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Meraki HA setup

BS
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Meraki HA setup

Hi all,

 

Im planning to have 2 Mx devices ( Warm spare)  for my sites with 2 x  ISP's.

 

I don't have static IP's as they cost more. With dynamic IP configuration Do I need to connect the ethernet hand-off directly to the Mx devices ?

 

My scenario will be like in the below diagram, each service provider will connect to a 8 port Cisco SG250, with dynamic IP configuration do you see any challenges?

 

Regards

BS

Meraki model.jpgPerimeter

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki HA setup

Is each provider giving you a CPE router, and that router is giving out private DHCP addresses?  In that case, yes it will work.

 

Another option is to plug in ISP1 only into MX1, and ISP2 only into MX2.  ISP2 will never be used (except for Meraki management traffic by MX2) unless the primary MX1 or ISP1 fails.

BS
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Re: Meraki HA setup

Hi Philip,

 

Thanks for the response, I would like to have both ISP's online so that I can load balance.

 

My confusion here is if I position the 8 port switches in front of the MX, will the MX WAN ports receive dynamic IP or not?

BS
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Re: Meraki HA setup

I'm asking for a Ethernet hand off, need to check if there is a CPE router
Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki HA setup

>My confusion here is if I position the 8 port switches in front of the MX, will the MX WAN ports receive dynamic IP or not?

 

That depends on your ISP.  You will need to ask them.

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Re: Meraki HA setup

You will get the DHCP IP address from the ISPs.MX64-HA.jpgTWO ISPs, TWO WAN Switches and HA