We maintain point to point connections to link various resources to the testbed, mostly at layer 2 for networking experiments. This consists of dialable links over internet2, as well as tunnels over the public internet.

User VPN Service

Connect to the following endpoints using your COSMOS username and password. This will only be active during your reservation.

Server Subnet Description COSMOS Main Testbed COSMOS SB1 COSMOS SB2

Instructions per Client OS


Windows PowerShell commands:

Domain Windows PowerShell Commands
SB1 Add-VpnConnection -Name "COSMOS SB1" -ServerAddress -DnsSuffix -TunnelType IKEv2 -EncryptionLevel Required -AuthenticationMethod EAP -SplitTunneling -RememberCredential -PassThru
Add-VpnConnectionRoute -ConnectionName "COSMOS SB1" -DestinationPrefix -PassThru
SB2 Add-VpnConnection -Name "COSMOS SB2" -ServerAddress -DnsSuffix -TunnelType IKEv2 -EncryptionLevel Required -AuthenticationMethod EAP -SplitTunneling -RememberCredential -PassThru
Add-VpnConnectionRoute -ConnectionName "COSMOS SB2" -DestinationPrefix -PassThru
Main Testbed Add-VpnConnection -Name "COSMOS Main Testbed" -ServerAddress -DnsSuffix -TunnelType IKEv2 -EncryptionLevel Required -AuthenticationMethod EAP -SplitTunneling -RememberCredential -PassThru
Add-VpnConnectionRoute -ConnectionName "COSMOS Main Testbed" -DestinationPrefix -PassThru

Open the PowerShell command window as administrator

Opening !PowerShell Command Window

Cut and paste the pair of commands into the PowerShell window as show in figure below:

Executing !PowerShell Commands

Alternatively, [download the Windows PowerShell script] to your local machine, right-click on it and run it as administrator. This will create three VPN connections for the three COSMOS domains.

Once VPN connection(s) are created, you will be able to bring the connection menu up by left mouse click on the network icon on the Windows task bar:

VPN Menu

Selecting the appropriate connection (for which you must have current reservation) will bring up the prompt for username and password (only the very first time that particular VPN connection is activated):

VPN Username/Password


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