I left Meraki 4 years ago to create Boundless Digital. We became pretty knowledgeable of Meraki APIs and last year we have decided to start building an automation tool that would cover the different stages of a network lifecycle (Run - Build - Expand).
We have already released awesome features around tag and alert management, security rules, monitoring... Recently we have implemented a network creation tool and we would like to get feedback on that. More details about the feature:
idea: create a workflow of steps to automate creation of a lot of networks
step1: load a csv file with the network parameters
step 2: define the workflow from the following options:
Add devices - moves unassigned devices into network: Option (move bound devices) - if devices are in an existing network, move them from the old to new network
Claim Order - claims order number and inserts devices into network
Set IP address
Add Network Tags
Add Device Tags
Bind to Template - Select from existing templates in Meraki or Template Name in XLS
step 3: execute.. Meraki then creates all the networks automatically
So I am sure you have some time to spare and I would really appreciate if some of you could help us testing our platform and this feature in particular so that we could make it the most relevant for customers and partners.
If you are down, just answer to this post and we will get back to you.
Thanks in advance
PS: I am stuck in an apartment with my mother-in-law and a newborn child, so please bring me some love!
I have already written a script which does all of the things you mention, even adding firewall L3 rules and L7 ..Not to mention finding free IP addresses in specific ranges.... It takes about 4 minutes to have a complete network up and running (MX, MS, and MR)
But of course i would like to know if i can do things more efficient, so yes... i am interested in testing some