Our templated configurations work right out of the box, allowing you to create and connect hosts effortlessly. It only takes a few minutes to create your first VPN, not hours or days. To learn more about our architecture, check out our overview.
Creating Your First Mesh
A mesh is a collection of machines sharing a VPN. Creating a mesh is quick and easy. Login to the Meshify Admin using the same credentials you used to sign-up with Meshify, then click on the Meshes tab:
Click on “Create New Mesh”:
Fill in the required fields.
- The friendly name is the name of your mesh. It will become the network interface name used by all hosts in the mesh. In our example we have specified “meshify”.
- Use “10.10.10.0/24” for IP subnet of this mesh. In the highly unlikely event that your network uses this subnet, please pick a different one.
Click “Submit” to create the mesh.
Creating a Host
If your host doesn’t have a GUI (eg, Linux server) follow these instructions on adding a host manually. Otherwise, login to the host using Remote Desktop and launch the Meshify Agent (under Internet on the Applications menu). On Windows click start and begin typing “meshifyagent” and it should find it.
Click Login and sign in using the same credentials you used previously. Click “Add to Mesh” and fill in the form.
If the host you’re adding is only going to be used as a client (for example, a laptop), then you can skip the public endpoint and listen port fields. Otherwise, for the public endpoint enter your public IP address, colon, port number. If you don’t know what your public IP address is, type “What is my IP address” into Google and it will tell you. Enter a port number. Our pre-built VMs come with UDP port 51820 open. Update any security groups or firewalls as necessary. Set the listen port to the same value. Click Submit.
Congratulations! You have successfully added your first host. However, with a VPN service it takes two to tango, so launch another instance and repeat the process. Or, install the agent locally on one of your machines. You should then be able to open a terminal and ping 10.10.10.2 (the second instance will have this IP address). If you have any difficulties, reach out to Meshify Support and we will be more than happy to help! You can also chat with us by clicking below (when available).