vMX Large on Azure

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rasmusan1
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vMX Large on Azure

Hello,

 

We are looking to deploy a vMX on Azure, for connectivity to our branch offices.

 

According to Meraki setup guide (vMX Setup Guide for Microsoft Azure - Cisco Meraki) vMX Large is currently not supported for Azure - Only Small and Medium.

 

Anyne knows if/when Large model is to be supported on Azure?

 

Thanks....

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>However of course I could deploy 2, and manually control which spoke connect to which hub (each set of spokes with their own supernet) - and create routes in azure for these supernets, to their respective vMX hub

 

That is exactly what you would do.

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UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Another for a Meraki rep to answer.

 

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

Have you considered using two mediums (and homing half the sites on one and a half on the other)?

https://www.willette.works/active-active-meraki-sd-wan-headends/ 

well actually i did not consider that option as the this is in azure, and I am not sure this scenario would be supported? at least not as an active-active solution as described on the link you mentioned - I guess this requires shared IP on the MXs? which I don't think is supported in Azure...

 

However of course I could deploy 2, and manually control which spoke connect to which hub (each set of spokes with their own supernet) - and create routes in azure for these supernets, to their respective vMX hub

>However of course I could deploy 2, and manually control which spoke connect to which hub (each set of spokes with their own supernet) - and create routes in azure for these supernets, to their respective vMX hub

 

That is exactly what you would do.

Since VMX LARGE (1Gbps) has been certified for AWS and Alibaba, I would hope its only a matter of time before Azure is supported, since Azure also has high end Virtual instances that can support process intensive workloads like VMX at high speed bandwidth with lotsa tunnels....      

Hoping this can be fixed soon.....  Its quite critical for a project that VMX Large is supported....

thanks a lot, but that will be SPOF for the whole group if vMX-HUB associated with that spoke group went down, right?

 

MerryAki
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Why is the vMX L not available on Azure yet? is this a performance topic?
Is this a performance issue or certification topic?

Would like to know this answer also. We have a customer that needs this ASAP.

 

Alan1
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I am not sure about the answer if NOW azure can support Large or not, but at the time I was working on it wasn't supporting Large instance

It Still does not AFAIK. Which is crazy

 

shauno
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Bump for this topic, can someone from Meraki please confirm an ETA for the vMX Large in Azure?

GiacomoS
Meraki Employee

Hey team,

 

I have done a little bit of digging to see if I could provide you with a more accurate answer.

Unfortunately, at this time I don't have much more to share aside from vMX-L still being in the works. 

I am attempting to get some kind of estimate, but as we reprioritise work very dynamically I may not be able to get one; for the time being, though, Philip's suggestion is definitely an excellent recommendation. 

 

I'll circle back if I have some news in the future!

Giac

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agoodman2022
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is there any update on the time line for the vmx-L azure availability?  we are waiting on this too.

JipBuurman
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A few of our customers are also willing to have a Large vMX in Azure.

With a Few large offices (all with a /22 subnet for the clients' networks) and a 5gbps fiber uplink to the internet, are really limited with the 500mpbs that the Medium vMX supports.

1gbps would solve a lot of performance issues.

 

We already have 2 medium vMX for every site, (active-Pasive). and it is not possible to split the /22 networks on every site for technical reasons.

 

When the Large vMX launches, we defiantly would upgrade al the vMX devices in azure.

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