DAVE THE IT GUY
& his Meraki switches
IN RESOLVING ISSUES
AVERAGE COST SAVINGS
Meet Dave, the IT guy.
Dave arrives at the office, ready to start the day.
Dave clicks into the alerting switch to see what is causing the error.
He finds that port four on the switch is down.
The test reveals that the cable running to port four is physically damaged.
The broken cable needs to be replaced.
Bob knows which cable to replace, thanks to the cable test.
A few minutes later, Bob has replaced the broken cable with a new one.
Dave takes a break to grab a quick cup of coffee.
He kicks off the rest of
Dave goes to the dashboard client
He checks the app usage graphs.
Dave uses the dashboard’s QoS settings.
He gives priority to VoIP over
Dave gets a burger for his
It provides him some energy to take on the rest of his day at work.
Using the dashboard's clone configuration feature, Dave is able to clone switch settings.
He clones existing settings to the new switches.
The dynamic topology in the dashboard automatically updates.
After a few moments, the new switches show up in the topology.
Dave checks his Meraki dashboard's overview page.
One of the branch location pins is showing a network error.
Using the dashboard's built-in live tools, Dave is able to do some remote troubleshooting.
Dave runs a cable test on
Bob is a non-IT worker on-site at the location.
Dave makes a call to Bob,
and informs him about the
The dashboard updates the overview
Within a few moments, all the
pins on the map are now back
Dave receives an email about someone experiencing poor
He signs into the Meraki dashboard to see what the problem could be.
Dave finds out that the bandwidth is at capacity.
The network is is too congested with traffic.
The voice quality is now fixed.
The phone calls are now clear and stable.
New switches were ordered for installation at a remote branch.
Dave is notified that the switches just arrived at the location.
Dave tells Bob that the settings are cloned.
Bob plugs in the new switches onsite at the branch location.
It's the end of the day!
Dave celebrates a productive day and goes home.
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