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VNS3 network appliance for cloud connectivity and security.

by HKF1977
Last updated: 2021-07-29

VNS3 is a software only virtual appliance that provides the combined features and functions of a security appliance, application delivery controller and unified threat management device at the cloud application edge. Key benefits, on top of cloud networking, always on end to end encryption, federate data centres, cloud regions, cloud providers, and/or containers, creating one unified address space, attestable control over encryption keys, meshed network manageable at scale, reliable HA in the cloud, isolate sensitive applications (fast low cost Network Segmentation), segmentation within applications, Analysis of all data in motion in the cloud. Key network functions; virtual router, switch, firewall, vpn concentrator, multicast distributor, with plugins for WAF, NIDS, caching, proxy, load balancers and other layer 4 thru 7 network functions, VNS3 doesn't require new knowledge or training to implement, so you can integrate with existing network equipment.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminUsername User Name for VM's (required but not used for VNS3)
adminPassword Admin Password for VM's
numberOfInstances Hosts to deploy
location Deployment location
virtualMachineOs Virtual Machine Operating System, Ubuntu or Windows
instanceSize Size of VM instance, defaults to Standard_B1ms to keep within core limits while giving reasonable performance
_artifactsLocation The base URI where artifacts required by this template are located including a trailing '/'
_artifactsLocationSasToken The sasToken required to access _artifactsLocation. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a sasToken will be automatically generated. Use the defaultValue if the staging location is not secured.

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/application-workloads/cohesive/cohesive-vns3-free-try-now/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/application-workloads/cohesive/cohesive-vns3-free-try-now/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface