VPN Connections with an Amazon VPC Using Dynamic Routing

The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths

Scenario: Migrating From an End-of-Life Data Center to AWS
course-steps 6 certification 1 lab-steps 8 quiz-steps 2
Advanced Networking – Specialty Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 18 certification 1 lab-steps 6 quiz-steps 1

Lab Steps

Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Understanding the VPN Connection Scenario
Setting Up Multi-homed Router Instances
Configuring Internal BGP Between Border Routers
Creating Gateways and IPSec VPN Tunnels
Configuring External BGP Routing on Your Routers
Testing the Application Functionality Across Corporate and Cloud Networks

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Lab Overview

In this Lab, you will set up VPN connections with an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using dynamic routing as you make strides in migrating an on-premises application into the AWS cloud. You will configure the networking between your corporate network and an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). The database (db) is hosted on-premises and the application is hosted in the cloud. As part of a real-world scenario, you will complete a design by fulfilling requirements.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

  • Connect on-premises networks to Amazon VPCs using Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) virtual private network (VPN) tunnels
  • Configure internal Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) on on-premises routers
  • Configure on-premises routers to connect to Amazon VPCs using BGP
  • Understand the differences between static and dynamic routing
  • Gain experience with multi-homed instances and understand some reasons for using them

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the following:

  • AWS networking concepts including VPCs, subnets, internet gateways, security groups, route tables, and Elastic IP addresses
  • AWS compute concepts including EC2 instances
  • Static routes in networks
  • Knowledge of routing protocols is beneficial, but not required

Lab Environment

Before completing the Lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:

After completing the Lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:

About the Author

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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.