Managing VPN connections

With Virtual Private Network (VPN) as a service, self-service users can extend virtual networks across public networks, such as the Internet. To connect two or more remote endpoints, VPNs use virtual connections tunneled through physical networks. To secure VPN communication, the traffic that flows between remote endpoints is encrypted. The VPN implementation uses the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) and IP Security (IPsec) protocols to establish secure VPN connections and is based on the strongSwan IPsec solution.

Additionally, VPN as a service provides high availability to VPN connections in clusters with enabled HA. If a node that hosts a virtual router fails, a VPN connection re-initiates after the virtual router relocates to a healthy node.

VPN connections are created and managed by self-service users, as described in "Managing VPN connections" in the Self-Service Guide. In the admin panel, you can view VPN connection details and delete VPN connections.


  • VPN connections cannot be tunneled through IPv6 and dual-stack physical networks.


To view the details of a VPN connection

Admin panel

On the Compute > Network > VPN screen, click a VPN connection to open its right pane.

To delete a VPN connection

Admin panel

  1. On the Compute > Network > VPN screen, click a VPN connection.
  2. On the right pane, click Delete.
  3. Click Delete in the confirmation window.