Hey there I'm new to the community so forgive me if this is posted in the wrong forum. I recently took over for a once 3 person IT team now I am the only one around. We have a box with some old Meraki equipment in it that is no longer licensed after an upgrade 2 years ago. My question is what have others done with their old gear once it has been upgraded?
You could potentially sell the MX400 as "hardware only". Make sure it is removed from your inventory, otherwise a new owner wont be able to add it (and they will need to buy a new licence).
We typically take the old kit to either the dump or a scrap metal dealer.
We keep a few items as spares for DR. Other than that we recycle per @PhilipDAth's comment.
As earlier comments, you could look at selling the MX400 second-hand. The rest of the gear can be recycled, have a look at the Cisco product Recycling incentive too - https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/product-innovation-stewardship/product-recycling.html
I am curious as well.
This may be way out of line if so i apologize in advance.
Apparently you can run openwrt on the Meraki AP's such as the MR18.
Now i am wondering after looking at the Meraki Support Site why the following is posted
Then if you click on the Meraki Linux Files http://dl.meraki.net/linux/index.html towards the bottom you do see the Meraki-operwrt. also there are meraki-firmware-sources as well.
does this mean you could spin up a VM ? or run it in GNS 3?
or potentially run the firmware on a switch that you have let lapse for maintenance?