VPG connection details now available in session history
Virtual Private Gateway (VPG) is a customer-created dedicated gateway that provides Soracom Air for Cellular and Soracom Arc devices with a private network environment on the Soracom platform. When an IoT SIM is connected to a VPG, its data communication is handled by the dedicated gateway rather than by Soracom's default shared gateway, which in turn allows you to:
- Configure the VPG to allow or block access to certain destinations.
- Connect the VPG to your own private network, which in turn allows your devices to access servers or other network resources in your private network without data going over the Internet.
Enabling connectivity with a VPG
When configuring an IoT SIM to connect to a VPG, the SIM must first be added to a group, and the group's Virtual Private Gateway setting must be enabled and configured to use the VPG. In addition, if the SIM is already connected to a cellular network, the ongoing session must be deleted and re-established in order for the data to be routed through the VPG.
If an ongoing session is not deleted, data from the SIM will continue to be routed through the previous gateway instead of through the VPG. However there has not been a way to check whether the ongoing session is routed through the VPG or not.
Checking VPG connectivity status
With this update, you can now check whether a SIM's data session is routed through a VPG according to its group settings, in order to determine if a session should be deleted to reconnect accordingly. If you have more than one VPG, you can also check which VPG the connection is routed through. VPG details are available from a SIM's Session History tab: