Clarification on Users

TekNoTeach
Conversationalist

Clarification on Users

Can someone advise if a device is set for up to X number of users, how many devices per user is that calculating?  Also how does that account for non user devices like conference room equipment. 

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thomasthomsen
Head in the Cloud

Are you looking at the Sizing guide for MX's ?

I think of that number more as a guidance , not a hard cap on number of devices.

(I think there was an old Cisco PIX that once had a licence for number of users ... but never mind that 🙂 )

I have had a small netparty with around 100+ clients running behind a MX64 without any issues.

What I usually look at , more then recommended users, are the bandwidth numbers (and sometimes VPN scaling numbers).

From my experience, the "Max throughput with all security features enabled" number seems pretty solid, and a good marker of where the box actually performs in real world scenarios.

CptnCrnch
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Exactly what @thomasthomsen said: if you've got 150 users sitting behind a MX64 doing nothing, everything is perfectly fine. If each and everybody is downloading dozens of Linux ISO images (e.g.) at the same time, things will start to get interesting...

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