Hello, how do I see the uptime on the Meraki switch. I am looking specifically for the following information: uptime and last reload reason.
When you go to the switch you can view the Connectivity. This is the uptime.
The most common reason for a Meraki switch to go offline or reboot is either no connection to the internet or a firmware upgrade.
I've had no other events like a failed switch so not sure if that comes up in the event log.
To piggy back on what @Ben is saying you can also select the device and check historical data from hour,day week, or month.
Indeed @kYutobi ! Forgot to mention that.
connectivity in the Switch overview:
And detail of the switch connectivity when you select one.
In both cases you can use the 2hours, last day, last week, ....
Thanks everyone, however, I am looking for the uptime and last reload, similar to show version on the cisco IOS. The switch can have power, but no IP connectivity to the cloud, etc. I am trying to determine if there was a loss of power to the device..in cisco IOS, you can do a show version and get that information.
You are right. There are lots of limitations when working with Cisco Meraki devices. Basically, almost all the good stuff we are able to do with normal cisco devices like all the Show commands we cannot do it with Meraki.
We can send a wish message to see if they add those features on future updates.
How did you get the option for "for the last 17477 days[client data limit]"? We are currently using the API to pull data into a BI solution for review of status and calculating up time which allows for long queries but it would be helpful to have such an option directly in Dashboard.
The OP says that they cannot do the "good stuff" with Meraki switches that they could with "normal cisco switches". Well, Meraki leaves out most of the irrelevant stuff too, or is irrelevant for 80-90% of organizations.
Meraki was acquired by Cisco in 2013 as a complimentary product IMO, not a replacement for the legacy Cisco switches. Meraki was meant as a product that was simple to use and to administer from anywhere, for people who don't want to keep a network engineer on staff just to type in IOS commands. These switches are junior level administrator friendly. With these products I can trust a junior PC tech to change a VLAN on a port. If you just want to have a switch to where you can set up some VLANS, some basic L3 routing and VOIP phones, they are pretty good for that, and they perform well, in my case, much better than the switches that they replaced.
I would suggest that the OP didn't do his homework before buying these switches. They are not IOS switches nor were they intended to be. If you need IOS advanced features buy a Catalyst or Nexus switch, simple as that.
If you just need to know when the thing went down, go buy a log aggregator or SIEM and tell the Meraki platform to export syslog to it. That's what we do. You can get actionable information from the syslog output.
Or if you want to make it even simpler, use the new webhook feature. Disclaimer: I haven't personally tried this.
Sorry, but this is unacceptable.
Everyone wants to know the root cause for lack of connectivity. On smartphone when I loose connectivity when needed badly, I am very much interested if my gear is the problem or is it the network issue. If my home fiber connection went down, I want to know if that has to do something with power or is it an ISP problem.
When I administer thousands of Meraki sites, knowing if connection loss is power related is quite important.
This is a simple function to write, probably only change would be for the dashboard.
This thread does handles the matter more seriously: