MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

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AndrewHaines76
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MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

I’m concerned that a one armed concentrator may not handle my traffic.

I anticipate a half dozen tunnels terminating in my DC.   With only one interface on the MX handling traffic it sort of doubles the interface load.    What is the realistic throughput I can maintain?  I’m used to a typical gateway firewall design where you go in the wan and out the lan or dmz.    

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UCcert
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Re: MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

Hi @AndrewHaines76 

 

Have a read through the MX sizing guidelines 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/product-collateral/mx-sizing-guide/?file

 

For one client we have an MX100 pair handling 14 Auto-VPNs and they’re handling it fine.

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: MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

Hi @AndrewHaines76 

 

Have a read through the MX sizing guidelines 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/product-collateral/mx-sizing-guide/?file

 

For one client we have an MX100 pair handling 14 Auto-VPNs and they’re handling it fine.

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: MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

MX84 can handle 100 auto vpn connections and max 200 client devices. 

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.
Bruce
Kind of a big deal

Re: MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

I’ve seen clients with about 20 AutoVPN spokes pushing about 150Mbps of traffic through a MX84 configured as a concentrator. The worst the MX performance was hitting was around the 50 mark, so still headroom in it.

KarstenI
Head in the Cloud

Re: MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

How much traffic do you expect? With six VPN-peers they have to push some traffic to hit the gigabit limit. And if you really go to 1 Gig VPN-Throughput, you likely have the MX250 which has SFP+.

AndrewHaines76
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Re: MX84 Concentrator Performance & Sizing

Thanks.   Trying to get some real world feedback.

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