Google Partner Interconnect Process Overview
For a general overview of using interconnects with PacketFabric, see Google Cloud Interconnect Overview.
1. Complete the prerequisites.
The VPC is the heart of your Google Cloud environment and is the target of your interconnect connection.
This can be done when you set up your VPC or you can wait and create one when you attach the VLAN.
Before you can log in, your account is manually reviewed and then approved by the PacketFabric team. You should receive approval within 24 hours.
Provisioning a port and generating the LOA only takes a few minutes.
As soon as the port is provisioned, download the LOA and send it to the site provider to install a cross connect between your equipment and PacketFabric. Once this is completed, you will have access to the full PacketFabric network fabric.
At this point, your network will look roughly like this (assuming a 10 Gbps connection):
The VLAN attachment connects the interconnect to your VPC.
Each VLAN attachment generates a unique pairing key. You need this key to create the connection from your PacketFabric source port to Google.
Using the pairing key generated with your VLAN attachment, create a hosted cloud connection from the PacketFabric portal.
Return to the Google Cloud Console and activate the VLAN attachment.
You must establish a BGP session with the Google Cloud Router.
Google recommends that each VLAN attachment used in a production environment has a redundant counterpart.
A redundant VLAN attachment requires its own pairing key, Cloud Router, PacketFabric Hosted Cloud Connection, and BGP session. Redundant VLANs also must be in a different region than the primary VLAN.
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