Cisco ASA VPN Static to Dynamic IP (DHCP)
Jul01

Cisco ASA VPN Static to Dynamic IP (DHCP)

KB ID 0001683 Problem I had a call with a client last week, they are in one of my employer’s DCs, and their servers are behind a vASA. They had purchased some Meraki MX devices for their IT team who were working remotely (during the Covid-19 lockdown), and were struggling. Normally we would just suggest AnyConnect, but these guys were building new machines for  their clients, and needed access directly to the domain from their...

Read More
Meraki Block Page http://wired.meraki.com:8090 ‘Not Found’
Nov13

Meraki Block Page http://wired.meraki.com:8090 ‘Not Found’

KB ID 0001365 Problem If you have a Meraki Security device and have enabled ‘Content Filtering’, instead of a nice ‘block-page’ informing you why you are being blocked you may see this; http://wired.meraki.com:8090 This is happening because your Corporate DNS is resolving ‘wired.meraki.com’ to 54.241.7.184, which you can also see if you look at the URL you are trying to connect to it on port 8090. A...

Read More
Cisco Error ‘%PHY-4-SFP_NOT_SUPPORTED’
Sep13

Cisco Error ‘%PHY-4-SFP_NOT_SUPPORTED’

KB ID 0001347  Problem This is another question I see getting asked a lot in forums! You see something like the following; 000032: *Sep 28 09:35:32.507 UTC: %PHY-4-SFP_NOT_SUPPORTED: The SFP in Gi3/0/50 is not supported (PNL-3750-Stack) 000033: *Sep 28 09:35:32.507 UTC: %PM-4-ERR_DISABLE: gbic-invalid error detected on Gi3/0/50, putting Gi3/0/50 in err-disable state (PNL-3750-Stack) The usual response is ‘Enable unsupported...

Read More
Meraki To Cisco ASA 5500 Site to Site VPN
Nov08

Meraki To Cisco ASA 5500 Site to Site VPN

KB ID 0001255  Problem This was surprisingly easier than I was expecting! Special thanks to  Steve for letting me loose on his test network for the Meraki end of the tunnel. Here I’m using an MX 64 Security appliance, and a Cisco ASA 5510. Note: The Meraki device will need a static IP. Solution Configuring Meraki MX Device for VPN to a Cisco ASA From your Meraki dashboard > Security Appliance > Site To Site VPN. If you...

Read More
Setting Up Meraki MDM
Aug03

Setting Up Meraki MDM

KB ID 0001226  Problem As is usually the case with Meraki this is pretty simple to setup. If you are familier with Meraki and have not deployed MDM before then stop a second. I mistakenly setup a dashboard for a client recently, (like I usually do with Meraki deployments). Then could not work out how to add the MDM component without an order number! Meraki MDM is free (up to 100 devices) which is great, but BE WARNED, register 101...

Read More