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Manage a customer gateway

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018

When using an IPsec-VPN connection to build a site-to-site connection, you must create a customer gateway. By creating a customer gateway, you can register the configurations of the local gateway to Alibaba Cloud.

One customer gateway can be connected to multiple VPN Gateways.

Create a customer gateway

Follow these steps to create a customer gateway:

  1. Log on to the VPC console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click VPN > Customer Gateways.

  3. Select the region of the customer gateway. The customer gateway and the VPN Gateway you are connecting must be in the same region.

  4. On the Customer Gateways page, click Create Customer Gateway.

  5. Configure the customer gateway according to the following information.

    NameConfiguration
    Name

    The name of the customer gateway.

    The name can contain from 2 to 128 characters. It must begin with English letters, and can contain numbers, hyphens and underlines.

    IP Address The static public IP address configured for the gateway in the local data center.
    Description

    The description of the customer gateway.

    The description can contain from 2 to 256 characters and cannot begin with http:// or https://.

  6. (Optional) Click + Add to add another customer gateway.

  7. Click OK.

Edit a customer gateway

Follow these steps to edit the name and description of a customer gateway:

  1. Log on to the VPC console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click VPN > Customer Gateways.

  3. Select the region of the target customer gateway.

  4. Click Edit in the Actions column of the target customer gateway.

  5. Modify the name and description of the customer gateway.

Delete a customer gateway

Follow these steps to delete a customer gateway:

Note: Before deleting a customer gateway, you must first delete the IPsec connection associated with the customer gateway.

  1. Log on to the VPC console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click VPN > Customer Gateways.

  3. Select the region of the target customer gateway.

  4. Click Delete in the Actions column of the target customer gateway.

  5. In the displayed dialog box, click OK.

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