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Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

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Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

We use Solarwinds Orion to monitor Cisco IOS devices.

When integrating Orion with Meraki MX via SNMP/Dashboard, it doesn't show us any information such as interface speed, cpu/mem usage.

 

Meraki support has confirmed that only the following can be polled by 3rd party monitoring tools.

https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Monitoring_and_Reporting/SNMP_Overview_and_...

  • Device MAC address
  • Device Serial number
  • Device Name
  • Device Status (Online or Offline)
  • Device Last Contacted - Date and Time
  • Mesh Status (Gateway or Repeater)
  • Public IP Address
  • Product Code (e.g. MR18-HW)
  • Product Description (e.g. Meraki Cloud-controller 802.11n AP)
  • Name of the Network that the device resides in (Dashboard Network)
  • Packets/Bytes In/Out on each physical interface

 

Question: what does everyone use to achieve the same level of monitoring as Solarwinds orion with Cisco IOS devices?

Any recommendations?

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Re: Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

Dashboard for me is enough already =)
Used to be in solarwinds but I realized it was too much of a hassle to deal with static IP of the gear.
Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
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Re: Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

We primarily use the baked-in Dashboard alerts, fed into ConnectWise tickets. For clients with mixed network stacks, we'll ensure ICMP internally is allowed and also use Auvik. We accept that the SNMP info that Meraki gives is the SNMP info it gives.

 

While it would be nice to have things like cpu/mem usage, and device's own idea of its uptime, that's not something that Meraki offers at this time.

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Re: Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

Thank you. My company is a MSP. The idea is to put solarwinds monitoring page on the big TV for the NOC.

Any recommendation?

Kind of a big deal

Re: Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

Can you put the ORG view of the dashboard there? That will show you everything at once, and just have it auto refresh every 60 seconds or something
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Hi Nolan,

The ORG view will only show us alerts by marking the site as red, correct?
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Re: Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

It has columns as well
 
% offline
Clients
Created Date
Devices
Firmware Security
Firmware Status
Last PCI Scan
Name
Network Health
Network Type
Offline Devices
Repeater APs
Tags
Usage
 
Any site that has say an offline AP, will show status icon will change color based on the following:
 
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Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
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Re: Monitoring MX with 3rd party tools such as Solarwinds

Note that if you're in the process of setting up new equipment for a client, their org will show red due to offline equipment at some point. If there's a delay between setup and install, that'll make it less useful.

 

Have you thought about webhooks? https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Other_Topics/Webhooks

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