VLAN capabilities per MX

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JacoboLevy
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VLAN capabilities per MX

Good morning everyone.

 

Quick question regarding MX sizing. I have a new project for a multi-office space (24 offices) in 26k Square FT in total area. 

 

I was thinking of doing 24 VLANs (1 per office) and 1 Vlan for the shared WIFI. so in total 25, Are there any limitations on the MX105 for the VLANs that it can manage?? also thinking of  APs to cover the entire location, should I go bigger, or does it sounds reasonable?

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PhilipDAth
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I'm not aware of any VLAN limitation around that number.  If you have access to any MX - try creating that many VLANs.  I have not personally done that many before.

 

Note the recommended user count.

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Splash Access also has a great "Multi-dwelling Unit (MDU)" solution.

https://www.splashaccess.com/portfolio/mdusolution/

You can give each tennant their own username and password to a portal, they can onboard their own WiFi devices, and it can drop each tennants devices into their own VLAN.

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alemabrahao
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Take a look on datasheet specs:

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/product-collateral/mx-family-datasheet/?file

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I am not a Cisco Meraki employee. My suggestions are based on documentation of Meraki best practices and day-to-day experience.

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it does not show anything related to VLAN the most I see is VPN Tunnels 

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There are no limitations on VLAN, but please make sure you comply with these specifications below.

 

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I am not a Cisco Meraki employee. My suggestions are based on documentation of Meraki best practices and day-to-day experience.

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

I'm not aware of any VLAN limitation around that number.  If you have access to any MX - try creating that many VLANs.  I have not personally done that many before.

 

Note the recommended user count.

PhilipDAth_0-1674156220417.png

 

Splash Access also has a great "Multi-dwelling Unit (MDU)" solution.

https://www.splashaccess.com/portfolio/mdusolution/

You can give each tennant their own username and password to a portal, they can onboard their own WiFi devices, and it can drop each tennants devices into their own VLAN.

Tore
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Hi,
One thing to keep in mind is that MX does not run STP, so plan accordingly regarding downstream switches.
Avoid connecting more than two switches in the same STP domain directly to the LAN of the MX.

I plan for this deployment to use the sfp from the MX-105 to my first switch MS-225  and then do a stack of 6 switches in total. 

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