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Connecting On-prem Resources to Your AWS Infrastructure

David Clinton

Sample configurations

These two files are good examples of the configuration guides AWS will generate to help you get your local routing equipment connected to a managed AWS VPN or Direct Connect resource.
Sample configuration for Cisco hardware
Sample configuration for generic hardware

Connecting to an OpenVPN server within a VPC

Check that NTP is running and create password for openvpn user:
Create client.ovpn file and install OpenVPN:
Connect to VPN from client:
View VPN network interface (probably called tun0):
Connect from client to OpenVPN server:
Connect from client to a private instance in the VPC: