We are proud to announce the launch of a new console for setting up IPsec VPN tunnels on AWS. The new console now makes it even easier to deploy IPsec based VPN tunnels between AWS regions. The solution supports both full-mesh and transit VPC VPN connectivity scenarios.
It is fully managed and automated using a Cloudformation stack with multiple baked-in redundancies. These include a multi AZ active passive instance deployment, self-healing VPN instances and automated fail-over.
Here is what you get with the managed VPN solution:
- IPSec encryption
- AWS KMS key management
- Self-healing properties (with multi-az deployment)
- Transit VPC feature (for connecting VPCs cross-account)
- Diversified spot-instance launch groups
- Full-mesh VPN core
- No new hardware or software requirements
Setup Process in 3 steps
Following is an overview of the steps involved in deploying IPsec VPN tunnels on AWS via the Datapath.io console.
The entire setup process takes less than 5 minutes without any manual configuration or infrastructure changes.
Step 1. Choose AWS regions
Once you have filled out the sign-up form, you will be redirected to the setup wizard which will guide you through the process for deploying IPsec VPN tunnels. Click on “Get started”
Name your IPsec VPN connection and choose the AWS VPCs that you want to connect via a full-mesh IPsec VPN tunnel. Once you have done this, click on “Next step”
Step 2. Attach your AWS account.
Next step is to connect your AWS account. Click on “copy token to clipboard and & open AWS”. The token will be copied to your clipboard and AWS account settings will open in a new tab.
Click Next on the first page Select Template. We have already chosen the Cloudformation template that is to be used for spinning up the IPsec VPN tunnels . You can view this template by clicking on “View/Edit template in designer”.
On the Specify Details Page, paste the token inside the Token Parameter field and click on Next.
You can finish the Cloud Formation stack wizard without any further changes. As soon as the stack creation is complete, go back to the Datapath.io console. You will automatically be forwarded to the next step.
Step 3. Enter account details
Enter your account details, address and payment credentials. Once this is done, click on “Next”.
In a couple of minutes the IPsec VPN tunnels will be created and you will be forwarded to a status page:
To the left you will be able to see a list of the individual IPsec VPN tunnels that have been created. You can also see the individual connections by clicking on connections.