The Event log can be used to track a number of events occurring across a network. This article describes how to navigate the Event log and filter out extraneous information for troubleshooting and monitoring purposes.
Each Meraki network has its own event log, accessible under Network-wide > Monitor > Event log. In a combined network, click the drop-down menu at the top of the page and select the event log for one of the following options:
While the event log provides a thorough timeline of events on the network, it is usually unnecessary to view all events across all devices. The following options are available to filter down the event log as needed:
Filtering events to a specific client can help troubleshoot individual connectivity issues, including IP addressing and network authentication. Entering the MAC address, hostname, or custom name in the Client field will display only events affecting that client, excluding other client information and device events.
An additional, product-specific field can be used to filter to events relevant to a specific device in the network. This can be helpful when troubleshooting a particular Meraki device on the network, or a client connected directly to a specific device.
The Event log shows all events for clients and devices, starting with the most recent event by default. This time frame can be adjusted using the Before field, displaying only events that happened at or before the specified time.
Note: This time shares the time zone set for the network itself. More information on changing this time zone can be found here.
Even when filtering by a single device or client, there can be quite a few events. Selecting specific events to display or excluding specific event types can significantly decrease the amount of data to sort through.
Each Meraki product offers a different variety of reported events, as listed below:
The following types of events will be reported by MR access points:
Learn more about Common wireless event log messages.
The following types of events will be reported by MX security appliances:
The following types of events will be reported by MS switches:
Learn more about MS event log entries and definitions.
The following types of events will be reported by managed SM clients: