Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki includes cloud-controlled WiFi centrally managed from the web.
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Cisco Meraki includes cloud-controlled WiFi centrally managed from the web.
The plug-in collects inventory for the following components:
  • Organization
  • Network
  • Access Point
  • SSID
  • L3FirewallRules
  • Meraki Controller
The relationship between an access point and an SSID is discovered only when traffic has flowed from the access point on the SSID at least once in the past 7 days. If no traffic flowed from an access point on any SSID in the past 7 days, CA Virtual Network Assurance does not record the relationship.
The plug-in collects the following performance metrics:
Item Type
VNA Metric Families and Metrics
Access Point
Normalized Mobile WLAN AP Info
  • Bytes
  • Bytes In
  • Bytes Out
  • Client
Meraki Controller
Normalized Wireless Controller Info
  • Active Access Points
  • Clients Associated
Requirements
  • Access to the Cisco Meraki Dashboard API must be enabled.
  • An API key must be generated on your profile.
For more information, see the Cisco Meraki documentation.
Plug-in Configuration Example
The following JSON example shows the Cisco Meraki plug-in configuration:
{ "PLUGIN_CONFIG": { "MERAKI_DASHBOARD_HOST": "api.meraki.com", "MERAKI_USER_NAME": "[email protected]", "MERAKI_API_KEY": "xxx3xxxxxe9xx", "PROTOCOL": "https", "DELAY_BETWEEN_REST_CALLS_IN_MS": 200, "SYSLOG_PORT": 1542, "INVENTORY_POLL_RATE": "0 */10 *", "INVENTORY_DELTA_TIME": 600, "PERFORMANCE_POLL_RATE": "0 0 */2", "PERFORMANCE_DELTA_TIME": 7200, "BLACKLISTED_EVENT_TYPES":"[]", "DOMAIN_ID": 0 } }
3.7.10 and Higher Only:
{ "PLUGIN_CONFIG": { "MERAKI_DASHBOARD_HOST": "api.meraki.com", "MERAKI_USER_NAME": "[email protected]", "MERAKI_API_KEY": "xxx3xxxxxe9xx", "PROTOCOL": "https", "DELAY_BETWEEN_REST_CALLS_IN_MS": 400, "SYSLOG_PORT": 1542, "INVENTORY_POLL_RATE": "0 */10 *", "INVENTORY_DELTA_TIME": 600, "PERFORMANCE_POLL_RATE": "0 */10 *", "PERFORMANCE_DELTA_TIME": 600, "BLACKLISTED_EVENT_TYPES":"[]", "POLL_SSIDS":"true", "POLL_POLICIES":"true", "DOMAIN_ID": 0 } }
  • MERAKI_DASHBOARD_HOST
    The address host of the Meraki dashboard
  • MERAKI_USER_NAME
    The Meraki dashboard user name
  • MERAKI_API_KEY
    The API key of the Meraki dashboard
  • PROTOCOL
    The communication protocol with the Meraki dashboard
    Values:
    http or https (case-sensitive)
  • DELAY_BETWEEN_REST_CALLS_IN_MS
    Shows the delay between consecutive rest calls in milliseconds. The plug-in can make the maximum five REST calls to the Meraki Controller in a second.
  • SYSLOG_PORT
    The port to which the CA VNA syslog listens to
  • INVENTORY_POLL_RATE
    How often the product collects inventory data
  • INVENTORY_DELTA_TIME
    Difference between polls (in seconds)
  • PERFORMANCE_POLL_RATE
    How often the product collects performance data
  • PERFORMANCE_DELTA_TIME
    Difference between polls (in seconds) for performance data requests
  • BLACKLISTED_EVENT_TYPES
    Comma separated list of event types that are filtered out
    The following Access Point event types are supported:
    • association
    • disassociation
    • wpa_auth
    • wpa_deauth
    • 8021x_eap_failure
    • 8021x_deauth
    • 8021x_eap_success
    • splash_auth
    • device_packet_flood
    • device_packet_flood
    • rogue_ssid_detected
    • ssid_spoofing_detected
    For more information about the system event type, see the Meraki MR Access Point.
  • POLL_SSIDS
    (3.7.10 and higher only)
    Whether to enable SSID polling
    Values:
    true or false
  • POLL_POLICIES
    (3.7.10 and higher only)
    Whether to enable policy polling
    Values:
    true or false
    If SSID polling is disabled, we recommend that you specify false.
  • DOMAIN_ID
    Virtual Network Assurance
    assigns inventory from this plug-in to the specified domain
Configure Dashboard
To enable CA VNA to listen to syslog messages from the Access Points, add the following configuration for each of the networks. See the steps to configure dashboard in the Cisco documentation on Syslog Server Overview and Configuration.
  • Enter the VNA IP as the Server IP.
  • Enter the Syslog Port from the plug-in configuration as the Port.
  • For Access Points, add the
    Wireless event log
    and the
    Air Marshal events
    as the Roles.