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There are a wide variety of ways to connect to a specific device remotely: by forwarding the necessary port in the router, using a cloud connection, but connecting via VPN will always be the safest way to do so. That’s why with the Ilevia’s X1 server now it became a reality. WIth the latest version of the server you now have the chance to do it. In this guide it is shown how to setup and start using the VPN connection through the X1 server.


In order to be able to use the VPN connection with the Ilevia server, a specific version of the X1 server is required. This version can be easily checked from the web interface by entering the Ilevia’s server local IP address within the URL bar on the browser web. The minimum image version required is the following: Image Version – 26/11/2023.

If your server’s image version doesn’t match, don’t worry, you can still be able to get it by re-flashing the Ilevia server’s system image with the latest available. Please consult this guide to update the system Image version of your Ilevia X1 server.

Reminder before continuing:

  • Download and Install EVE Logic plugin to enable plugins (link);
  • After loading .eve project to the server, run EVE Remote app, log in and then wait a couple of minutes for logics activation.


Step 1:

Open EVE Manager. Click the top menu called “Project” then click on connect and fill the parameters to be able to connect to your server.

Connecting to the Ilevia server.
Step 2:

Once connected, head to the menu Tools and click on the button OpenVPN.

How to gather the OpenVPN file from the Ilevia's configuration software EVE Manager.
Step 3:

The VPN’s EVE Manager wizard is composed with the following items:

  1. IP and Port: These two parameters are filled with the current network configuration of the Ilevia server. The first parameter represent the current Ilevia server’s local IP. The second parameter represent the Network port that the Ilevia will use for the VPN connection.
  2. Download local: This button allows you to download the configuration file that will make you able to connect to your Ilevia server via port forwarding of the port 1194 on your router.
  3. Download Cloud: This button allows you download the configuration file that allows you to connect to your ilevia server via Ilevia cloud VPN connection. Payment is required to enable this feature. For further information about this feature contact directly the Ilevia’s Technical support hotline at: (+39) 0424 1660208 or by email at:
  4. Renew: This button will renew both the Local and Cloud VPN files.
Step 4:

A new window will pop up. Now click the button Download Local to start the download of the OpenVPN file and save it in your local files. At the end of the operation the message “Download complete” will appear.

Saving the Open VPN file within the local files.
Download complete message after saving the open vpn file.
Same thing goes for the Download Cloud operation.
Downloading procedure of the Open VPN cloud file from the Ilevia's configuration software EVE Manager Pro.
Open VPN cloud connection download procedure completed from the Ilevia's configuration software EVE Manager.
Step 5:

Now download the OpenVPN client from this link and install it in your device.

Step 6:

Open the OpenVPN client software. Click on Upload File. Then click Browse to open the file manager or drag and drop the OpenVPN file into the designed drop box.

Open VPN file selection to connect to the Ilevia server via VPN.
Step 7:

Click Connect to start the VPN connection procedure.

Connection to the server via VPN with OpenVPN connect software.


With the Ilevia’s X1 server VPN connection you will able to connect to the server without any port forwarding and use of a cloud service, plus, this will allows you to configure the EVE Manager project, to connect to your account of the Ilevia’s App EVE Remote Plus, program the KNX devices and connect to other devices that are connected on the same network the server is connected to.


In case of necessity it is possible to re-create the Open VPN file from EVE Manager.

Step 1.1:

Open EVE Manager and connect to the Ilevia server.

Connecting to the Ilevia server.
Step 2.1:

Head to the Tools menu and click on Open VPN.

File renew procedure within the Ilevia's configuration software EVE Manager.
Step 3.1

A new window will be shown. By clicking the option Renew, this will initialize the procedure of Open VPN file renewal.

File renew procedure within the Ilevia's configuration software EVE Manager.
Step 4.1:

Once the renewal procedure is completed of the file a new message will be shown: “Renew completed“.

OpenVPN file renewal completed within the Ilevia's configuration software EVE Manager.
Step 5.1:

Now it will be necessary to download the Open VPN file again. Click on Download and save the file within the your local file as explained in the Step 4 in this guide.

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