Cost effective VPN solution for AWS with MFA

  • Hi,

    I've recently setup VPN on our AWS account and had my AWS bill go up by $200.  It appears that you pay for it even when nobody uses it.  You can't stop it like EC2 instance.

    I found this article:

    https://medium.com/aws-factory/schedule-your-aws-client-vpn-endpoint-and-reduce-costs-f68d8729bade

    It says you can automate the removal of VPN configuration and re-creation it as needed.  It is a bit complicated.  Are there any other options? Like from 3rd party vendors which would allow cost effective VPN solution for infrequent use?  We use it few times a month with only 2-3 users primarily to RDP to our AWS instances.

    Thanks.

     

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  • Roust_m wrote:

    Hi,

    I've recently setup VPN on our AWS account and had my AWS bill go up by $200.  It appears that you pay for it even when nobody uses it.  You can't stop it like EC2 instance.

    I found this article:

    https://medium.com/aws-factory/schedule-your-aws-client-vpn-endpoint-and-reduce-costs-f68d8729bade

    It says you can automate the removal of VPN configuration and re-creation it as needed.  It is a bit complicated.  Are there any other options? Like from 3rd party vendors which would allow cost effective VPN solution for infrequent use?  We use it few times a month with only 2-3 users primarily to RDP to our AWS instances.

    Thanks.

    I have no idea about the VPN part of that but thought I'd provide another "warning" about another issue with AWS RDS... wait until you want to try to restore a single database.  Unless they've made a change, I believe you'll find that a single database cannot be restored and that it will be the entire instance that gets restored.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

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