To access vSphere/NSX-T, you must install the OpenVPN Client software and establish a VPN connection.
This article explains how to install and configure the OpenVPN client software on a local computer running the CentOS 8 operating system to establish a VPN connection to your Private Cloud.
You have administrator rights.
You have logged in to your local PC.
The OpenVPN client software is not available in the standard repository. The software can be found in the EPEL repository.
Open the terminal.
To install the EPEL repository, enter the following command:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install epel-release
The following message will be displayed:Is this ok [y/N] :
Enter y and press the Enter key.
The EPEL repository will be installed.
To install the OpenVPN client software, enter the following command:[root@localhost ~]# yum install openvpn
The following message will be displayed:
Install 2 Packages
Total download size: 603 k
Installed size: 1.4 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Enter Y and press the Enter key.
Download Configuration File
To configure the OpenVPN client software, you need the *.ovpn file. To download this file, please proceed as follows:
Open the Cloud Panel.
To download the configuration file, go to the section Private Cloud and click VPN.
The configuration file will be downloaded.
You have installed the unzip program on your computer.
You can install the program unzip by entering the following command:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install unzip
Copy the OpenVPN configuration file (e.g. vpn1234B_1.ovpn) to the installation directory. Example:[root@localhost ~]# cp –i /home/vpn123456789.zip /etc/openvpn
Change to the target directory.[root@localhost ~]# cd /etc/openvpn/
Unzip the zip file. Example:[root@localhost ~]# unzip vpn123456789.zip