Now your network has been setup, you need to browse to the IP of the appliance in a web browser to begin the Veeam PN configuration.
In the second blog of the Veeam series, we’ll be discussing the Veeam PN configuration. This procedure will include creating a ‘Self-Signed Certificate’ and specifying your network ranges for the VPN etc.
First, begin by confirming your Veeam PN appliance is responding to pings on your network. Once this is confirmed, please browse to – https://YOUR-APPLIANCE-IP-ADDRESS
There will be a certificate warning, this can be ignored.
When the portal loads, you can login with the default root credentials.
You can now enter your new credentials and proceed to the next step.
We are now ready to begin configuring the ‘Network Hub’. This simply requires a few bits of information to complete your self-signed certificate.
Once you have finished entering your information, you can proceed to the creation of your self-signed certificate.
Once the certificate has been created, you begin the configuration of your VPN settings. This will require the IP address (or one of) assigned to you as part of your Veeam Cloud Connect subscription. The ports can be left as default, however, please ensure TCP is selected as both protocols because the NEA only currently allows TCP rules.
The next step is to configure the Entire site & Standalone computer configurations. We will begin with ‘Entire Site’
The name can be chosen by yourself; however, the network address needs to be LAN range of the VMs being replicated.
Now the ‘Entire Site’ is completely configured, we can begin with the ‘standalone computer.’
Now the following configuration is set on a ‘Per Client’ basis. That, therefore, means it requires the PC name of the machine connecting. That will mean you will have to create a config file for each PC connecting to the VPN. We will be adding a NAT rule later, which means you, can add new devices following a failover.
Due to the setup of this appliance/software. The configuration file and password to login to this portal must be kept as SECURE AS POSSIBLE. The configuration file for each PC should be treated as a secure password.
You can take whatever precautions you see fit whether that be protecting the file with a password etc.
As previously mentioned, the software used to connect to your VPN is ‘OpenVPN’. The installer has been included in the .ZIP file sent across to you. This should be installed on any PC’s requiring using the VPN in case of a failover. I will demonstrate on how to use the OpenVPN software, later in the series.
Part three we will show you how to configure your failover plans. If you’d like any assistance with your Veeam Cloud Connect solution, please contact the support team on 03453 888 327 or send us an email using the form below.