Connector Cockpit User Guide

Create a Network

A Network represents a customer site (on-premises or IaaS) and is defined by:

  1. IP address ranges subnets or domain names of private networks at the site.
  2. The routing of outbound internet traffic (i.e. OpenVPN Cloud Internet Access).
  3. Whether the Network is an exit point for WPC Internet traffic (i.e. OpenVPN Cloud Internet Gateway).
  4. One or more Connectors that are used to connect to an OpenVPN Region in order to make the Network a part of the customer’s WPC.

OR

Create a Host

A Host represents a server running on the customer’s private network that the WPC is directly extended to by running a Connector on the same computing instance as the server.

Retrieve Connector profile token for Network or Host

  1. Paste the newly generated Token in the Token field
  1. From the newly created Network or Host, click the edit icon (pencil)
    • From the Connectors settings, select the Deploy drop-down menu
    • Click Copy .ovpn Profile Token

Note: Do not deploy Connector from the administration portal.

Install the Connector

1. Paste the newly generated Token in the Token field

  • Start on boot is enabled by default
  • Enable Data Channel Offload (DCO) ** [beta] when checked, improves Connector performance by moving data channel process to the kernel
  1. Click Submit Token
  1. Click Connect to start Connector configuration

This will start a Split Tunnel connection. To change the internet traffic settings, go to the OpenVPN Cloud administration portal to Networks or Hosts settings. Click the edit icon (pencil) of the Network or Host and then select the Internet Access drop-down menu.

  • Split Tunnel On: Steers traffic to certain internet destinations within the tunnel for additional protection and to use login restriction policies for SaaS
  • Split Tunnel Off: Tunnels all the internet traffic originating from a Network or Host and routes it to one or more of your connected private networks that act as Internet Gateways to OpenVPN Cloud (see, to set a Network as internet gateway)
  • Restricted Internet: Blocks access to the internet as a whole and only allow access to the private and internet trusted destinations

Connection Statistics Screen

Upon successful configuration, you will be taken to the Connector Statistics screen.

Button
Action


Refreshes current session
Reconnects session


Disconnects current session
Connection Statistics

Definition
Bytes INencrypted bytes since session start received outside the WPC tunnel by the client from the server
Bytes OUTencrypted bytes since session start sent outside the WPC tunnel by the client to the server
Packets INencrypted packets since session start received outside the WPC tunnel by the client from the server
Packets OUTencrypted packets since session start sent outside the WPC tunnel from the client to the server
TUN bytes INunencrypted bytes since session start received within the WPC tunnel by all hosts connected to the same WPC
TUN packets INunencrypted bytes since session start sent within the WPC tunnel by all hosts connected to the same WPC

Remove profile

You can remove the Connector profile from the Connect session screen (after a token has been input) by clicking the Remove Profile button.

To confirm, click the Delete Profile button

Once the profile has been deleted, you will need to retrieve a new profile token. See step 2 b.

Deleting a profile will not affect the current session, however, you will need to retrieve a new profile token and re-input to the Connector dashboard to re-establish connection.