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From Lisa B. <nordlicht1...@hotmail.de>
Subject RE: Replacing Virtual Router with a custom virtual appliance template
Date Sun, 01 Dec 2013 20:28:04 GMT
hey michal,

i am not sure if this is what you are looking for but i just came across this blog post while
tracking down a different problem:

http://blog.remibergsma.com/2012/08/30/going-beyond-cloudstack-advanced-networking-how-i-replaced-the-virtual-router-with-my-own-physical-linux-router/

good luck!
lisa

________________________________
> From: michal.rodzos@cloudcentral.com.au 
> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org 
> Subject: Replacing Virtual Router with a custom virtual appliance template 
> Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:09:02 +1100 
> 
> 
> Is it possible to create a network offering, which would use a custom 
> virtual appliance instead of the default Debian template? 
> 
> My understanding is currently only following network providers are 
> supported/available in ACS: 
> 
> - Citrix NetScaler 
> 
> - F5 
> 
> - Juniper SRX 
> 
> - Virtual Router 
> 
> - Cisco ASA 100v (Citrix CloudPlatform only?) 
> 
> 
> 
> I’ve found a wiki page 
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Palo+Alto+Firewall+Integration&

> that somebody managed to integrate the Palo Alto Firewall into ACS. 
> Plus some other people managed to get the midokura or Nicira to work ? 
> 
> So it seems that custom network providers are feasible… 
> 
> I'd like to provide a premium network offering with a commercial 
> security gateway/UTM virtual appliance as a network provider. Ie the 
> FortiGate UTM provides VPN, NAT, DNS, DHCP, routing and other network 
> features similar to Virtual Router, but also offers security features 
> like anitispam, virus scanning, deep packet inspection, IPS etc. So the 
> question is how hard is, and how much dev effort is required? 
> 
> Other option is to create a network like this 
> Internet -> ACS VR-> FortiGate TM VM -> customer VMs 
> But not sure how can force all the public traffic from the VMs to go 
> via the FortiGate? 
> 
> The environment is XenServer 6.2 and ACS 4.2.1 with Advanced Networking 
> 
> Thanks, 
> Michal 
> 
> 
> 
> Regards, 
> Michal Rodzos 
> Solutions Architect 
> 
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