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Creating a new network for my security appliance

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Creating a new network for my security appliance

Probably a pretty basic question, but I just put a MX security appliance out at a remote site for my company.

 

We already have an existing Meraki network with MX appliances, switches, APs, etc. and this new MX shows up as a "spare" in my dashboard.

 

I want to

 

1. Create a new network for the site

2. Move this spare device into it

 

So my question is, when I create a new network by going to Network-->Create New Network , will it impact my existing setup? How do I then move the MX (and additional switches that haven't been configured yet) into it?

 

(I want to make sure I don't mess anything up)

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Creating a new network for my security appliance

I'm a bit surprised that it shows up as a spare automatically. Can you double check in the inventory that the serial number is indeed in your existing network (you might have to add the "Network" column using the "+" at the top right of the table to see).

 

If that is indeed the case then in your "Security and SD-WAN/Appliance status" there's probably a "Configure warm spare" button. Click it and Disable warm spare to begin. That'll probably bring the new MX back to your inventory.

 

Then from your "Organization/Inventory" select the devices you want in this new network and click the Add to... button and from there create the new network. Then you're good to go!

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Creating a new network for my security appliance

I'm a bit surprised that it shows up as a spare automatically. Can you double check in the inventory that the serial number is indeed in your existing network (you might have to add the "Network" column using the "+" at the top right of the table to see).

 

If that is indeed the case then in your "Security and SD-WAN/Appliance status" there's probably a "Configure warm spare" button. Click it and Disable warm spare to begin. That'll probably bring the new MX back to your inventory.

 

Then from your "Organization/Inventory" select the devices you want in this new network and click the Add to... button and from there create the new network. Then you're good to go!

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A model citizen

Re: Creating a new network for my security appliance

Hi
By default if there are 2 MXes in one network. One will be Master and another will act as Spare. (HA).

If you do not want HA functionality for your network. You may remove one device (Spare in your case). Once you remove the Spare Inventory will display that as available and you can create a New Network with this MX.

You can add Switches using the similar method from the inventory.
Also Switches and Access Points can be moved from one network to another network.
Cheers
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
Getting noticed

Re: Creating a new network for my security appliance

thanks for your help

 

that removing from spare status would have really thrown me

 

it is all good now Smiley Happy

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