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Manage (Protect) Spoke VPCs in Hub Mode

When a Service VPC is created with a new Transit Gateway OR existing Transit Gateway, Valtix takes care of the orchestration of the Transit Gateway, Services VPC. It can also create Attachments for the Spoke VPCs and manage Transit Gateway route tables. This is a fully managed Transit Gateway solution that makes it very easy to use a Services VPC for Centralized security.

Tech Notes

  • Wait for the Service VPC be created successfully and state is ACTIVE before proceeding with the following steps
  • Valtix Gateway can be deployed later in Service VPC that you just created

Add Spoke VPCs

  1. Navigate to Manage -> Service VPCs
  2. Select a Service VPC and click on Manage Spoke VPCs
  3. For the Spoke VPCs in the current account where the transit Gateway is created, add the VPCs under Current Account VPCs to Protect
  4. Select the VPC from the dropdown, you cannot change the account and the region in this table. Click Add to add more VPCs
  5. For the Spoke VPCs in the other accounts, add those under External Account VPCs to Protect table (The accounts must be added to the Valtix Controller prior to adding the VPCs. Please check the Add Cloud Account section on how to add a new Cloud account to the Valtix Controller)
    1. Select the account, region and the VPCs in that region
    2. Valtix sets up automatic acceptance of the attachment invitations. So you don't need to do any manual steps to accept the attachments
  6. Click Save
  7. Once the Attachments are added, go to your Spoke VPCs and add routes in the subnet route tables of the Spoke VPCs to send traffic to the Transit Gateway. (The Attachments would take a minute or two to complete. So wait a few minutes before changing the routes on the Spoke vpcs)
  8. The routes must be defined as follows:
    • For Egress: next-hop Transit Gateway used while creating Egress Valtix Gateway

Tech Notes

When enabling Protected VPCs, Valtix Controller orchestrates the following:

  • Creates Transit Gateway VPC Attachment for each of the Spoke VPCs
  • Adds a Transit Gateway route table for each of the Attachments and associate with the Attachments
  • Adds a default route in the TGW route table (associated with the Spoke VPC) to go to the Service VPC Attachment (and thus to the Service VPC)

Here is a sample routing setup after attaching two (2) Spoke VPCs