Meraki Automation Demo using Webex Teams

Summary Send these messages, in order, to MerakiBot on Webex Teams (address [email protected]) to experience a simple network automation demo using Webex Teams as the front-end interface. automation create automation deploy automation update automation delete Goal This automation demo is a very easy way for you to experience the power and ease of the Meraki Dashboard API, using a fully-hosted service that interacts with Cisco Webex Teams. You can interact with a sample deployment by provisioning… Read More “Meraki Automation Demo using Webex Teams”

Meraki Dashboard Alerts with Google Sheets

Easily capture Meraki Dashboard alerts using webhooks and Google Sheets. Google Sheet Script How it Works The Meraki Dashboard has multiple ways of delivering notifications when an event occurs. For example, you may want to receive an email alert when settings have been changed, or an SNMP Trap is sent when a device goes offline. Now you can receive an HTTP post message. This is called a webhook, and it makes it easy to integrate… Read More “Meraki Dashboard Alerts with Google Sheets”

Meraki Dashboard Reports with Google Sheets

Easily import Meraki Network data into Google Sheets using the Meraki Dashboard API. Get Started Simply run this demo by opening the following Google Sheet. Meraki-Reports Sheet Then copy the file to your own account by selecting File -> Make a copy. This will allow the script to run and ensure your credentials are kept within your account.    Update the settings sheet with your API key to start. Then run the report “Organizations for… Read More “Meraki Dashboard Reports with Google Sheets”

Captive Portal with Mews hospitality PMS

Integrating a wireless network with a hotel PMS system, using the Meraki and Mews APIs. This guide serves as an example of what could easily be built when you have the power of cloud networking on your side.   Scenario Objectives The “Solutions Hotel” would like to integrate their hotel property management system (PMS) with the wireless network to provide a seamless experience for their guests. For compliance and continued engagement, the login activity should… Read More “Captive Portal with Mews hospitality PMS”

Location Analytics with Splunk

The Scanning API allows the network to be used as a data collection and marketing database full of valuable location data of nearby devices and users. Splunk has many handy tools and algorithms that allow the data to be manipulated and presented and many ways. You can generate dashboards to track the number of WiFi and BLE devices per day, the visit duration, the number of return visits, and the peak hours of foot traffic…. Read More “Location Analytics with Splunk”

Wayfinding with Mapwize

Individuals often have a hard time finding their way indoors, as services like Google Maps only work in shopping malls and airports. Mapwize’s indoor mapping platform allows you to use Meraki access points to navigate buildings like shopping malls, hospitals and more. This article will teach you how to create a custom map with Mapwize’s open-source platform and deploy it alongside Meraki access points and the Scanning API. Launch Demo Indoor Location from Meraki Wayfinding… Read More “Wayfinding with Mapwize”

Internet of Things with Node-RED

See Node-RED in Action Interacting with APIs, the Internet of Things and building automation tools has never been so easy and fun. Node-RED is an open source flow based editor built on NodeJS. If you are new to developing or would like a “low-code” experience for using Meraki APIs, this tool is perfect for you. Demos Node-RED Flow Editor View and interact with the “flows” which make up the various applications. You can copy these… Read More “Internet of Things with Node-RED”

Provision Networks with a Google Form

Build a simple Google Form to provision and configure a Meraki network with a single click. This saves time by avoiding the need to build a front end website. You can also easily tie into the many Google Apps services to extend the business workflow. The form works by attaching a script written in JavaScript to make API calls to the Meraki Dashboard API. Launch Demo Tutorial This learning lab demonstrates the power of Meraki APIs… Read More “Provision Networks with a Google Form”

Make Bulk Changes to Network devices

The Meraki API Toolbox is a simple web app wrapper for creating specialty tools for things best done through the Dashboard API. Use this as a starting point for building front-end applications and simple tools for network administration. The Address Changer tool is included as an example where you can easily change the addresses for all devices in a network. In addition, an organization and network selector tool is included and will use the API… Read More “Make Bulk Changes to Network devices”

Custom Dashboard App for Network Admins and Technicians

The Meraki Dashboard API allows you to build your own interface to the network. Developers are able to then tailor the experience to their own requirements. This demo simulates a customer portal with advanced views for administrators. Launch Demo   Source Code   How To Demo Simply launch the demo to begin. It uses the Meraki Sandbox network by default, but can be modified to use any Meraki organization and network by changing the API key… Read More “Custom Dashboard App for Network Admins and Technicians”