Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MS
We the Cisco Meraki MS line of switches in each of our floor wiring closets. They connect back to our data center via 10GB fiber for the network backbone. Each user has a desk phone provided that uses PoE as its primary power source and network connectivity provided by the Meraki closet switches.
- Ease of changes
- Switching out to a different model
- Managing the switch
- Checking on diagnostics for each port
- Reboot on a schedule
- CLI options
- Wider range for smaller applications
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- Quicker changes mean less admin time
- Automatic upgrades have been very nice
- The Layer-3 options on the lower level switches have been useful several times
We were able to configure and install all of the switches on our own without the need to pay a consultant. We have been able to manage these switches with little to no training, and the learning curve for diagnosis has been much easier to handle with the web console management. Changing out switches for a larger model is very easy with the use of cloning.
By using the Cisco [Meraki] MR and MX products attached to our MS switches, we have been able to gain full visibility from the endpoint to the internet. It is much easier to track down an issue for a user when the path is laid out in front of you in one console and one search field. We have used this many times to both allow and block traffic. The biggest benefit is that I can manage this environment as well as other Meraki networks I have with a single login behind an MFA login.
We have had no trouble linking multiple switches together with a daisy chain cable. We have done this throughout our building and have added them as switch stacks so that they appear as one large switch. It's even better when combined with port aggregation on our fiber feed lines for 20GB throughput back to the core network.
I really do like the switches and have only had one switch go bad in six years. We have had a fairly trouble-free engagement with Cisco Meraki MS since we purchased them. We also use them with the MX firewalls and the MR access points. You get full visibility with an easy-to-use dashboard. There is no need for a VPN to connect to them, and they have a great service agreement.