New MX Uplink API Endpoints A new set of MX uplink bandwidth control endpoints were recently added to the Dashboard API. You can now provision the maximum bandwidth values programmatically on a per-uplink basis (WAN1/WAN2/cellular) for any appliance.
Interested in active/active Meraki MX data center headend design? The purpose of this writeup will be to show you just that – how you can build a highly-scalable, multi-box MX VPN headend architecture capable of supporting the most demanding SD-WAN scale and performance scenarios. This model is one that’s been repeated many times over and […]
I’ve got several large work projects in flight which has put a temporary damper on my longform technical writing time. The good news is that one of those projects is pretty interesting (long-haul mesh wireless between two Casinos) and would make for a useful tutorial on design, configuration, and wireless mesh best practices. More to […]
Firewall and WAN refresh projects have many components, but one of the first steps after vendor selection is hardware sizing. Even when working on POC/POV projects, rightsizing the hardware upfront provides a truer day-two experience and requires less rework once complete. My goal is to walk you through a consultative sizing process to properly size […]
If you weren’t aware, every Meraki device has a local status page for provisioning, configuration, and onsite troubleshooting. No need for a USB-to-console-dingus to get access to the unit locally. Simply connect an Ethernet cable to a LAN or management port on the device, open a web browser, navigate to setup.meraki.com, and be surprised by […]
The Cisco Meraki team hit a major milestone this week. CRN, one of the largest network industry vendor publications recently announced the best selling enterprise firewall and wireless access point brnads of Q3, 2017 and the Cisco Meraki portfolio took the top spot in both categories.
I was working on large Meraki MX VPN deployment project recently and was asked to explain a common theme I’ve had to give guidance on time and time again with customer VPN designs – how do you integrate non-Meraki VPN peers with an existing AutoVPN domain? Well, this is one of those topics that requires […]
Last week Meraki released MX12-26 as the new stable release candidate firmware for MX security appliances. For those running Meraki MX networks, this is kind of a big deal.
New Warm Spare UI for MS and MX Some of you may have noticed a slight change in the warm spare configuration in my recent MX warm spare design writeup. The Meraki UI/UX team has updated the warm spare configuration in Dashboard for both MX and MS. Configuration has moved to the switch and security […]
Building redundant WAN routing and security services mitigates a critical single point of failure in mission-critical networks. If a single gateway fails, a standby unit can seamlessly continue servicing clients without disruption. There have been many proprietary and standards-based gateway redundancy protocols developed over the years to solve this problem. HSRP, VRRP, GLBP are all […]