Build an AppWAN to interconnect two cloud instances

Introduction

Use the Cloud Interconnect AppWAN builder to quickly build an AppWAN to allow sharing resources between two cloud instances. The connection is bi-directional, meaning that resources in cloud A are shared with cloud B, and vice versa. You may connect a public or private cloud instance to another public or private cloud instance in AWS, Azure, or inside of your data center.

Steps required to build a Cloud Migration AppWAN:

  1. Launch the Cloud Interconnect AppWAN builder;
  2. Give a name to your Cloud Migration AppWAN;
  3. Identify the first cloud (cloud one);
  4. Identify the second cloud (cloud two);
  5. Define cloud one address space;
  6. Define cloud two address space;
  7. Launch cloud gateways;

Launch the Cloud Interconnect AppWAN builder

  1. Navigate to the Manage AppWANs page;
  2. Click the blue plus-sign icon to create a new AppWAN;
  3. Select the Cloud Interconnect AppWAN tile;

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Give a name to your Cloud Interconnect AppWAN

Choose a unique name for your new AppWAN, then click Next to continue.

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Identify the first cloud (cloud one)

Choose the location of the public or private cloud from which you are migrating. Give this location a name, and choose the geographic region in which it is located. You will be prompted to launch a gateway at this location in a later step.

Alternatively, you may choose an existing gateway if you already have one installed at this location.

Click Next to continue.

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Identify the second cloud (cloud two)

Choose the location of the public or private cloud to which you are migrating. Give this location a name, and choose the geographic region in which it is located. You will be prompted to launch a gateway at this location in a later step.

Alternatively, you may choose an existing gateway if you already have one installed at this location.

Click Next to continue.

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Define cloud one address space

Next, define the address space of cloud two that you want to expose to cloud one. Whatever is defined here will be reachable from the gateway in the first cloud.

You may name the entire /16 address block assigned to your source VPC, or you may choose to be more restrictive by specifying a smaller block, or even individual IP addresses.

Click Next to continue.

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Define cloud two address space

Next, define the address space of cloud one that you want to expose to cloud two. Whatever is defined here will be reachable from the gateway in the first cloud.

You may name the entire /16 address block assigned to your source VPC, or you may choose to be more restrictive by specifying a smaller block, or even individual IP addresses.

Click Create my AppWAN to continue.

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Launch cloud gateways

Finally, on the confirmation dialog, review the information entered for accuracy. Click on services to edit their advanced options.

You may launch new gateways into your source and destination clouds by clicking Tap to Launch next to each one.

If you need to create more than one Cloud Migration AppWAN, you may choose to clone this one by clicking Tap to Clone.

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