Done a lot of research on the MPLS with MX devices - I cannot locate just what I am looking for so, hoping for help here. Current setup - AT&T MPLS (bVPN Bundle) over 5 locations, we use AT&T Network Based Firewall (NBFW) for internet access over the MPLS (which also supports a Netbond connection for Oracle OCI-but thats another story) and each site has an Avaya Voice Server with Inter Office (4 digit dialing between locations). Each, current, AT&T MPLS router at each location has a interface that is used for the inter office dialing. Upgrading to MPLS (aVPN Bundle), the new aVPN MPLS router does not have the extra port to be used for inter office dialing. Now AT&T tells me any type of L3 device can handle the hand off for the inter office dialing (they said use VLAN tagging for this) and it works, they have done it before. Ok, so HQ, has a MX65 and the remaining 4 remote locations have a MX68, I am getting close to making the cutover (data side is done-now time for voice side) main question is has anyone worked with MPLS and NBFW ? From what I have read, MPLS has one WAN connection and one for Internet. But this setup internet runs over the MPLS. Here is a quick overview of what NBFW is = NBFW customers access the public internet from their MPLS VPN connections via a hosted internet port that is provisioned in the AT&T network. None of the MX devices are in use right now, just connected to internet to connect to dashboard. I cannot locate anything on the MPLS/NBFW (BTW-AT&T does not set any FW rules for me, it is wide open) Again - looking for info on MPLS/NBFW with MX devices - maybe more info than needed above but I like to include all details that I think may be useful. Thanks -AC
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A bit about yourself & your work - I have been in IT for over 20 years now, from hardware (building clone/DTK computers) to networking. I am the IT Director for an AB beer distribtor in the southern USA. Your experience with Cisco Meraki - Switched from Cisco WLC to Meraki close to 3 years ago. Main reason was, we are a small IT Dept. and have 7 locations all over the state. At that time, being able to manage wireless with ease was my main focus and Meraki gave me that. As EOL came due, I have replaced the Cisco switches with Meraki switches (L3 and L2) now using the camera's in our warehouses and the supervisors being able to monitor them from the office, home or on their phones have been meet with great response! A fun fact about yourself - I collect vinyl albums and have over 500 to date, add to it all the time. And I play a lot of golf!
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