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    Luc Dekens
    OpenVPN to a Ravello ApplicationAnswered
    Topic posted June 4, 2018 by Luc DekensBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, last edited December 31, 2018 by Arijit ChakrabortyBronze Trophy: 5,000+ Points, tagged How-To, Ravello, Tip 
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    Title:
    OpenVPN to a Ravello Application
    Summary:
    Are there any guidelines on setting up openVPN in pfSense to a Ravello Application?
    Content:

    Trying to find guidelines/best practices for setting up an openVPN in pfSense to a Ravello application.
    And how to use an Elastic IP in such a setup?

    The purpose is to be able to connect (RDP, ssh, HTTPS) from the outside world to VMs running in the Ravello application.
     

    Best Comment

    Luc Dekens

    Thanks Richard.
    Yes, NAT would be another solution, but in this case I need more than just RDP to the multi-VM environment.
    With OpenVPN, which I got working in the end, via the DNS resolution that is added when the OpenVPN connection is made, on my portable I can just connect (SSH,HTPS,RDP...) to any of the VM in the environment. The environment has it's own DNS domain.

    With the Ravello provided DNS server that works perfectly.

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    • Simon Law

      Hi Luc,

      I think this blog should help > How to setup VPN for environment running in Ravello from a vanilla pfSense image.

      Good luck,

      -Simon

       

    • Richard Garsthagen

      HI Luc,

      Yes this can be done thru VPN like pfSense, but are you aware you can also just have a NAT connection to your VMs?

      Just create a service on the VM (see the most right TAB on the VM 'Services').

      So for RDP just create a service on port 3389. You will see your VM will also get a public IP address. Port 3389 will then be forwarded to the VM. You can do the same for HTPPS (443) and SSH (22).

       

      • Luc Dekens

        Thanks Richard.
        Yes, NAT would be another solution, but in this case I need more than just RDP to the multi-VM environment.
        With OpenVPN, which I got working in the end, via the DNS resolution that is added when the OpenVPN connection is made, on my portable I can just connect (SSH,HTPS,RDP...) to any of the VM in the environment. The environment has it's own DNS domain.

        With the Ravello provided DNS server that works perfectly.