The SSL VPN-Plus services for an NSX Data Center for vSphere edge gateway in a VMware Cloud Director environment enable remote users to connect securely to the private networks and applications in the organization virtual data centers backed by that edge gateway. You can configure various SSL VPN-Plus services on the edge gateway.

In your VMware Cloud Director environment, the edge gateway SSL VPN-Plus capability supports network access mode. Remote users must install an SSL client to make secure connections and access the networks and applications behind the edge gateway. As part of the edge gateway SSL VPN-Plus configuration, you add the installation packages for the operating system and configure certain parameters. See Add an SSL VPN-Plus Client Installation Package for details.

Configuring SSL VPN-Plus on an edge gateway is a multi-step process.


Verify that all SSL certificates needed for the SSL VPN-Plus have been added to the Certificates screen. See SSL Certificate Management on an NSX Data Center for vSphere Edge Gateway.

Note: On an edge gateway, port 443 is the default port for HTTPS. For the SSL VPN functionality, the edge gateway HTTPS port must be accessible from external networks. The SSL VPN client requires the edge gateway IP address and port that are configured in the Server Settings screen on the SSL VPN-Plus tab to be reachable from the client system. See Configure SSL VPN Server Settings.