Meraki MS Switches Review
It has an automatic firmware upgrade, but it doesn't have an upgrade path for the hardware.


Valuable Features

  • All the switches managed from one dashboard, forget about CLI
  • One-click changing VLAN
  • Aggregate ports, I can easy see what is connect to each port on the switch,
  • I can see how the bandwidth is used
  • Automatic firmware upgrade
  • Adding new switch takes less than 10 minutes

Improvements to My Organization

We have about 20 switches across five offices in USA, Europe and India, and we can all manage all of them from one dashboard. No more spending time on the firmware upgrade, it is automatic, and the switches just work!

Room for Improvement

  • Management
  • Maintenance
  • Support

Use of Solution

I've used it for two years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

Unfortunately, they don't have an upgrade path, so if you need higher model, you need to buy a new one.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

10/10.

Technical Support:

10/10.

Previous Solutions

  • Dell
  • Cisco
  • Arista

Initial Setup

It is very easy, just add the switch to your dashboard network and you ready to go. And you don't need to be a network expert to do it.

Implementation Team

We did it in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

  • Arista
  • Juniper

Other Advice

I hope they will have an upgrade path soon. For example, we bought a switch, and after two months we needed to upgrade it to the model with 10GB ports. Unfortunately Meraki said that we can upgrade because it is over 30 days, but we needed buy new switch.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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