Extended Connector Integration for Cisco Meraki Network Assets

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You'll get complete visibility of your network assets as data from Cisco Meraki is automatically transformed into consumable information and actionable insights.

Connect Oomnitza and Cisco Meraki in minutes

Get the information and insights that you need to reduce costs and the time that you spend on administration tasks such as:

  • Configurable dashboards and list views of key network asset information
  • Configurable reports to share information about your network assets with your colleagues and management
  • Configurable workflows that you can easily create to automate tasks such as:
    • Workflows for claiming devices
    • Workflows for removing devices
    • Workflows retrieving network device and network inventory details

Did you know
You can also stream Cisco Meraki asset data into Oomnitza! See Extended connector integration for Cisco Meraki assets.

Before you start

Best practice
For the integration with Oomnitza, instead of using an existing user account, create a dedicated user account with its own credentials.

To stream Cisco Meraki network data into Oomnitza, you must add your Cisco Meraki authentication credentials to the credentials vault in Oomnitza. Cisco Meraki requires API Key authentication. 

Information you need to add credentials to Oomnitza 
You need your Cisco Meraki:
- Token name
- API Key
- Network ID
 

Useful links

blue_link.svg Authorization: Get your Meraki API Key

blue_link.svg Find your Meraki network ID and Get organization networks

Add credentials to the vault in Oomnitza

To authorize connections between Oomnitza and Cisco Meraki, complete these steps:

  1. Log into Oomnitza.
  2. Click Settings > Credentials, and then click Add new credential (+).
  3. Add the information details.
  4. Click the AUTHORIZATION tab.
  5. From the Authorization Type list, select API Key.
  6. Enter X-Cisco-Meraki-API-Key as the token name.
  7. Enter your Cisco Meraki API key.
  8. In the Add to field, ensure that Header is selected.
  9. Click Authenticate
  10. Click CREATE

Add the Cisco Meraki organization ID to global settings

To save time entering information when you create workflows, you can add your Cisco Meraki organization ID as a global variable in Oomnitza.

  1. In Oomnitza, click Settings > Global Settings.
  2. Click Add new variable (+). 
  3. Enter Meraki.Organization Id as the variable name.
  4. Enter your organization ID.
  5. Click SAVE.

Next step

You use the credentials that you added to create and customize your Cisco Meraki integration with Oomnitza.

Info details

  1. From the menu, click Settings.
  2. On the Integrations page, scroll down to the Extended section for Asset Integrations.
  3. Click NEW INTEGRATION.
  4. In the New Asset Integration sidebar, click Meraki.
  5. To integrate Oomnitza with the Meraki Network Asset Load, click APPLY and then click NEXT twice.

Connect details

  1. Enter a descriptive name for the integration such as Cisco Meraki Network Devices. That'll be the name of the user integration tile that is shown on the Integrations page.
  2. Select Cloud as the installation type.
  3. From the Credentials list, select the credentials from the Oomnitza vault that you added for the connection.
  4. From the Integration Preferences list, select Create & Update
  5. Enter the name of the user of the integration.
  6. Enter your network ID such as L_123456. 
  7. Click Next.

Mappings

Map the Cisco Meraki fields to the Oomnitza fields and create custom mappings to get the asset information that you need.

Try it out!
Click the down arrow down-arrow-icon.svg in the field that you want to map to Oomnitza.  Select Add new Oomnitza asset field. Replace the name with a user-friendly label, and click CREATE.

Standard Cisco Meraki to Oomnitza mappings

The following Cisco Meraki fields can be mapped to Oomnitza: 

Address
Beacon Id Params Major
Beacon Id Params Minor
Beacon Id Params Uuid
Connector Sync Time
Firmware
Floor Plan Id
Lan Ip
Lat
Lng
Mac
Model
Name
Network Id
Notes
Serial Number
Tags List
Url
Wan1 Ip
Wan2 Ip

 

Complete these actions

  1. In the Connector column, click  the down arrow down-arrow-icon.svg in the Network ID field.
  2. Click Add new Oomnitza asset field.
  3. Change the name of the filed to Cisco Meraki Network ID.
  4. Click CREATE.    

 Don't forget to select a sync key such as the Serial Number field. 

Want to map more fields to Oomnitza?
Contact Support, or see Mapping extended connectors.

When you've completed mapping Cisco Meraki fields to Oomnitza fields, click NEXT.   

Schedule

By default, Cisco Meraki network asset data is streamed to Oomnitza once every day. 

You can configure the schedule to meet your needs such as changing the interval or changing the time so that the data is streamed when your system isn't busy.

  1. Configure your schedule.
  2. Click FINISH.

Result

A new tile is created for the integration on the Integrations page. 

What to do next

If you want to see what information is collected now, click the tile on the Integrations page and click RUN.

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Figure: Mock-up for illustration purposes

If you want to change the integration settings, you can click a navigation link on the page, such as 4 Mappings, and edit the settings.

Use API presets to create network asset workflows

To add a preset to a workflow, complete these steps:

  1. Click Assets > Workflow.
  2. Click Add (+) and enter the name and description of the workflow.
  3. Click Add new. A Begin and End block is automatically added to the Sandbox.   
  4. Drag and drop the API block onto the Sandbox.
  5. Click Edit on the API block.
  6. Enter Meraki to search for the presets.
  7. Select a preset:
    • Cisco Meraki Claim Network Device
    • Cisco Meraki Remove Network Device
    • Cisco Meraki Inventory Device Details
    • Cisco Meraki Network Device Details
  8. Configure and save your changes. 
  9. Edit the Begin block to set the trigger for the workflow.
  10. Connect the three blocks together.
  11. Validate, launch, and save your workflow.

blue_link.svg Understanding workflows

Unleash the power of Oomnitza

To get valuable actionable insights that help you manage your assets, learn how to:

  • Configure dashboards for your assets
  • Configure custom reports
  • Configure workflows for automating complex and repetitive tasks

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