VPN Gateway

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Service Description

A VPN gateway can be configured to securely connect a Virtual Network to local resources. The VPN gateway enables secure connection to a local computer (point-to-site) or to one or more local networks (site-to-site). An appropriate gateway is also required on the local side in case of site-to-site connections.

Getting Started

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Azure Documentation

1. VPN Gateway Documentation
2. Overview
     2.1. About VPN Gateway
     2.2. VPN Gateway FAQ
     2.3. Subscription and service limits
3. Get Started
     3.1. Planning and design for VPN Gateway
     3.2. About VPN Gateway settings
     3.3. About VPN devices
     3.4. About cryptographic requirements
     3.5. About BGP and VPN Gateway
     3.6. About highly available connections
     3.7. About Point-to-Site connections
4. How To
     4.1. Configure Site-to-Site connections
          4.1.1. Azure portal
          4.1.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.1.3. Azure CLI
          4.1.4. Azure portal (classic)
     4.2. Download VPN device configuration scripts
     4.3. Configure Point-to-Site connections - native Azure certificate authentication
          4.3.1. Configure a P2S VPN
      Azure portal
      Azure PowerShell
      Azure portal (classic)
          4.3.2. Generate self-signed certificates
      Azure PowerShell
          4.3.3. Create and install VPN client configuration files
          4.3.4. Install client certificates
     4.4. Configure Point-to-Site connections - RADIUS authentication
          4.4.1. Configure a P2S VPN
      Azure PowerShell
          4.4.2. Create and install VPN client configuration files
          4.4.3. Integrate P2S VPN RADIUS authentication with NPS server
     4.5. Configure VNet-to-VNet connections
          4.5.1. Azure portal
          4.5.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.5.3. Azure CLI
          4.5.4. Azure portal (classic)
     4.6. Configure a VNet-to-VNet connection between deployment models
          4.6.1. Azure portal
          4.6.2. Azure PowerShell
     4.7. Configure Site-to-Site and ExpressRoute coexisting connections
          4.7.1. Azure PowerShell
     4.8. Configure multiple Site-to-Site connections
          4.8.1. Azure portal
          4.8.2. Azure PowerShell (classic)
     4.9. Connect multiple policy-based VPN devices
          4.9.1. Azure PowerShell
     4.10. Configure IPsec/IKE policies on connections
          4.10.1. Azure PowerShell
     4.11. Configure highly available active-active connections
          4.11.1. Azure PowerShell
     4.12. Configure BGP for a VPN gateway
          4.12.1. Azure PowerShell
          4.12.2. Azure CLI
     4.13. Configure forced tunneling
          4.13.1. Azure PowerShell
          4.13.2. Azure PowerShell (classic)
     4.14. Modify local network gateway settings
          4.14.1. Azure portal
          4.14.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.14.3. Azure CLI
     4.15. Verify a VPN gateway connection
     4.16. Reset a VPN gateway
     4.17. Delete a VPN gateway
          4.17.1. Azure portal
          4.17.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.17.3. Azure PowerShell (classic)
     4.18. Configure a VPN gateway (classic)
     4.19. Gateway SKUs (legacy)
     4.20. Configure 3rd party VPN devices
          4.20.1. Overview & Azure configuration
          4.20.2. Sample: Cisco ASA device (IKEv2/no BGP)
     4.21. Classic to Resource Manager migration
     4.22. Troubleshoot
          4.22.1. Validate VPN throughput to a VNet
          4.22.2. Community-suggested VPN or firewall device settings
          4.22.3. Point-to-Site connection problem
          4.22.4. Site-to-Site connection disconnects intermittently
          4.22.5. Site-to-Site connection cannot connect
          4.22.6. Configure and validate VNet or VPN connections
5. Reference
     5.1. Azure PowerShell
     5.2. Azure PowerShell (classic)
     5.3. REST
     5.4. REST (classic)
     5.5. Azure CLI
6. Related
     6.1. Virtual Network
     6.2. Application Gateway
     6.3. Azure DNS
     6.4. Traffic Manager
     6.5. Load Balancer
     6.6. ExpressRoute
7. Resources
     7.1. Azure Roadmap
     7.2. Blog
     7.3. Forum
     7.4. Pricing
     7.5. Pricing calculator
     7.6. SLA
     7.7. Videos

Web Pages

Content Type
Microsoft Azure Network Security Whitepaper

Online Training Content

Date Title
9/30/2016 Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Virtual Networking
9/25/2014 Microsoft Azure: Site-to-Site VPN


Tool Description


Date Title Length
High-performance data center expansion with Azure Networking
Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 2) How to Set up and Use an Azure Virtual Network
Cloud Tech 10 - 19th June 2017 - Cloud Foundry, Azure Functions, VPN Gateways and more!
Achieve high-performance datacenter expansion with Azure Networking
Use Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as a starting point on your cloud journey
Azure ExpressRoute - How to create a connection between your VPN Gateway and ExpressRoute circuit
Azure ExpressRoute - How to create a VPN Gateway for your Virtual Network
BGP for VPN Part 3: Configure BGP
BGP VPN Part 2 Demo
BGP for VPN Part 1 - BGP Routing for Azure VPN Gateways

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