The SSL VPN-Plus services for a vCloud Director environment's edge gateway enable remote users to connect securely to the private networks and applications in the organization virtual datacenters backed by that edge gateway. If the edge gateway for your organization virtual datacenter has been converted to an advanced edge gateway, you can use the tenant portal's SSL VPN-Plus screen to configure various SSL VPN-Plus services on the edge gateway.

About this task

In your vCloud Director environment, the edge gateway's 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's 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.

Prerequisites

To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with an edge gateway's settings, the edge gateway must be converted to an advanced edge gateway. You can do this on the edge gateway in the vCloud Director Web console or from the tenant portal. For details on performing this step from the tenant portal, see Convert an Edge Gateway to an Advanced Edge Gateway.

Verify that all of the SSL certificates needed for the SSL VPN-Plus have been added to the tenant portal's Certificates screen. See SSL Certificate Management Using the Tenant Portal.

Note:

On an edge gateway, port 443 is the default port for HTTPS. For the SSL VPN functionality, the edge gateway's 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 tenant portal's SSL VPN-Plus tab be reachable from the client system. See Configure SSL VPN Server Settings.