In this document, We will set up an on-premises to AWS cloud. For the transport layer, we will leverage NetFoundry instead of VPN.

During this process, we will also show you how to setup a NetFoundry network that will work with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP. This setup will take place on the NetFoundry console.


Step 1: Login to the NetFoundry Console via your browser

Provide an organization name and click sign-in or in the upper right next to Don't have an account click GET STARTED.



Step 2: In the upper left of the screen, click the plus sign.



Step 3: How to add a New Network

Click Add a New Network



Step 4: Provide a network name and click CREATE MY NETWORK. This process can take about 15 minutes.



Step 5: How to configure an AppWAN that will include your gateways and services needed for your NetFoundry network.

You should be back at the dashboard. Click on the + sign again in the upper left of the dashboard. Once completed, click Add a New AppWAN.



Step 6: Choose a Gateway type. For this example, we will select AWS.



Step 7: Choose Gateway Name and Region and click create



Step 8: Copy registration key and download install package

Note: View install instructions for more detail. For this demo, we have chosen to copy registration key and download install package.



Step 9: Choose a Cloud Provider by clicking visit MarketPlace or VMware Download. We have chosen AWS for this example.



Step 10: In the upper right corner, click Continue to Subscribe



Step 11: Login to Cloud provider if you chosen. In this example, we have chosen AWS.



Step 12: Click Continue to Configuration



Step 13: Click Continue to Launch



Step 14: Verify settings before clicking Launch at the bottom



Step 15: You should see a Congratulations screen as below. A gateway will initialize in AWS or whatever Cloud Provider you choose.

Once completed, go back to your dashboard window. In the upper right corner, click ESC for escape.


Step 16: How to register AWS gateway with key you copied in step 15


Step 16: How to Add a Service?

Note: You should be back at your NetFoundry dashboard to continue.

In the upper left of the NetFoundry dashboard, click the + sign. Select Add a New Service. For this example, click CREATE AN IP HOST SERVICE button.



Step 17: Provide a Service Name and Gateway you recently created in the previous step, For IP address, type the destination ip then choose your port/range and protocol type

Note: Verify your service was created by going to the upper left corner and click the green globe. Click Network Dashboard and click the service at the top of screen. You should see a green icon next to the service you created.



Step 18: How to Add a Client

In the upper left of screen, click the + sign then select Add a New Client. Provide a client name. Under client type, select standard and choose the AWS region then click create.

Click to copy key and click download. 




Step 19: Choose an OS for your client. Software will be downloaded for you to install. Please follow the wizard. If you do not see your exact version, choose the latest.

Note: Go to NetFoundry dashboard browser and in the upper right corner click ESC to exit back to dashboard.




Step 20: How to Add an AppWAN

In the upper left corner of the NetFoundry dashboard, click the + sign, then select Add a New AppWAN.

Note: For this example, I will select Simple Cloud APPWAN. Please select the option that best fit your objective.




Step 21: How to Configure your AppWAN

  • What is your application name? Select a Name for your AppWAN
  • Where is your App located/hosted? Select your Gateway you recently created
  • How do you want it to connect? You can select a single IP, or subnet along with port and protocol.


  • Who do you want it to connect? Under People, select your client. Under Places, select the gateway you created then click CREATE YOUR APPWAN



You should see the following on your dashboard once completed. Once verified, click ESC in the upper right corner



Step 22: Click Dashboard Network and verify you see 1 Gateway, 2 Services, 1 Client and 1 APPWAN



You have successfully completed step 2 of 5

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