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Warm Spare best practice.

I have a few questions.

 

What is best practice when setting up warm spare?

Can you only use the same model number as a warm spare?

I understand that you would normally have redundant ISPs feeding each MX. But what if you only have a single ISP? Do you connect the warm MX to the main MX? And when you have an issue with the main you manually make the switch?

 

 

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You will need the same MX model (MUST)
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+Warmspare need to be in the same model,
+If you have a single ISP , just connect ISP to a hub or switch (in the same VLAN) then connect from switch to both MX in warmspare.
+Warmspare can do in NAT mode or VPN-Con mode

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@RichardChen1 wrote:

Check this out:

https://www.willette.works/mx-warm-spare/


Yeh... There's falsities in that and I would not recommend you follow that guide. There are some good things in there, but the whole heartbeat thing is not truly possible and very misleading. 

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