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MX 64 -68 Number of clients

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MX 64 -68 Number of clients

Hi Team,

From the MX 64-68 overview, it is recommended for 50 clients.

Does this mean if i have an office of 80 employees and assuming each has 2 devices which is 160 clients, that the MX64-68 would not be able to support the clients?

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Re: MX 64 -68 Number of clients

Hi,

Ideally you should consider MX84 for 160 devices. I believe you may observe slowness / degraded performance on your network while using MX64-68 for such a kind of load.

 

You may refer to MX sizing guide (on Page 4 & 5) for more information

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_whitepaper_mx_sizing_guide.pdf

 

Following are the excerpts from the above Sizing Guide.

 

Although there is no hard limit on the number of client devices that can be deployed below MX Security Appliances, for purposes of this document all tests were performed with the client counts shown in the table below. Exceeding these client counts may result in performance that varies from the sizing data contained in this guide.

 

UTM products come with a variety of security and networking features. Understanding the benefits and tradeoffs of these features is crucial to getting the maximum security benefit without unnecessary performance degradation.

 

 

Cheers
Ajit
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Re: MX 64 -68 Number of clients

thanks for the information. really helped
Kind of a big deal

Re: MX 64 -68 Number of clients

One thing that is worth mentioning is that a single client will have multiple connections passing through the firewall so the more client devices you have the number of connections increases very quickly. Any app or service on your device neds its own connection. 

 

For example my computer right now have 38 active connections going through my firewall. Each connection requires resources to inspect the traffic and apply any rules whether they are access or QOS.

 

 

Well done for reaching out since you weren't sure, the last thing you want to do is underspec and end up having to replace the unit.

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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