Upgrade an Oracle FastConnect Partner Connection

Upgrading between PacketFabric and Oracle

When you create your PacketFabric Hosted Cloud connection, its capacity is automatically set to the bandwidth you selected when creating your Oracle FastConnect. We get this information via the Oracle API and your OCID.

When upgrading bandwidth, you set the new speed from the Oracle side, and then sync the upgrade from the PacketFabric side.

Step 1: Upgrade from Oracle

  1. Log in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console.

  2. From the menu in the upper left, select Networking > FastConnect.

    Screenshot of the FastConnect option in the Oracle Cloud console

  3. Click the name of your FastConnect connection to go to its details page.

    TIP: If you don’t see your connection, check to ensure that you are in the correct compartment (lower left of the page) and region (upper right of the page).
  4. Click Edit.

    Screenshot of the FastConnect Edit action in the Oracle Cloud console

  5. Select a new value from the Provisioned Bandwidth drop-down menu.

  6. Click Save Changes.

Step 2: Sync from PacketFabric

  1. Log in to the PacketFabric portal. Click Hosted Cloud in the sidebar.

    screenshot of sidebar menu

  2. Click the overflow menu next to the connection and select Upgrade.

    screenshot of cloud overflow menu

  3. A confirmation message appears detailing the changes to your costs.

    screenshot of Oracle upgrade

  4. Click Upgrade Now.

IMPORTANT: While you can upgrade and downgrade speed from the Oracle side, at this time PacketFabric only allows upgrades. If you attempt to sync a downgrade from PacketFabric, you will recieve an error message.

To decrease bandwidth, you must delete your current connection and create a new one at a lower speed.

No upgrade options error

You might see the following error appear: No upgrade options are available for this product

screenshot of upgrade error

This is triggered by the following:

  • You are trying to upgrade past your access port capacity. For example, if your Hosted Cloud connection is on a 1 Gbps PacketFabric access port, you cannot upgrade to a 2 Gbps connection.

  • You are trying to sync with a bandwidth downgrade on the Oracle side. At this time, we only support moving to higher capacities. The workaround for this is to delete the Hosted Cloud connection and create a new one using the same OCID.

    You are not charged a penalty for deleting a Hosted Cloud connection, and creating one does not carry a one-time fee.