User Guide - Deploying a network connector in Microsoft Azure

You can deploy a connector in the Microsoft Azure environment during the network creation process. You can choose to either launch a template directly in Azure, or download a template and launch it manually.

Steps: Launch a template directly on Azure

  1. Click Launch On Azure.
    • You are redirected to your Azure environment, where a virtual machine (VM) is created automatically.
  2. Define the parameters on the Azure VM, noting that the fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

SubscriptionA logical container used to provision resources in Azure. It holds the details of all your resources such as VMs, databases, and more.
Resource GroupA container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. The resource group includes those resources that you want to manage as a group.
RegionThe region value propagates from the resource group. 
Disk TypeThe type of storage to be used for your VM disks.
Admin UsernameThe administrator username for the VM.
Authentication TypeThe type of authentication to use on the VM. SSH key is strongly recommended.
Admin Password Or KeyThe SSH key or password for the VM. 
Dns Label PrefixThe unique DNS label prefix for the public IP that is used to access the VM.
Vm SizeThe size of the VM.
Virtual Network NameThe name of the existing virtual network (VNet). You can find the VNet name on the Virtual networks page.
Subnet NameThe name of the existing subnet in the VNet you want to use. You can find the subnet name on the Subnets blade of the VNet. This subnet value must be the same as the subnet of the network on the OpenVPN Cloud administration portal.
Network Security Group NameThe name of the network security group.
  1. Click Next: Review + create
  2. When validation passes, click Create

The connector deployment is complete. You can navigate to your resource group to find your VM.

Steps: Launch connector manually from template

  1. In the OpenVPN Cloud administration portal, click Download to save the JSON Azure template to your local computer.
  2. Access your Azure portal and click Create a resource.
  3. Search for Template deployment (deploy using custom templates) and click Create.
  4. Click Build your own template in the editor.
  5. Click Load File.
  6. Load the template file from your local computer and click Save.  
  7. Follow the steps 2-4 shown in the Steps: Launch a template directly on Azure section to complete the configuration.