Define Gateway Endpoints for a BOVPN Virtual Interface

Gateway Endpoints are the local and remote gateways that are connected by a BOVPN. The gateway endpoints configuration enables your Firebox or XTM device to determine how to identify and communicate with the remote endpoint device when it negotiates the BOVPN. It also enables the device to determine how to identify itself to the remote endpoint when it negotiates the BOVPN. You must configure at least one gateway endpoint pair when you add a BOVPN virtual interface.

You can configure multiple gateway endpoints for VPN failover. For more information, see Configure VPN Failover.

Local Gateway

In the Local Gateway settings, you configure the gateway ID and the interface the BOVPN connects to on your Firebox or XTM device. You can configure a BOVPN virtual interface to use any internal or external interface as the local gateway.

To use an interface that is not an external interface as a local gateway endpoint for a BOVPN virtual interface, the device must run Fireware XTM OS v11.9.4 or higher.

For the gateway ID, if you have a static IP address you can select By IP Address. If you have a domain that resolves to the IP address the BOVPN connects to on your Firebox or XTM device, select By Domain Information.

From the BOVPN Virtual Interface page:

  1. In the Gateway Endpoint section, click Add.
    The New Gateway Endpoints Settings dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the Gateway Endpoint Settings dialog box, Local Gateway tab

  1. Select an option and specify the gateway ID:
  2. Select the device physical or logical interface that has the IP address or domain you specified as the gateway ID.

Screen shot of the Select the interface for the local gateway dialog box

Remote Gateway

On the Remote Gateway tab, you configure the gateway IP address and gateway ID for the remote endpoint device that the BOVPN connects to. The gateway IP address can be either a static IP address or a dynamic IP address. The gateway ID can be By Domain Name, By User ID on Domain, or By x500 Name. The administrator of the remote gateway device selects which gateway ID type to use.

If the remote VPN endpoint uses DHCP or PPPoE to get an external IP address, set the ID type of the remote gateway to Domain Name. Set the peer name to the fully qualified domain name of the remote VPN endpoint. The Firebox or XTM device uses the IP address and domain name to find the VPN endpoint. Make sure the DNS server used by the device can identify the name.

  1. In the Gateway Endpoint Settings dialog box, select the Remote Gateway tab.

Screen shot of the Gateway Endpoint Settings dialog box, Remote Gateway tab

  1. Select the remote gateway IP address type:
  2. Select an option and specify the gateway ID:
  3. Click OK.
    The gateway pair you defined appears in the list of gateway endpoints.
  4. To configure Phase 1 settings for this gateway, follow the steps in Configure Mode and Transforms (Phase 1 Settings).

See Also

Configure Gateways

Make Tunnels Between Gateway Endpoints

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