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Microsoft Azure Site-to-Site VPN with SonicWALL OS – Part 3 Configure VPN policies and Routing

Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 1 – Configure Azure Resource Group

Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 2 – Configure SonicWALL OS VPN policy

Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 3 – Configure VPN policies and Routing

Introduction

In continuation with my previous article, “Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 2 – Configure SonicWALL OS VPN policy”, we would require to setup routing policies to allow traffic through the VPN tunnel . This final piece will help establish network connectivity between Azure and onpremises.

– To create connection we have to browse to the VPN gateway created earlier in Azure as described in Part 1 of this series. And then navigate to “Connection”.

– Click on “Add Connection”. Give the details as follows.

Name:
Specify an identical name. Need to keep in mind, anyone can understand after seeing the name that why it has made for.

Connection Type:
Connection type should IpSec

Virtual Network Gateway:
We need to select Vnet where it should be associated.

Local network gateway:
We have discussed in our first blog about the purpose of this gatewway. Here we need select this, so that communication will happen and packet can get routed to proper destilnation.

Shared Key (PSK):
Which is very important here. Else, we can establish connection. This key we had given at the time of creating “Tunnel Interface” in SonicWall. You should find in article “Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 2 – Configure SonicWALL OS VPN policy

– Then we have to select the appropriate resource group and the subscription depending on your Azure tenant and available subscription. Click on “OK” to finalise the setup.

– Now that we have completed the configuration on both sides, it is time to initiate the VPN connection.

In the Windows Azure management portal, navigate to Networks and click on your virtual network to go to its Dashboard page. If all goes well, on the SonicWall side, the VPN will show as connected almost at once.

Please feel free to contact us in case you need any further help.

Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 1 – Configure Azure Resource Group

Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 2 – Configure SonicWALL OS VPN policy

Microsoft Azure and SonicWALL STS – Part 3 – Configure VPN policies and Routing

Arghya Roy

About Arghya Roy

Arghya Roy is a vibrant and performance-driven Microsoft Certified IT professional with 11 years of experience. He has enriched expertise in Project Execution, Implementation and Integration in Microsoft Technologies. He has gained hands-on experience in cloud computing, messaging, hypervisor migration, co-existence and migration working on different projects at Netwoven.

He started his career as a Junior Executive Engineer in Hardware & Networking domain and gradually moved towards technologies, which allowed to have footprints in SMBs and enterprise business markets. Arghya holds a Diploma and Certification in Computer Application & Hardware Engineering from IGNOU & IIHT respectively.

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