On this page, you can find an explanation of how to connect to the Windows Virtual Machine created in the Cloud Console using the Remote Desktop Protocol
In this article we will assume, that we have already created the following resources, that refer to the Project named Test-Project that was created in the Organization named Test-Organization:
For more information about creating and configuring these resources, see the following articles: Virtual Machines.
By default, all created Virtual Machines belong to the default Firewall, which allows access to the Internet from the VM, but denies almost all access on the VM from outside, except for objects belonging to the same default Firewall. Thus, using only the default Firewall, we cannot connect to the selected Virtual Machine remotely via SSH.
Default Firewall allows all outbound traffic and controls the inbound traffic that’s allowed to reach the VMs that are associated with the default Firewall too.
There are two ways how to resolve this:
To create new Firewall do the following:
After these steps, the newly created Firewall will be added to the Firewalls page.
As a next step, we need to add an additional Firewall with a rule that will allow incoming traffic to TCP port 54000 on the Virtual Machines.
To add the described above rule to the newly created Firewall do the following:
This newly added rule will allow access to the TCP port 54000 on the all VMs in the created Firewall over the public Internet, but if you want to allow access only on the one selected VM you need to specify IP of this VM / 32 in the field named Remote IP prefix - example is shown below:
After this wee need to add this configured Firewall to our Virtual Machine.
To add this newly created Firewall to our Virtual Machine, do the following:
After these steps, the newly added Firewall will be added to the selected VM:
This is the first option, how we can configure the Firewall for RDP access - by creating a new one with the required rule. But we can just add this rule to the default Firewall that is already assigned to our VM, and these changes will automatically be applied to the VMs.
You can add and remove rules at any time. Your changes are automatically applied to the VMs that are associated with the corresponding Firewall.
To add required rule to the default Firewall you need to do next:
open the Firewalls page - for this select the Security from the VIRTUAL DATACENTER block and click on the FIREWALL TAB:
open the Firewall Rules page of the default Firewall - for this click on the Name of the corresponding Firewall:
on the Firewall Rules page click on the CREATE FIREWALL RULE icon in the upper left corner;
fill in the form on the next opened Create Firewall Rule window as shown below and click on the CREATE icon:
And that’s all, this newly created Firewall Rule will be automatically applied to all Virtual Machine that were attached with this default Firewall.
Since we have created Windows Virtual Machine and configured Firewall, that allows incoming traffic to TCP port 54000, so we can connect to the selected Virtual Machine remotely via RDP.
For this, do the following:
For Windows virtual machines, the username is set to “ventus” by default.
And after these steps, a remote connection is established to the selected Windows Virtual Machine: