Server 2.x


NOTE: for new deployments (after 2022-12-07) we do this automatically now just like in 3.x.

By default the systemd unit file for openvpn-server only allows 10 OpenVPN processes. If you have (many) profiles and many OpenVPN processes this may fail to start some OpenVPN processes.

To fix this we need to override this setting by adding a systemd drop-in snippet changing only this value. You can either create a file


or execute the matching systemd command spawning an editor for this file

$ sudo systemctl edit openvpn-server@.service

In the editor, add


Now we have to apply the changes:

$ sudo systemctl daemon-reload
$ sudo vpn-maint-apply-changes

This should make everything work fine (again).