Pulling port PoE consumption at different intervals

N1234
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Pulling port PoE consumption at different intervals

I have a network with a large number of PoE devices, and I am wanting to gather data to see how much power the AP's / phones are using.

 

Im looking for a way to grab the current poe power usage at a given time and log them. This way I can find the average usage per device.

 

Does such a thing exist already? can a script be created to do this?

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Inderdeep
Head in the Cloud

Re: Pulling port PoE consumption at different intervals

@N1234 : I dont think we have any API call or script on that. 

Rest you can check the below link and see LLDP packet captures in example 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MS/Other_Topics/Troubleshooting_PoE_on_MS_switches

 

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com
sungod
Getting noticed

Re: Pulling port PoE consumption at different intervals

Switch port PoE use is one of the things we report for our customers.

 

Use this call  https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/api-v1/#!get-device-switch-ports-statuses

 

Port PoE usage is reported as Watt-hours consumed over the timespan specified when making the call.

 

So if you want average power usage over period T, set the timespan to T and normalise to Watts by Wh/T (with T in hours).

 

Note that this call doesn't use a t1 parameter, so whether you use t0 or timespan it will always return data looking back from the time of the call. I just run it daily at the same time to build up long term stats.

 

Afaik switch PoE budgets still aren't visible, but it's simple enough to use a look-up table, just need to remember to add new switches to the table when they are released.

 

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