Cloud Router Connection Details Pages

There are two ways in which you can get to the details page for a connection:

  • From the Cloud Router details page, click View Details next to the connection.
  • Select Details from the overflow menu next to the connection.

Details

Cloud Connectivity Details

Billing Details

BGP settings

BGP

The BGP settings vary depending on the connection type:

AWS

For more information, see Configure BGP for AWS Direct Connect.

  • Header row
    • Field
    • Description
  • Row 1
    • PacketFabric ASN

    • This is the ASN you specified when creating your PacketFabric Cloud Router. You cannot edit this field.

      When you create the virtual interface from the AWS Console, you enter this ASN into the BGP ASN field.

  • Row 1
    • Amazon ASN

    • The Amazon-side ASN associated with the virtual interface.

      You specify this ASN when you create the AWS Direct Connect Gateway or the AWS Virtual Private Gateway. Public virtual interfaces use ASN 7224.

  • Row 1
    • PacketFabric Router Peer IP
    • Your router peer IP generated with the AWS virtual interface.
  • Row 1
    • Amazon Router Peer IP
    • The Amazon router peer IP generated with the AWS virtual interface.
  • Row 1
    • MD5 (Optional)
    • The BGP authentication key generated with the virtual interface.
  • Row 1
    • Allow longer prefixes

    • This applies to the allowed incoming and outgoing prefixes that you list later.

      For example, say you list 172.16.2.0/24 as an allowed incoming prefix. You have three other cloud connections with the following outgoing prefixes:

      Connection A: 172.16.2.0/24
      Connection B: 172.16.0.0/16
      Connection C: 172.16.2.128/25

      If you do not select this option, only routes from Connection A are allowed.

      If you select this option, the routes from Connection A and Connection C are allowed.

Azure

For more information, see Configure BGP for Azure ExpressRoute.

  • Header row
    • Field
    • Description
  • Row 1
    • ASN
    • This is the Microsoft ExpressRoute ASN (12076) and cannot be edited.
  • Row 1
    • Primary peering VLAN ID
    • This is the VLAN ID assigned to the connection. You must provide this to Microsoft when configuring peering. It cannot be edited.
  • Row 1
    • IPv4 primary subnet
      IPv4 secondary subnet

    • Only one of these values appear. When you initially configure the BGP settings, we automatically select one from which to provision peer IP addresses.

      The value corresponds to the subnet you provide in the Azure portal when you configure private peering.

  • Row 1
    • Shared key (Optional)
    • The Shared key value you provided when configuring peering in the Azure portal.
  • Row 1
    • Allow longer prefixes

    • This applies to the allowed incoming and outgoing prefixes that you list later.

      For example, say you list 172.16.2.0/24 as an allowed incoming prefix. You have three other cloud connections with the following outgoing prefixes:

      Connection A: 172.16.2.0/24
      Connection B: 172.16.0.0/16
      Connection C: 172.16.2.128/25

      If you do not select this option, only routes from Connection A are allowed.

      If you select this option, the routes from Connection A and Connection C are allowed.

NOTE ON SUBNETS:

PacketFabric programmatically selects one of the provided subnets to use.

The router peer IP addresses are automatically assigned from this subnet. The first usable IP is allocated to the PacketFabric Cloud Router, and the second is allocated to the Microsoft edge router.

For example, if you enter 192.168.100.128/30, the PacketFabric Cloud Router peer IP address is 192.168.100.129 and the Microsoft peer is 192.168.100.130.

Google

For more information, see Configure BGP for Google Cloud Connections.

  • Header row

    • Field
    • Description
  • Row 1

    • PacketFabric ASN
    • This is the ASN you specified when creating your PacketFabric Cloud Router. You cannot edit this field.
  • Row 1

    • Google ASN
    • This is the ASN set on the Google Cloud Router.
  • Row 1

    • PacketFabric Router Peer IP
    • The On-premises router IP generated with the VLAN attachment.
  • Row 1

    • Google Router Peer IP
    • The Cloud Router IP generated with the VLAN attachment.
  • Row 1

    • Allow longer prefixes

    • This applies to the allowed incoming and outgoing prefixes that you list later.

