Would like ability to configure site to Azure VPN in account setup wizard

Would like ability to configure site to Azure VPN in account setup wizard. For deployment I've done using existing Active Directory, I had to put off running account add wizard in NMM so that I could go to Azure to go through all of the steps in Azure portal to get a site to Azure VPN up so that I could then stand up a domain controller VM in Azure and have replication working, and then go back to add site wizard once I have a directory to point it to. It would be great if many of these steps could be done from NMM during account add.

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Dave Stephenson

That's a great idea!
I could see it being a bit problematic depending on the firewall version your customer is using and how familiar your techs are with configuring Azure S2S VPNs.
However, if Nerdio is doing most of the heavy lifting and is able to provide the connection information, it should be fairly painless.

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Gregory Barr

Yes, if Nerdio could do the Azure side of the VPN, I feel our team could take that info and configure the onsite end easily, but you're left hopping around to configure the Azure end in the the Azure portal. I'm just looking to enable the ease of Nerdio to be able to complete tasks to have existing AD in Azure that the current account wizard requires to be complete before it can complete.

In the current state, I'm left to do these myself in the Azure portal.

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Dave Stephenson

It probably wouldn't hurt to point out that Nerdio does have the ability to create a VPN Gateway, but they just don't have the option to do it from the Add Account wizard. 

Overview of VPNs – Nerdio Help Center (getnerdio.com)

It's a workaround at best, but it does minimize the time spent outside of Nerdio. 🙂

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Gregory Barr

Thanks for pointing that out. I was grateful to have that VPN setup in NMM when I made a connection for a customer that is using Azure AD DS, and that experience is what drives my request to have the NMM "easy button" to enable VPN (and maybe even create a VM to be a domain controller) before we have directory up in Azure when we plan to use existing on-prem AD DS and extend it to Azure.

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