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Summary Report Overview

Summary Reports provide a variety of statistics relating to usage on wireless, switch, and security appliance networks. This article will provide an overview of what information is available, and how to email or schedule recurring reports

  • Common report sections
  • Product-specific report sections
  • Emailing and scheduling reports

Common report sections

Most Summary Report sections will be available for each network type (wireless, security appliance, and switch). The sections below will provide an example a brief explanation. Example screenshots are from a Wireless network.

Usage

Provides a high-level overview of total traffic across all devices on this network over the time period selected ('last week' in the example below). The quantities next to the section header indicate the total amount of data traffic in each direction (upload/download) over  the course of the time period. The graph will show the average total network usage over time.

Note: As the graph represents average utilization, bursts of traffic at high speed will appear much lower if surrounded by low utilization. This graph is best used for analyzing overall trends, and not determining peak volumes.

 

Top devices by usage

Lists the top 10 Cisco Meraki devices in the network, ranked by total network usage, along with the total number of unique clients that used the device.

Internal Notes - MR Client Stats Discrepancies on New Summary Page

 

Top clients by usage

Lists the top 10 clients on the networked based on total usage (upload and download) during the time period. % Usage is the % of total usage on this network that was tied to this client. If individual clients are generating higher than desirable amounts of traffic, consider applying group policies to those clients in order to limit their usage. Alternatively, consider using global traffic shaping rules, on wireless or security appliance networks.


Top client device manufacturers by usage

Similar to Top clients by usage, this section lists the top 10 device manufacturers by total usage. In addition to aggregate information from the section above, it also provides a total number of clients with the indicated manufacturer.

Top device models by per-device usage

Lists the top 10 Cisco Meraki device models in this network based on average usage (upload and download) per device.

 

Top applications by usage

Lists the top 10 applications on this network based on overall usage (upload and download).These applications should align with those used for Traffic Analytics. If undesirable applications are generating large amounts of traffic, utilize layer 7 firewall rules to block or restrict traffic.

Top operating systems by usage

Lists the top 10 Operating Systems (OS) on the network based on overall usage (upload and download), along with a count of how many clients on the network are using that OS. 

 

Product-specific report sections

Wireless specific sections

Wireless networks will also provide a section titled Top SSIDs by usage. This section will list the top 10 SSIDs configured on the network, based on their overall usage (upload and download), and will provide the total number of unique clients that were seen on the SSID.

Switch specific sections

Switch networks will also provide a section titled Port utilization. This section will provide a summary of all switch ports on the network and their maximum active speed during the time period. This can be used to see how the switch network is to reaching port capacity, and get an idea of typical device speeds.

Note: Active speed is the link speed between the client and switch, not the actual data usage on the port. Thus a device may be connected at 1 Gbps but only have a few MB of usage.

Emailing and scheduling reports

Besides viewing the summary report in Dashboard, it is also possible to have the report emailed once or on a recurring basis. Look along the top right of the Summary Report page for these options.

 

Emailing reports

To email a one-time report:

 

  1. Click on the Email this report button.
  2. Enter an email Addresses, with one per line.
  3. Select the Format of the email (HTML is recommended).
  4. Click Send.

An email should be sent momentarily to the addresses provided, and will come from 'reports-mailer@meraki.com'

Scheduling reports

Reports can also be scheduled to occur daily, weekly, or monthly. To schedule a report:

 

  1. Click Schedule report emails.
  2. If a logo is desired, choose the appropriate option. This logo will be applied to ALL new and existing scheduled reports.
  3. Click Add recipient.
  4. Provide an Email address.
  5. Choose the desired Frequency.
  6. Select the appropriate type (HTML is recommended).
  7. Click Save.

To remove an existing scheduled report, just click the X at the end of the row. Existing reports can also be modified by simply changing the selections in the row. In both cases, click Save to save the changes.

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