Connect to PfSENSE's OpenVPN

sheshman

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Hi,

I want to create cluster for replication between two offices (each office has own proxmox ve as single node), both pves are behind NAT, as far as i understand from documentations to accomplish this i need to open port 22 (with other ports) to internet access which i don't want to due to security concerns.

I thought if i can connect both of the pves to HQ office's pfsense through openvpn i can make both pve talk to eachother then i can create cluster as they are in the same network.

I did research and found this https://benheater.com/proxmox-lab-remote-access/ but as far as i understand it creates a wireguard container on point A and point B connecting to it.

I already have running vpn system on PfSENSE, is it possible to connect PfSENSE's openvpn through proxmox pve itself and join the network ?
 
I personally would be very careful when building such interconnected dependencies. If you only have 2 nodes, that get their quorum via the VPN connection, they won't be able to start a VM if they lost the quorum. But without starting the VM that provides the VPN, (which they can't), they won't have a chance to get a quorum ;)

Either set up VPNs directly at the host level or even better: avoid it altogether as it will result in a fragile setup.
 
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I personally would be very careful when building such interconnected dependencies. If you only have 2 nodes, that get their quorum via the VPN connection, they won't be able to start a VM if they lost the quorum. But without starting the VM that provides the VPN, (which they can't), they won't have a chance to get a quorum ;)

Either set up VPNs directly at the host level or even better: avoid it altogether as it will result in a fragile setup.
Thanks for your answer, then i need to find another solution :)
 

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