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Viewing Cloud Resources through CSP Looking Glass

This topic describes the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Looking Glass that provides visibility into your cloud resources, facilitating cloud orchestration not only to the cloud but through the cloud as well. You can view all of your connections, not just those created with Megaport ONE.

This single pane of glass visibility helps you create and manage cloud connections by providing the cloud service details needed to set up a successful connection to the provider in the Megaport ONE Portal. You no longer need to switch to the provider console for details. For example, while setting up an AWS connection, the Looking Glass retrieves the account details from Amazon and displays them in the CSP Looking Glass. Copy the details to set up the connection without leaving the Megaport ONE Portal.

Log in to the Megaport ONE Portal using your existing Megaport ONE credentials. To allow the Looking Glass to retrieve and display your cloud resource details, you need the CSP credentials onboarded through the onboarding script. Accounts that do not have CSP credentials are unable to view cloud resources through the CSP Looking Glass. For details, see Adding Credentials.

The CSP Looking Glass provides resources for these CSP deployments:

  • AWS Virtual Private Cloud for VIF and Hosted Connections
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Private Cloud and ExpressRoute
  • Google Cloud Platform Virtual Private Cloud and GCP Partner Interconnect
  • Oracle Cloud Virtual Cloud Network and Fast Connect


A message will appear at the top of the page to alert you if there are AWS connections that need to be accepted. You can accept AWS Public VIF, Private VIF, and Hosted Connections. If confirming a Private VIF, you can select the DCG (Direct Connect Gateway) or VPG (Virtual Private Gateway) to attach the VIF to.

What the Looking Glass tells you

The Looking Glass answers questions such as:

  • What are the VIFs associated with my AWS connection?
  • What is the connection ID for my AWS Direct Connect connection?
  • What is the autonomous system number (ASN) on the Amazon side of my Direct Connect Virtual Interface?
  • What is my service key for the Azure Express Route Circuit?
  • What is my pairing key for Google Cloud Platform?

Viewing the Looking Glass

Megaport ONE retrieves the CSP resource information from the provider and displays the details in the CSP Looking Glass. The cloud resources are available only after you have provisioned one or more connections to a CSP and have CSP credentials onboarded through the onboarding script. For details, see Adding Credentials.


The CSP resources displayed in the Looking Glass are read-only fields retrieved from your preconfigured provider account.

To view the Looking Glass

  1. Log in to the Megaport ONE Portal.
  2. Choose Tools > CSP Looking Glass.
  3. Select a CSP from the View Resources From drop-down list.

Select a CSP

The Looking Glass displays the cloud resources for the provider, including its logo, the resource name, type, status, region, and owner account ID number. The Status column includes explanatory hover text over each of the status indicators to further explain the current state of the connection.

To sort the table by column

  • Click the up or down triangle next to a column heading.
    The table columns reload, if necessary.
  • Click the triangle in the heading again to reverse the order.
    The triangle reflects the current bidirectional sort order.

To delete AWS Hosted connections

  1. Click Delete in the table for the AWS Hosted Connection that you want to delete.
  2. Type DELETE in all caps and click Delete to confirm.

To display cloud resource details

  • Click a resource name.

The information displayed varies by provider and the connection type. The values reflect the current configuration.

To copy a cloud resource to the clipboard

  • Mouse over the resource and click the clipboard icon next to the resource name.

Viewing cloud resource details

Last update: 2023-08-18