UPDATE: We've archived this post and created a new board for introductions here.
Welcome to the Cisco Meraki Community. We’re glad you could join us!
This community was formed as a place for our customers and partners to interact with us and with one other. Why don’t we get started with some introductions?
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P.s. As part of general community housekeeping efforts, we have started this new thread for introductions. However, you can still view the original thread at any time here.
Hi this is Xitij Shah,
I work at Emircom LLC which is Diamond partner of Cisco Middle East. I work here as Pre sales and Post sales Network Engineer for Meraki.
So basically I have to work on all Meraki Products , starting from selecting which products to deploy at customer end , to configuring them , to troubleshooting them up to the end.
Fun Fact about me is Everything, I find fun in everything .
Looking forward to be part of this community for knowledge purpose, As I have already completed My CMNA and ECMS1 training and I would like to move ahead with more trainings .
My name is Adam I live in Stockholm sweden. I work as an intern at a company called Iris. I use Meraki to keep track of our mobile devices. I'm intressted in getting some kind of certification to boost my carrer. So I intend to use this community to learn more.
FunFact: I play Xbox to relax. 🙂
Wish u all well!
I work for a Cisco partner in Brisbane, Australia.
My former role here, for 18 months, was as our SDM at Flight Centre, who utilise Meraki across their retail shop network.
My love for singing far outweighs my ability to....
- A bit about yourself & your work
I have been working at 5S Technologies for about 2 and a half years. I run our Managed Services practice. I was born and raised in North Carolina. I went to school at UNC Charlotte and Wake Technical Community College. I enjoy playing music and sports and am a huge Carolina Hurricanes fan.
- Your experience with Cisco Meraki
I've been working on Meraki products for about a year now. It all started with the purchase of Meraki from a customer in Mississippi. They decided to replace their whole infrastructure with Meraki. Access points, switches, and firewalls. We currently have a Meraki firewall and a couple Meraki switches in our own data center and are continuing to grow our Meraki business.
- A fun fact about yourself
I mentioned playing music before, I can play the guitar, drums, and piano. I am mostly self taught and played the drums in a band in high school.
I am excited to be a part of the Cisco Meraki Community and can't wait to continue learning more from my peers.
This is my first time on any kind of community board. I look forward to learning and hopefully contributing.
I am the IT Director for a health clinic in Birmingham Alabama. We just purchased a complete new Meraki network form edge switches, AP's, Core switches and Firewalls, so we are building from the bottom up.
I like old cars!
I work for a small Cisco partner called "Digital Works Network - DWN" located in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. We are the first company that bring Meraki to Vietnam (2009)
I have been working with Meraki for 6 years
Love music, can sing and play guitar
I work for Newegg Business as a pre-sales engineer. I moved from operations to pre-sales several years ago and enjoy helping customers select the right tools for their jobs.
I have been offering Meraki to the appropriate customers for several years now and I think the only complaint I have heard was about the recent slow down in deliveries of some products.
I'm Andrew and I work in the Information Systems department at a small private college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I assist in deploying and supporting our 3 MX, 68 MR and 15 MS devices, MDM and Client VPN.
I have undergraduate degrees in Physics and Physical Geography, but no formal IT training whatsoever.
Manny Marks from FloSports.tv. Currently busy growing FloSports to the number one sports media network. For the last couple of decades I'm a Systems Administrator by discipline. The last few years I've been able to assume Network Admin responsibilities primarily due to the ease of use with Meraki products - Network by policy if you will. Familiar with Cisco IOS, though my primary tool is Meraki Dashboard. With use of Dashboard I am able to deploy and maintain sixteen plus networks for FloSports.
I have worked with Cisco switches, routers and firewalls through the years and with my new position I am getting my first exposure to Meraki. Let me start by saying I couldnt believe how incredibly easy it is to establish a VPN between 2 sites with Meraki. After seeing this I am excited to start my journey with this product line.
Looking forward to learning more and participating with the Meraki Community.
Hi, I work for a Finance Company - Thorn Group Financial Service (better known as DTR)
Have been in IT for 30 years. Pretty new to Meraki, have just completed rolling out to 24 sites nationwide.
Love the product, easy to manage, great visibility and learning something new every day
Love anything to do with motorbikes, and have a Jack Daniels themed Trike
Hello there Meraki commnunity!
My Name is Mike Wallace and I work for the US Army Directorate of Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) as an Information Technology Specialist at Fort Irwin. My specialty is Network and Servers and I currently maintain the Fort Irwin MWR ISP network. We just received our first Meraki equipment and are looking at future purchases as our Cisco equipment goes out of life cycle.
I'm fairly new to the Meraki network but rebuilt the MWR ISP network from scratch about 5 years ago. We expanded this network from supporting 3 buildings to now covering 25 buildings and counting.
