Two separate MX questions for content filtering and DHCP
I have a meraki mx and two things to confirm:
1.If I understand correctly MX is only capable of supporting a single DHCP scope unless vlans are used? The idea was that I could have the Meraki as a routed egress link for the bulk of the general access, like dorms, which would exist on many internal vlans in the enterprise and I could use ip-helpers to point to Meraki for DHCP. I do not believe I can this this without creating vlans on the mx which then suggests I need to trunk these which goes down a bad road. Does that mean we have to setup a DHCP and possibly DNS server on the network.
2. There are no provisions on the MX to apply content filtering based on subnet unless it is a local vlan, is that true?
1. you’re correct in your understanding in that the MX initially has a single IP Subnet and therefore a single DHCP scope. For more you’ll need to create multiple VLANs and therefore Trunk these to the downstream switch. Why would you have to create a DHCP server and DNS on the network? You can create the DHCP scopes on the MX and also utilise the upstream DNS.
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