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”

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”

Provision Networks with ServiceNow

Leveraging Meraki APIs, you can cloud manage your network with the ServiceNow platform! In this article, we discuss what it would take to build your own application. To do this, we will explore a scenario in which a service provider would like to provide a custom Meraki tool where their operators can easily provision a network. The tool will consist of a few forms to enter the site details, bind a newly created network to… Read More “Provision Networks with ServiceNow”

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”

Locate Assets with a Chat Bot

Investigo is Latin for track or trace out, investigate. Investigo is a bot for Spark, Cisco’s unified communications service, which enables customers to use wireless infrastructure to locate Wi-Fi capable assets. The Investigo is a mash-up bot that uses several solutions: Spark, Tropo and Meraki wireless access points, spanning from the enterprise to the Internet of Things world. Created by  Rafael Carvalho Demo Investigo Demo Server This project utilizes data provided by http://live-map.meraki.com, which shows anonymized… Read More “Locate Assets with a Chat Bot”

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”

Provision Networks over the Phone

Voice-driven automation opens multiple opportunities for any organization.  Teleworker deployments are typically workflows that can be standardized in any organization.  Integrating technologies like Tropo with an organization’s Meraki network can enhance an end-user experience during their teleworker solution deployment.   An organization wants to deploy a new teleworker solution with minimal provisioning from the help desk.  The IT team deploys a network template called ‘Teleworkers’ to bind the new teleworker networks.  Leveraging the APIs for Meraki… Read More “Provision Networks over the Phone”