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Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

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Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

Hello all!

I am looking for information to see if anyone has configured this before. I am looking at the Webgooks documentation and see that it is advertised to work with Solar Winds. I am aware that you can use SNMP with solarwinds and have even configured this myself in a lab test and I was not satisfied with the level of alerting and monitoring this provides. 

I want to keep the focus of this post specific to Solarwinds & Meraki API Webhooks, not SNMP. 

Review this documentation: https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Other_Topics/Webhooks


As you can see from the page, Solarwinds, Remedy, Pagerduty, Zendesk, Servicenow and  Zenoss are compatable for alarms. 

Does anyone have experience configuring this on the Solarwinds side? 

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

Hey @ToryDavenport .

 

You certainly may get lucky here and someone might know the answer, but perhaps this is a better question for Thwack?

 

 

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

Hi @jdsilva I just posted over there. Thanks for the suggestion, I will update here if I find any information.
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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

+1 on Thwack

 

Also I couldn't find a specific guide on it. One question though, what is the purpose of the webhook vs email alerts? Solarwinds I believe has an email you can hit with alerting devices.

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

A really good use of Webhooks is to post alerts into different platforms. For example, we have added our Meraki devices into Solarwinds using the Dashboard API. We then use Webhooks to post alerts into Microsoft Team.

Example below: MS.Teams_SW.png.

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds


@JoeBawn wrote:

A really good use of Webhooks is to post alerts into different platforms. For example, we have added our Meraki devices into Solarwinds using the Dashboard API. We then use Webhooks to post alerts into Microsoft Team.

Example below: MS.Teams_SW.png.



Hi Joe,

 

Could you please provide links to solarwinds and MS team for this API integration?

 

I'm a beginner, not sure where to find them.

 

 

 

Regards

Richard

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

Hi Richard,

 

Have a read through on the below article. Some good examples on how to set up. 

 

https://thwack.solarwinds.com/docs/DOC-189830

 

Thanks

Joe

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

Couple answers for you here:

 

1. Solution: You can use Zapier to receive the webhooks from Meraki and then take the appropriate action in Solarwinds. Here is a guide for Webhooks integrated with Zapier for Webex:

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/build/network-alerting-in-webex-teams-with-webhooks/

 

2. Solarwinds NPM version 12.1 supports Meraki MR access points but it does not use Webhooks for its implementation. Solarwinds NPM uses Dashboard API polling and SNMP polling. The API polling is currently only setup for MR access points.

 

3. Webhooks is "new" in the last few months, so Solarwinds has not had time to update their NPM. I suggest contacting Solarwinds and requesting they update their NPM to include Webhooks from Meraki. Solarwinds is dedicated to moving towards APIs, so I think they just need the feedback!

 

Thanks,

Colin Lowenberg

Colin Lowenberg
wireless engineer and startup founder, formerly known as "the API guy", now I run a Furapi, the therapy dog service, and Lowenberg Labs, an IT consulting company.
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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

Hi,

There's a 'FEATURE REQUEST - Integrate Meraki webhooks with NPM' on thwack community for Solarwinds to add this feature.
If you want also this feature in NPM go there and add a comment.

https://thwack.solarwinds.com/t5/NPM-Discussions/FEATURE-REQUEST-Integrate-Meraki-webhooks-with-NPM/...

 

Thanks.

 

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

I know I am a little late to this discussion but I have set this up before. It worked really well. Here is a link to the documentation I went by: https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/NPM/Content/NPM-monitor-Meraki-devices.htm

 

 

Eric

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Re: Meraki Webhooks with Solarwinds

You will need an intermediary to ingest the webhook and take the appropriate action in SolarWinds.  Solarwinds has a pretty robust API.  What exactly are you hoping to accomplish with this?  I could help you with some Python code if you want.  

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