Site to Site VPN between pfSense and AWS VPC

It’s about time we get our hands dirty and establish our Site to Site VPN between pfSense and AWS VPC.  This tutorial will be a long one, as we go through every single step that gets us up and running and leaves no questions open for you! This tutorial especially covers the use of Scenario 4: VPC with a Private Subnet Only and Hardware VPN Access on AWS.

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AWS with pfSense Part 1: The Concept

Welcome to a new series of tutorials going in the direction of cloud architecture and specifically to AWS with pfSense. In this day and age, a lot of companies don’t want in-house hardware anymore, as the cost of providing a climatized server room and buying physical hardware can get quite high.

Here is where AWS, Amazon Web Services comes into play. You can set up a virtual server in no time and connect it to your internal network through a site to site VPN tunnel.

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Backup pfSense Configuration Guide

In this guide, I will show you how backup your pfSense Configuration and why it is important to do so.

Especially if you experiment around a lot, it’s an easy way to restore back to a working configuration. I had to use this feature many times and I usually keep my backups of a few different states.

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