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Z3 Failover thresholds?

Can you set the z3 to failover to LTE based on performance threasholds or only reachabilitiy of a particular IP address. We are hoping to failover to LTE with Latency or loss reaches a certain point.

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Meraki Employee

Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?

If you have dual uplinks, It is possible to configure VPN failover based on packet loss/Latency. However, it is not possible to switch the entire connection over without the link being hard down.

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Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?

Is this option on the Z3 as well?  I found it on the MX's but can't on the Z3

Meraki Employee

Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?

Well, The Z3s doesn't have dual uplinks, so, unfortunately, it is not applicable for Z3s. Sorry Smiley Sad

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Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?

I'm not sure on the Z3 ... but on some other models you can raise a support case and they can convert the 4G to being a second WAN port.  Then you can gain this functionality.

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Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?


@brad1028 wrote:

Can you set the z3 to failover to LTE based on performance threasholds or only reachabilitiy of a particular IP address. We are hoping to failover to LTE with Latency or loss reaches a certain point.


I am curious as to what the main connection to the Internet is that has given rise to these requirements. I am "put in mind of" an PTP or PTMP arrangement operating under less than ideal conditions. Bearing in mind, 5G LTE and the latest fixed point technology, I wonder if this might be worth exploring. There is always more than one way to skin a cat. 

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?

Sorry meant the Z3c

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Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?

On the Z3C I find the fail-over to function well. It isn't entirely unnoticeable, but it is reasonably prompt. However, I have only tested using 4G.

What kind of deteriorating conditions on the main Internet connection do you have in mind, that require the Z3C to fail-over to LTE?

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?

Some sites have remote DSL 6/1 profile, so I want to ensure that if the upload dropped below 250k or had exceptionly high latency we would flip to the LTE

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Re: Z3 Failover thresholds?


@brad1028 wrote:

Some sites have remote DSL 6/1 profile, so I want to ensure that if the upload dropped below 250k or had exceptionly high latency we would flip to the LTE


I don't know what country this is in, but DSL 6/1 is worse than poor. Can you not organise a data-only SIM contract that is more effective from a cost and performance viewpoint. I increasingly see people switching to LTE arrangements as a way of overcoming poor DSL speeds. I see MNOs offering 4G - 50GB data for GBP25.00 per month. 

 

The temptation to run the LTE modem all the time must be considerable.

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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