Create an Oracle FastConnect Partner Connection

Prerequisites

  • Before you begin, you should already have a PacketFabric port and cross connect in place. For more information, see Create a Port.
  • If you are planning to use a private virtual circuit to connect to your Oracle virtual cloud network (VCN), you will need a Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG) in place. For more information, see Oracle - Create a DRG and Oracle - Attach a DRG to a VCN.

Create a FastConnect connection in the OCI console

  1. Log in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console.

  2. Ensure that you are in one of the following regions:

    • US East (Ashburn)
    • US West (Phoenix)
  3. From the menu in the upper left, select Networking > FastConnect.

    Screenshot of the FastConnect option in the Oracle Cloud console

  4. Ensure that you have selected the appropriate compartment, and then click Create FastConnect.

  5. Select FastConnect Partner.

  6. In the Partner drop-down menu, select PacketFabric: Cloud Connectivity.

  7. Click Next.

  8. On the Configuration step, complete the following fields:

    • Header row

      • Field
      • Description
    • r1

      • Name
      • Enter a name for the connection.
    • r1

      • Compartment
      • Ensure the compartment is correct.
    • r1

      • Virtual Circuit Type
      • Select a private or public virtual circuit.
    • r1

      • Dynamic Routing Gateway
        Private VCs only
      • Select the dynamic routing gateway (DRG) that will connect your virtual circuit to your Oracle virtual cloud network (VCN). For more information, see Oracle - Dynamic Routing Gateways.
    • r1

      • Provisioned Bandwidth
      • Select the speed/capacity for the connection.
    • r1

      • BGP IP Addresses
        Private VCs only
      • Enter the IP addresses to use in the BGP session you will establish over the FastConnect connection.
    • r1

      • Public IP prefixes
        Public VCs only
      • Enter up to 50 public IP prefixes to advertise over the circuit.
    • r1

      • Customer BGP ASN
      • Enter a public or private AS number for your BGP session.
    • r1

      • Use a BGP MD5 authentication key
      • Select this option to generate an MD5 authentication key with your connection.
  9. Under the advanced options, you can enter any metadata tags as required.

  10. Click Create.

  11. You are redirected to the virtual circuit page. At the top of the page or under the virtual circuit details, click Copy next to OCID. You will need this to order the connection from the PacketFabric side.

    FastConnect OCID copy action

Create a Hosted Cloud Connection in the PacketFabric portal

  1. Log in to the PacketFabric portal. From the dashboard, click Hosted Cloud under Create New Service:

    cloud connectivity icon

  2. Select Oracle Cloud.

Complete the following fields:

FastConnect OCID
FastConnect OCID
Paste the OCID you copied from the Oracle Cloud console (see above).
Select Oracle Region
Select the region in which you created the FastConnect virtual circuit.
Select Availability Zone
Select a zone.

The zone refers to the physical interconnect diversity between PacketFabric and Oracle (e.g. different routers).

Allocating connections within different zones supports redundancy.

NOTE: You are not asked to specify capacity because we automatically apply the same bandwidth you used when creating the Oracle FastConnect.
Select Source Port

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

Product Confirmation
Product Description
Enter a description for the connection.
Billing
Select the appropriate billing account to associate with this service.
Configuration
Enter the VLAN ID that faces your source interface (your on-premises 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.

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

The connection might take a few minutes to provision.

Next steps

Configure a BGP session.

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