AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud CreateVpnConnection API operation.

Syntax

New-EC2VpnConnection
-Type <String>
-CustomerGatewayId <String>
-VpnGatewayId <String>
-Options_StaticRoutesOnly <Boolean>
-Options_TunnelOption <VpnTunnelOptionsSpecification[]>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Creates a VPN connection between an existing virtual private gateway and a VPN customer gateway. The only supported connection type is ipsec.1. The response includes information that you need to give to your network administrator to configure your customer gateway. We strongly recommend that you use HTTPS when calling this operation because the response contains sensitive cryptographic information for configuring your customer gateway. If you decide to shut down your VPN connection for any reason and later create a new VPN connection, you must reconfigure your customer gateway with the new information returned from this call. This is an idempotent operation. If you perform the operation more than once, Amazon EC2 doesn't return an error. For more information, see AWS Managed VPN Connections in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide.

Parameters

-CustomerGatewayId <String>
The ID of the customer gateway.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Options_StaticRoutesOnly <Boolean>
Indicate whether the VPN connection uses static routes only. If you are creating a VPN connection for a device that does not support BGP, you must specify true.Default: false
Required?False
Position?4
Accept pipeline input?False
-Options_TunnelOption <VpnTunnelOptionsSpecification[]>
The tunnel options for the VPN connection.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Type <String>
The type of VPN connection (ipsec.1).
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, )
-VpnGatewayId <String>
The ID of the virtual private gateway.
Required?False
Position?3
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the Type parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a VpnConnection object. The service call response (type Amazon.EC2.Model.CreateVpnConnectionResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> New-EC2VpnConnection -Type ipsec.1 -CustomerGatewayId cgw-1a2b3c4d -VpnGatewayId vgw-1a2b3c4d

CustomerGatewayConfiguration : [XML document]
CustomerGatewayId : cgw-1a2b3c4d
Options :
Routes : {}
State : pending
Tags : {}
Type :
VgwTelemetry : {}
VpnConnectionId : vpn-12345678
VpnGatewayId : vgw-1a2b3c4d
This example creates a VPN connection between the specified virtual private gateway and the specified customer gateway. The output includes the configuration information that your network administrator needs, in XML format.

Example 2

PS C:\> (New-EC2VpnConnection -CustomerGatewayId cgw-1a2b3c4d -VpnGatewayId vgw-1a2b3c4d).CustomerGatewayConfiguration | Out-File C:\path\vpn-configuration.xml
This example creates the VPN connection and captures the configuration in a file with the specified name.

Example 3

PS C:\> New-EC2VpnConnection -Type ipsec.1 -CustomerGatewayId cgw-1a2b3c4d -VpnGatewayId vgw-1a2b3c4d -Options_StaticRoutesOnly $true
This example creates a VPN connection, with static routing, between the specified virtual private gateway and the specified customer gateway.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z