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Creating a Private VXC

This topic describes how to connect a private VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) to a Port in the Megaport network.

With a Port configured, you can deploy a private VXC to connect to another Port local to the current company account. A private VXC is essentially a point-to-point Ethernet connection between an A-End (your Port) and a B-End (the Private VXC destination type). For example, you could create an interconnect within a data center to extend your private network backbone capability, or connect a production data center to a redundant data center for disaster recovery.

For details on creating a private VXC for Megaport Cloud Router (MCR), see Creating an MCR VXC.

To deploy a private VXC

  1. In the Megaport ONE Portal, choose Networking > Services.
  2. Select the Port you want to use.
    If you haven’t already created a Port, see Creating a Port.
  3. Click Actions and select Add Connection.
    Add Connection

  4. From the Connection Type drop-down list, select Private VXC.

  5. Select the destination B-End service and location.
    Search for your preferred data center using the Country drop-down list, or enter a search term to filter results as you type. Click Clear Filters to reset the filters.
    Specify B-End

  6. Specify the VXC Configuration details:

    • Connection Name – Specify a name for the VXC that is easily identifiable. You can change the name later, if you like.
    • Rate Limit (Mbps) – Specify a rate limit, in Mbps. The maximum speed set by the lowest speed at each end.
    • A-End VLAN (optional) – Specify the 802.1q VLAN tag for this connection for the A-End. Each VXC is delivered as a separate VLAN on your Port. 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 will assign one.
      • Select Untag VLAN to deliver an untagged VLAN. However, this consumes the entire Port and prevents any other VXCs from being deployed on this Port.
    • B-End VLAN (optional) – Specify the 802.1q VLAN tag for this connection that you will receive through the B-End VLAN.
      Private VXC Details


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

  7. 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.

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

  8. Click Create Connection.

  9. Click Confirm to order the private VXC.
    Repeat these steps to configure further VXCs.
    Review Connection

When the VXCs are deployed, you can view them in the Networking > Services page. Note that the service identifier number is the same for the VXCs at both ends of the connection.

Last update: 2023-11-14