Creating a VPN Connection Route

You can create a static route for a VPN connection.

This enables you to route traffic between the virtual private gateway and the customer gateway. You then need to update the route table with the new route. For more information, see About Routing Configuration for VPN Connections and Enabling Route Propagation.

This action is for static routing only. If your VPN connection uses dynamic routing, you do not need to create routes.

For more information about your existing VPN connection routes, see Getting Information About Your VPN Connections.

Creating a VPN Connection Route Using Cockpit

Before you begin: Create a VPN connection. For more information, see Creating a VPN Connection.

  1. Click VPC > VPN Connections.

  2. Select the VPN connection for which you want to create a route.
    The VPN connection is selected.

  3. Click Create VPN Route .
    The CREATE VPN CONNECTION ROUTE dialog box appears.

  4. In the Destination field, type the range of IPs of your corporate network, in CIDR notation.

  5. Click Create to validate.
    A static VPN connection route is created for the selected VPN connection.

Creating a VPN Connection Route Using AWS CLI

Before you begin: Create a VPN connection. For more information, see Creating a VPN Connection.

To create a VPN connection route, use the create-vpn-connection-route command following this syntax:

Request sample
$ aws ec2 create-vpn-connection-route \
    --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
    --vpn-connection-id vpn-c750ea06 \
    --destination-cidr-block 172.0.0.0/24 \
    --endpoint https://fcu.eu-west-2.outscale.com

This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

  • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.

  • vpn-connection-id: The ID of the VPN connection for which you want to create a route.

  • destination-cidr-block: The range of IPs of your corporate network, in CIDR notation.

  • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.

A static VPN connection route is created for the specified VPN connection.

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