This article describes the benefits of placing Cisco Meraki devices on a map in Dashboard. It also describes how to place a device on the map in Dashboard and how to modify the a device's location on the map in Dashboard.
MX Security Appliances and MR Access Points can be placed on a Google map. MS Switches can be assigned a physical street address or GPS coordinates. Additionally, the MR Access Points can be placed on a custom map or floor plan.
Placing devices on the map provides high-level information on the health of all networks in an organization via the Organization > Overview page (see example below). The maps will group the networks by geographic location and visually indicate networks that are healthy or have devices that are offline. The administrator can then further investigate locations across the globe that may be experiencing network outages or issues.
Additionally, placing devices on a map or floor plan helps administrators monitor their networks and, in the case of APs, helps the units approximate the location of client devices on the network.
Air Marshal information also more accurately depict the location of rogue APs on the LAN.
Note: After one AP has been assigned a street address in the first method, the remaining AP locations can be further refined using the second method below.
Note: To remove an AP from a custom map, you can also bring up the placement pane, and then click the X next to the AP.
Dashboard can use location data to dynamically place any remaining APs on the map based on their estimated location:
Note: After the MX Security Appliance has been assigned a street address in the first method, the location can be further refined using the second method below.