This article describes the organization-level management features under the Organization tab of the Meraki Dashboard. These features are limited to organization administrators, a network administrator does not have access to these settings.
By choosing Organization > Overview, you can see a summary of all of the networks in a particular organization. Clicking Expand on the floating network list to the right of the page will display more detailed information about each network. The usage data at the top of the expanded network list top summarizes cumulative usage across all networks, and the map shows network locations with color-coded markers corresponding to the network list. Mouse over a network in the list and the network marker on the map is highlighted.
Please refer to our documentation for more information about the Organization Overview Page.
Click Change log to view configuration changes to any of the networks in your organization from within the last 14 months in the EU, and two years in the rest of the world. The log contains the following information for each change:
- Time: Time the change was made in UTC.
- Admin: The username of the administrator who made the changes.
- Network: The Dashboard network in which the change was made.
- SSID: The SSID that was altered (MR, MX60W and Z1 only)
- Page: The Dashboard menu page where the changes were made.
- Label: The configuration section or option that was changed.
- Old Value: The value of the option prior to the change.
- New Value: The value of the option after the change.
Clicking on Login Attempts will show past login attempts for the Dashboard Organization. This includes logins from normal Dashboard Admin accounts and SAML login attempts. For each login attempt we will record the following information:
- Email: The email used for the login attempt
- IP Address: The IP address the login attempt came from
- Location: The approximate geo-location the login attempt came from
- Type: The type of login attempt
- Status: If the login attempt was successful or not
- Timestamp: Timestamp of the login attempt
Clicking on Security Center will display any events related to Advanced Malware Protection and Intrusion Detection/Prevention for any network within the Organization. This includes AMP blocked events, Intrusion Detection alerts, most affected clients, and the most prevalent threats detected. For more information on the Security Center please refer to the Security Center KB article.
Selecting Location Analytics will display information about wireless devices that have been seen by Meraki Access Points. Location Analytics utilizes 802.11 management frames that are transmitted at regular intervals from WiFi devices. These frames contain information that can be used to identify presence, time spent, and repeat visits within range of a WiFi access point. Cisco Meraki leverages our wireless APs in conjunction with our cloud infrastructure to gather this data and present it in an aggregate view on the Meraki Dashboard. This is done through intuitive and customizable graphs that can be used to understand trends such as capture rate (passersby vs. visitors), user engagement (total time spent), and visitor loyalty (new vs. repeat visits). For more detailed information about Location Analytics please refer to our Location Analytics article.
Click on Configuration Templates to begin creating templates to attach new or existing networks to. Configuration templates allow you to define and manage Network settings for multiple near-identical networks from a single location. By attaching a network to a template, the network will inherit any settings that are configured on the template. Changing a setting in the template will immediately change that setting for any child networks that are attached to that template. For more information about how templates work and how to configure them please see our Configuration Templates article.
The VPN Status page shows current and historical VPN status information for both Meraki and non-Meraki VPN connections for each network within the Organization. This includes information about connectivity, data usage between sites, latency information, number of subnets advertised, and number of peers (Meraki and non-Meraki) connected. More information about the connections for a specific network can be had by clicking on that network.
The Firmware Upgrades page allows you to view the current firmware version for any network within the Organization and also schedule firmware upgrades and downgrades for any network. Additionally, you can review the release notes for any recent firmware versions from the upgrade page. For a more detailed overview of how to use the Firmware Upgrades page to manage firmware for your networks, please refer to our Managing Firmware article.
Clicking on Summary Report will allow you to review information about each network individually or for all networks within an Organization. This information includes top clients by usage, top applications by usage, top device manufacturers, and more. You can also create and customize scheduled reports for individual networks, specific groups of networks, or the entire Organization. For more information on how to create these reports and other information about Summary Reports please refer to our Summary Report KB article.
From the Organization Menu, click Settings to update the name of or delete an Organization, modify security settings for Administrator accounts, and configure API and SNMP access for the Organization. For more information about the options available on the Organization > Settings page please visit the Organization Settings KB.
Configuration Sync is a tool that allows you to copy certain aspects of the configuration from one network to another. For example, you can sync the SSID settings of two different Wireless networks, or sync Whitelisted devices between two different networks. Configuration Sync can currently only be used for uncombined networks, we are unable to sync with a combined network. For more information on how to use Configuration Sync please refer to our Configuration Sync KB article.
Selecting the MDM page from the menu will allow you to configure or renew any of the following accounts and certificates that are required for various aspects of Meraki's MDM platform. The MDM page includes:
- Android for Work domains
- Apple MDM Push Certificate
- Apple VPP Managed Distribution accounts
- Apple DEP and School Manager tokens
- Chrome OS Device Management accounts
- SCEP CA Certificate
- File Vault recovery key
- Cisco ISE settings
The Administrators page displays all current Administrator accounts in the Organization. This includes all full Organization Admins, Network Admins, and special Administrators. From this page you can configure existing Administrator accounts by modifying privileges or adding and removing accounts, in addition to quickly viewing the privileges and account information for any existing Administrator accounts. The information shown on this page includes:
- Admin Name
- Email Address
- Current Network and Organization privileges
- Account status (Locked/Ok)
- Two Factor Authentication (TFA) status
- Last Active date
For more information about configuring Dashboard Administrator accounts and privileges for them, please refer to our Managing Dashboard Administrators article.
Click License info for licensing details, including total number of devices, licenses, and license expiration date for your organization. There are two licensing options for the Meraki MX series:
- Enterprise Edition
- Advanced Security Edition
The Create Network page allows you to create a new Network within the current Organization. From here you can create new networks, add devices from the Inventory into those new networks, and choose if the new network should be a blank network, bound to a template, or created as a clone of an existing network. For more information about creating networks please refer to our Creating and Deleting Dashboard Networks article.
The Inventory page lists all devices currently claimed into the Inventory or added to a Network within the current Organization. The Inventory page contains the following information about every device currently claimed to the Organization:
- MAC Address
- Serial Number
- Current Network
- Device Model
- Date claimed to the Inventory
- Associated Order Number
- Regulatory Domain Country
From the Inventory page you can also claim more devices to the Organization, unclaim devices to allow them to be claimed elsewhere, and add claimed devices to an existing network if they are not already added. For more information about the Inventory page please refer to our Using the Organization Inventory article.
Selecting Manage Tags allows you to configure specific combinations of Network tags and Device tags to help create more customized reports on the Organization > Monitor > Summary Reports page. These combinations allow you to pull information for the Summary Report for specific devices across multiple networks by tagging the networks with one tag, then tagging the specific devices within those networks with a second tag. After doing so, you will be able to select that specific combination of Network tag and Device tag on the Manage Tags page to be available to use to filter the Summary Report by.
More information on managing tags can be found in our Manage Tags article.