Quick Start Guide

The Netgate pfSense Certified firewall and VPN appliance for Amazon EC2 is a stateful firewall and VPN appliance. Many people follow one of several popular guides available on the internet to configure their hardware pfSense devices to establish a VPN Connection directly to an AWS VPC (Virtual Private Cloud). When done manually, this requires an administrator to visit several different pages on Amazon’s AWS Managament Console to establish the proper settings there. In addition, several configuration changes are required on the pfSense device. The process can be tedious and it is easy to introduce errors that are not always straightforward to troubleshoot.

This guide will explain how to launch, manage, and use an instance of the appliance. For users who simply wish to use the default configured OpenVPN or IPsec VPNs, very little management of the instance should be necessary after the initial setup.