Today, I am going to show you how to use SendGrid as SMTP relay at Sophos UTM firewall and help you send email out successful, the Sophos UTM firewall and exchange servers are VMs of Nested Hyper-V host at Azure, if you don’t know how to build a Nested Hyper-V host in Azure, you can reference our Building Real Word lab in Azure Volume 1 book from https://leanpub.com/buildingrealworldlabsinazurevolume1) , this is step by step to tell you how to build your own lab in Azure.
Have you been followed my previously blog to build up Hyper-V nested virtual machine on Microsoft Azure? If you don’t, you better build it right now, because this is pre-requisites and you will get lots of benefit for your lab or even production environment, you can reference this link and build it. If you did, congratulation! You can create a nested gest virtual machine and install Firewall (e.g. Sophos XG, Fortinet…) for free, why we still need to build firewall at our Azure Hyper-V nested environment? Because it supports lots functions that we cannot get the functions for free from Azure, e.g. server load balance, firewall, SNAT, application filter, IPS…and so on, we also can use it for LAB or simulate issues or POC. I am going to show how to build Sophos XG here.
As we know, you can easy to create VMs, Firewalls, Load Balancers on Microsoft Azure, you also can make routing path change but all of them will cost you lots of money, it depends on how many virtual devices or virtual machines that you created.
Today, I am going to show you how to build Hyper-V nested VM with multiple public IP address, you just need to pay Microsoft for one Hyper-V host with storage space and public IP addresses, you can install firewall, created lots of VMs, load balancer, control routing path, port forwarding and so on, we can use them for LAB test, POC, or even production.