Create a Hosted AWS Connection
You will be asked for your AWS account number. From the AWS Management Console, click your user name and then select My Account. Your account ID is at the top of the page under Account Settings.
Create a connection
Log in to the PacketFabric portal. From the dashboard, click Hosted Cloud under Create New Service:NOTE: Read Only users do not see this action. If you need to create a connection and have Read Only permissions, contact your account administrator.
Complete the following fields:
Select Source Port
Select the source port. The source port is the PacketFabric access port directly connected to your network.
If there is nothing to select, provision a new port.
Rather than creating a connection from AWS to a PacketFabric access port that you own, you can build a virtual circuit from your cloud to a third-party network via the PacketFabric marketplace.
Click Switch to Source Marketplace Service:
Use the drop-down menus to select a marketplace member and location, and then complete the remaining fields as described below.
Choose AWS OnRamp and Capacity
- Select AWS OnRamp
- The physical on-ramp location you are using. This cannot be changed after it is provisioned.
- Select Capacity
- The bandwidth you want for your connection.
NOTE: Transit Gateway virtual interfaces are only supported on the following connection speeds: 1G, 2G, 5G, and 10G.
- Select Availability Zone
- Select a zone.
- The zone refers to the physical interconnect diversity between PacketFabric and AWS (e.g. different routers).
- Allocating connections within different zones supports redundancy.
Configure Your Connection
- Amazon Account ID
- Enter your Amazon account ID.
- This allows PacketFabric to send API requests to Amazon on your behalf.
- Source VLAN ID
- This is the VLAN ID that faces your source interface (your source network).
- You can manually enter the ID or click Next Available. If you click Next Available, we find the highest in-use VLAN ID and increment by one. For example, if the highest in-use ID is 15, this field autopopulates with 16.
NOTE: You cannot specify the VLAN ID facing AWS; it is automatically configured on your behalf. However, this does not affect your ability to use the AWS hosted connection.
NOTE: This field is not available if provisioning a marketplace-to-cloud connection.
- Connection Description
- Enter a description for the connection.
- This description appears in the Name column when viewing your connections in the AWS portal:
Select the appropriate billing account to associate with this service.
Review your information. When everything is correct, click Place Order.
Accept the connection
Sign in to AWS.
From the AWS Management Console, click the Services menu and select Networking & Content Delivery > Direct Connect.
Locate and select the connection you created in the PacketFabric portal.
Click Accept in the upper right.
Create an AWS virtual interface
You will need to create a virtual interface (VIF) to associate with this connection. For more information, see the following AWS documentation: Amazon - Creating a Virtual Interface
Next steps (marketplace-to-cloud users)
Your connection remains disconnected until the other party accepts your request. Billing does not begin until the other party accepts and your circuit is provisioned.
You can cancel the request or view status under Network > Connection Requests. Click Sent Requests.
For more information, see Connection Requests.