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Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

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@ecoen wrote:

I work for Cisco in the US Partner Organization as an Enterprise Networking Technical Solutions Architect (say that 3 times fast).  I'm a Route/Switch CCIE, and have been in the industry.... well, a very long time.  In Cisco, I try to keep up with all of our route, switch, wireless, data center & collaboration products and solutions.

 

I started as a programmer and switched to networking later in my career.  My hobbies are network programmability, home automation & volunteering as an official for USA Swimming.


Hi @ecoen and welcome to the Meraki Community!

 

It's great to have more of our Cisco brethren here. If you're interested in home automation, you may enjoy these threads: Meraki & Amazon Alexa Integration and Cisco Meraki Presence Based Remote Control.

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Hey Everyone,

 

My name is Daniel, I am the Social Media Manager for Hummingbird Networks, a Meraki Partner.

 

I love all things social media, and come from a direct-to-consumer marketing background; so this audience is a bit new to me.  Looking forward to getting to know you all a little better and contributing in any way I can!

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@DanK wrote:

My name is Daniel, I am the Social Media Manager for Hummingbird Networks, a Meraki Partner.

 

I love all things social media, and come from a direct-to-consumer marketing background; so this audience is a bit new to me.  Looking forward to getting to know you all a little better and contributing in any way I can!


Welcome, @DanK and thanks for joining the Meraki Community! You may get a kick out of some of our "fun" threads in the Off the Stack board, like the "Before and After" pictures and Where in the world has your Meraki swag been? Take a look! We also run a lot of (perhaps Tweetable? :-)) contests & promotions, which are announced via the Community Announcements blog.

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Hello Everyone!!

 

    My name is Martin Privat and I am a Sales Engineer for an MSP/ISP. While not keeping an eye on our fine Sales Folks I enjoy live music and being active outdoors-

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@Mprivat wrote:

My name is Martin Privat and I am a Sales Engineer for an MSP/ISP. While not keeping an eye on our fine Sales Folks I enjoy live music and being active outdoors-


Welcome, Martin! Those sales folks can indeed be wily 🙂

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Hi Everyone,

 

Tyron here from JB HiFi Solutions i work in the connectivity practice team and we're currently one of Meraki's biggest partners here in Australia. We specialise in everything from professional services, managed services, telco and AV. 

 

https://solutions.jbhifi.com.au/

 

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@Tytan wrote:

Tyron here from JB HiFi Solutions i work in the connectivity practice team and we're currently one of Meraki's biggest partners here in Australia. We specialise in everything from professional services, managed services, telco and AV. 


Hi @Tytan and welcome to the Meraki Community! Please don't hesitate to dive right in to the Product & Technology discussions to ask any Meraki questions that may come up in your work — or lend your knowledge by chiming in on the unanswered questions.

 

Have a great day!

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Hi everyone, i'm Lorenzo and i work like System Engineer based on Meraki solutions. Usually i work on installation of Meraki devices in Africa.

Regards

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@LorenzoPalma wrote:

Hi everyone, i'm Lorenzo and i work like System Engineer based on Meraki solutions. Usually i work on installation of Meraki devices in Africa.

Regards


Welcome to the Meraki Community, @LorenzoPalma! If you have any technical questions, please feel free to ask them in our Product & Technology discussions. Also, if you have interesting installation stories to tell, we'd love to hear them in the Off the Stack board (which is for general Meraki-related topics).

 

Have a wonderful day!

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Hey you all!

 

I am Janne Mikola, Product Manager for Telia SD-WAN service. From Telia, obviously. In case someone is not familiar with Telia, we are a service provider from Nordics + Baltics, but we do operate globally with our Telia Carrier function and in the matter of fact based on sheer amount of IP transit, Telia typically ranks top 1 or 2 in the world. We are also so-called "tier 1" operator.

 

I'm an SDN enthusiast, I wrote my Master's thesis on SDN Nothbound APIs some years ago and since then it has been even referenced twice in peer reviewed academic IEEE papers, which is kind of cool to me at least. I'm mostly interested in Meraki from the SD-WAN capability angle. E.g. cameras and phones don't interest me so much. MX devices for the most part.

 

Just earned my CMNA a couple of days ago and looking to get accepted to CMNO as well.

 

(Someone should try to clarify the difference of CMNA and CMNO somewhere better than it has been done. A very simple question for example: which one is more valued? Or a higher level certification? I did read that CMNO will move to an exam based model in couple of months, and it already has unique certification IDs so even though it's online, I'm leaning towards the idea that CMNO > CMNA. Typically people are stating other way around in these forums.)

