Deploying a connector on Google Cloud Platform
You can deploy a connector in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environment during the network creation process. You must create a Linux virtual machine (VM) on GCP on which you install the network connector.
Steps: Install a Linux VM
- Navigate to GCP and access Compute Engine > Virtual Machines > VM Instances.
- Click Create Instance.
- Enter the VM parameters.
|Name||The name you assign to the VM.|
|Region||A specific geographical location where your VM is run.|
|Zone||Determines what computing resources are available, and where your data is stored and used.|
|Machine family||The types of VMs for common workloads, optimized for cost and flexibility.|
|Series||The CPU platform series.|
|Machine type||The VM vCPU and memory type.|
|CPU platform||The microarchitecture of your VM instance.|
|Container||Deploy a container to this VM instance by using a container-optimized OS image.|
|Boot disk||Each instance requires a disk to boot from.|
|SSH Keys||Allow access to this instance via SSH.|
|Hostname||The VM instance hostname.|
|Network||The network determines what network traffic the instance can access.|
|Subnetwork||Assigns an IPv4 address to the instance from the subnetwork range.|
Note: This subnetwork must be the same as the Network Subnet in the OpenVPN Cloud administration portal.
|Primary internal IP||For ephemeral, restarting an instance won't change its internal IP, but deleting and recreating an instance will.|
|External IP||An external IP address associated with this instance. Select an unused static IP address or choose Ephemeral to use an IP from a shared ephemeral IP address pool. Selecting None results in the instance having no external internet access.|
|IP forwarding||IP forwarding must be enabled.|
IP forwarding allows the instance to help route packets.
- Click Create.
- Click the Select Linux Distribution dropdown and select the distribution that you want to install the connector on.
- Copy the commands shown for your terminal.
- Connect to your GCP VM through SSH and paste the commands.
- Select Yes for each prompt.
- Once the installation completes, a setup token prompt displays.
- In the OpenVPN Cloud administration portal, click Generate Token and click to copy the token.
- Access your Linux terminal and paste the token.
- The utility imports the connector profile and connects to OpenVPN Cloud.