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Spoke and Hub question

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Spoke and Hub question

Hello all, I am a Meraki novice.

 

I have an MPLS in a remote location that is at 95% utilized at 1.4mbps. I want to go to our gigabit connection (on port 2 of the switch side of the MX-60 with an IP of 192.168.11.3) and do a vpn spoke to our HQ. The 60 only has a single WAN port, and i don't want to lose the route-able address, how do i route all the traffic to switch port 2 so i can run everything through the gigabit connection while keeping the WAN the same?

 

Thank you for any help! 

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The MX60 (compared to modern appliances) has quite low VPN throughput.  I don't know the exact number, but I could see it only being in the 10's of Mb/s.

 

Check out this sizing guide and pay attention to the maximum VPN throughput.

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_whitepaper_mx_sizing_guide.pdf

 

 

Their are two approprisate guides here.  The first is where you run AutoVPN over both MPLS and the Internet.  This is the most complex but offers the most options.  It lets you route the traffic over either circuit however you want.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Site-to-site_VPN/Configuring_Site-to-site_VPN_over_MPLS

 

The second is where you use the Internet for backup of the MPLS circuit only.  For your case, you would need to deliberately fail the MPLS to make it use the Internet, and then manually plug it back in of the Internet happened to fail.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Deployment_Guides/MPLS_Failover_to_Meraki_Auto_VPN

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Re: Spoke and Hub question

The MX60 (compared to modern appliances) has quite low VPN throughput.  I don't know the exact number, but I could see it only being in the 10's of Mb/s.

 

Check out this sizing guide and pay attention to the maximum VPN throughput.

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_whitepaper_mx_sizing_guide.pdf

 

 

Their are two approprisate guides here.  The first is where you run AutoVPN over both MPLS and the Internet.  This is the most complex but offers the most options.  It lets you route the traffic over either circuit however you want.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Site-to-site_VPN/Configuring_Site-to-site_VPN_over_MPLS

 

The second is where you use the Internet for backup of the MPLS circuit only.  For your case, you would need to deliberately fail the MPLS to make it use the Internet, and then manually plug it back in of the Internet happened to fail.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Deployment_Guides/MPLS_Failover_to_Meraki_Auto_VPN

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Re: Spoke and Hub question

Thank you very much!

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