Crank Up Your Azure VPN with the New High-Performance Azure VPN Gateway!


  • The Azure Team recently announced a new high performance VPN gateway.  Details here:

    http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/12/02/azure-virtual-network-gateway-improvements/

    The net of it is – you get ~200Mbs and 30 S2S tunnels vs ~80Mbs and 10 S2S tunnels compared to the standard VPN gateway.

    One thing to note – you’ll likely need the latest version of Azure PowerShell for this command to work properly.

    You can get that here:  Azure PowerShell 0.8.12 

    If you already have Azure PowerShell installed, this will upgrade that installation.

    Once that’s installed – the commands are easy.

    1) Use the 'add-azureaccount' to add your Azure credentials for  your subscription where the S2S gateway you want to upgrade is configured. 

    2) run the following command – obviously editing the name of the S2S VPN for yours.  The process will take a while so don’t get worried if it doesn’t complete immediately.  I quit watching mine after about 5 minutes and it still wasn’t done and didn’t look again until about 30 minutes later.  So somewhere between 5 and 30 minutes. 🙂

    That’s it!  Have fun!


Comments (3)

  1. Ken says:

    It was a typo…thanks!

  2. itismeap says:

    can you confirm you 200 MBps (megabytes) vs 80 Mbps (megabits)? or 200 Mbps? That difference is huge unless there is a typo?

  3. manjunath says:

    Is it applicable only for dynamic routing gateway?

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