The SSL VPN-Plus services for an edge gateway in a vCloud 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. If the edge gateway for your organization virtual data center has been converted to an advanced edge gateway, you can use the SSL VPN-Plus screen in the tenant portal to configure various SSL VPN-Plus services on the edge gateway.
In your vCloud 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.
To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with edge gateway services, 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.
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 in the tenant portal to be reachable from the client system. See
Configure SSL VPN Server Settings.