Create a Hosted AWS Connection

Prerequisites

  • 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.

  • An existing PacketFabric interface. You need this to provision your AWS connection. For more information, see Create a Port.

Create a Connection

  1. Log in to the PacketFabric portal. From the Home page, click Cloud Connectivity:

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  2. Select Hosted Cloud Connectivity.

  3. Select Amazon Web Services.

Complete the following fields:

Select From

Select the source interface. The source interface is the PacketFabric interface directly connected to your network. You must have at least one interface before continuing. If there is nothing to select, you need to create a new interface.

Choose AWS OnRamp and Capacity
Select AWS OnRamp
The physical on-ramp location you are using. This cannot be changed after it is provisioned.
Selections include the associated Amazon region.
Select Capacity
The speed/capacity you are using for your AWS 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 creating your connection.
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.
Connection Description
Enter a description for the connection.
This description appears in the Name column when viewing your connections in the AWS portal:
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Product Confirmation

Select the appropriate billing account to associate with this service.

Review your information. When everything is correct, click Place Order.

Accept the Connection

  1. Sign in to AWS.

  2. From the AWS Management Console, click the Services menu and select Networking & Content Delivery > Direct Connect.

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  3. Click Connections and locate the connection you created in the PacketFabric portal.

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  4. Click the connection ID to view its details.

  5. Click Accept in the upper right.

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  6. Click Confirm.

Next Steps

You will need to create a virtual interface to associate with this connection. For more information, see the following AWS documentation: Amazon - Creating a Virtual Interface