This big one: Resolved an issue that resulted in MX84 and MX100 appliances having significantly reduced VPN throughput.
and a few others for 17.7 and some to match 16.16.3
Unfortunately 17.8 did not resolve our site-to-site VPN throughput. As of this moment, 16.16 and 17.8 wrecks our site-to-site VPN throughput. Firmware 15 works just fine.
@nick025025025 what throughput issues are you seeing? We've been using 16.x for many months and now 17.8 without obvious issues.
I wish I could give you details. Meraki has yet to identify the issue. We have a simple setup, with one Meraki peer, and two non-Meraki VPN peers. Issues are with the non-Meraki peers. One is a cloud backup solution that chokes when on 16.x, and 17.8. Revert back to 15.x and the performance returns.
It is a bit ridiculous that it is taking this long to get a stable version like 15. It has only been like 2 years.... Do they not have developers anymore to get a stable version? One that will work well over VPN?
Current stable version is 15.44 - Released May 26, 2022.
As most of the Meraki devices are running on this version, this is showing as stable version.
Stable firmware version is decided by firmware version that is running in most % of Meraki devices (based on millions of devices).If the number of meraki devices are running the firmware version 16.16 or 17.xx is higher , then these will be notified as stable version.
Every time updated firmware versions are notified to Meraki organization from backend, we can check the release notes and decides if we want to have that improvement or not. If we don't want it, we can certainly reject it and we will be never prompted for that firmware upgrade. When next firmware release is done, we may or may not get the prompt for firmware upgrade and we can cancel it if required.
Did they fix the issue where the firewalls forward traffic on their LAN ports before configuration is applied when the MX reboots? Have only been waiting 4 years for that one to be fixed, oh well. Can't rush these things 🙄