The Extreme VPN Gateway Appliance

Read about and view specifications, safety guidelines, and compliance information for the Extreme Networks VPN (virtual private network) gateway appliance in this topic. Install the VPN gateway using this topic.

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The Extreme Networks VPN Gateway appliance (model AH-VG-1U, AH-APPLIANCE-1) provides on-site management and termination for up to 4000 Layer 2 GRE and Layer 3 IPsec VPN tunnels. The appliance ships with 4 GB of memory, which can be expanded to up to 16 GB, and provides a WAN Ethernet port and a LAN Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, and an RJ45 Console port.

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Install the VPN Gateway Appliance

The Extreme Networks VPN Gateway appliance ships with the following items:

  • VPN Gateway chassis
  • 2 Ethernet cables (one straight-through and one crossover cable)
  • One power cord
  • One console cable (DB9 to RJ45)
  • Two mounting brackets and mounting screws

You can mount the VPN Gateway appliance in a standard 19" (48 cm) equipment rack using standard rack screws—typically 3/4”, 1/2”, or 3/8” long with 10-32 threads—and matching washers. The appliance ships with two mounting brackets and six bracket attachment screws. Install the mounting brackets at either the front or middle of each side of the device (depending on whether you want a front-mount or mid-mount position, and attach the appliance in the rack using standard rack screws and washers.

  1. Position the appliance so that the holes in the mounting brackets align with two mounting holes in the equipment rack rails.
  2. Insert a screw through a washer, a hole in the mounting bracket, and a hole in the rail (use two screws and washers per bracket). 
  3. Tighten the screw until it is secure.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to secure the other side of the appliance to the rack.

Hardware Specifications

Understanding the range of specifications for the VPN Gateway Appliance is necessary for optimal deployment and operation of the device. The following specifications describe the physical features and hardware components, the electrical requirements for the power supply and cord, and the temperature and humidity ranges in which the device can operate.


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