Deploy a cloud Airwall Server

You can deploy an Airwall Server on a cloud provider, which gives you a Windows Server machine with an Airwall Server installed and configured to connect with your Conductor.

To deploy a cloud Airwall Server, you need to first do the following:

  • Set up an Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud account as a cloud provider on your Conductor. See Set up Cloud Providers
  • Add one or more supported Linux or Windows server VM images to your cloud provider account. See your cloud provider help for instructions. See Operating system requirements for Airwall Agents.
  • If you want to automate the provisioning and licensing of the Airwall Server, create an Activation code for it, and enter the code when creating the server.

Here’s how to deploy an Airwall Server to your cloud provider:

  1. On the Airwalls page, (or in Conductor Settings, under Cloud providers), click Create cloud Airwall, and select your cloud provider Airwall.
    Create cloud Airwall menu
    Note: This procedure uses screenshots for Google Cloud, but the process is the same for other cloud providers.
  2. Select Create an Airwall agent in a new virtual machine, and select Next.
    Select an Airwall Server Virtual machine
  3. Select a template, if desired, and then select Next.
    Select an Airwall Server template
    To continue without a template and enter the information manually, just select Next.
  4. Give the Airwall Server a descriptive name. If you've used a template, you can skip to the next step.
    1. If you are filling in information manually, or want to change the template, fill in the Name and the Image and network options. For Machine type, the default typically works. You can select a different size if needed for your purposes.
      Alibaba Cloud template dialog
    2. Under Airwall agent VM image ID, pick the type of server you want to create. The list populates with supported Linux and Windows server virtual machine images available on your cloud provider.
    3. If you do not have a pre-configured virtual network, you need to create a new network. Click Create new network and fill in the form:
      • Network CIDR – Enter an available network address and subnet mask in CIDR notation.
      • Public subnet CIDR – Must be a subnet of the main network. Traffic flows between the underlay interface of the Airwall Gateway and the Public IP address object in Azure.
      • Protected subnet CIDR – Must be a subnet of the main network. Traffic must pass through theAirwall Gateway or through manually-crafted routes.

      When you’re finished entering the information, click Create network, and when processing is complete, click Back.

      Create new network (VPC) dialog
    4. Back on the Create cloud Airwall page, select the network and public and protected subnets.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the package name for the Airwall Server you want to install on the cloud server virtual machine. The package name shows the packages available at the Package URL, which defaults to the Tempered release location.
    Select Image and instance options, and Airwall server options
  7. If you have an Activation code for the Airwall Server, enter it under Activation code. You can also install custom applications.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Check the summary of your choices. If everything is correct, click Create cloud Airwall.
    Check your summary and click Create cloud Airwall
  10. Click Finish. It may take up to 5 minutes for your cloud provider to create the Airwall Server.
You’ve completed creating an Airwall Server on your cloud provider, and may need to provision, License, and configure it. For help, see Provision and License Airwall Edge Services and Configure Airwall Edge Service Settings.