button and search for Cisco Meraki sensors
- Choose the Cisco Meraki System Health sensor
- Select your network and click "Create"
If everything is configured correctly, the sensor appears after a few seconds and provides the following information depending on the device(s):
Through the channels of the sensor you get information about:
- IoT devices
- Meraki Radios (MR) devices
- Meraki Switching (MS) devices
- Meraki Security (MX) devices
Have a look here for all details about the channel list:
How to add the Cisco Meraki License sensor
You simply add the Cisco Meraki License sensor similar to the Cisco Meraki System Health Sensor as described above. Please note that the same requirements must be met for this sensor as well. (See step 1.)
Also this sensor appears after a few seconds and provides the following information:
Through its channels you will get the following information:
- Days to expiration (default)
- License count
- License model
You can find a detailed description of the channels here:
What's coming up?
If you are interested in what we are working on or will work on in the future, have a look here:
On our roadmap, we also collect feedback via surveys to help us develop some new features, and we would love to get your opinions. Of course we are also happy about every comment you leave us under this article!