      For example, say you list 172.16.2.0/24 as an allowed incoming prefix. You have three other cloud connections with the following outgoing prefixes:

      Connection A: 172.16.2.0/24
      Connection B: 172.16.0.0/16
      Connection C: 172.16.2.128/25

      If you do not select this option, only routes from Connection A are allowed.

      If you select this option, the routes from Connection A and Connection C are allowed.

IBM

For more information, see Configure BGP for IBM Cloud Connections.

The only editable field is Allow longer prefixes.

  • Header row

    • Field
    • Description
  • Row 1

    • PacketFabric ASN
    • This is the ASN you specified when creating your PacketFabric Cloud Router. You cannot edit this field.
  • Row 1

    • IBM ASN
    • This is the IBM Direct Link ASN (13884) and cannot be edited.
  • Row 1

    • PacketFabric Router Peer IP
    • The User CIDR generated with the Direct Link connection.
  • Row 1

    • IBM Router Peer IP
    • The IBM CIDR generated with the Direct Link connection.
  • Row 1

    • Allow longer prefixes

    • This applies to the allowed incoming and outgoing prefixes that you list later.

      For example, say you list 172.16.2.0/24 as an allowed incoming prefix. You have three other cloud connections with the following outgoing prefixes:

      Connection A: 172.16.2.0/24
      Connection B: 172.16.0.0/16
      Connection C: 172.16.2.128/25

      If you do not select this option, only routes from Connection A are allowed.

      If you select this option, the routes from Connection A and Connection C are allowed.

Port

For more information, see Configure BGP for Port Connections.

  • Header row
    • Field
    • Description
  • Row 1
    • PacketFabric ASN
    • This is the ASN you specified when creating your PacketFabric Cloud Router. You cannot edit this field.
  • Row 1
    • ASN
    • This is the ASN for your on-premises environment. If you have one, you can use your public ASN. Otherwise, you can select a private ASN from 64512 to 65534.
  • Row 1
    • PacketFabric Router Peer IP

    • A private IP prefix of your choice.

      If you are connecting to an AWS public VIF, this must be a public IP prefix owned by you.

  • Row 1
    • Customer On-Premises Router Peer IP
    • An IP address for the router connected to PacketFabric via cross connect.
  • Row 1
    • Allow longer prefixes

    • This applies to the allowed incoming and outgoing prefixes that you list below.

      For example, say you list 172.16.2.0/24 as an allowed incoming prefix. You have three other cloud connections with the following outgoing prefixes:

      Connection A: 172.16.2.0/24
      Connection B: 172.16.0.0/16
      Connection C: 172.16.2.128/25

      If you do not select this option, only routes from Connection A are allowed.

      If you select this option, routes from Connection A and Connection C are allowed.

Allowed prefixes to cloud

Allowed prefixes from cloud

Router logs

These are router logs for the connection.

The information that is logged and how it is presented varies depending on the device. Common log messages are BGP neighbor state changes. For example:

State changed from OpenConfirm to Established for AS number <ASN>, event: RecvKeepAlive

and

State changed from Established to Idle for AS number <ASN>, event: Stop

Routes

For information on using this table, see View BGP Routes.

Statistics

Traffic metrics

You can view the following traffic metrics. Hover to see TX and RX details.

  • Header Row
    • Metric
    • Description
  • Row 1
    • Bits per second
    • How many bits of data were transmitted per second.
  • Row 2
    • Packets per second
    • Total number of packets per second.
NOTE: The x-axis scale varies by connection.

History

The History page shows event logs specific to the connection. This includes the following:

  • A connection is created
  • BGP settings are configured

If available, you can click Toggle Details to view more information about an event.

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Documents

Here you can find service orders for the connection.

Click Upload File in the upper right to upload any related documents relevant to your network.

To delete a document, switch to the grid view:

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From here you can access the Delete action:

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