vMX100

vmx100

Virtual MX for Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure

Summary

Virtual MX is a virtual instance of a Meraki security appliance, dedicated specifically to providing the simple configuration benefits of site-to-site Auto VPN for customers running or migrating IT services to an Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). A virtual MX is deployed on an AWS EC2 instance or an Azure VM and then configured in the Meraki dashboard, just like any other MX. It functions like a VPN concentrator.

An Auto VPN to a virtual MX is like having a direct Ethernet connection to a private datacenter. The virtual MX can support up to 500 Mbps of VPN throughput, providing ample bandwidth for mission critical IT services hosted in AWS or Azure, like Active Directory, logging, or file and print services.

Secure connections built to a virtual MX benefit from the same SD-WAN capabilities as a physical MX appliance. An optimal path can be maintained using Dynamic Path Selection, for traffic destined for regular servers in a datacenter behind a physical MX, or virtual servers behind a virtual MX.

Licensing Details


Meraki

The virtual MX appliance is available in the AWS Marketplace and Azure Marketplace. A Meraki cloud-management license is required and available in 1, 3, or 5 year options.


Amazon Web Services

Amazon charges either hourly or monthly for use of EC2 instances. Learn more about AWS EC2 pricing here.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft charges either hourly or annually for use of VM instances. Learn more about Azure VM pricing here.



Online Documentation
Recommended max clients Interfaces Stateful firewall throughput VPN throughput per tunnel VPN tunnels Web caching Redundant power List price*

MX64
MX64

50

5 × GbE
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

100 Mbps




$595
MX64W MX64W
50

5 × GbE
802.11ac WiFi
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

100 Mbps




$945

MX65
MX65

50

12 × GbE (2 PoE+)
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

100 Mbps




$945
MX65W MX65W
50

12 × GbE (2 PoE+)
802.11ac WiFi
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

100 Mbps




$1,245

MX84
MX84

200

10 × GbE
2 × SFP
USB 3G/4G

500 Mbps

250 Mbps

100



$1,995

MX100
MX100

500

9 × GbE
2 × SFP
USB 3G/4G

750 Mbps

500 Mbps

250



$4,995
MX250
MX250

2,000

2 × 10G SFP+ (WAN)
8 × GbE (RJ45)
8 × GbE (SFP)
8 × 10GbE (SFP+)
USB 3G/4G

4 Gbps

1 Gbps

1,000



$9,995
MX450
MX450

10,000

2 × 10G SFP+ (WAN)
8 × GbE (RJ45)
8 × GbE (SFP)
8 × 10GbE (SFP+)
USB 3G/4G

6 Gbps

2 Gbps

5,000



$19,995

* North American list price shown. International pricing, discounts and promotions available through Meraki authorized resellers.
Contact Cisco Meraki for a custom quote.

  • Network and Security Services
    • Stateful firewall, 1:1 NAT, DHCP, DMZ, static routing
    • Identity-based policies
    • Auto VPN™ self-configuring site-to-site VPN
    • Client VPN (IPsec)
    • User and device quarantine
    • VLAN support and DHCP services
  • Advanced Security Services
    • Content filtering (Webroot BrightCloud CIPA-compliant URL database)
    • Web search filtering (including Google and Bing SafeSearch)
    • YouTube for Schools
    • Intrusion prevention (SourceFire Snort based)
    • Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP)
    • Requires Advanced Security License
  • WAN Performance Management
    • Web caching
    • WAN link aggregation
    • Application level (Layer 7) traffic analysis and shaping
    • Automatic Layer 3 failover (including VPN connections)
    • WAN uplink selection based on traffic type
  • Monitoring and Management
    • Web based management and configuration
    • Throughput, connectivity monitoring and alerts
    • Network asset discovery and user identification
    • Built-in network-wide reporting, monitoring and alerts
    • Centralized policy management
    • Real-time diagnostic and troubleshooting over the web
    • Automatic firmware upgrades and security patches
    • Searchable network-wide event logs
  • Interfaces
    • 2 × GbE (WAN)
    • 8 × GbE
    • 2 × SFP
    • USB: 1 × USB 2.0 for 3G/4G failover (supported devices)
  • Performance
    • Stateful firewall throughput:
    • VPN throughput:
    • Recommended for very large branches or small to mid-sized campuses (up to users)
  • Power
    • Single 100W power supply
  • Environment
    • Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
    • Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • Warranty
    • Lifetime hardware warranty with advanced replacement included