Cisco Meraki

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Overview

This integration provides comprehensive visibility into your Cisco Meraki Enviroment by collecting metrics for Network Device Monitoring, Network Event Logs, and Security Event Logs for Cloud SIEM.

Network Device Monitoring

Network Device Monitoring helps ensure the overall health of network infrastructure is up to standard by identifying potential bottlenecks and device configuration errors.

This integration collects metrics for the following devices:

  • MR (Wireless Access Points): Track metrics like client count, connection status, and throughput.
  • MS (Switches): Monitor switch performance metrics such as port status, traffic, and error rates.
  • MX (Security Appliances): Collect metrics on VPN status, firewall rules, and overall device performance.

This integration dynamically pulls in device tags and metadata from Meraki environments to easily drill down into specific device groups, locations, or device types.

Security Event Logs

Security Event Logs alert on events such as intrusion detections, firewall rule violations, and malware threat detections to helpy identify and respond to potential security threats.

Create your own rules or leverage the out-of-the-box Cloud SIEM rules for real-time threat detection and incident response.

Network Event Logs

Network Event Logs help network administrators analyze historical network events and troubleshoot issues efficiently.

These logs track the following topics:

  • Configuration Changes: Track changes in network configurations to ensure compliance and troubleshoot connection issues.
  • Client Associations: Monitor client associations with wireless access points for user connectivity insights.
  • Network Health Events: Identify and address issues affecting network health, such as high packet loss on specific switches.

In addition to the recommended monitors included with this integration, additional monitors can be configured to notify administrators of critical events, allowing for proactive network management.

To collect metrics from your Meraki Cloud Controller, configure the SNMP integration with the Meraki Profile.

Setup

Installation

  1. In the app, open the Meraki integration tile.
  2. Click + Add Account.
  3. Choose a name for your Meraki account.
  4. Add a Meraki API key. Find instructions on how to generate a Meraki API key in the Cisco Meraki Dashboard API.

Generate the Meraki API key

  1. Go to the Meraki Dashboard.
  2. Enable API access by going to Organization > Settings > Dashboard API access.
  3. Go to the My Profile page on the Meraki dashboard to generate the key.

Metric collection

To configure collection of NDM Metrics, an API key is required from Meraki.

Device Tag Filters

Device Tag Filters allow you to specify which devices to monitor within NDM. You can specify multiple tags by separating them with a comma. If no tags are specified, all devices will be monitored.

Log collection

To configure collection of network event logs and security event logs, an API key is required from Meraki.

For more information, see the Cisco Meraki Dashboard API.

Data Collected

Metrics

Data for Meraki devices (MR, MS, MX) in Network Device Monitoring—including network level, device level, uplink level, and interface (switch port) level metrics and tags—are in beta.

Configure the SNMP integration with the Meraki Profile to collect metrics from your Meraki devices.

meraki.avgLatencyMs
(gauge)
The average network latency in Milliseconds.
Shown as millisecond
meraki.clientCount
(count)
The client count per network.
Shown as unit
meraki.devStatus
(count)
The status of the device.
Shown as unit
meraki.latencyMs
(gauge)
The latency of an uplink in Millseconds.
Shown as millisecond
meraki.lossPercent
(gauge)
The loss percent of a network.
Shown as percent
meraki.powerModuleStatus
(count)
The power module status of a device.
Shown as unit
meraki.uplinkStatus
(count)
The status of an uplink on a device.
Shown as unit
meraki.utilization
(count)
The channel utilization of a network.
Shown as unit
meraki.utilization.non_wifi
(count)
The non wifi channel utilization of a network.
Shown as unit
meraki.utilization.wifi
(count)
The wifi channel utilization of a network.
Shown as unit
meraki.port.status
(count)
The status of a port on a meraki device.
Shown as unit
meraki.port.trafficInKbps.recv
(count)
The port traffic received in Kilobytes.
Shown as unit
meraki.port.trafficInKbps.sent
(count)
The port traffic sent in Kilobytes.
Shown as unit
meraki.port.trafficInKbps.total
(count)
The port traffic total in Kilobytes.
Shown as unit
meraki.port.usageInKb.recv
(count)
The port usage received in Kilobytes.
Shown as unit
meraki.port.usageInKb.sent
(count)
The port usage sent in Kilobytes.
Shown as unit
meraki.port.usageInKb.total
(count)
The port usage total in Kilobytes.
Shown as unit
meraki.devPerformanceScore
(gauge)
The device performance score.
Shown as unit
snmp.devStatus
(gauge)
The status of the device's connection to the Meraki Cloud Controller
Shown as unit
snmp.devClientCount
(gauge)
The number of clients currently associated with the device
Shown as unit
snmp.devInterfaceSentPkts
(gauge)
The number of packets sent on this interface
Shown as packet
snmp.devInterfaceRecvPkts
(gauge)
The number of packets received on this interface
Shown as packet
snmp.devInterfaceSentBytes
(gauge)
The number of bytes sent on this interface
Shown as byte
snmp.devInterfaceRecvBytes
(gauge)
The number of bytes received on this interface
Shown as byte

Events

The Meraki integration does not include any events.

Service Checks

The Meraki integration does not include any service checks.

Troubleshooting

Need help? Contact Datadog support.

Further Reading

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