Fun Fact? After 30 years in the IT business, I'm looking forward to retiring and taking up wood carving and wood working.
Work for a manufacturing company in Mason OH as their Network Administrator
Started using Meraki AP's before the Cisco acquisition and never looked back. Now using Switches Camera's and AP's
I like Soccer.
A bit about yourself & your work
I have been a Network and Systems Admin for nearly 20 years, Working for School Districts and Municipalities.
Your experience with Cisco Meraki
I have experience with routing and switching using Cisco Enterprise devices. Our Town is beginning a Network refresh, we will be moving to Meraki.
A fun fact about yourself
In my time out of work I enjoy the Outdoors.
I work at Network Solutions. We install Meraki equipment and I work with some of the best people in the field.
I have been working with Meraki for a couple of years and really like the network model.
When I was 18 I took in a pc to tech shop and they said I put the cpu in wrong and I was lucky I did not burn up the chip. I think they replaced it for me.
John M ays
My name is Mike Lane, and I have been working on learning Meraki Basics in order to start working on a consulting opportunity,
I keep seeing this ECMS1 (Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions 1 course advertised. I registered twice and both times got a response that I was registered, then an email that my registration was being considered, then an email that I did not make it into the class. If the goal is to frustrate people interested in learning about Meraki, you have succeeded. I am going to take another avenue for training since this one apparently has some other objective.
Definitely reach out to your Meraki rep, this shouldn't be that hard. In the meantime, the youtube recordings of the webinars can already provide a lot of info. There's a video about each of the product groups. Good luck!
Hello, I'm here as Alex. I'm a network engineer for a rural governmental partnership with over a 100 local offices spread across my district. I'm administrate the entire WAN from end user to the home campus border. As the sole networking specialist; in one day I can be called to troubleshoot a WAN connection, plan a new building addition's communications wiring, enforce wireless usage standards, and install an unplanned cloud-based phone. And each office is different. We've been using Cisco VPN to connect the branch offices to the home campus - we're switching to Meraki because I frankly don't have enough time to admin a Cisco system, and we need a system that my colleagues can access and make changes to that's fault-tolerant, flexible, and easily understood.
As I write this, we've put a handful offices on the system, and we're ironing the last of the beta bugs.
A fun fact . . I have a degree in art. So don't be surprised that I prefer to do my documentation in visuals.
10+ years of experience in the ICT sector
I love Japanese Anime
Thomas Gibbons-Customer Service Specialist
I have worked with Merakis now for about 2 years. I love the product and the support that I get with Meraki.
I am enrolled in the CMNA course this week and am looking forward to the extra knowledge on the Product.
!! >> A bit about yourself & your work <<!!
An Engineer by profession, with 17 years of experience in the IT industry. My current role is into Solution Design for customers on Network, Collaboration and Cloud.
!! >> Your experience with Cisco Meraki <<!!Just a beginner with Meraki using it at work and learning and positioning the products to customers who are on a budget or want a single pane of glass for the Infra.
!! >> A fun fact about yourself <<!!
Keep learning and take time off
My name is William and i'm from Brazil
Regards for us.
Hi, my name is Marco Lerma, I'm from Chihuahua, Mexico, I've been doing Enterprise Networking for 11 years now. I'm founder and CEO at GW INTEGRACION, we are Cisco Premier Partner
I have been working with Meraki for a little more than 10 years now, I knew and worked with Meraki even before Cisco buyed it; in 2009 I was looking for an excellent and easy to use wifi solution, searching on the web I found Meraki but Meraki doesn't had presence or distribution here in Mexico, I called to California and tell them that I wanted to distribute their products in Mexico and then after some talking and negociation they allowed us to sell Meraki in Mexico, at that time we had to buy dirctly from Meraki in California, and since then I work with this great brand. When Cisco buy Meraki it was perfect to me because I'm Cisco and Merki lover! Since then there have been a lot of improvement and many new products besides APs. I have attended CMNA training twice
When I smell soap powder it makes me want to go to the bathroom, it works as a laxative for me, haha
A bit about yourself & your work.
My name is John and I use to work with Apple back in 2017 for a year. I recently just graduated from a State University and now working to getting my certificate as an Apple Consultant Network.
Your experience with Cisco Meraki
My experience with Cisco Meraki I am new to it. Therefore, I am excited about this training.
A fun fact about yourself
I play computer games and work on cars as my hobby.
Hello my name is Fernando Vasquez, I'm 26 years old My work is very nice, I am an installation engineer, I am entering the world of meraki, it is a very good and efficient team, more for its graphic interface I have a hard time speaking and writing in English, I hope to learn much more about Meraki's technology Regards!!
Currently, work at FloSports. Actively learning the Meraki dashboard and all associated technologies. Currently hold the CCENT, CCNA R/S, JNCIA, and IPv6 Certified Engineer (Silver) certifications.
