Create and Manage Virtual Circuits for Dedicated Cloud Connections

A virtual circuit connects your PacketFabric source port to your dedicated cloud interface. Hosted cloud connections do not require a separate virtual circuit.

Add a Virtual Circuit

You can build multiple virtual circuits, with varying capacities and from multiple locations, to each dedicated cloud connection.

  1. From the PacketFabric portal, click Network at the top of the page.

  2. Select Cloud Connectivity > Dedicated Cloud Connectivity.

  3. Click Create in the upper right and then select Add Virtual Circuit.

    add virtual circuit button

Complete the following fields:

Select Source Interface

Select the source interface. The source interface is the PacketFabric interface directly connected to your network.

Cloud Provider Interface

Select the PacketFabric cloud connection for which you are creating the virtual circuit.

Select Virtual Circuit Speed

Select the speed/capacity for your virtual circuit. The speeds that are displayed are those that are compatible with the speeds you selected for your source and destination interfaces.

Product Confirmation
Product Description
Enter a name for the connection.
Billing and Term Selection
Select the appropriate billing account to associate with this service.
From the Select Term menu, select a contract length for this connection.
Configuration
  • Source VLAN ID: This is the VLAN ID that faces your source interface (your source network).

  • Destination VLAN ID: The VLAN ID that faces your cloud virtual interface.

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.

Select Make Source Untagged or Make Destination Untagged if you do not plan on using VLAN tagging.

NOTE: For cloud connections, we recommend using the same VLAN ID for both the destination and source.

VLAN IDs can always be added, changed, and removed by editing the virtual circuit.

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

Next Steps

Create a corresponding virtual connection from the dedicated port to the cloud provider. You can do this through the cloud service provider’s portal or their API.

Amazon Direct Connect: Creating a Virtual Interface- AWS Direct Connect

Google Cloud Interconnect: Creating VLAN Attachments - Google Dedicated Interconnect

View Virtual Circuit Details

For information about virtual circuit details pages, see Virtual Circuit Details.

Edit a Virtual Circuit

  1. From the Dedicated Cloud Connectivity page in the portal, click Toggle Details to view virtual circuits for the connection.

    Click to view virtual circuits

  2. Click the overflow menu next to the virtual circuit and select View Virtual Circuit:

    Click to go to virtual circuit details

  3. Click Edit in the upper right:

    Click to go to virtual circuit details

  4. From here you can update the virtual circuit name, VLAN tags, and the size of the virtual circuit (rate limit).

    Edit virtual circuit window

  5. If you are changing the VLAN IDs, you must acknowledge that you are about to perform a disruptive action.

  6. Click Update.

Delete a Virtual Circuit

  1. From the Dedicated Cloud Connectivity page in the portal, click Toggle Details to view virtual circuits for the connection.

    Click to view virtual circuits

  2. Click the overflow menu next to the virtual circuit and select View Virtual Circuit:

    Delete virtual circuit

  3. Enter “Delete” and then click Yes, Delete.