Firmware Restricting Warning for 18.200 on older MX's

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NJNetworkGuy100
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Firmware Restricting Warning for 18.200 on older MX's

We just noticed a warning on the Firmware Upgrades page in our orgs.  A bunch of networks with last gen firewalls (MX84, MX100, are getting the warning of "Restricted from versions 18.200 and higher:"

 

Anyone else seeing this warning on their orgs?  

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Ryan_Miles
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This info has been added to documentation https://documentation.meraki.com/General_Administration/Firmware_Upgrades/Product_Firmware_Version_R...

 

There have been previous banners for older models like MX60, MX400/600, etc.

Ryan / Meraki Solutions Engineer

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RaphaelL
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Same !

KarstenI
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Same for MX64.

DarrenOC
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Those devices don’t go end of life for another 2-3 years!

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/General_Administration/Other_Topics/Meraki_End-of-Life_(EOL)_Produc...

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cmr
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Some are nearly 4 years out; MX64 July 2027.  @Ryan_Miles does that mean that the 18.1 release train will be maintained from a security point of view for the next 4 years, I think it has to doesn't it?

Ryan_Miles
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I make no rules and only abide by the ones in place. 

 

The MX64 end of support date is July 26th, 2027. EoX doc here.

 

Our official End-of-Life (EOL) Policy is located here.

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NJNetworkGuy100
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Anyone see or hear of any reasoning behind this?  Are there new features that won't be applied to these MX models going forward?  

Not official, but it is nearly always restricted resources and increased effort to implement new features on an old limited platform. And of course the hope that customers move to the newer platforms with new features.

Ryan_Miles
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Meraki Employee

This info has been added to documentation https://documentation.meraki.com/General_Administration/Firmware_Upgrades/Product_Firmware_Version_R...

 

There have been previous banners for older models like MX60, MX400/600, etc.

Ryan / Meraki Solutions Engineer

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RaphaelL
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The savior. 

 

Maximum Runnable Firmware : MX 18.1

 

There is not such firmware as 18.1 , the latest is MX18.107.5 . Does that mean that MX65 and other affected models aren't running that version ? I'm easily confused on a friday haha.

The numbering scheme is wonky at the moment and hopefully will be more intuitive soon.

 

Today

 

18.1 = 18.10x.x train

18.2 = 18.2xx.x train

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RaphaelL
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As always , thanks a lot Ryan !

No problem. There's already acknowledgment/awareness about the numbering confusion and it's being addressed soon we hope.

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So, If I'm understand the numbering scheme, Meraki is trying to go towards something similar to Cisco IOS (ex 18.1, 18.2, etc).

mlefebvre
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This appears to be following a versioning scheme called Semantic Versioning

AlexP
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This is correct - the exact semantic details are still being worked out, but you can expect to see changes soon (and apologies, I can't get into more specifics as of when).

 

What I can say, since it's already reflected in what versioning you see already to an extent, is that it will be a 4-point system. We can't currently display it as cleanly as we'd like yet, but as Ryan already alluded to, our current release of 18.107.5 is actually meant to be 18.1.7.5

I have an MX100 that alerted me about a pending update that was taking place this Sunday.  I checked the forum to see that there were issues (even though the MX100 was not listed as an affected device).  I postponed the upgrade as far as I could.  Then I went into the firmware upgrade page to see that the MX100 model cannot run the firmware it was trying to schedule.  When the reschedule occurs will I have to keep pushing it off or will the MX eventually realize it doesn't support the firmware it is trying to upgrade to?  Thank you for any help you can provide.MX100 Incorrect Firmware update.jpg   

I have the same question.

cmr
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If you let it upgrade it will actually just stay the same.  The release notes show that the latest 18.2 and 19.1 versions leave MX100s at 18.107.10.

 

If you are not already on 18.107.10 then it will upgrade to that version.

Thank you. Does that mean no more updates/security fixes/bug fixes from now until EOL of the device?

cmr
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There should still be security fixes and there may be bug fixes.  There won't be feature updates.

Esorniloc
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Does upgrading an MX100 to MX18.211.2 (I know it will run a lower code) clear the warning that has appeared for the old code?

No, it remains.

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