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Overview of VPN


Applies to: Nerdio Manager for MSP (NMM)


NMM allows you to easily manage the Azure VPN infrastructure for customer accounts, create the VPN gateway and manage connections.

This article covers:

Creating a VPN Gateway

Click Manage on the account to which you are adding a VPN. Then navigate to Network -> VPN

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Click the Add VPN Gateway button.

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NAME: Enter a name up to 80 characters. Name can contain letters, numbers, underscores, periods and hyphens. Name must begin and end with letter or number. 

SKU: The Azure sku for the gateway. The Basic SKU supports 10 site-to-site connections at 100mbps; other SKUs support more connections at faster speeds, and more advanced VPN features. See the Azure documentation for more details.

VNET: The virtual network that will be connected to the VPN. A GatewaySubnet will be automatically created for the VPN gateway.

GATEWAY SUBNET ADDRESS RANGE: Specify the address range information for the gateway subnet. If a gateway subnet has already been created, the address range will be displayed here. The size of the range must be at least /29, but Microsoft recommends that you create a gateway subnet of /27 or larger (/27, /26 etc.) if you have the available address space to do so. This will accommodate most configurations.

 

Click OK to create the VPN Gateway.

 

Creating a VPN Connection

Click the Connections button next to your new VPN Gateway

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Click Add Connection

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NAME: Enter name up to 80 characters. Name can contain letters, numbers, underscores, periods and hyphens. Name must begin and end with letter or number.

SHARED KEY: Enter key up to 128 characters. Key should not contain spaces, hyphen or tilde.

LOCAL NETWORK GATEWAY: If you have previously created a local network gateway, you can select "Use existing." Otherwise, choose "Create new" and specify the following details for the local network gateway.

REGION: The region in which to create the local network gateway.

PEER IP: The IP address of the device the VPN will connect to on the remote side.

LOCAL NETWORK: The network range of the remote network the VPN will connect to. You can add multiple address ranges by adding the first and then clicking Add address space.

 

Click OK to add the VPN connection. Configure the VPN device on the remote network to use the same Shared Key and your gateway's public IP address. 

Once the connection is finished creating, the status should changed to Connected in the VPN gateway's Connections screen.

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Reseting the VPN Gateway 

If there are connectivity issues between the networks, it may help to reset the VPN gateway. This can be done using the dropdown menu to the right of the VPN gateway

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Editing the VPN settings

To edit the vpn settings, click the Connections button. To the right of the connection, use the drop-down menu to select Edit or Edit Local Network Gateway. 

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Select Edit to change the connection name or the Shared Key.

Select Edit Local Network Gateway to change the remote IP address or the network space of the network the VPN is connecting to.

Select Delete to remove the VPN connection.

 

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