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Using the Organization Inventory

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Each organization in Dashboard has an inventory that tracks what Cisco Meraki devices have been added to the organization and any networks it contains. This article will discuss the Organization > Inventory page, and some common actions that can be done there.

Searching For Devices

The Organization > Inventory page will provide a comprehensive listing of all devices that are currently added to any networks within the organization, as well as devices that have been claimed, but are not currently in a network.

 

Use the Search inventory box to search for a device, or group of devices, based on:

  • MAC address
  • Serial number
  • Network name
  • Model number
  • Order number

 

The example below demonstrates searching for a serial number:

 

There are also options to filter the list based on whether devices are:

  • Used - Currently added to a network.
  • Unused - Claimed, but not in a network.
  • Both - Lists all claimed devices, regardless of whether they are in a network.

 

The displayed list of devices can also be exported to a CSV file for easier external processing/tracking. Simply click the Download as CSV button to generate and download the file.

Claiming Devices

When adding a new device to Dashboard, it may need to be claimed first. This will add the device to the organization's inventory. The claim process can be initiated from any page where devices are added from (such as Configure > Add devices), or from the Organization > Inventory page.

  1. Click Claim.

     
  2. Enter the serial number of the device(s), or the Cisco Meraki order number(s); one per line.

     
  3. Click Claim.

     
  4. A green box indicating "Changes saved" will appear above and the devices will be added to the list of available devices.


    If an error message appears indicating "some of the devices you tied claiming are in use", verify that the device isn't already active in this organization, or another one. If it is in another organization, it will need to be removed.

     
  5. Click Close
  6. The device(s) is now available for adding to a network.

Unclaiming Devices

Sometimes devices need to be entirely removed from an organization in Dashboard, most often as part of moving the device to another organization. The steps below will unclaim a device and remove it from the organization's inventory.

Note: The device must be removed from any networks before proceeding.

  1. Navigate to the Organization > Inventory page.
  2. Check the box for the device(s) to unclaim.

     
  3. Click Unclaim.

     
  4. The device(s) will disappear from the list.

Adding Devices to Networks

While there are multiple ways devices can be added to a network, this section will outline the process to add devices from the Inventory page. Before beginning, create a network if one doesn't already exist. 

For more information on adding and removing devices, please review the article on Adding and Removing Devices from Dashboard Networks.

  1. Navigate to the Organization > Inventory page
  2. Check the box next to any device(s) to add.

     
  3. Click Add to...

     
  4. To add to an existing network:
    1. Select Existing network

       
    2. Choose the desired network from the dropdown
      Note: Only one MX or Z1 can be in a network.
      Note: Adding more than one device type to a network will automatically convert that network to a combined network.
    3. Click Add to existing.

       
  5. To add to a new network:
    1. Select New network.

       
    2. Enter a Name for the network.
    3. Choose a Configuration. Leave as "Default" unless cloning another network, or tying to a template is desired.
    4. Click Create network and add.

       
  6. The device(s) will be added to the desired network.

Additional Resources

For information on related topics, refer to the following articles:

Adding & Removing Devices from Dashboard Networks

Licensing Guidelines & Limitations

Moving a Device Between Organizations

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