Changelog: Route Table & Mesh Throughput Enhancements

New MX Route Table UI

Last week the MX route table monitoring page (Security appliance > Route table) saw a major facelift. The new table view allows administrators to quickly sort the local appliance route table based on subnet, name, or type.

MX new route table UI

One nice enhancement is the default descending route priority. This allows you see how the MX interprets the order in which routes are processed – much like route distance metrics in traditional routers. For reference, here’s the route priority KB. Once a specific route table entry has been identified, users can click the entry to get more detailed information including historical outage information for that route.

MX route table with detailed view

This route table upgrade sets the platform up nicely for the MPLS with BGP termination use case being delivered later this year.

Mesh Throughput Chart Added

A historical mesh throughput graph was also recently added to the AP summary page (Wireless > Access points > AP Details page). The graph helps administrators gauge the health and historical throughput of the Meraki mesh wireless network.

Meraki MR Mesh Throughput Chart

Access points in gateway mode (connected directly to a switch) will not see the new chart since mesh performance isn’t relevant. Also, the chart only presents throughput information for summary timescales of 1 day, week, or month.

Very nice, iterative additions to the Meraki Dashboard user interface as usual.

The Changelog series is an opportunity for me to highlight the constant, behind-the-scenes updates to the Meraki cloud Dashboard that users aren’t even aware of. Part of what makes the Cisco Meraki platform so compelling is the pace at which the Engineering and UI teams continue to iterate and improve the administrative experience. Highlighting the updates gives the community better insight into the features being delivered and keeps this all the more interesting.