Describes how to create a Virtual Hub in Azure.

To create a Virtual Hub in Azure:


  • Ensure you have an Azure subscription. If not, create a free account.
  • Ensure that you have a resource group created to add the Azure resources.


  1. Log in to your Microsoft Azure account.
    The Microsoft Azure home screen appears.
  2. Go to All resources and from the list of available resources, select the Virtual WAN that you have created.
  3. Under the Virtual WAN architecture area, click Hubs.
  4. Click +New Hub.
    The Create virtual hub screen appears.
  5. In the Basics tab, enter the following Virtual Hub details.
    1. From the Region drop-down menu, select the location where the Virtual Hub resides.
    2. In the Name text box, enter the unique name for your Hub.
    3. In the Hub private address space text box, enter the address range for the Hub in Classless inter-domain routing (CIDR) notation.
  6. Click Next: Site to site > and enable Site to site (VPN gateway) before connecting to VPN sites by selecting Yes.
    Note: A VPN Gateway is required for tunnel automation to work, otherwise it is not possible to create VPN connections.
    1. From the Gateway scale units drop-down menu, select a scaling value.
  7. Click Review + Create.


A Virtual Hub is created and appears on the Azure portal dashboard.

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