About Customer Gateways

A customer gateway is located on your side of a VPN connection, and manages traffic between your corporate network and your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) in the OUTSCALE Cloud.

Its counterpart on the OUTSCALE side of the VPN connection is a virtual private gateway. For more information, see About Virtual Private Gateways and About VPN Connections.

General Information

A customer gateway is the entry and exit point to your corporate network on your side of a VPN connection.

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You identify an existing resource in your network to work as customer gateway. It can be either software or hardware, for example an instance, a firewall, or a router. When creating a customer gateway, you need to provide the following information:

  • The static public IP of the resource you want to use as customer gateway.

  • The type of routing. To use dynamic routing, you need to provide a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Autonomous System Number (ASN). Otherwise, the routing is static. For more information, see About Routing Configuration for VPN Connections.

You can have several customer gateways in the same corporate network at the same time. This enables you, for example, to connect your corporate network with several of your VPCs in the OUTSCALE Cloud.

If you want to use different VPCs simultaneously, you can create several customer gateways with the same IP and a different ASN.


A customer gateway can be in one of the following states:

  • Pending: The creation process is in progress.

  • Available: The customer gateway is created and ready to use.

  • Deleting: The deletion process is in progress.

  • Deleted: The specified resource is no longer identified as a customer gateway. However, the resource is not deleted.

    Deleted resources remain visible for 1 hour.

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