Meraki MX Warm Spare LAN Port state

PabloR
Conversationalist

Meraki MX Warm Spare LAN Port state

 
Can the LAN Port of Meraki MX HA Warm Spare forward traffic if there is a connected device behind them? 
 
I need to connect a second firewall as a standby in HA mode active/standby behind the MX warm spare, and I need to confirm if the LAN Port is forwarding traffic while Meraki MX warm Spare is in a standby state.
 
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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

It forwards packets in the same VLAN at layer 2.  However, the layer 3 routing engine is only running on the "active" MX.

RomanMD
Getting noticed

As I understand it, you have a FW cluster behind an MX cluster.

In that scenario, it seems that you need to connect both firewalls to both MX'es (MX cluster does not operate in Active-Active scenario for simple routing purposes), otherwise, if your primary FW will crash while the primary MX will still be up nothing - good will happen. 

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