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[CONTEST CLOSED] A Guest Community Challenge!

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UPDATE: this challenge has ended. Thanks to everyone who submitted their ideas! Our randomly selected winners are: @SeaTec and @r_timmons. Congrats! 

 

 

Blake here, giving this month’s Community Challenge!

 

Here’s the scenario: you’ve been hired by Meraki to develop new features within the dashboard. What features would you add or adjust first?  These can be anything from how the dashboard interacts with Meraki hardware to 3rd party services such as Apple VPP / DEP or even just the admin side of the dashboard i.e. users, licensing or inventory. The cloud’s the limit!

 

How to enter

Describe a feature or features in the dashboard that you would take in your own direction in a comment on this post before 11 a.m. PST on Friday, December 13th, 2019. Comments will be public throughout the contest.

 

How to win

There will be two winners for this challenge. Once the submission period ends, we will randomly select 2 winners from all of the respondents. Winners will receive one of these Osprey Ultralight Stuff Packs!

 

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Terms & conditions

  • Limit one entry per community member.
  • Submission period: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 11am PST through Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 10:59am PST
  • Prize will be a selection of Meraki swag with value not exceeding USD 50.00
  • Official terms, conditions, and eligibility information
95 Comments
Getting noticed

I would like if the search dashboard function was able to actually search all settings and fields in dashboard, for when you are looking for a specific setting or button and can't find it. Similar to how in macOS if you go to the Help tab in the menu bar for an application, you can search for something, and it will show you exactly where the setting is. I spent like 15 minutes the other day just trying to find where the grant support access to MV's button went. 

 

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Conversationalist

1. Add comments to the WAN interface to add circuit information that can be sent when an alert is sent out. Right now we use notes for this but would like it on the uplink tab under the interface.

 

2. Thinking of this I went to look for what I sent as a wish list item and unless I am missing something I can't find it, so showing the history of my wish list requests.

 

3. Control over client VPN settings. We had to adjust for PCI audit but had to call support. Then an update broke client VPN and we had to call back again to adjust. I would like the control please.

Comes here often

In System Manager I would like to improve the Remote desktop function by being able to expand to a new window or browser tab. Additionally better compatibility with newer version of the MacOS.

 

After that, I would like to improve the Client VPN to support Multi-factor authentication natively, with Duo perhaps.

Building a reputation

My opinion,

 

I believe the adoption of an Ai based recommendation system that helps users further configure devices for optimal performance. There are so many posts on the forums around "how should I configure X" or "how do I get the best performance? etc", surely the dashboard could review configurations, associated data and start providing recommendations on fine tuning, similar to that how Azure works with its recommendation system.

Here to help

I want to customize the portal.


And real-time hardware statistics
(and client trafic view/MDM Device view/syslog...etc)

 

Functions that can be arranged on the panels.

 

Thank you.

Conversationalist

I would like to see a little more Template flexibility for some options, such as location, the ability to perform single device upgrade.

Here to help

1. Monitoring status for the resources of CPU and Memory.

   I want to see that resource status.

2. App for Client VPN.

   At this time, It is not easy to set for each clients.

3. More detail protocal and application.

   At this time, When I see the protocol and application in the summary, that is not enough.

Getting noticed
For the console to reach out thru my CRT monitor flickering away @ 24fps and give me a shoulder massage Videodrome-style after a long day reviewing pcaps.
Here to help

There are a lot of useful thoughts already commented, but personally I would love to have;

 

A "Assign IP Address" button a feature on the list-view screen of devices right next to "Edit" , It would make the job of assigning the IP address to devices so much easier, it was there for a while when I requested it from support and it was really helpful.

 

 

