Dynamic VPN

Overview

The following document provides information on how to activate and configure the Dynamic VPN service for your ClearOS system. For an overview of the features and benefits of the service, please review the service information here.

Installation

If you did not select this module to be included during the installation process, you must first install the module.

Menu

You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:

Network VPN Dynamic VPN

Activation

  • Login to your ClearCenter account.
  • Click on Systems Dynamic VPN in the top navigation bar.
  • Select the target system from the list of active systems in your account.

Dynamic VPN is included in the ClearOS Standard and Premium subscriptions. You will see information on your VPN settings if the software has been enabled on your ClearOS gateway.

Configuring Connections with Dynamic VPN

Dynamic VPN support not only simplifies configuration, but also improves the up-time of the connections. In order to create a connection between to systems, you need to configure both ClearOS systems.

If you are configuring a VPN connection between your local gateway and a remote gateway, then configure the remote gateway first. Once the VPN is started on the remote system it will only be accessible when the VPN connection is up.

From the webconfig tool, click on Create in the Dynamic VPN Connections box. You need to:

  • Select the target system name from the list
  • Type in a pre-shared secret (password)

On the first connection or when an IP address changes, it may take a minute for the connection to synchronize.

The two LAN networks at either end of the VPN connection must not overlap!


 
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