Cloudify Labs VPN Configuration Guide

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This guide is meant only for Cloudify Labs that require a VPN connection in order to connect to an external Management IP. The lab step-by-step guide will note where to find your Management IP and for which steps you will require this VPN. Below we list the steps for configuring the VPN on Linux, Windows, and Mac.

Linux

1. Install OpenVPN client by opening Terminal and entering the below command:

CentOS
sudo yum install -y epel-release #sudo apt-get install openvpn

Ubuntu:
sudo yum install -y openvpn

2. Download the OpenVpn Configuration File from your Lab home page by clicking on the link

3. Connect to the VPN by going into the directory where you downloaded the file and entering the following command into your terminal: sudo openvpn client.ovpn
4. Browse to the given Management IP and login to the web application as per the lab instructions
 

Windows

1. Download and install OpenVPN client: https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html
2. Download the OpenVpn Configuration File from your Lab home page by clicking on the link

3. Right click the OpenVPN client icon  in the taskbar and click Import File from the menu

4. Choose the downloaded client.ovpn file

5. Right click the taskbar icon  and click Connect from the menu

6. Browse to the given Management IP and login to the web application as per the lab instructions
 

Mac

1. Download the OpenVpn Configuration File from your Lab home page by clicking on the link

2. Download TunnelBlick (OpenVPN client for Mac): https://tunnelblick.net/downloads.html

3. Install TunnelBlick (the icon  will show in the taskbar at the top of your Mac)

4. Click the TunnelBlick icon  and choose VPN Details…

5. Drag the downloaded Configuration File to the Configurations folder

6. Start Tunnelblick by going to the icon  and selecting Connect client

7. Browse to the given Management IP and login to the web application as per the lab instructions



Author: Jeremy Hess
Jeremy is the community and growth manager at Cloudify. He is also co-chair of the Technical Marketing & Education ad-hoc for the OASIS TOSCA Technical Committee. While he isn't spending time with his wife and 2 daughters or brewing beer, Jeremy is an organizer of several meet-ups as well as events such as OpenStack Day Israel and DevOpsDays Tel Aviv.
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