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@jannemikola wrote:

 

Just earned my CMNA a couple of days ago and looking to get accepted to CMNO as well.

 

(Someone should try to clarify the difference of CMNA and CMNO somewhere better than it has been done. A very simple question for example: which one is more valued? Or a higher level certification? I did read that CMNO will move to an exam based model in couple of months, and it already has unique certification IDs so even though it's online, I'm leaning towards the idea that CMNO > CMNA. Typically people are stating other way around in these forums.)


Welcome Janni

 

If you have CMNA, that is broadly equivalent to CMNO, except A comes before O and some CMNOs would rather have a CMNA!

 

Based on your Telia experience and academic qualifications, you probably want to aim yourself at Meraki Masters rather than an exam that you could pass without ever having had access to an MX. Presumably you also have MIEEE and MACM?

 

I cannot recall if Telia offers managed services, but the Meraki kit is a very good fit to the requirements in that sector.

 

Personally, I would like to see the VoIP offering expanded to Europe (Spanish, German, French and Italian versions released), but the product as presently set up is not a very good fit for European requirements (no surprise there).

 

What we do need is more people asking Meraki to get on with SHA-2, IPv6 and multicast the way many of the ISPs offer it (IGMP-proxy).

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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@jannemikola wrote:

 

(Someone should try to clarify the difference of CMNA and CMNO somewhere better than it has been done. A very simple question for example: which one is more valued? Or a higher level certification? I did read that CMNO will move to an exam based model in couple of months, and it already has unique certification IDs so even though it's online, I'm leaning towards the idea that CMNO > CMNA. Typically people are stating other way around in these forums.)


Hi @jannemikola and welcome to the Meraki Community! We're glad you have found us!

 

To answer your question about CMNA vs CMNO - CMNA and CMNO are roughly equivalent, but CMNA is directed at Cisco / Meraki partners, whereas CMNO is for customers (the "O" stands for "Operator"). If you have your CMNA, you do not also need a CMNO; the content is very similar. I'll give your feedback to the team about the need for greater clarity describing these two certifications.

 

Also, stay tuned for some additional training programs the team is working on! 

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Hi, my name is Gerhard, I work for World Vision, I am based in Bolivia and we are Meraki users. I am also a CMNO, I am here to help and to learn.

 

Greetings.

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@Gerhard wrote:

Hi, my name is Gerhard, I work for World Vision, I am based in Bolivia and we are Meraki users. I am also a CMNO, I am here to help and to learn.


Hi @Gerhard and welcome to the Meraki Community! We're glad you have joined us. Please ask any technical questions you may have in our Product & Technology Discussions, and any questions about the community itself in this board (Community Tips & Tricks). And stay tuned for contest announcements in Community Announcements!

 

Cheers!

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Hi Everyone! My name is Sérgio Pinto and I'm a Systems Engineer in Cisco Portugal. I'm thrilled to finally have achieved my CMNA certification.  Meraki rocks!

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@sepinto wrote:

Hi Everyone! My name is Sérgio Pinto and I'm a Systems Engineer in Cisco Portugal. I'm thrilled to finally have achieved my CMNA certification.  Meraki rocks!


Hello Sérgio -

 

Welcome to the Meraki Community, and CONGRATS on being a part of our first Portugal CMNA session! 

 

Please don't hesitate to ask technical questions in our Product & Technology Discussions, and any questions about the community itself in this board (Community Tips & Tricks). And stay tuned for contest announcements and swag giveaways in Community Announcements!

 

Cheers!
- Caroline

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Hi, Martin here from Manchester UK. A recent addition to the Meraki community and as of Wednesday the 9th, a Meraki CMNO (certificate's in the post).

 

A network guy for the last 15+ years (mainly Cisco Catalyst) and I look after our current EU wide Meraki wifi install (30 sites, around 200 AP's), soon to be expanded to include firewalls and switches too.

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@Pugmiester wrote:

Hi, Martin here from Manchester UK. A recent addition to the Meraki community and as of Wednesday the 9th, a Meraki CMNO (certificate's in the post).

 

A network guy for the last 15+ years (mainly Cisco Catalyst) and I look after our current EU wide Meraki wifi install (30 sites, around 200 AP's), soon to be expanded to include firewalls and switches too.


Hi @Pugmiester and welcome to the Meraki Community! Congratulations on your CMNO! We'd love to hear any words of wisdom you have from your 200-AP installation - do feel free to post them in the Wireless discussion board.

 

Cheers!

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Hello! I'm Manuel and I work as presales engineer at Axtel in Mexico.

 

 

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@mmaese wrote:

Hello! I'm Manuel and I work as presales engineer at Axtel in Mexico.

