What is Cloud Monitoring?
Cloud monitoring for Catalyst provides an integrated view of Catalyst 9000 series switches in the Meraki dashboard, seamlessly integrated into a single-pane-of-glass experience.
Cloud monitoring provides the ability to view Catalyst switch statistics, configuration, and troubleshooting capabilities. These switches will be automatically tagged with “Monitor Only” in the dashboard to distinguish from fully managed Meraki switches. Aside from this difference, “Monitor Only” Catalyst switches appear and function very similarly to Meraki MS switches in the dashboard, including a visual representation of connected ports and traffic information.
What Cloud Monitoring is Not
Cloud monitoring does not replace other management solutions for configuration of switches. As a monitoring tool, most operations are read-only. All live troubleshooting capabilities will also not result in persistent changes to configuration following the troubleshooting operation.
For more details and FAQ, visit the Cloud Monitoring Overview and FAQ article.
To add Cisco Catalyst to your Meraki dashboard experience, see the Cloud Monitoring Onboarding Guide.