Fun Fact: I have been programming since I was 14 years old.
My names Tony, I've recently started working with a national UK waste management company, having spent the previous 20 years working in a various technical and technical service roles for a global a telecommunications company.
My Meraki experience is very limited.
I've listed to all 67 versions of "I fought the law" and should you be interested, in my opinion the Bobby Fuller Four version ranks number 1, the Clash come in at number 2 and I'll go with the Dead Kennedys at 3 (just because when they fought the law, they won 🙂 )
my name is Nils and I work for a Cisco Partner called "ACP IT Solutions" in Cologne, Germany.
Since we are slowly transforming different networks to the cloud stuff, I have done a lot with Meraki in the past covering the whole portfolio. Majorly I try to focus on Wireless LAN.
Fun fact about myself: I am a volunteer paramedic and own a private pilot license to fly around europe for fun.
i like and love doing Networking. i want to grow more in this field, currently working as IT support engineer but want to get set into Networking side.
i am very new with Cisco Meraki and want to understand and learn this to find a career with mixture of my networking knowledge and skill.
we should not need fact to be funny 🙂
I've been a network designer for over 15 years and I've decided to take the jump into starting my own consultancy. We'll be doing all sorts of design, consultancy and support based around Cisco products.
Zero, I've primarily been in the DC and MPLS core areas but I'm excited to learn more about Cisco Meraki and the benefits it can bring.
I'm a huge Middle-Earth/Tolkien fan!!
My name is Sankar. I have completed CCNA Certifications and having 8 Years of experience in Network Administration and Security. Currently working as Network operations and cloud Solutions.
I work for an MSP in Southern California. I'm a CCNA (R&S) and just started working towards the CCNA Security exam. I have no previous experience with Cisco Meraki. My boss suggested I start familiarizing myself with it, so here I am 🙂 Fun fact: I am a vegetarian that still misses the taste of meat after over 25 years 😉
I work as a senior technical consultant supporting multiple customer active on wired and wireless networks
My experience with meraki will be on doing on site installation and managing the customer dashboard for identifying any wireless related issues
I'm in charge of IT infrastructure and projects for Urban One (Radio One, TV One, Interactive One, Reach Media). As of this post I've been with the company for over 9 years. Before that I was with Westwood One (no relation... I just like companies with One in the name apparently).
We began rolling out MX and MS appliances in 2018 and use them as internet firewalls and switches at all locations now. Separately I'm also a Meraki customer at home and am happy to advocate for more products that provide the function of Meraki at home!
In the last 20 years I've had over 20 different addresses. It is very much as exhausting as it sounds! This coming year we're buying our first home!
I've been in sales for 12 years now selling AV and IT solutions. Now I'm at Black Box Network Solutions
I just started selling Cisco Meraki
I'm always happy to help out when I can. 🙂
• A bit about yourself & your work - I work as a Network Engineer at Sykes Latin America, have experience in Cisco TAC as a support engineer, worked in Routing Protocols, LAN Switching and Security TAC teams. Currently, I am with Sungard AS providing support to Menzies Aviation as a dedicated Senior Network Engineer.
• Your experience with Cisco Meraki - I am new to Meraki world, the customer we provide support to will deploy a large number of Meraki devices hence here I am trying to get up to speed with the product.
• A fun fact about yourself - I enjoy spending time watching football games and I am die-hard New England Patriots FAN!
I noticed that you're working at Menzies Aviation. Is this at BWI airport? I live about 30 minutes away from BWI.
I actually work remotely from Costa Rica 🙂 not in BWI, although I provide network support for Menzies at that airport.
Working at a growing company in South Carolina... the current network is made up of netgear, d-link and trendnet unmanaged switches. All flat, no VLAN's. Previous experience with Cisco but decided to go with Meraki because it seemed/feels like a kinder "Cisco" when it comes to assistance and general help. Changing this network over will bring the need for help and speculation that I hope to get from this community.
Gamer at heart, only work to be able to game later.
A bit about yourself & your work
Owner Operator of a technology company, my background is in Network Engineering in WAN and LAN environments.
amongst other things.
Your experience with Cisco Meraki
I'm new to Meraki mostly worked on Cisco Products.
A fun fact about yourself
I built my own Fiber Cloud Storage Environment.
My name is Sinclair Williams. I have been in networking for over 30 years!
I work for Link Bermuda. The Meraki line is new to me but it looks promising!
Outside of work, you will probably find me with my kids on the football/soccer field!
I am working as Lead networks, looks after the BAU
Started Working and learning more about it.
Started Learning New Technologies. 🙂
Guess it's time to introduce myself as I'm feeling pretty comfortable in here:
Working as a Principal Technology Specialist for a big Cisco partner in Europe. Involved in the IT security field for roundabout 25 years, mainly concentrating on infrastructure security. Involved with Cisco gear since 20 years, holding one or two certifications.
