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How to stretch your network behind firewall to Windows Azure by setting up a Site to Site VPN

How to stretch your network behind firewall to Windows Azure and setting up a Site to Site VPN using RRAS.

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You may planning to stretch your datacenter network to Windows Azure by setting up a Site to Site VPN where the VMs up in Azure are effectively connected to the Enterprise Datacenter. The Site to Site VPN just extends the datacenter to allow for VMs to be created in the cloud With VMs both on-premise and up in Azure.

You’ve probably read guidance requiring you to have two network adapters, one for internet facing traffic and the other for internal facing traffic. You may have also read that you must assign a static public IP address on the Internet facing network adapter as you cannot NAT the traffic.

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