The Aruba SD-Branch solution supports deploying a hardware VPNC as headend gateway in the customer's data center or a virtualized instance of a headend gateway in customer's public cloud infrastructure. The virtualized instance of Aruba Gateway is referred to as Virtual Gateway.
Virtual Gateways allow customers to bring their public cloud infrastructure to the SD-WAN Software-Defined Wide Area Network. SD-WAN is an application for applying SDN technology to WAN connections that connect enterprise networks across disparate geographical locations. fabric and facilitate connectivity between branches and the public cloud.
The inclusion of Virtual Gateways in the Aruba SD-WAN Wide Area Network. WAN is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance. architecture offers the following benefits:
- Ability to directly connect a branch to cloud instances and thereby improving access to the instances hosted on a public cloud infrastructure.
- Resilient connectivity from the cloud by utilizing multiple transport links; for example, the link between an Internet Gateway and Virtual Gateway.
- Centralized control and policy management across branch, data center and cloud end-points.
To enable Virtual Gateway support on your SD-Branch, please contact your Aruba Sales Specialist.
To deploy Aruba Virtual Gateways, you must have administrator credentials.
Any resource on the cloud service provider's (CSP) platform that has been used to create an account, or is created during the orchestration, must not be manually deleted. Resources, once manually deleted, cannot be recovered.
Features Supported by Virtual Gateway
With Virtual Gateway, users can extend their SD-WAN overlay services to the public cloud infrastructure. Virtual Gateways function as VPNCs in the SD-WAN architecture. Virtual Gateways can terminate tunnels from Branch Gateway, Instant APs (micro SD-Branches with Instant APs) and VIA Virtual Intranet Access. VIA provides secure remote network connectivity for Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows mobile devices and laptops. It automatically scans and selects the best secure connection to the corporate network. clients. Like the on-premises VPNCs, Virtual Gateways support routing, security, and tunneling features.
Virtual Gateway Redundancy
Aruba supports deploying Virtual Gateways for high availability (HA). The Virtual Gateways can be deployed in the HA mode and also can be deployed in multiple availability zones.
Software Image for Virtual Gateways
The software image required for creating Virtual Gateway instances are available as an AMI. To obtain the AMI for a Virtual Gateway, contact your Aruba Sales Specialist.
This section includes the following topics:
- Deploying Aruba Virtual Gateways in AWS
- Deploying Aruba Virtual Gateways in Microsoft Azure
- Deploying Aruba Virtual Gateways in VMware ESXi (Unmanaged Mode)
- Deploying Aruba Virtual Gateways in Google Cloud Platform (Unmanaged Mode)
- Deploying Aruba Virtual Gateways in MSP (Unmanaged Mode)
- Provisioning Virtual Gateways to Groups
- Troubleshooting Deployment Issues