MX240 TRUE Capacity

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Stans
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MX240 TRUE Capacity

I have a Internet access which I want to replace with a Meraki MX250 . The 2 GB link peaks @ ~950 Meg. My count of users is ~ 7000.I will not be using the unit as the firewall.

What is the  real choke point for the machine ?

Through put? or client connections?

I've looked everywhere for the answer, but there seems to be no real world Benchmarks -

I realize the  'recommended' user count is 2000 but that seems extremely conservative.

 

Before i Get the stock line - use a MX450 - I'd like to hear some other thoughts.

 

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PhilipDAth
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Re: MX240 TRUE Capacity

Hi @Stans .

 

The issue won't be the throughput but the amount of RAM in the MX250.  The MX line of products track a lot of things for reporting back to the dashboard.  I suspect if you had 7,000 active users the unit might run out of RAM and become unstable.

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CptnCrnch
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Re: MX240 TRUE Capacity

Pretty easy: you won't be able to squeeze out more than mentioned in Meraki's data sheets. User count may be "conservative", but not that conservative.

 

I'd definitely go wfor the MX450.

Inderdeep
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Re: MX240 TRUE Capacity

@Stans : MX250 with the number of 2000 users and Capacity of maximum throughput of 1 Gbps of VPN is on the test environment or may be on EFT ( Early Field Trails). I would recommend you to go with MX450 as per your requirement of 7000 user counts and 2 Gbps of VPN throughput.

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Inderdeep Singh
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Stans
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Re: MX240 TRUE Capacity

Is the user count concurrent connections or flat out max connections due to table size ?

Inderdeep
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Re: MX240 TRUE Capacity

@Stans : Check this below

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Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)
PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

Re: MX240 TRUE Capacity

Hi @Stans .

 

The issue won't be the throughput but the amount of RAM in the MX250.  The MX line of products track a lot of things for reporting back to the dashboard.  I suspect if you had 7,000 active users the unit might run out of RAM and become unstable.

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