In the diagram we can see how between the two locations we are using Veeam PN for connectivity, in this article today we will see the step-by-step steps to deploy and configure VeeamPN in both locations.
Deploy Veeam PN Network Hub to Microsoft Azure
Veeam Powered Network can be deployed directly from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, making it very simple and convenient to use.
From the Microsoft Azure console, we will go to Create a resource and search for Veeam, among the results we can see Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure, we will select it:
At the time of deployment, we will have to enter certain information to continue, such as the name of the VM, the user and password for the Veeam PN management console, the subscription we want, at the resource group level, we will create a new one called veeampn and in Location I will select the location in which I want to deploy Virtual Machines, etc.
Configuring Veeam PN Network Hub
Now that we have already deployed the VM in Azure with Veeam PN inside, we will open by https the Veeam PN IP https://veeam-pn-ip
In the initial configuration, we will select the public IP that this Veeam PN Network Hub has, in my case the public IP of the Azure VM, in addition I have enabled the two options, site-to-site VPN and point-to-site:
We will have to keep this file and put it in the local VBR.
Install and configure OpenVPN on my on-prem VBR
Since we have our Veeam PN in Azure configured and ready, in our local VBR we will download OpenVPN from the official website, in my case I will use version 2.4.5
Once the configuration file has been imported, click on Connect:
We will see something similar to this, and most importantly, we will see bytes in and bytes out: If we do a route print on this computer we will see that we have a new path to the Microsoft Azure network using the VPN gateway IP:
This step of configuring the VPN could also be site-to-site, so that my entire internal network is connected to Microsoft Azure, simply deploy a Veeam PN and configure it as a site gateway, I leave it to your liking.
I would like to leave you the list of articles that we will be seeing throughout the series:
- Backup and restore workloads to Microsoft Azure – Introduction
- Backup and restore workloads to Microsoft Azure – Connectivity between our Datacenter and Microsoft Azure
- Backup and restore workloads to Microsoft Azure – Deploy Veeam Backup & Replication in Microsoft Azure
- Backup and restore workloads to Microsoft Azure – Configuration in our Datacenter for backup to Microsoft Azure
- Backup and restore workloads to Microsoft Azure – Restoring Microsoft Azure, from Microsoft Azure
- Backup and restore workloads to Microsoft Azure – Migrate workloads from Microsoft Azure to our Datacenter