Pulse Secure vADC solutions are supported on Google Cloud Platform, with hourly billing options for applications that need to scale on-demand to match varying workloads. A range of Pulse Secure Virtual Traffic Manager (Pulse vTM) editions are available, including options for the Pulse vTM Developer Edition and Pulse Secure Virtual Web Application Firewall (Pulse vWAF), available as both a virtual machine and as a software installation on a Linux virtual machine.
This article describes how to quickly create a new Pulse vTM instance through the Google Cloud Launcher. For additional information about the use and configuration of your Pulse vTM instance, see the product documentation available at www.pulsesecure.net/vadc-docs.
To launch a new instance of the Pulse vTM virtual machine, use the GCE Cloud Launcher Web site. Type the following URL into your Web browser:
Browse or use the search tool to locate the Pulse Secure package applicable to your requirements, then click the package icon to see the package detail screen.
1. To start the process of deploying a new instance, click Launch on Compute Engine.
2. Type an identifying name for the instance, select the image version, then select the desired geographic zone and machine type. Individual zones might have differing computing resources available and specific access restrictions. Contact your support provider for further details.
3. Ensure the boot disk correspond to your computing resource requirements. Pulse Secure recommends not changing the default disk size as this might affect the performance of your Pulse vTM.
4. By default, GCE creates firewall rules to allow HTTP and HTTPS traffic, and to allow access to the Web-based Pulse vTM Admin UI on TCP port 9090. To instead restrict access to these services, untick the corresponding firewall checkboxes.
Note: If you disable access to TCP port 9090, you cannot access the Pulse vTM Admin UI to configure the instance.
5. If you want to use IP Forwarding with this instance, click More and set IP forwarding to "On".
6. Pulse vTM needs access to the Google Cloud Compute API, as indicated in the API Access section. Keep this option enabled to ensure your instance can function correctly.
7. Click Deploy to launch the Pulse vTM instance.
The Google Developer Console confirms that your Pulse vTM instance is being deployed.
After your new instance has been created, you can proceed to configure your Pulse vTM software through its Admin UI.
To access the Admin UI for a successfully deployed instance, click Log into the admin panel.
When you connect to the Admin UI for the first time, Pulse vTM presents the Initial Configuration wizard. This wizard captures the networking, date/time, and basic system settings needed by your Pulse vTM software to operate normally.
For full details of the configuration process, and for instructions on performing various other administrative tasks, see the Cloud Services Installation and Getting Started Guide.