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The Lonely VGW

Gilles Chekroun Lead VMware Cloud on AWS Solutions Architect --- Once upon a time in a remote country, there lived a VGW.  He was lonely and not attached to anything.  A few SDDCs were sad to see that lonely VGW and decided to establish route-based VPN to him to make some friendship.  The lonely VGW was very happy to have new friends and decided to propagate all SDDC routes to everyone.  SDDCs were even more happy because they learned everyone's routes via BGP and were able to communicate freely.  SDDCs and VGW lived together very happily for ever after. Background During my studies on VPN, I saw a very interesting site here that describes how a Virtual private Gateway can propagate BGP routes learned from attached Customer Gateways. I decided to do a quick test using VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs as customer gateways and I was really surprised by the results. Setup Very straight forward as described in the picture below: 1 - Create a Virtual private Gateway 2 - Create VPN Connections