If your mX65 has dual active VPN uplinks how do you control which interface the traffic comes over from the DC?
You can dictate the outbound traffic for the MX65 but it seems you have no control over the traffic back or originating from the DC.
Does Meraki have a secret SDWAN way of sending traffic to the MX65 WAN interfaces?
Yes we understand traffic from MX65 outbound should come back through the same WAN interface. This is in a dual DC concentrator scenario and specifically talking about traffic coming from the DC concentrator to the MX65.
What tells the concentrator to send traffic to WAN1 or WAN2? We notice some traffic coming over the WAN2 interface and some coming WAN1.The concentrator only has one interface active.
Mmm, good question. I don't know about traffic initated from the DC.
I'm going to guess it will use the WAN port that is configured as the preferred port for VPN traffic (on the spoke), or if none is defined, the preferred uplink.
I'm thinking you would need to do a packet capture on the spoke. You could also try doing a real time monitor of the WAN circuits and then initiate a lot of traffic.
For sessions initiated from the one-armed Hub, initially the Concentrator MX chooses one of it's two available tunnels to the relevant spoke fairly arbitrarily (it's actually round-robin). The Spoke MX then chooses the tunnel for the reply packets relating to this session, based on its own configured performance and policy SD-WAN rules. Once the Hub MX sees the tunnel preferred by the Spoke, it will flip subsequent traffic, for that session, to match the Spoke's preferred tunnel.
Bit late on a response here but this has come up again, interested to see if anyone else has come up with this or can replicate.
Active-Active Auto VPN enabled
WAN 1: - MPLS | 4/4Mb/s
WAN 2: - NBN | 100/40Mb/s
We push SIP and Citrix over MPLS and everything else over NBN (including windows file share) with regular internet traffic breaking out at the branch directly.
Assuming our config is fine which i'm confident it is, something is seriously not right with the active-active feature.
Raised a ticket with Meraki support and confirmed traffic is traversing WAN1 and WAN2 regardless of the policy in place. Meraki are going to dig a bit deeper and report back what is going on here.
I thought the DC should respect what SDWAN policies are set and send file share traffic back via the NBN tunnel.
High number of TCP retrans and packets out of order when the feature is enabled with almost none when disabled.
MX67: 14.40 (branch)
MX250: 14.39 (dc)