Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Managed Service Provider using Vyatta (OpenVPN Client Specific Subnets) and PRTG to monitor Customers

Possibly my longest title ever?
As the intro says this is a bit of roleplay for us, we are setting up the lab as a Managed Service Provider (MSP) who wishes to have a way to tunnel in (or in this case have the client tunnel out) to HQ where we can monitor all the goodies that PRTG can monitor remotely.

Heres the diagram:


Intro Video and lab setup:

Managed Service Provider using Vyatta (OpenVPN) and PRTG to monitor Customers - Part 1 from Richard Vimeo on Vimeo.



Part 2
Setup of connectivity
Setup OpenVPN Server with client specific info
Setup OpenVPN Client
Using Easy-RSA to generate certificates and keys
Securing interfaces with Firewall
Securing vtun0 interface with firewall


Managed Service Provider using Vyatta (OpenVPN) and PRTG to monitor Customers - Part 2 from Richard Vimeo on Vimeo.




Enjoy!

7 comments:

Michael Stokes said...

You nailed it. Thank you for putting this one together.

Adam said...

Thanks for such a great post Roggy. I've been using this configuration with a particular client with great success.

It should be noted however that with Vyatta you cannot presently route multiple client side subnets back through to the server end. If you want to achieve this, you'll either need to manually edit the OpenVPN config files, or configure your vtun using site-to-site mode. I've discussed this on my blog recently: http://www.arkf.net/blog/?p=231

Took me forever to figure out why I couldn't statically route multiple subnets back through to the server end. Live and learn! haha.

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