Dashboard networks provide a way to logically group and configure Cisco Meraki access points, security appliances, switches, and Systems Manager within an Organization. Devices in the same network can be configured and monitored in the same way. Dashboard networks are also a useful way to separate physically distinct sites within an Organization. This Knowledge Base article describes how to create and delete networks.
Note: Creating and deleting networks requires full organization permissions.
A network holds devices and information related to those devices. A network can contain any number of access points or switches, but only a single security appliance, VM concentrator, or instance of Systems Manager.
Select Create a network from the network selection drop-down at the top of the page in Dashboard.
Note: Only administrators with multiple organizations will have an Organization dropdown to the left of the network dropdown.
Enter a Name for the network. Make sure this clearly identifies the purpose of this network. Such as 'HQ - Appliance'.
(Optional) In the Devices section, check the box for any devices that should be added to the network. If no devices exist in the inventory, click Claim and enter the serial or order numbers to add them.
Note: Unless the Type of "Combined" was selected, only devices matching the network Type selected above will be added.
Click Create network.
Networks can be deleted when they are no longer needed. The devices from the network will remain in the organization's inventory and can later be added to new networks. Follow the steps below to delete a network.
Note: It is not possible to delete a network if it has billing transactions associated with it.
Navigate to Organization > Overview.
Along the right side, click on the arrow button to view the full list of networks within the organization.
Click the checkbox next to any networks that should be deleted.
Click the Delete button along the top of the list.
On the following page, click the checkbox to confirm that these networks should be permanently deleted. Then click the Delete networks button.
Note: Deleting networks is permanent and irreversible. It cannot be undone by organization administrators or Cisco Meraki support.
For information on creating, deleting, and managing configuration templates, refer to the article on Managing Identical Networks with Configuration Templates.