Joshua Goldbard j at
Tue Nov 19 17:30:24 UTC 2013

I've used them on a bunch of field deployments. Love'em. When clients have them it makes documenting any part of the experience a technician level task.

Need a pcap? Built into the GUI. Want the switch to SMS you when ports get knocked out? Built into the GUI. Do you like visuals that actually make some goddamn sense? Meraki has it.

I never had to go into the command line for any reason, at least not so far.

I can say they had some issues detecting the ubiquiti access points at a client site but I think that had more to do with faulty internal wiring than anything else.

Anyways, I like'em.


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On Nov 19, 2013, at 9:26 AM, "Hank Disuko" <gourmetcisco at> wrote:

> Hi folks, 
> I've traditionally been a Cisco Catalyst shop for my switching gear.
> I am doing a significant hardware refresh in one of my offices, which will entail replacing about 20 access switches and a couple core devices.  Pretty simple L3 VLAN environment with VRRP/HSRP, on the physical end I have 1G fibre/copper and 10G fibre.  My core switch of choice will likely be the Cat 4500 series.
> I'm considering Cisco's Meraki platform for my access layer and I'm looking for deployment stories of folks that have deployed Meraki in the past...good/bad/ugly kinda stuff.
> I know Meraki hardcores were upset when Cisco acquired them, but not exactly sure why.
> Anyway, any thoughts would be useful.  Thanks!
> -Hank

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