August 4, 2020 Release Notes
Changes and enhancements
Marketplace settings enhancements
Your company’s routing ID is now displayed on the Admin > Company Profile page. This was previously referred to as your CRID and could only be found through the API.
If you want to remain hidden from the marketplace directory but also want to allow select users to create a third-party circuit, then you can give them your routing ID. They can use this to find you in the marketplace, even if you are hidden from everyone else.
The Marketplace Settings section of your company profile has been updated with the following:
- “Yes” and “No” labels next to the searchability toggle to help clarify your selection.
- You are shown how many services you have enabled. This is the number of published services you currently have. It does not include services you have created but which are not published.
PacketFabric outbound cross connect enhancements
View deleted cross connects
When you delete a PacketFabric outbound cross connect, it now appears in the Disabled Cross Connects table on the port details page.
Outbound cross connects for LAG interfaces
When you expand a LAG interface to view its members, those members now have the Cross Connect action in their menus. This allows you to order a cross connect for a member port without first having to remove it from the LAG.
For more information, see Cross Connects.
We are continuing to phase out the terms “PacketCOR” and “PacketDirect” in favor of “cloud connections” and “point-to-point connections,” respectively.
The portal URLs have now been updated to reflect this change:
AWS Dedicated Cloud Connection LACP
All new AWS dedicated cloud connections are created as a LAG, even if they only include one member.
Improved load times
We made several backend changes to improve the load times on cloud and virtual circuit pages.
- Multiple bug fixes related to our new in-house billing system.
- Newly created services now appear in the Admin > Marketplace Services table without needing to manually refresh the page.
- Fixed the following cloud connection issues:
- Exception was being thrown when searching for open AWS ports.
- Capacity check bug on AWS cloud connections.
- Logging updates for AWS cloud provisioning processes.
- AWS dedicated connection endpoints were incorrectly requiring a zone selection.
- One of the dedicated cloud connectivity workers was getting stuck in a loop.
- Fixed an issue with the marketplace search in which routing ID searches (formerly CRID) were failing due to mixed case values. Now all routing ID searches are case sensitive.
Knowledge base updates
The Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute documentation has been expanded to include overview information and an upgrade procedure. The article on creating an ExpressRoute circuit has also been expanded to include steps taken in the Azure portal.
See the updates here.