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New to MS? Start here!

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New to MS? Start here!

Hello! Are you new to the world of the cloud-managed MS switches? If so, we've got a few resources to help introduce you to the solution.


Getting Started


MS Family Datasheet - MS Family Features and Specs

MS Installation Guides - Model specific Product Diagrams and Installation steps

MS Quick Start - Quickly get your MS online and talking to Meraki

MS Best Practices - Best practice configurations across the majority of MS features



General Info


Basic Features

Virtual Stacking - Configure a single port or thousands of ports through our industry-first Virtual Stacking technology.

Layer 7 visibility - See how the network is being used and by which client devices

Network Topology - A graphic overview of the logical network topology and the status of any devices

Layer 3 Switching - Layer 3 routing capabilities are available on most Cisco Meraki switches

Quality of Service (QoS) - Prioritize and reliably deliver certain types of data

Spanning Tree Protocol   - Build a loop-free network


LAN Redundancy features

Physical Stacking - Get physical redundancy in the deployments that need it

Link Aggregation - Bundle switch ports to increase throughput  and provide redundancy


LAN Security features

Port schedules - Schedule activation of switch ports to add security and save power

Access Policies (802.1x) - Prevent unauthorized devices from connecting to the network

Switch ACL - Limit what traffic is permitted through the switch



Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of all MS documentation or features. More advanced documentation beyond the basic features can be found at!


If you're interested in learning about Meraki's training offerings, be sure to check out The Meraki Learning Hub! There you'll find tons of great information about Meraki led training like CMNA and ECMS.

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Re: New to MS? Start here!

oh that elusive ECMS training......

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