Started working with Meraki a few months ago and still having fun
I like the sound of analog HiFi equipment, especially the sound of vinyl.
This is Scene. I am very new to Meraki and doing some self learning as it is required at my work.I like Meraki but still I face lots of challenges sometimes as we need solutions and spend lots of time reading and trying to understand.Hope I will have help here from anyone newbies to Expert.
I have 9 years of experience providing solutions as a system administrator.
A few months ago I enabled some Meraki MR84 - MR52 APs and for installing a MX100 Firewall
I just bought a ticket for the Metallica worldwide tour Santiago 2020.
Lately, I have been supporting bay area Meraki based networks with a small company.
The cloud based management is brilliant.
Fun fact: I am a Google trusted photographer with millions of views.
I am Marcos Lopez, currently an IT Support Specialist at Harbar LLC.
I have worked with a third party vendor managing the Network Infrastructure, originally we had only the AP and few SW under Cisco-Meraki, however, I arrange the project to consolidate all our infrastructure to Cisco-Meraki devices, finally, we have (Firewalls, Switches, AP) and I am enjoying the dashboard where I can see all my network.
Right now I am evaluating the possibilities to also have Cisco-Meraki IP Cameras over the buildings.
Thanks in advance for your help!
I am a presales engineer who works for ho1a metrocarrier a cisco gold partner company in Mexico, I've been in networking and other IT verticals for going on 10 years now.
We work a lot with Meraki devices since as ISP the Meraki MX is one of the products that we offer the most to our customers.
My name is Darren Gonek, and I'm a customer-facing SE with 15 years of experience working for a telecommunications service provider in Canada.
Largely pre-sales - communicating Meraki value, features, and functionality to customers.
When I was younger, I used to be an avid Ukrainian dancer.
Hi, my name is Ted and I work for a partner in North Carolina called NorthState Technology Solutions. We offer a Meraki as a Service solution among many other things.
I have been in the industry about 40 years and 18 of those were directly with Cisco. I need to get some hands-on with Meraki;)! While I sell it, I need to actually use it - someone want to send me gear;)!
One interesting fact is that when I was a kid, most parents had their kids take piano or guitar lessons. My Mom is Polish so I had to take the Accordian;)!
Hello! My name is Jason and I work for an ISP in Canada. We are using Meraki for several diverse clients - any where from small business to enterprise/campus level deployment sizes.
I work for T-Systems South Africa. 11 years Cisco... and 0 years Meraki
None at all
Well, they call me Pablo... not sure why 🙂
My name is Roberto and I'm one of the Network Administrators for our organization.
I am new to Meraki devices and need to know how these works, setup and troubleshoot.
Looking forward to learn on ECMS1.
Hi, my name is Yanko Raychev and I`m a Network Security Student at the University of Winnipeg with passion about networks, network penetration, cybersecurity, and Linux system administration.
Not much experienced with Meraki and SDN at all at the moment, but I`m very curious!
I`ve visited 50+ countries around the world!
I am a senior network engineer with a financial company. We are fully engaged in the Cisco SD-WAN Viptela environment.
I am new to Meraki , I recently purchased a Meraki MX64W with advance security license.
I find the product amazing
I am trying to learn how the Meraki product line fits together and learn all the in and outs of configuring and understanding the technology.
Communities are always a great place to start, looking forward to reading the posts.
Anyone have a good starting point (please do not say Meraki.com, I have been there notorious times and I do agree it is a great resource)
One of the best interview question I have ever had as a engineer was . What was the biggest thing you ever broke as a network engineer. I ask why and was told if you never broke anything you never did anything.
We all do have our moments, and I had my share : )
Hi @anthony225 and welcome to the Meraki Community!
One good place to start in learning about Meraki, if you want a bit of a guided tour, is our "Preview" ECMS1 course, which introduces you to Meraki and to navigating the Meraki dashboard. You can find that here: https://community.meraki.com/t5/ECMS1/ct-p/ecms1 (scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Take me to the preview" page). You may also be interested in registering for the full ECMS1 course, which is an all-day instructor-led virtual course (but, be warned that demand for ECMS1 is high and sessions do fill quickly!)
You can also, of course, just ask your questions here on the community (in the relevant board under Product & Technology Discussions) and our friendly community members will answer.
I work for a Cisco partner called "Netsync" located in Dallas, TX, US.
Thanks for having me!
I am an Atlanta native (born in Florida, raised in Georgia!). I own "BalesTech, LLC." - an IT Consulting firm that focuses on the North Georgia / Atlanta-Metro regions.
We provide network/infrastructure/security services to small and medium-size business clients throughout the region. We are a "Dell and Cisco" shop so to speak - and try to implement Meraki wherever we can (it's been a lifesaver!).
I play drums, bass, and guitar in 3 different bands.