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MEraki Mx for connecting WAN

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MEraki Mx for connecting WAN

Hi All,

 

I've a specific requirement here.

 

I do have a traditional WAN today with MPLS and Internet is centralized. I would like to select One branch remove the existing router and connect an MX device. I will configure the existing MPLS on MX device.

 

Also, planning to introduce 1 extra Internet circuit at the branch to enable branch level Internet breakout. I wont be configuring a site to site VPN or Auto VPN.

 

Purpose of this scenario is to test if I can divert all my Internet traffic through the new Internet circuit and reduce the load on MPLS. I'm unable to arrange new circuits for SD-WAN testing also cant change the existing hub router at DC.

 

 

1. is the MX work like a router ? is there any limitations in the configurations?

2. The above scenario wont be a true SD-WAN, at least I will be able to see what is the load on my traditional MPLS link once I do branch level breakout.  Without auto VPN etc.. will it work?

 

 

 

Regards

B

 

 

 

 

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Re: MEraki Mx for connecting WAN

You will need to configure the MPLS circuit as a VLAN on the MX (via the LAN ports).  The internal LAN will need to be another VLAN.  You can make both of these use access ports to hide the VLAN tags being used.  You will need to add static routes via the MPLS network for the remote MPLS systems that need to be accessed.

 

You must used an Internet circuit in this scenario so the MX can talk to the cloud.  Everything that is not a static route you have added (above) or a locally connected Internet will go out the Internet circuit.

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Kind of a big deal

Re: MEraki Mx for connecting WAN

You will need to configure the MPLS circuit as a VLAN on the MX (via the LAN ports).  The internal LAN will need to be another VLAN.  You can make both of these use access ports to hide the VLAN tags being used.  You will need to add static routes via the MPLS network for the remote MPLS systems that need to be accessed.

 

You must used an Internet circuit in this scenario so the MX can talk to the cloud.  Everything that is not a static route you have added (above) or a locally connected Internet will go out the Internet circuit.