Getting Started With Cloud Monitoring for Catalyst
Follow this simple three-step process to create a free Meraki dashboard account and onboard your devices.GET THE GUIDE
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Gather device information
To get started, you’ll need your Catalyst device credentials handy (SSH username and password, device IP addresses, and ports).
Set up the Meraki dashboard
Next, set up or log into your Meraki dashboard account. Enable and grab your API key from Organization > Settings > API access.
From Organization > Inventory, download and run the Catalyst onboarding app. That’s it! After the onboarding process is complete, head to the switches section of the dashboard to see topology, clients, traffic, and more.
Supported Catalyst hardware
Cloud monitoring through the Meraki dashboard is supported on the following Catalyst hardware:
- Catalyst 9200/L series
- Catalyst 9300/L/X series
- Catalyst 9500 series
- Running IOS-XE versions 17.3.x to 17.8
Looking for more? Check out the full Onboarding Guide.
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View network topology
In the Network-wide tab, check out Monitor > Topology to see the map of all your connected devices.
Track clients and traffic
Speaking of traffic, get detailed telemetry on every client connected to your network.
The list of switches not only shows every device, but also shows critical status details in a single view.
Troubleshoot from miles away
Connection trouble? Cycle and ping the port from anywhere on the planet.
Click into any Catalyst switch and see information about real-time port status, stacks, and config.
Don’t worry, get “appy”
See any applications running on the network and track down the owner, fast.