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Question about MX Warm Spare setting

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Question about MX Warm Spare setting

Hi guys,

This is Luffy.

 

I tried to set warm spare using two MX device.

So I found below link.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX-Z/Deployment_Guides/NAT_Mode_Warm_Spare_(NAT_HA)#Dashboard_confi...

 

According to link there are two option as below.

 

Option1 Use MX uplink IPs: When using this option, the current Active MX will use its distinct uplink IP or IPs when sending traffic out to the Internet. This option does not require additional public IPs for Internet-facing MXes, but also results in more disruptive failover because the source IP of outbound flows will change.

Option2 Use virtual uplink IPs: When using this option, both MXes will use a shared virtual IP (vIP) when sending traffic out to the Internet. This option requires an additional public IP per uplink but allows for seamless failover because the IP address the network is using to communicate with the Internet will be consistent. The vIP for each uplink must be in the same subnet as the IPs of the MXes themselves for that uplink, and the vIP must be different from both MX uplink IPs.

 

 

If both MX are connected to an ISP modem directly, I have some questions as below.

 

Q1. In case of Option 1, Does it need only a public IP ?

If so, do they have same public IP in both MX device ? 

 

Q2. In case of Option 2, To set vIP, Does it need 3 public IP ?

 

Thank you,

 

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Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

Hi Luffy
Q1
The MXes in HA will require 2 different IP Addresses.

Q2
Yes you need 3 IP Addresses from the same subnet.
Cheers
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitkumarverma/
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Head in the Cloud

Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

Hi Luffy
Q1
The MXes in HA will require 2 different IP Addresses.

Q2
Yes you need 3 IP Addresses from the same subnet.
Cheers
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitkumarverma/
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Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

Thank you AjitKumar for your answer.

 

I have a question about Q1.

According to this content, I can see "This option does not require additional public IPs " message.

It means that basically Option 1 needs 2 different IP but no need additional IP.

Is my understanding correct ?

 

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Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

Thank you AjitKumar for your answer.

I have a question about Q1.
According to this content, I can see "This option does not require additional public IPs " message.
It means that basically Option 1 needs 2 different IP but no need additional IP.
Is my understanding correct ?
Head in the Cloud

Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

Hi Luffy
How many internet links do you have?
If you have 1 ISP? What is the IP pool?
Cheers
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitkumarverma/
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Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

1 ISP and I contracted a public IP to my ISP company.
So I don't have any information for IP Pool.
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Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

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Hi Luffy

Is this the Topology you are trying to achieve. If yes I guess this should work.

Cheers
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitkumarverma/
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Re: Question about MX Warm Spare setting

Thank you for your great answer.

I understand what you said. But I can't control ISP modem.

ISP modem give me public IP directly, not NAT.

 

I think to use Warm spare, It needs one more public IP in my case.

 

Thank you 🙂

 

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