MX load balancing

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MX load balancing

Right now I have 2 MX84's at one location. The main one is connected to a fiber connection and the second is a warm spare connected to a cable connection. Each one is plugged into WAN1 of the MX. I'm guessing load balancing won't work like this? Do I need to connect the cable connection into WAN2 of the main MX also?

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If you're trying to do load balancing, yes.

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In this case you ideally want to connect both Internets to both MXes, but you will need to have at least two public IP's on each Internet service to do this. 



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On you set up your MXs as a HA, you will need to assign the correct Uplink speed manually.



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Kind of a big deal

@CashG load balancing is where you have two internet connections and you use both of them concurrently to spread your throughput.



Warm spare / high availability / hardware redundancy is where you have multiple piece of hardware to cover the poissibility of a hardware failure. 

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