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InterSystems Network Connect Reference Information

This section describes how to configure and manage InterSystems Network Connect, organized by page. Use the links in the Deployments section of the main menu in the Cloud Services Portal to navigate from page to page.

For a high-level overview of setting up Network Connect, see Introducing Network Connect.

Note:

Some of the functionality described in this section may not be available to all users, depending on their role on the development team. For more information, see Tenants PageOpens in a new tab.

Overview Page

On the Overview page for your deployment, you can view the details of your deployment, including:

  • Deployment ID

  • Cloud provider and region

  • ASN (Autonomous System Number)

  • Creation date

  • Service Level Urgency

Configurations Page

The Configurations page lets you set up InterSystems Network Connect, a hub you can use to connect your corporate network and your InterSystems cloud service deployments. First you attach your deployments to the hub. Then you attach one or more VPN connections or Direct Connect connections, which go from your corporate gateway devices to the hub.

Note:

If you ever want to delete a Network Connect deployment, you must detach any InterSystems cloud service deployments, VPN connections, or Direct Connect connections before proceeding.

You cannot delete a InterSystems cloud service deployment that is attached to Network Connect. You must detach it before proceeding.

Manage Deployment Attachments

The Deployment Attachments section of the Configurations page displays a list of any InterSystems cloud service deployments currently attached to the hub.

To attach additional InterSystems cloud service deployments to the hub:

  1. On the Configurations page, in the Deployment Attachments section, click Attach Deployments.

  2. On the Available Deployment Attachments dialog, select the InterSystems cloud service deployments you want to attach to the hub, and then click Attach.

    Deployments must be within the same AWS account and region.

The deployment is added to the list of active deployment attachments with a status of COMPLETE. This may take a few minutes.

To detach a deployment from the hub, in the Actions column in the row for that deployment, click the Detach VPC icon.

Note:

You cannot detach an InterSystems cloud service deployment from the hub if it has any private firewall rules defined for the private network. You must delete the rules from the Health Connect Cloud or InterSystems IRIS Cloud Managed Service Firewall page first.

Manage VPN Connections

The VPN Connections section of the Configurations page displays a list of any VPN gateway devices currently attached to the hub.

To attach an additional VPN gateway device to the hub:

  1. On the Configurations page, in the VPN Connections section, click Create VPN.

  2. On the VPN Gateway Device dialog, in the Name field, type a name for this VPN gateway device.

  3. In the Gateway Device IP Address field, type the IP address of your VPN gateway device.

    This can be a public IP address or behind a NAT.

  4. In the BGP ASN field, type a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Autonomous System Number (ASN).

    This ASN must is used for routing purposes and must be unique in the network you are creating. See the on-screen hint for guidance on what range of ASNs to use.

  5. Click Create.

The VPN connection is added to the list of active deployment attachments. Creation of a connection can take a few minutes. When the connection is ready, the State field changes from CREATING to COMPLETE.

Next, you need to complete the setup process on the corporate network side by configuring your gateway device:

  1. In the VPN Connections section, in the Actions column for your VPN connection, click the Download Configuration for this Connection icon.

  2. In the Gateway Device dialog box:

    1. Enter the Vendor, Platform, Software, and Ike Version of your device.

      The list of gateway devices is provided by AWS. If you do not see your exact device, choose the one most similar to your model.

    2. Click Download to download configuration instructions specific to your device and the settings you provided.

  3. Follow the instructions in the document you just downloaded to configure the gateway device on the corporate network side.

  4. After you have configured your gateway device, go back to the Configurations page and confirm that the Tunnel 1 Status and Tunnel 2 Status of your VPN connection appear with check marks.

    This may take a few minutes. You may also have to click Refresh on the Configurations page to see the updated tunnel statuses.

To detach a VPN connection from the hub, in the Actions column in the row for that VPN connection, click the Delete VPN icon.

Manage Direct Connect Connections

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Once a Direct Connect connection has been set up, it will automatically appear in the Direct Connect Connections section of the Configurations page. The Connection Status column for your Direct Connect connection should show a green check mark.

Note:

A green check mark means that the physical connection is online, but it does not mean that traffic is flowing. If your connection is not yet configured or is misconfigured, you will still see the check mark.

Next, you need to complete the setup process on the corporate network side by configuring your gateway device:

  1. In the Direct Connect Connections section, in the Actions column for your connection, click the Download Configuration for this Connection icon.

  2. In the Gateway Device dialog box:

    1. Enter the Vendor, Platform, and Software of your device.

      The list of gateway devices is provided by AWS. If you do not see your exact device, choose the one most similar to your model.

    2. Click Download to download configuration instructions specific to your device and software version.

  3. Follow the instructions in the document you just downloaded to configure the gateway device on the corporate network side.

Communicate with a InterSystems Cloud Service Deployment Using Network Connect

Once you have attached a InterSystems cloud service deployment and a attached a VPN connection or a Direct Connect connection to Network Connect, you can communicate with the InterSystems cloud service deployment over the connection by using the deployment’s Virtual IP address. This address can be found on the Overview page of the Health Connect Cloud or InterSystems IRIS Cloud Managed Service deployment. If the InterSystems cloud service deployment was configured with the High Availability option, this Virtual IP address will continue to work no matter which mirror member is the primary member.

Common Cloud Services Portal Functionality

For information on common Cloud Services Portal functionality that is not specific to InterSystems Network Connect, see Cloud Services Portal Reference InformationOpens in a new tab. This document includes material describing the top-level pages in the main menu:

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