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Monitoring Configuration Updates on Cisco Meraki Devices

Configurations made on Dashboard are immediately saved on the cloud. However, the physical Cisco Meraki devices may take few moments to download those changes. This article explains how to monitor the configuration update status from the Dashboard to ensure that the Cisco Meraki devices are up to date.

Note: Devices managed with Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM) are handled differently, so this article's contents do not apply to their configuration. Please refer to our SM Documentation for additional information.

MR Series Access Points

To verify the configuration status on the MR series access points individually, navigate to Wireless > Monitor > Access points and click on the AP of choice:

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The instructions below explain how to view multiple APs' configuration status at once:

  1. At the Wireless > Monitor > Access points, click on the wrench sign:

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  1. Check the Configuration status checkbox:

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  1. A new column named as "Configuration status" is now added to the Access point page:

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MX/Z1 Series Security Appliances

To verify the configuration status on the MX/Z1 series Security Appliances, navigate to Security appliance > Monitor > Appliance status:

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MS Series Switches

To verify the configuration status on the MS series switches individually, navigate to Switch > Monitor > Switches:

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Similar to the MR access points, multiple switches' configuration status can be viewed at once by following the steps above, originating at Switch > Monitor > Switches.

Troubleshooting Configuration Updates

Make sure to allow 1-2 minutes after saving the changes on Dashboard for the configuration status of the device to update. If the configuration status of the Cisco Meraki device is not updating or is stuck in a out-of-state status after several minutes (10-15 minutes), make sure to verify that the upstream networking device allows outbound connections to the Cloud Controller so that the Cisco Meraki devices can fully check-in with the Dashboard.

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