True navigation begins in the human heart. It's the most important map of all.
-- Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey
If Lindsey is right, then the second most important map is the map of the network you're documenting or troubleshooting. Meraki has offered a visual network map for years, and today I'm excited to announce the beta release of our network topology API endpoint, available here for beta participants:
This endpoint will give you two lists:
nodes, which are Meraki devices or other network devices we detect via protocols like CDP or LLDP, offering information including:
Node type, like Meraki device, Meraki switch stack, or otherwise
Device-specific information when available, such as
Node-specific CDP/LLDP information, when available
Node-specific uplink information, when available
Root node identification
links, which are physical links between nodes, offering node info for both ends of the link, such as:
Device-specific information, when available
Link- or port-specific CDP/LLDP information, when available
This also means that in a single API call, you can now gather LLDP/CDP information for all the devices in your network!
Beta participants have access to this endpoint today, and we're excited to hear your feedback.
How do I join the beta?
If you'd like the join the beta, you can get startedhere.
When will these features be generally available?
The GA date is TBD but we look forward to sharing more information as we collect beta feedback.
Has anyone had success with this endpoint? I have not been able to get a valid response, and am instead getting 404.
I have plenty of other scripts that are able to access API endpoints via requests, but this one fails. My network is enabled for beta features, and I am using the specific shard rather than the generic api.meraki.com, but no luck.