VMX now available on premises!

PhilipDAth
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VMX now available on premises!

I wanted to make a special call-out after a document update by @CameronMoody.  The Cisco Meraki VMX can now be run on-premises if you are using Cisco UCS-C series servers and using Cisco's NFVIS virtualization system.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/MX_Installation_Guides/vMX_Setup_Guide_for_NFVIS 

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UCcert
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That's great...but why are we limited to UCS-C series servers?  Whats the timeframe for implementation onto none Cisco servers?  Off the top of my head surely its cheaper to procure a physical MX at this point...especially if a new deployment.

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.
Bruce
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If you’re only looking for a single MX, then the hardware appliance is the best option. I believe this is really a play for MSPs who may need many MXs in a rack, now you can put multiple (virtual) devices in a single RU. The other positioning is for enterprises that need scale beyond the MX450; rather than deploying multiple MX450 you can deploy multiple VMX on the same hardware (although the redundancy might not be so appealing).

PhilipDAth
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>That's great...but why are we limited to UCS-C series servers? 

 

That's like saying why not let MX software run on a competitors hardware, like Juniper.

That's like saying to your customers you don't mind if they use a competing MSP instead of you.

 

It just makes good business sense to use your own products that you already sell.

cmr
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@PhilipDAth I'd guess it is to have a known base, a bit like when CUCM first could be virtualized, it had to be on UCS and then others followed, although we just used unsupported others with no issues...!

jdsilva
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cmr
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**site 😉

jdsilva
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@cmr wrote:

**site 😉


Oh do I wish people would just use that word instead of using that completely wrong word. 

 

I also wish I was less OCD on this because I'm basically triggered all day every day with the massive amount of people who don't know (or care) about the difference 😞

cmr
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Lol, @jdsilva I'm pretty OCD too and constantly get confused about which is right, so take it back to basics!

UCcert
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**prem

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.
PhilipDAth
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>*premises

 

I always thought premises was the plural of premise.  Thanks for updating me on that.

jdsilva
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@PhilipDAth wrote:

>*premises

 

I always thought premises was the plural of premise.  Thanks for updating me on that.


I think that's what most people think, but yeh... Two totally different words. 

 

Sorry for being the grammar police in your thread. No one likes that guy.. 🙂

 

And sorry for you not being able to unsee it going forward. Welcome to my hell.

Inderdeep
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"on-prem"

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
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