OpenVPN comes installed already however I had some trouble with DNS resolution.  Here is what I did to resolve my issue:

  • Copy your config files to this location:
    • /etc/openvpn
  • on my *.conf file I added the following lines to the bottom of the file
    • script-security 2
    • up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
    • down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
  • Once connecting I could ping IPs but not server names.  I installed the following and all started working right away:
    • sudo apt-get install resolvconf