“The virtual router/firewall thus has full control over the entire network – virtualized servers can be exposed in a DMZ, NAT/PAT can be used, IPsec VPN tunnels can be configured as well as PPTP VPN connections, and VPN connections can be passed through to virtualized servers.
IPsec VPN tunnels are especially powerful for a partial-site failure situation where the customer site’s firewall is still operational and can form a VPN tunnel to the virtual router/firewall running in the cloud. In this situation, the internal IP addresses of the virtualized servers in the cloud can be the same as they were before, and thus users can transparently use the virtualized servers running in the cloud without any configuration changes. Point to point VPN tunnels can also be constructed to securely deal with situations where the customer’s edge firewall is no longer available. Additionally, any public services such as POP3 and OWA can be exposed through NAT/PAT policy rules—partners then update the DNS records of their servers to point to the new public IP addresses, and these public services become available again, just as before.”
Joining ContinuityCloud Node to Virtual Network
First published Feb 07, 2013 08:49 PM
To bring data from the cloud node back down to the local environment or to allow snapshots to continue off the Cloud-hosted-VM production server.
Using networking to open access to a shared directory or the administrative share(s) on the Cloud node.
Instructions: VirtualBox Shared Folders
Using VirtualBox’s “Shared Folders” rather than a networking configuration. The recommended method is the Networking configuration. We offer this alternative if there are special security concerns regarding adding the ContinuityCloud Node to the Virtual Network.
The VirtualBox instructions can be found here: http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#sharedfolders
For clarity and reference, the following instructions should be the easiest set with what is configured on the BDR Appliances and Continuity Cloud Nodes:
This configuration will allow a couple things: