Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Working with an IPSec VPN

This topic contains some details about working with IPSec VPNs and their components. Also see these topics:

Warning

Avoid entering confidential information when assigning descriptions, tags, or friendly names to your cloud resources through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, API, or CLI.

Tunnel Configuration and Status

When you successfully create the IPSec connection, Oracle produces important configuration information for each of the resulting IPSec tunnels. For example, see task 2h in the overall setup process. You can view that information and the status of the tunnels at any time.

To get the status and configuration information for the IPSec tunnels

Disabling or Terminating the IPSec VPN

If you want to disable the IPSec VPN between your on-premises network and VCN, you can simply detach the DRG from the VCN instead of deleting the IPSec connection. If you're also using the DRG with FastConnect, detaching the DRG would also interrupt the flow of traffic over FastConnect.

You can delete the IPSec connection. However, if you later want to re-establish it, your network engineer would have to configure your on-premises router again with a new set of tunnel configuration information from Oracle.

If you want to permanently delete the entire IPSec VPN, you must first terminate the IPSec connection. Then you can delete the CPE object. If you're not using the DRG for another connection to your on-premises network, you can detach it from the VCN and then delete it.

To delete an IPSec connection
To delete a CPE object

Managing Tags for an IPSec Connection or CPE Object

You can apply tags to your resources to help you organize them according to your business needs. You can apply tags at the time you create a resource, or you can update the resource later with the desired tags. For general information about applying tags, see Resource Tags.

To manage tags for an IPSec connection
To manage tags for a CPE object

Managing Your DRG

For tasks related to DRGs, see Dynamic Routing Gateways (DRGs).