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