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Management Traffic - If Ineternet link is down

Amy
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Management Traffic - If Ineternet link is down

Hello Guys,

Need your support, is there any document which states that If customer having 2 links (Internet + MPLS) at spoke site and if Internet link goes down then also the VPN traffic will flow where the new provisioning and adding new device will not happen....Need some document around this.

 

Thanks

Amy

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Re: Management Traffic - If Ineternet link is down

I don't understand your question, but here are the two reference documents for using Internet + private MPLS circuits.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX-Z/Site-to-site_VPN/Configuring_Site-to-site_VPN_over_MPLS

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX-Z/Deployment_Guides/MPLS_Failover_to_Meraki_Auto_VPN

Amy
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Re: Management Traffic - If Ineternet link is down

Hello Philip,

 

My question is out of two link at Hub or spoke site (MPLS + Internet) if internet link is down then what will happen to management traffic which goes toward Meraki Dashboard....will the management traffic will be dropped or management traffic along with VPN traffic will be dropped...so need some documentation around this which it clearly indicates this.

 

Thanks

Amy

 

Head in the Cloud

Re: Management Traffic - If Ineternet link is down

Hi Amy,

Hope you are doing fine.

 

Question is where are we terminating the Links?

 

Scenario 1

Assuming Internet is on WAN 1 and MPLS is on WAN 2. [Note Remote office is availing Internet from HQ/DC for MPLS Link]

The understanding is if WAN 1 Fails Internet Traffic, Management Traffic and VPN Traffic will move to WAN2 [Unless we write rules to tweak Traffic in “Flow Preferences” / Enable Load balancing] same shall be the case if WAN2 Fails.

 

Scenario 2

Assuming Internet is on WAN 1 and MPLS is on LAN Port.

The understanding is if WAN 1 Fails Internet Traffic, Management Traffic and VPN Traffic will be dropped as there no other link to travel . However MPLS and LAN services continue to work.

 

[Screenshot for Reference]

Traffic Shaping.PNG

 

NOTE: This is my understanding. Philip please add the missing points [If any].

Cheers
Ajit
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Re: Management Traffic - If Ineternet link is down

HI,

 

You need to connect your MPLS link on L3 switch and configure routing with them, Need to connect your ISP on WAN -1 & WAN -2, afterhen your failover will work.

 

 

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