MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

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leftshot
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MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

I'm adding a second ISP so we have a failover for our network.  I see in the documentation where to add the second ISP's configuration information (SD-WAN Uplink). Presumably I need to connect the cable with the signal from the new ISP (which wasn’t stated in the documentation).  I have the following questions that I did not find answers to in the documentation.

 
1. Does it matter what port we plug into?  It looks like except for Mgmt., the other port operate as a smart switch, but I didn't want to assume.
 
2. Is there a primary and failover or does it just randomly grab one available uplink?  If there is a primary, how do we specify the primary?
 
The uplink section simply specifies entries for WAN 1 and WAN 2.  Their documentation says nothing about how these two uplinks are chosen or interact.
 
3. Anything else I need to do that I have overlooked.
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UCcert
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Re: MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

Hi @leftshot 

 

1. Taken from the following document:

 

Setting up secondary WAN interface (dual WAN)

The MX84 comes with two dedicated Internet ports, which are both configured through the Uplink configuration under the Local status tab.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/MX_Installation_Guides/MX84_Installation_Guide


2. You can set your Primary link under the SD-Wan and Traffic shaping page

 

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Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.

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UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Re: MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

Hi @leftshot 

 

1. Taken from the following document:

 

Setting up secondary WAN interface (dual WAN)

The MX84 comes with two dedicated Internet ports, which are both configured through the Uplink configuration under the Local status tab.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/MX_Installation_Guides/MX84_Installation_Guide


2. You can set your Primary link under the SD-Wan and Traffic shaping page

 

264ED702-301C-4405-87F5-7D003390F185.png

 

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.

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cmr
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Re: MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

@leftshot the two ports at the left hand end are hard coded as WAN1 and WAN2 see below:

 

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leftshot
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Re: MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

Thanks to both of you.  Exactly what I needed.  Wish they let me choose both posts as the solution.

cmr
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Re: MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

@leftshot I'm happy with @UCcert's post being the solution as he was first 😎

UCcert
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Re: MX-84 Adding a Second Uplink

Thank you @leftshot , best wishes for your deployment 

 

 

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.
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