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Connecting to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) private connection model is called FastConnect. FastConnect provides private connectivity and self-service provisioning including full API-level integration.

When connecting to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) through FastConnect with Megaport ONE, the Virtual Cross Connect (VXC) forms the Layer 2 component of the connection. Layer 3 BGP connectivity is established directly between you and Oracle.

A common FastConnect deployment might look like this:

FastConnect deployment

Note

Oracle offers an SLA on its FastConnect connectivity but the SLA requires two FastConnect VXCs for redundancy.

Tip

You can connect to OCI through FastConnect with Megaport ONE using the OCI console without having to switch between the Oracle and Megaport ONE Portals. For details, see A simple guide: OCI and Megaport are now integrated.

There are two stages involved with establishing a FastConnect connection.

  • Create the FastConnect in the Oracle console with Megaport as the provider.
  • Provision the VXC in the Megaport ONE Portal to connect to your FastConnect location.

To create the FastConnect in the Oracle console

  1. Log in to the Oracle console and select the region from the upper-right corner.
    Oracle console

  2. Create a Compartment or select an existing Compartment to deploy these new resources.
    Compartment

  3. Select Networking and create your Virtual Cloud Network (VCN), Dynamic Routing Gateway, and the FastConnect.
    Networking details
    When you create the FastConnect in the Oracle Console, you will be provided with the OCID.

  4. Copy this OCID and then log in to the Megaport ONE Portal.

If you plan to use a private virtual circuit (private peering), you need a Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG). Use the Oracle Cloud infrastructure Console to set up a DRG, attach it to your VCN, and update routing in your VCN to include a route rule to send traffic to the DRG. It’s easy to forget to update the route table but without the route rule, no traffic will flow.

To create the Megaport ONE connection to Oracle FastConnect

  1. In the Megaport ONE Portal, choose Networking > Services.
    If you haven’t already created a Port, see Creating a Port.
  2. Select the Port you want to use.
  3. Click Actions and choose Add Connection.
    Add Connection
  4. Choose Cloud Virtual Cross Connect as the Connection Type.
  5. Select Oracle Cloud as the Cloud Provider.
  6. Specify the Oracle Configuration details:

    • Oracle Virtual Circuit ID – Enter your Oracle Virtual Circuit ID (OCID).
      Megaport ONE verifies the ID and displays the available port locations based on the FastConnect region. (For example, if your FastConnect service is deployed in Ashburn, you only see the Ashburn FastConnect targets).
    • Available Oracle Ports – Select a target location for your first connection.
      Target location
  7. Specify the VXC Configuration details:

    • VXC Name – The name of your VXC to be shown in the Megaport ONE Portal.

    • Rate Limit – This is the speed of your connection in Mbps. Enter the same rate or up to the rate you specified in the Oracle console.

    • A-End VLAN (optional) – Specify a VLAN ID for this connection. This must be a unique VLAN ID on this Port and can range from 2 to 4093. If you specify a VLAN ID that is already in use, the system displays the next available VLAN number. The VLAN ID must be unique to proceed with the order. If you don’t specify a value, Megaport ONE will assign one.
      Alternatively, you can click Untag VLAN to remove the VLAN tagging for this connection. The untagged option limits you to only one VXC deployed on this Port.
      Connection details

  8. Specify the Billing Details:

    • Service Level Reference (optional) – Specify a unique identifying number for the VXC to be used for billing purposes, such as a cost center number or a unique customer ID. The service level reference number appears for each service under the Product section of the invoice. You can also edit this field for an existing service.

      Note

      Partner-managed accounts can apply a Partner Deal to a service.

    • Promo Code – If you have a promo code, enter it and click Add Code.

  9. Click Create Connection to deploy the VXC.

  10. Review the connection details and click Confirm to deploy the connection. The deployment can take several minutes.
    To deploy a second FastConnect (recommended), create a second FastConnect on the Oracle Console, copy the new Virtual Circuit ID into the Megaport ONE Portal, and repeat these steps.

Note

Oracle regions are independent of other regions. Each FastConnect connects to one region; connecting to multiple regions requires multiple FastConnects.

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Last update: 2023-01-21