What is the best method for forced tunneling in an existing Azure Cloud environment with a VPN-to-VPN connection? For security reasons, I want to push all internet traffic through the VPN tunnel to go out of the on-premises network.
@Donald-Muncy , Great question... check out the following for a generalized overview and basic set-up:
Configure forced tunneling
This one will give you a more advanced configuration... adapting as necessary to whatever your specific needs may be:
Configure forced tunneling for Virtual WAN Point-to-site VPN
I read several articles before I post a question. Even though I read the article, the article itself leaves me with questions. The best way to learn may be to set a monthly budget and work in lab environments. Can a person set up a lab environment in Azure to practice penetration testing?
When I create a netblock for an Azure service, I must choose a \26 subnet. That requirement is for both the Bastion service and the Firewall. Most of the time, these dedicated Azure-named netblocks are unusable for anything else. There must be lots of behind-the-scenes action to reserve so many IP addresses.
Is there an episode that covers Azure forced tunneling? I must have overlooked it or forgotten about it if it is in the show. I almost finished the first AZ-500 recorded series until the updates series was released. I quit watching the first series and went to the second series.
Is forced tunneling not on the AZ-500 exam? It should be since it seems forced tunneling would be the preferred method for many businesses using Azure.
@Donald-Muncy , I hope all is well. Let's take your questions in order...
- Setting up a lab environment and a budget - You can certainly do so if you would like, and there are several options available to you.. Take a look at this article to see how a budget can be setup and used to control spending:
A word of caution however, penetration testing is a very elastic term, and can be interpreted and implemented in a variety of ways... Microsoft has language in their terms of service that specifically prohibits certain activities on their platforms... you just need to make sure that you understand what you are doing & how you are doing it...
Azure Forced tunneling IS NOT covered in the AZ-500 course, as it is not part of the outline.
It is covered in the AZ-700 course however, which is where it makes more sense to address it.
Link to the outline is below:
The section you want is the following:
Design and implement routing (25–30%)
Design, implement, and manage VNet routing
• Design and implement user-defined routes (UDRs)
• Associate a route table with a subnet
• Configure forced tunneling
• Diagnose and resolve routing issues
• Design and implement Azure Route Server
We currently DO NOT have a course for the AZ-700 exam...