The options to create a new profile depend on the chosen topology. In the example below is described how to create a profile choosing the star topology.
Steps to create profiles using other technologies are almost identical to each topology; options that are not compatible with a topology are not displayed or configurable.
Choose between the following topologies when creating a new Speedfusion profile.
|Star Topology||In a star topology, every host is connected to one central hub. This is also known as a hub and spoke topology.|
|Fully Meshed Topology||A PepVPN/ SpeedFusion connection will be created between all devices selected using this topology.|
|Point-To-Point Topology||A PepVPN/ SpeedFusion connection will be created between the two devices selected using this topology.|
To start creating the profile select Add Profile.
Choose the topology of choice; Star, Fully Meshed or Point-to-Point
First select the device acting as the hub from the group and device drop down lists.
The Hub device IP addresses and host names will be automatically filled with the IP addresses known by InControl, but these can be changed manually if needed.
It is possible to enable disaster recovery for a Speedfusion profile.
This a second, lower priority set of PepVPN tunnels between each endpoint and the secondary hub which will be used when the primary link is unavailable.
Each endpoint used in this configuration needs to support 2 PepVPN licenses.
Next, elect the End Point Devices.
Several profile options need to be configured in the next step:
SpeedFusion profile Name
Name of the Speedfusion profile
When ticked this option allows individual links in this profile to be dynamically enabled whenever both the hub and endpoint devices have a preselected ‘trigger’ tag applied to them.
This is commonly used with the geofencing options to allow hubs to service specific geographic areas.
Enable 256-bit AES encryption or turn encryption off.
Note: NAT Mode and Layer 2 Bridging options cannot both be active at the same time.
This is the outgoing UDP port number for transporting VPN data. By default, UDP port 4500 is used.
Send all traffic to remote Hub
By default, only traffic that is destined for the remote hub will use the PepVPN /SpeedFusion tunnel. Other traffic, like internet browsing, will be routed directly to the internet, not via the remote hub.
When this option is selected, all traffic will be sent through the PepVPN / SpeedFusion tunnel.
Link Failure Detection Time
Sets the maximum time a link can remain idle before a health check packet is sent to ensure connectivity. This is 15 seconds by default.
Setting shorter detection times will increase the frequency of health checks and incur a higher maximum bandwidth overhead.
Base OSPF cost used to determine the best route through the network.
The higher the cost the less preferable the route (i.e. traffic will prefer the path with the lowest cost.)
Maximum allowable difference in round trip time (in milliseconds) between the highest and lowest latency connections.
Cost metrics for individual links can be adjusted through the Advanced Link Settings
Max Latency Diff
Connections exceeding this limit will be temporarily unused for data transfer until latency conditions improve.
Limits for individual links can be adjusted through the Advanced Link Settings
Field to add notes.
Select the next button to show a summary of the new PepVPN/SpeedFusion profile.
Check the profile settings before saving the profile by selecting the Finish button.
You Speedfusion VPN profile has now been configured and will be pushed to the devices the next time they are online.