VPN Monitor on AWS
VPN Monitor on AWS

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Architecture Overview

Automatic deployment of this solution configures the following components and functionality.

        VPN Monitor Architecture on AWS

Figure 1: VPN Monitor Architecture on AWS

The AWS CloudFormation template deploys and configures an AWS Lambda function with a scheduled event (cron job) and an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role with fine-grained permissions to access Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). It also configures an Amazon CloudWatch event, and a custom metric that is updated with the status of the VPN connection every time the Lambda function executes.