Meraki Switch Clients Connection Test

This test monitors the switches connected to the target Cisco Meraki and for each switch, reports the total number of clients connected. Using this test, administrators can figure out the switch that is busy catering to the maximum number of clients.

Target of the test : A Cisco Meraki

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each Network:Switch combination on the target Cisco Meraki being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


The URL to access the dashboard of the Cisco Meraki to be monitored.


The port at which the specified Host listens. By default, this will be NULL.


The eG agent collects the required metrics from the target Cisco Meraki by executing API commands using Dashboard API and pulls out critical metrics. In order to collect metrics, the eG agent should be provided with a valid API key. To know how to generate the API key, refer to Pre-requisites for Monitoring Cisco Meraki. Specify the generated API key in this text box.

Show if Clients Exists

By default, this test reports the total clients connected to each switch. The eG agent diligently discovers all the switches and displays them as descriptors irrespective of whether/not clients are connected to the switch. To this effect, this flag is set to No, by default. However, in environments where thousands of switches were discovered in each measurement cycle, overheads were noticed on the eG agent. To reduce such overheads on the eG agent, administrators can direct the eG agent to discover only those switches to which one/more clients are connected to by setting this flag to Yes.


By default, the target Cisco Meraki is SSL-enabled. Accordingly, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total clients

Indicates the total number of clients currently connected to this switch.


The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the client, ID, MAC address, IP address and Switch port.