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Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

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Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

We are going to be deploying close to 900+ MR33's and will need to assign static IP addresses to each.

 

Is there an easier way of configuring them versus hand keying each change in the dashboard for each device.

 

We have all the information in a spreadsheet along with serial numbers and mac address, and it would be immensely more efficient if we could in some way upload the changes that.

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Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

Have you looked at the Bulk Network Creator tool?  Organization -> Bulk network creation

 

You can download a sample spreadsheet from that page, update with all of your information, and upload the spreadsheet.  It will geo-code your location addresses, create the networks, and add your access points.

 

The following fields are supported:

Network Name

Serial (device/AP serial number)

Network Tags

Name (device/AP name)

Tags (device/AP tags)

Address

Notes

Static IP

Netmask

Gateway

DNS1

DNS2

VLAN

 

 

If I remember correctly, any omitted fields are automatically ignored.

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Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

Hi,

 

you can do it via API.

For 900+ AP's that's worth the effort.

 

https://documenter.getpostman.com/view/897512/meraki-dashboard-prov-api/2To9xm

Meraki Employee

Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

@MarkusWhich API call are you using to add in a static IP to a MR?

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Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

Have you looked at the Bulk Network Creator tool?  Organization -> Bulk network creation

 

You can download a sample spreadsheet from that page, update with all of your information, and upload the spreadsheet.  It will geo-code your location addresses, create the networks, and add your access points.

 

The following fields are supported:

Network Name

Serial (device/AP serial number)

Network Tags

Name (device/AP name)

Tags (device/AP tags)

Address

Notes

Static IP

Netmask

Gateway

DNS1

DNS2

VLAN

 

 

If I remember correctly, any omitted fields are automatically ignored.

Kind of a big deal

Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

Why are you using static IP's?  That is a very painful way of doing it.  If it is because of RADIUS, why not use a prefix list in the RADIUS server instead of the individual IP addresses?

 

I can't remember the last time I statically configured an access point.  It is just not something that is needed anymore.

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Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

Outstanding!

 

Created a Template off of our current Test Network, and the Bulk Network option appeared. Will need to rearrange my spreadsheet some, but then we should be good to go.

 

 

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Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

You can try to use PUT device config

https://documenter.getpostman.com/view/897512/meraki-dashboard-prov-api/2To9xm#d4a122ee-0679-dda7-d7...

 

I am not sure if lanIp is supported as PUT but it is in GET for sure. So maybe worth a try.

 

Anyway, I would not recommend to use static IP‘s.

What is your reason for that?

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Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

No DHCP at the locations these are being deploy to.    

Kind of a big deal

Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

Bummer, that is a real shame.

Here to help

Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

How do you bring them online then?

(they need an IP to download the config)

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Re: Configuring MR33 for large Deployment

I don't enjoy it either, but its a security requirement for the given environment these are being deployed into.

 

Which also means that each AP will have to be unboxed and connected to our Test network (which does have DHCP), so it can pull down its config, before being shipped out.