[CONTEST CLOSED]It’s that time of year again 🧹🧼🧽 β€” share your spring cleaning pictures....

MeredithW
Community Manager

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UPDATE: this contest has ended. Thanks everyone for all the super satisfying spring cleaning pics! Our three randomly selected winners are: @Brash@zmann7, and @dlbircher. Congrats!   

 

Spring has sprung here at Meraki HQ and that means it’s time to kick off our yearly Spring Cleaning Challenge! 

 

The rules are simple: take a photo of your spring cleaning project and share it with us for a chance to win swag. We’d love to see before and after photos, but simply an after photo that you’re particularly proud of or an anxiety-inducing, yet aspirational before photo will do!

 

For a little inspiration, below is one of our favorites from last year courtesy of @TheShow

 

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How to enter

Submit your photo(s) in a comment on this blog post before 11 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, April 5th (04/05/2022). We'll then pick three entries at random to win a Meraki Soma Brew Bottle!

 

 

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The fine print:

48 Comments
Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

@MeredithW : awesome !

Brash
Head in the Cloud

Yes! So ready to see some aesthetically pleasing cabling!

 

Unfortunately I forgot to take a before shot but was pretty happy with this. (Featuring twist ties as I was out of Velcro strips)

 

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TheShow
Comes here often

I feel more purple coming on, and thanks @MeredithW for the shout out.

CptnCrnch
Kind of a big deal

Awesome price here, unfortunately I'm unable to participate 😞

 

Go guys, get that thing! πŸ‘

jinzing
Conversationalist

Does it have to be Meraki gear or can it be other Cisco gear?

MerryAki
Getting noticed

I got rid of my old Access Points:

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and replaced them with those beufiful guys:

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(MR33/42/46, but the next possible cleaning will be removing of non WiFi 6 APs (MRx3 etc.))

 

I hope, that there will be beautiful WiFi 6e APs soon. I doubt that the MR57 was the first and only one. πŸ™‚ hope to see more in the future.

 

  • Another thing I did (in my apartment) was to fix cabling:

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I might change it at some point again, there are Cat6/7 cables utilizing Caps with a color code, but those are okay right now.

zmann7
Comes here often

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PippenPambu
Conversationalist

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Bouza
Here to help

Not sure if it has to be Meraki cleanup's only, but this is the only Meraki one I have. Small but satisfying.

 

  • Extended out the bottom rack
  • Add patch panel and terminate all loose wires
  • Removed unused switch
  • Mounted firewalls in rack
  • Replaced power strip with PDU
  • Separated wall mount jacks from the rack
  • Eliminated fiber-to-ethernet adaptor and patched wan uplink directly to switch
  • All new patch cables color coded by function
    • Blue (access port)
    • white (trunk port)
    • yellow (WAN)
  • Cable management with lacing bars and velcro
  • Labeled all devices. (didn't have a cable labeler at my disposal)


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AroF
Comes here often

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It was a lot of fun

alemabrahao
Kind of a big deal

It's my new data center πŸ™‚

 

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DiegoGutierrezd
New here

Hello friends! 

 

We are Teleinter from Guadalajara ,MΓ©xico. My teammate just sent me this pictures earlier this month from a service and i want to share it with you guys!

 

Happy spring cleaning! 

 

Diego.

 

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Hircasa
Conversationalist

Our new Site.

 

 

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Paul_Benton
Comes here often

 

Before:

Inherited hairy monster

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After:

hair cut and wash so we can see that nice equipment 

 

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dlbircher
Just browsing

Had to replace a 7 switch stack underneath this mess so figured it was a good time to clean it up. 

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AnilPatil
Here to help

Before

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After

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Raju83
Just browsing

Awesome.

 

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Alex67
Here to help

Amazing πŸ˜Š

 

Before :

 

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After :

 

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But where is the WIFI ????

Hugohmygod
Comes here often

Oooh IT Dream !! πŸ˜

 

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After : 

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RAJ_ROX
New here

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matlj
Comes here often

Hi,


Thanks for the contest, this is my contribution: 

 

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horn_t20
Comes here often

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Clean up work to remove wall mounted rack and install a 2 post rack to allow for additional growth to add equipment as well as update our switches from older ones to newer ones. 

Skytel_Dan
Just browsing

This one took a couple days!!

 

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gaajjovi
Comes here often

The art!

 

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Dave
Getting noticed

Replaced an ancient UPS with two units and all the power cabling in the rack. 


Most of what was removed pictured. 

 

 

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MeredithW
Community Manager

@jinzing you can show any networking cleaning project, Cisco products included!

F3rn4nd09007
Conversationalist

A very fun activity, at the end I was very surprised by the result, I am happy.

 

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FatihSenel
Conversationalist

Hi, Amazing πŸ™‚

 

 

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Yeshwanth
Conversationalist

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JonP
Getting noticed

Before After.jpgBefore and after. A marathon exercise by my colleague @CameronS and I.

 

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Some more glamour shots from another cab:

 

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Hemi-IT
Conversationalist

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Hemi-IT
Conversationalist

Everything was in a closet on a shelf. Wires everywhere. What a mess. After we purchased the 2 Cisco Meraki switches I organized the wires and labeled everything. So much easier to diagnose and fix an issue quickly

F3rn4nd09007
Conversationalist

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EJN
A model citizen

Recently ran Cat6 cables for all Meraki APs. If you see yellow, you know it's Cat6 and WiFi/AP related.

 

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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Here you go the pics , More of Cisco SDA+SDWAN and Meraki Setup πŸ’š

 

 

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OVERKILL
Building a reputation

Not the final photo, but started colour coding with the proper length cables the links at a client's site (everything was blue, EVERYTHING). Orange are uplinks, purple is voice, red is a managed service. The trendnet is no longer there. Not shown is the stack of 2960S's also colour coded. 

 

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mdo
Conversationalist

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That brings at least +5dB

van604
Getting noticed

upgraded from vintage cisco switches to meraki

forgot to take a before cause i just wanted to jump in and get that off that old gear

 

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SSAY-AXS
Here to help

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Some Meraki switches, it's a new install and it's still clean, we have a hundred sites

 

JenPrid
Conversationalist

HaHA!!!  I thought you were wanting a pic of my desk!  Now that would be a Spring Cleaning accomplishment! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

CameronS
Here to help

A lovely clean-up of the spaghetti monster

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Oscar_Espinoza
Here to help

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MarcP
Kind of a big deal

@Oscar_Espinoza 

Done for today πŸ™‚

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SalvationArmy
Conversationalist

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Naveed
Comes here often

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danbarker
Comes here often

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AMorrison
New here

We got rid of some Allied Telesys tat (switches) and went the full Meraki stack in I building we just took over.

 

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MeredithW
Community Manager

UPDATE: this contest has ended. Thanks everyone for all the super satisfying spring cleaning pics! Our three randomly selected winners are: @Brash@zmann7, and @dlbircher. Congrats!   

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