Hi Manuel and welcome to the Meraki Community! Thanks for joining us. If you have any technical questions, you can check out our Product & Technology Discussions. Or check out some of our fun discussions in our general area, "Off the Stack" - a couple examples: swag, before & after pictures.

 

Cheers! 

 

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Hello everyone!

My name is Sachiko Joko. I'm working as a SE in Tokyo Japan.

Good to join Meraki community!

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@Sachiko wrote:

Hello everyone!

My name is Sachiko Joko. I'm working as a SE in Tokyo Japan.

Good to join Meraki community!


Hi @Sachiko & welcome to the community! Please don't hesitate to ask any technical or design questions you may have in our product & technology discussions. And keep an eye on Community Announcements (or even subscribe for updates) for upcoming contests & promotions.

 

Cheers!

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Hi to all

Thanks for the invite, my name is Nino and I work for Vodafone Group as a consultant, I look forward to being part of the greater Meraki team.

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@NinoBrugioni wrote:

Hi to all

Thanks for the invite, my name is Nino and I work for Vodafone Group as a consultant, I look forward to being part of the greater Meraki team.


Hi @NinoBrugioni and welcome to the Community! We're glad to have you here. If you have any technical questions, please do ask them in our Product & Technology Discussions. And stay tuned for contests and other announcements in Community Announcements.

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Hi. I'm an MSP in Massachusetts, just west of Boston.

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@DLinMA wrote:

Hi. I'm an MSP in Massachusetts, just west of Boston.


Hi @DLinMA and welcome to the Meraki Community. You may have already found our MSP-specific board, but in case you haven't - here it is! Have a great evening!

 

 

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Hi all i am Gisli a network technician from Sensa in Iceland.

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@gisligud wrote:

Hi all i am Gisli a network technician from Sensa in Iceland.


Hi Gisli and welcome to the Meraki Community!! Have a great day!

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I am fond of ICT technologies. I work in a service provider in Italy. I met Meraki about 2 years ago and it was love at first sight ...

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@Dario_DG_ITA wrote:

I am fond of ICT technologies. I work in a service provider in Italy. I met Meraki about 2 years ago and it was love at first sight ...


Hi Dario and welcome to the Meraki Community! We hope you find useful content here. And, of course, if you don't find what you're looking for, you can always start a new topic. Here are the Product & Technology discussion boards.

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Hi to all I'm Jaime, I currently work in distribution based out of Miami covering the Caribbean region. Cheers!

JRMeraki79
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@Jreinoso79 wrote:

Hi to all I'm Jaime, I currently work in distribution based out of Miami covering the Caribbean region. Cheers!


Hi Jaime and welcome to the Meraki Community! If you're in Miami... are you planning to attend Cisco Live Orlando? If so, tell us on this thread and we'll send you a Meraki t-shirt and a community pin for your Cisco Live lanyard.

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Hello Caroline,

 

I'm still pending confirmation if I'll attend or not however I was instructed to invite two of my key partners in the Caribbean so most probably I will attend the event as a host. 

JRMeraki79
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@Jreinoso79 wrote:

I'm still pending confirmation if I'll attend or not however I was instructed to invite two of my key partners in the Caribbean so most probably I will attend the event as a host. 


Super! Keep us posted!

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Hidy Howdy Team,

 

I am Rob Bauhuis and I am a Master in Calgary Canada.  I work for TELUS Communications Inc.

 

We have embraced the Meraki product suite for our Managed Premise as a Service protfolio.  If I can categorize it - we've hitched our wagon to a comet!  Our funnel sits at a $multi M (cdn) (or $23.00 usd hehehe) with significant interest from our client base.

 

Full of opinions, sometimes with an answer or two, occasionally a question - I will do my utmost to offer solid responses.

 

Good Luck Masters!
 
  

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Welcome, @Rob_Bauhuis! Thanks for joining us!

 


@Rob_Bauhuis wrote:

If I can categorize it - we've hitched our wagon to a comet! 


In a fit of Thursday afternoon procrastination, I've come up with an even better (or not 😛 ) metaphor: you hitched your Meraki skateboard to a comet!  🚀 
Three Meraki gnomes riding a Meraki skateboard hitched to a comet

 

Cheers!

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Cheers $community,

 

I am Roble, originating from Germany, been working in IT since 1996, still equipped with an ICQ Number (6 digits), grown up with Cisco Catalyst, Pix, ASA, FWSM, ACE etc. and changed from "da terminal" to management approx. 8 years ago. Due to recent events I now have to support the family business and dropped out of the IT Industry for a while, been working as business unit director with Logicalis before and also spent some time at big blue.

