A virtual private gateway is located on the OUTSCALE side of a VPN connection, and is attached to one of your Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs).

Its counterpart on your side of the VPN connection is a customer gateway. For more information, see About VPN Connections and About Customer Gateways.

The following topics are discussed: 

General Information 

A virtual private gateway is the entry and exit point on the OUTSCALE side of a VPN connection. Traffic between instances in the VPC and your corporate network is directed through it. 

VPN Connection Architecture

You can attach one virtual private gateway only to each VPC at a time. However, you can connect the same virtual private gateway with up to five customer gateways simultaneously. This enables you to create VPN connections between the same VPC and up to five corporate networks, for example for different offices or teams.   

Lifecycle 

A virtual private gateway can be in one of the following states: 

  • Pending: The creation process is in progress. 
  • Available: The virtual private gateway is created. It is or can be attached to a VPC. 
  • Deleting: The deletion process is in progress. 
  • Deleted: The virtual private gateway is deleted. 

    Deleted resources remain visible for 1 hour.
     

Additionally, a virtual private gateway in the available state can be in one of the following attachment states: 

  • Attaching: The attachment to a VPC is in progress. 
  • Attached: The virtual private gateway is attached to the VPC and can be used to create a VPN connection. 
  • Detaching: The detachment from the VPC is in progress.  
  • Detached: The virtual private gateway is detached form the VPC.