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Introducing InterSystems Network Connect

Use InterSystems Network Connect to create a VPN hub to connect your corporate network to all of your InterSystems Health Connect Cloud deployments securely. The IPsec group of protocols is used to encrypt IP packets and authenticate the source of the packets, allowing you to send secure traffic over shared network infrastructure.

Network Connect allows you define which Health Connect Cloud deployments to attach to a VPN hub and then to define one or more VPN connections from your corporate network to the hub. For example, you may have two office locations that each need to access three Health Connect Cloud deployments, representing your Development, Test, and Live environments. The hub topology allows you to create these secure channels efficiently, without having to create point-to-point VPNs for each combination of offices and deployments.

If you want to subscribe to Network Connect, please contact usOpens in a new tab. Currently, Network Connect is only available to Health Connect Cloud customers.

Once you have subscribed to Network Connect, follow these easy steps in this introduction to get up and running.

For information on the configuration of Network Connect, see InterSystems Network Connect Reference Information.

To learn how a development team can work together using Network Connect, see Tenants PageOpens in a new tab.

Set Up InterSystems Network Connect

Once you have subscribed to InterSystems Network Connect, follow these easy steps to get up and running.

Log in to the Cloud Services Portal

If you have an account in the Cloud Services PortalOpens in a new tab, log in to the portal.

If you do not have an account, sign up for one, as follows:

  1. In your browser, go to the Cloud Services Portal login pageOpens in a new tab, and click Create New Account.

  2. On the Create Your Account page, enter the requested information, and click Create Account.

  3. Type the verification code sent to the email account you provided, and click Confirm Account.

After you create your new account, you are logged into the Cloud Services Portal.

Create a Deployment

After logging in to the Cloud Services Portal, the next step is to deploy Network Connect in the cloud.

  1. On the main menu, click Deployments.

  2. On the Deployments page, click Create New Deployment.

  3. On the Create InterSystems IRIS Deployment page, in the Deployment Options section:

    1. Under Networking Services, select Network Connect.

    2. Under LoL Configuration, type an ASN (Autonomous System Number).

      For routing purposes, this ASN must be unique in the network you are creating.

    3. Click Continue.

  4. In the Cloud Options section:

    1. Under Cloud Provider, select a provider. (AWS is the only provider currently available.)

    2. Under Region, select a region.

    3. Click Continue.

  5. In the Deployment Name section:

    1. Type a name for your deployment. This cannot be changed once created.

    2. Click Continue.

  6. In the Review section:

    1. Review the summary information.

    2. Click Create.

It takes a few minutes to deploy Network Connect. When the deployment has been created, the status under the deployment name changes from CREATING to COMPLETE.

You can only create one Network Connect deployment per tenant. For information on tenants, see Tenants PageOpens in a new tab.

Click the card for the deployment to go to the Overview page for your new deployment. This page contains summary information, including your deployment's Deployment ID. The Deployment ID uniquely identifies your deployment.

Other actions are available by clicking the action menu at the top right of the card, such as setting the Service Level for the deployment or deleting the deployment. For more information, see Deployments pageOpens in a new tab.

Note:

You cannot delete a Network Connect deployment if any Health Connect Cloud deployments or VPN connections are attached to it. You must detach these on the Configurations page before proceeding.

You can now configure your Network Connect deployment by clicking Configurations on the main menu. To read about all of the tasks you can perform on a deployment using the Cloud Services Portal, see Reference Information.

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