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Create the VPN Connection in the VPC Management console on AWS, using static routing, then download the Generic configuration. The downloaded text file contains some values that you’ll need. There are two VPN configurations in it. I just hook up one on the server. Perhaps if you have two VPN servers you could set up one VPN on each.

These are the values of interest in the downloaded text file:

Pre-Shared Key
Outside IP Addresses
Customer Gateway
Virtual Private Gateway
Inside IP Addresses
Customer Gateway
Virtual Private Gateway

My server has an internal IP address, and sits behind a router, which has a public IP address. AWS VPC supports NAT-T so this is no problem. You just set “left” (below) to your internal IP and “leftid” (also below) to your public IP.
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