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Switch Overview and Statistics

Meraki's switches provide their users with a tremendous amount of information and data via the Dashboard. Much of this information is available by navigating to the switch overview page (Monitor > Switches) and selecting a switch of interest. 

Switch Overview

This page is a jump page which contains all of your switches that were added to the specific network you are viewing. From here, you can search for or otherwise select an particular switch. You can also see the connection state of each switch, both live and over the past 24 hours by viewing the connectivity bar. 

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This page also allows for you to modify, add or remove switches. For example you can select one or more switches. Then, from the action buttons at the top you can choose to add "Tags", clone, or move the selected switch(es) to another network.


Switch Details View

Once you have selected a particular switch from the overview page (monitor >> switches), you will be presented with information and statistics of that particular switch. 


This section allows for you to name the switch as well as add notes, an address and optional tags. To modify these settings, click on the switch you want to change the settings for, and click on the pencil(s).

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You can also choose to remove the switch from this menu.


This section displays the switch status details. It includes the following details about your switch:


This field displays the current IP address assigned to the switch and how it was allocated (DHCP or STATIC IP). You will also find an option to Set IP Address. Selecting this will allow for you to change the IP assignment and specify an IP address and Management VLAN. This option is only available if the switch is online and checking into dashboard. For static IP assignment without a currently connected state, see Local Configuration.


This field displays the currently configured default gateway address of the switch.

Public IP

This field displays the detected public IP address and may also display the reverse DNS lookup information of the public address.

RSTP root

This field displays the currently elected RSTP Root switch, the winning priority and via what port the root path is available. If it is an MS Series switch in the same network or organization, this field will also provide you with a direct link to the switch. Note: This information will only be displayed if you have RSTP enabled on your switch network.

PoE Data

This field displays live power consumption data and budgetary data from the switch's dedicated PoE power budget.

Consumption wattage equates to the current amount of power being used. Budgeted wattage is the amount of power reserved for all PoE devices connected to the switch.

Note: If the PoE budget is exceeded, PoE power will be disbursed based on port count. In the event the budget is exceeded, PoE priority favors lower port numbers first.(e.g. with all 24 ports in use on an MS22P, if the budget is exceeded and a device requests 6W of power on port1, PoE on port 24 will be disabled.


This provides a link to the event log for the particular switch you are viewing.

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