we are planing to use Meraki MX in China... had a chat to our Meraki SystemEngineer and he said no problem at all, just create an account in chinese dashboard and go on.
Sounds preety good to me, but I´m afraid thats not all, is it?
Are there some things I have to keep in mind?
So far, I have only shipped MX's into China so they connect back to a Dashboard outside of China .... and they have worked so far. They may stop working in the future, who knows. This allows AutoVPN to work.
As I understand it, in the last 30 days the use of Advanced Security licences have been approved in China - but it has some feature limitations. You can read about them here:
If you don't need AutoVPN then registering the MX on the Chinese version of the Meraki dashboard will be safest. You can browse https sites in China. Obvisouly China does block a lots of sites outside of China.
The way the England is talking they will soon have their own great firewall.
thanks philip, this is what I was doing before as well but now moved into china cloud because of blocked content etc by law and don´t want to get trouble in the future.
OK, so nothing special at all over there.
It may be wise to source the Meraki equipment from within China lest you inadvertently violate the various rules about prohibited exports, they have been changed recently.
Best clear it with Donald or Melania first
I have 3 networks in China. Latency problems getting here obviously but other than that no issues. I recently converted my Enterprise license to a security license, only lacking feature so far is AMP. I've had no problems setting up a "non meraki peer" vpn to my US meraki org. I source my equipment from AFScott/Moo moo networks for 2 years now, they have a meraki china rep but you can pay in USD, etc.
As long as you don't route your default traffic through the tunnel to pop out in a different country you will be good in the eyes of China.