Since March I got the opportunity, to be able to support the management of two Hotels in Tanzania, East Africa and therefore I am having this back to the roots moment, while cleaning up our infrastructure. The network skill I encountered so far circles around the "this has worked all the time, what is /24, Kiefer Sutherland?, internet is dead boss!" kind.

 

My networking skills/certs back in the days CCNA, CCSP (CCNP Security nowadays) and I was a disciple of the church of "anything else then terminal is a gift from Satan!" or "who needs a GUI?". Recently I have seen the light and became a Meraki fanboy including a CMNA.

 

Long story short, I'm the new guy and /wave from Dar es Salaam.

 

Roble

 

^z

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@Roble wrote:

Cheers $community, 

...

My networking skills/certs back in the days CCNA, CCSP (CCNP Security nowadays) and I was a disciple of the church of "anything else then terminal is a gift from Satan!" or "who needs a GUI?". Recently I have seen the light and became a Meraki fanboy including a CMNA.

 

Long story short, I'm the new guy and /wave from Dar es Salaam.

@Roble: WELCOME! Congrats on your CMNA (and you now have your CMNA profile badge too!). Glad to hear you've come over to the GUI side — it's all rainbows and unicorns over here, isn't it? 🌈🦄(and gnomes, comets, and skateboards... see my latest Photoshop masterpiece: https://community.meraki.com/t5/Community-Tips-Tricks/Please-introduce-yourself/m-p/19922/highlight/...). In any case, we're glad you've found the community, and please keep us posted on your Dar es Salaam adventures.

 

Cheers!

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Hi

 

I am an Onsite Support Specialist, in End User Services department in HKScan Estonia (HKScan OYj).

Dealing with information management and user support, incl. local network devices.

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@Andi wrote:

I am an Onsite Support Specialist, in End User Services department in HKScan Estonia (HKScan OYj).

Dealing with information management and user support, incl. local network devices.


Hi @Andi and welcome to the Meraki Community! Please feel free to ask any technical or troubleshooting questions that you may have in our Product & Technology discussions - and keep an eye on (or even subscribe to!) Community Announcements for upcoming contests & promotions. Cheers!

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Hi. My Name is Bill and I am in IT for Bell Canada serving small medium and Enterprise Customers

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Welcome Bill from Bell !

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@Bill_Hurley wrote:

Hi. My Name is Bill and I am in IT for Bell Canada serving small medium and Enterprise Customers


Hi @Bill_Hurley! Welcome to the Meraki Community. We look forward to hearing more about your IT adventures - please feel free to post any technical questions in our Product & Technology discussions (or stories you'd like to share / before-n-after pictures in Off the Stack). Cheers!

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Hi, my name is Steve.

Our company utilizes Meraki in the Free Roam Virtual Reality space.
Completed the CMNO training and look forward to further increasing my knowledge in the Meraki space.

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@Steeeve wrote:

Hi, my name is Steve.

Our company utilizes Meraki in the Free Roam Virtual Reality space.
Completed the CMNO training and look forward to further increasing my knowledge in the Meraki space.


Hi @Steeeve and welcome to the Meraki Community! Congrats on your CMNO, too. I think, based on your community display names, you and @mmmmmmark will be the best of friends 🙂

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Hi,

My name is Cameron (but most people call me Cam).

 

I'm an ICT Systems Administrator for Hevilift in Australia. We're a charter flight company operating primarily in S.E. Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

We use Meraki equipment at all of our remote sites.

 

Regards,

Cam.

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@CamFowles wrote:

 

I'm an ICT Systems Administrator for Hevilift in Australia. We're a charter flight company operating primarily in S.E. Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

We use Meraki equipment at all of our remote sites.


Hi @CamFowles! Welcome to the Meraki Community! I imagine you have some interesting stories to tell about IT in remote locations... please feel free to share in our Off the Stack (General discussions) board. 😀 🐨

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Hello all,

 

I'm Craig Alexander and I work for a MSP in Auckland, New Zealand. We have several customers on Meraki kit, including one with an MR33 in 30 branches and 5 x MR33 in their head office. About three years ago I also rolled out a complete suite of Meraki (MX, MR and MS) across 6 network sites.

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@Craig wrote:

I'm Craig Alexander and I work for a MSP in Auckland, New Zealand. We have several customers on Meraki kit, including one with an MR33 in 30 branches and 5 x MR33 in their head office. About three years ago I also rolled out a complete suite of Meraki (MX, MR and MS) across 6 network sites.


Hi @Craig and welcome to the Meraki Community! Did you know that @PhilipDAth is also in Auckland? 

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Hi @Craig, which MSP do you work for?

 

I'm with IFM (in Auckland).