In this post I’ll just show the list of PowerShell commands needed to Create an Azure Site to Site VPN and give you some tips when using a Check Point Security Gateway.

First things first! so if you have not installed and configured Azure PowerShell go for it: How to install and configure Azure PowerShell

1. Connect and Select you subscription#

Start by logging into Azure and selecting you subscription:

3Select-AzureRmSubscription -SubscriptionId xxxxxxxx-xxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx

2. Create a Resource Group#

Create a resource group. Let’s name it: resourceGroup

1New-AzureRmResourceGroup -Name resourceGroup -Location 'West Europe'

3. Create a virtual network and a gateway subnet#

It’s necessary to create at least two subnets, and one must be named GatewaySubnet for everything to work as expected.

Give the other subnet the name: remoteSubnet. This is where your Virtual Machines will live.

In this case both subnets are contained in the address space.

1$subnet1 = New-AzureRmVirtualNetworkSubnetConfig -Name 'GatewaySubnet' -AddressPrefix
2$subnet2 = New-AzureRmVirtualNetworkSubnetConfig -Name 'remoteSubnet' -AddressPrefix
3New-AzureRmVirtualNetwork -Name cloudNetwork -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup -Location 'West Europe' -AddressPrefix -Subnet $subnet1, $subnet2

4. Add your local network gateway#

Here you must specify the IP address of your on-premises VPN device (i.e which cannot be located behind a NAT.

You must also specify your on-premises address space that you want to reach from the cloud. In this sample we will reach anything in the following ranges: and ‘'

1New-AzureRmLocalNetworkGateway -Name LocalSite -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup -Location 'West Europe' -GatewayIpAddress '' -AddressPrefix  @('','')

5. Request a public IP address for the VPN gateway#

Next request a public IP Address and give it a name like globalIP

1$gwpip= New-AzureRmPublicIpAddress -Name globalIP -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup -Location 'West Europe' -AllocationMethod Dynamic

6. Create the gateway IP addressing configuration#

1$vnet = Get-AzureRmVirtualNetwork -Name cloudNetwork -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup
2$subnet = Get-AzureRmVirtualNetworkSubnetConfig -Name 'GatewaySubnet' -VirtualNetwork $vnet
3$gwipconfig = New-AzureRmVirtualNetworkGatewayIpConfig -Name gwipconfig -SubnetId $subnet.Id -PublicIpAddressId $gwpip.Id

7. Create the virtual network gateway#

Sit back! this step can take up to 10 or more minutes while your Virtual Network Gateway is created.

1New-AzureRmVirtualNetworkGateway -Name vnetgw -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup -Location 'West Europe' -IpConfigurations $gwipconfig -GatewayType Vpn -VpnType RouteBased -GatewaySku Standard

8. Get your VPN Public IP Address#

Now you can get the cloud public IP address you must configure in your on-premises VPN device.

1Get-AzureRmPublicIpAddress -Name gwpip -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup

9. Configure your VPN device#

For our Check Point device we followed the: How to setup Site-to-Site VPN between Check Point and Microsoft Azure guide

Take note that the commands given here will result in a Gateway to Gateway Azure setup and therefor you’ll have to configure One VPN tunnel per Gateway pair in your Check Point device.

Also save the Shared Key (i.e secretword) you’ll need it in the next step.

10. Create the VPN connection#

It’s time to create your connection (named localtoazure in the sample) and your Azure Site-to-Site VPN will start working in a snap!

1$gateway1 = Get-AzureRmVirtualNetworkGateway -Name vnetgw -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup
2$local = Get-AzureRmLocalNetworkGateway -Name LocalSite -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup
3New-AzureRmVirtualNetworkGatewayConnection -Name localtoazure -ResourceGroupName resourceGroup -Location 'West Europe' -VirtualNetworkGateway1 $gateway1 -LocalNetworkGateway2 $local -ConnectionType IPsec -RoutingWeight 10 -SharedKey 'secretword'

Hope it helps!