Meraki MX Appliances
The ThousandEyes - Meraki integration allows users to install ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents on supported Meraki switches, providing better monitoring and testing capabilities for customers interested in improving the quality of their experience and adding the appropriate SD-WAN policies to optimize network performance.
This article provides an overview for the integration and the supported devices.
Meraki Insights (MI) is designed to give Meraki customers an easy way to monitor the performance of web applications and WAN Links on their network and easily identify if any issues are likely being caused by the network (LAN or WAN) or the application server. The data used by MI is based on end-user HTTP/S data that’s already traversing the MX appliance and does not need synthetic probing.
With the ThousandEyes integration, customers can now benefit from enhanced visibility and alerting capabilities by creating customized network and application testing for critical applications inside or outside their infrastructure. For example, a customer can now monitor their internal DNS server response time and availability, as well as measure the average resolution time for a specific domain.
- Tenant: The target domain in the test template.
To take advantage of the ThousandEyes - Meraki integration, you will need:
- The SD-WAN+ license, or
- The Advanced Security license and a Meraki Insight (MI) License.
The Meraki Insight (MI) license will only be required for Advanced Security license holders during the Public Beta of the integration.
The Meraki device will have access to the available units in the ThousandEyes account.
In addition to the standard firewall configuration, Meraki devices will need to reach the following cloud endpoint via HTTPS:
- Transaction and page load tests are not supported.
- Using an Enterprise Agent installed on a Meraki device as the target agent of an agent to agent test / RTP test is not supported.
- vMX is not supported.
- Meraki EU region’s organization can only be mapped to ThousandEyes EU accounts.
- All non-EU Meraki organizations can only be linked to ThousandEyes US accounts.
- ThousandEyes Account Admin users with the local auth permission can link two accounts.
- ThousandEyes organizations with Forced SSO enabled cannot leverage the Meraki - ThousandEyes integration.
- Users who have active ThousandEyes user accounts cannot create a new ThousandEyes account as part of the workflow.
- The Meraki account needs to have at least two administrators.