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Integrating VPNs into an SRC Network Through Enterprise Manager Portal

 

You can integrate VPNs into your SRC network through the Enterprise manager portal. Topics include:

VPNs in an SRC Network Overview

The service provider creates VPNs in the directory for specific subscribers. If the service provider configures the portal to display VPN features, IT managers with privileges to configure VPNs can make modifications to VPNs that a subscriber owns.

Modifying Subscriber VPN Configuration

To modify a VPN:

  1. In the navigation pane of Enterprise Manager Portal, click the subscriber who owns the VPN that you want to modify.

  2. Click the VPNs tab.

    The VPNs page appears and displays the Available VPNs area. If the service provider configures the portal to display extranet features, this page also displays the Expose VPNs area.

    Figure 5: VPNs Page
    VPNs Page
  3. Using the field descriptions below, modify the VPN.

  4. Click Apply.

VPN Fields in Enterprise Manager Portal

Use the fields in this topic to modify a VPN configuration through Enterprise manager Portal.

Name

  • Name of the VPN that appears in other pages of Enterprise Manager Portal.

  • Value—Text string

  • Guidelines—Enter a name that summarizes the application of this VPN.

  • Default—Value of the VPN ID field

  • Example—Accounting VPN

VPN ID

  • Unique identifier for the VPN.

  • Value—Text string

  • Guidelines—You cannot modify this value.

  • Default—Specified by the service provider

  • Example—Accounting

Description

  • Description of the VPN.

  • Value—Text string

  • Default—Specified by the service provider

  • Example—VPN for accounting in Boca

Source

  • Whether or not the subscriber owns, imports, or inherits the VPN.

  • Value—Text string

  • Guidelines—You cannot modify this value.

  • Default—Determined by the configuration of this VPN

  • Example—Owned by this location

Creating Extranets Through Enterprise Manager Portal

If the service provider configures the portal to display extranet features, IT managers with privileges to configure VPNs in their scope of control can create extranets for other enterprises and retailers by exporting those VPNs. Enterprises and retailers who share VPNs that other subscribers own are called extranet clients.

To create an extranet:

  1. Obtain a location identifier from the extranet client.

    When you click an enterprise or retailer in the navigation pane of Enterprise Manager Portal, the location identifier for that subscriber appears at the bottom of the VPNs page). The default format of the location identifier is:

    [<enterpriseName>.<subscriberFolderName>/ ]<retailerName>

    • enterpriseName—Name of the enterprise in the directory

    • subscriberFolderName—Name of the subscriber folder that contains the directory

    • retailerName—Name of the retailer in the directory

  2. Start at the VPN page for the subscriber who owns the VPN.

  3. In the field called Exposed to in the Expose VPNs area, enter the location identifier for the extranet client.

  4. Click Add.

    The VPN page for the subscriber who owns the VPN displays the updated status of the VPN, and the extranet client now has access to the VPN.

Deleting Extranets Through Enterprise Manager Portal

You can delete an extranet by canceling the export of a VPN. To do so:

  1. Start at the VPN page for the subscriber who owns the VPN.

  2. In the Expose VPNs area, identify the VPN and the extranet client for whom you want to delete the extranet.

  3. Click Delete for the extranet client in the field Exposed to.

    This action will deactivate all subscriptions to this VPN for the extranet client, and the extranet client will not be able to reactivate subscriptions to the VPN.

Sending Traffic to a VPN

If the service provider makes VPN features visible to subscribers, the name of the Bandwidth tab in the portal changes to Bandwidths & VPNs, and you can send traffic associated with BoD services to VPNs. To do so:

  1. In the navigation pane of Enterprise Manager Portal, click the subscriber for whom you want to send traffic to a VPN.

  2. Click the Bandwidth and VPNs tab.

  3. Configure a BoD service.

  4. From the menu in the Destination VPN field for that subscription, select the VPN to which you want to send the traffic.

  5. Click Create for the subscription.

Modifying the VPN to Which the Router Sends Traffic

To modify the VPN to which the router sends traffic:

  1. Start at the subscriber’s Bandwidth & VPN page.

  2. From the menu in the Destination VPN field for the subscription, select a different VPN from the menu.

  3. Click Apply for the subscription.

Stopping the Router from Sending Traffic to VPNs

To stop a router from sending traffic to a VPN:

  1. Start at the subscriber’s Bandwidth & VPNs page.

  2. From the menu in the Destination VPN field for the subscription, select None.

  3. Click Apply for the subscription.