Application of a Data Cap on Meraki MX link or MG

TBee
Here to help

Application of a Data Cap on Meraki MX link or MG

Hi,

 

Is there a way to apply a data cap on one of the WAN links on a Meraki MX or MG.

Basically we are proposing a SD-WAN solution, which will use a broadband primary circuit and a 4G Secondary, via a MG (might have to use the customers existing gateway).

 

On a normal day it is expected that both links will used to carry traffic. However the 4G link has a monthly allowance, that based on analysis of use, shouldn't be exceeded.

 

Is there a way of either monitoring and alerting on the usage of the 4G link, at say 80% or applying a cap an alerting?

 

I can't see it on the dashboard for the MX and don't have visibility of an MG to check.

 

1 REPLY 1
GreenMan
Meraki Employee

There's no way to do this natively within the Dashboard, that I'm aware of.   You would be able to monitor cellular usage, however, via the API - you could then trigger additional API-based controls, once usage reaches your preferred threshold(s):

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/api-v1/#!get-network-appliance-uplinks-usage-history

 

Perhaps by progressively stepping up cellular firewall rules, as the limit approaches - maybe ultimately allowing only the most critical / bandwidth thrifty applications?    https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/api-v1/#!update-network-appliance-firewall-cellular-firewall-rule...

 

Get notified when there are additional replies to this discussion.
Welcome to the Meraki Community!
To start contributing, simply sign in with your Cisco account. If you don't yet have a Cisco account, you can sign up.
Labels