Basic Concept Behind CloudBurst VPN

Note: This topic is supposed to help you understanding the basic concept behind CloudBurst VPN. To learn how to actually configure a CloudBurst VPN, see Configuring a CloudBurst VPN.
The basic steps to configure a CloudBurst VPN are:
  1. Open the CAM (Cloud Agent Manager)
  2. Add a VPN configuration
  3. Download the VPN router appliance and install it on the routing device
  4. Start one or more cloud agents. Once the VPN is operational running cloud agents will automatically join it. Note that you can start agents any time, before or after the VPN configuration
The following paragraph explains what happens in the background when a VPN is configured. Take a look at the graphic below to get a better idea of the concept behind the process:
  1. When you open the CAM and start cloud agents, the CAM connects to the Silk Performer CloudBurst Service and requests cloud agents to be launched.
  2. The CloudBurst Service updates the CAM about all cloud agents and their status.
  3. When you add a VPN configuration, the CAM connects to the CloudBurst Service, which tells the Cloud Agents to act as VPN Servers.
  4. When you download the VPN router appliance and install it on the routing device (Router), the device acts as VPN Client.
  5. The VPN Client/Router requests the VPN details from the CloudBurst Service along with the list of available cloud agents.
  6. The VPN Client/Router connects to the Cloud Agents/VPN Servers.
  7. The Cloud Agents/VPN Servers connect to the specified DNS Server to check if the company network can be reached.
  8. When you start a load test, the Cloud Agents can use the connection through the Firewall and through the VPN Client/Router to put load onto the System Under Test (SUT).