New here
1. Port Security for All MS Add the possibility to have a Real Port security like we can have in CLI cisco devices. Authorize dynamiclly only 1 MAC adresse by port and flush the table when the device is disconnected. Why ? Because Meraki hasnt got any solution to have a minimal protection for block undesirable device like Dumb Switch Instead of Port Security a new feature who can detect this kind of devices and Block it With port security on CLI with only 1 MAC adresse authorised if a second MAC is detected the port is block and autmaticcly unblock when only one mac adress is detected. It’s not perfect but it permit to limit dumb switch 2. Rules And Authorizations for user on the dashoard Add more possiblity to show/bloc/authorize some functionnality for rules in the dashboard like a complete customizable permissons with groups etc … In some cas we would like to grant access to some user for troubleshoot etc but we can’t block the « reboot » function for example 3. Tool for save and import configuration of a network when we need to transfer the network between 2 template. A lot of configuration are deleted when we switch the template on a network, like VLAN adressing, Wireless pass, DHCP exclusion, Traffic shaping, etc …. We need to reconfigure each time !!!!! A lot of waste time 4. More personnalization on the dashboard Summary of problem for example. (WAN status, devices etc …) possibilty to aknowledge the problem Global personnal view for device to see just what see need to see (moovable block) 5. MX ports Possibilty to disable Port on MX even if they are bind to a template direclty on the dashboard and not on the local configuration page Also ability to configure PPPOE WAN INTERFACE form the dashboard and not froem the local status page Possibility to see what Meraki Device is connected on MX ports. Actually we can just see there is something connected to it. Yes fine ! But what network device ???
Building a reputation

Under Security & SD-WANAddressing & VLANsPer Port VLAN settings should move  to a new page called Appliance Ports.  The behavior of Appliance Ports should mimic the Switch / Switch Ports page in functionality.

 

Along the same lines, there should be a Ports tab under Appliance Status that works like the Ports tab under Switch Status.

Comes here often

I wold like to have the functionality of SEIM built into the dashboard with at least a year of logging.

 

This could be a configurable interface with 3rd party APIs supported or Meraki's own solution.

Getting noticed
  • Actual device uptime in additon to current dashboard checkin uptime.
  • For MSP accounts, have the Orgs name in the subject line with the notification message.
  • Able to add "inbound" firewall rules to IPSEC VPN tunnels

 

Conversationalist

Juste would like to make my message more readable : 

 

1. Port Security for All MS

 

Add the possibility to have a Real Port security like we can have in CLI cisco devices.

Authorize dynamiclly only 1 MAC adresse by port and flush the table when the device is disconnected. Why ? Because Meraki hasnt got any solution to have a minimal protection for block undesirable device like Dumb Switch Instead of Port Security

 

a new feature who can detect this kind of devices and Block it With port security on CLI with only 1 MAC adresse authorised if a second MAC is detected the port is block and autmaticcly unblock when only one mac adress is detected. It’s not perfect but it permit to limit dumb switch

 

2. Rules And Authorizations for user on the dashoard

 

Add more possiblity to show/bloc/authorize some functionnality for rules in the dashboard like a complete customizable permissons with groups etc …

In some cas we would like to grant access to some user for troubleshoot etc but we can’t block the « reboot » function for example

 

3. Tool for save and import configuration

for anetwork when we need to transfer the network between 2 template. A lot of configuration are deleted when we switch the template on a network, like VLAN adressing, Wireless pass, DHCP exclusion, Traffic shaping, etc …. We need to reconfigure each time !!!!! A lot of waste time

 

4. More personnalization on the dashboard

Summary of problem for example. (WAN status, devices etc …) possibilty to aknowledge the problem 

 

Global personnal view for device to see just what see need to see (moovable block)

 

5. MX ports Possibilty to disable Port on MX even if they are bind to a template direclty on the dashboard (overwrite  configuration) ans not in the local configuration page

Also ability to configure PPPOE WAN INTERFACE form the dashboard and not from the local status page Possibility to see what Meraki Device is connected on MX ports. Actually we can just see there is something connected to it. Yes fine ! But what network device ?

Conversationalist

6. Per Wan firewall rules

Building a reputation

Add LDAP support to System Manager Owners, so Cloud base Identity systems like JumpCloud can sync it's users with System Manager Owners.

Here to help

I think it would be great if you can have the option to upload AP configuration (name, ip address etc) from a batch file. Sometimes you have to change parameters of APs in large network and can be a little time consuming.

Here to help

I'd love to see a Dashboard for specific client event log tracking with filters on network traffic: Applications/Ports/Services/VPN connection/Security/Web pages visited/ and so on. That would make monitoring a specific user or device very handy!

 

Caribou

Conversationalist
It would be making a real-time bandwidth usage of users to monitor traffic on users and catch bandwidth hogs in real-time.
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AutoVPN across Orgs so there isnt so many steps to setup.

 

Add MX cable test feature

 

Add ability to schedule a call back from support via the dashboard