Ordering a dedicated connection starts the creation
of your interconnect. When you order an interconnect, you specify details such
as the capacity and the location of your interconnect. Currently, the minimum
capacity that you can request is one (10 Gbps) circuit and the maximum is eight
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- Go to the Cloud Interconnect Physical connections tab in the
Google Cloud Platform Console.
Go to Physical connections tab
- Select Set up connection.
- Select Dedicated Interconnect and then select Continue.
- Select Order new Dedicated Interconnect and then select Continue.
- Specify the details of the interconnect and then select Next.
- Name — A name for the interconnect. This name is displayed
in the console and used by the
gcloudcommand-line tool to reference the interconnect, such as
- Location — The physical location where the interconnect is created. Your on-premises network must meet Google's network in this location.
- Capacity — The total capacity of your interconnect. The capacity is determined by the number of circuits that you order, where each circuit is 10 Gbps.
- Name — A name for the interconnect. This name is displayed in the console and used by the
- If you require redundancy, specify details for your duplicate interconnect and then select Next.
- Specify your contact information.
- Company name — The name of your organization to put in the LOA as the party authorized to request a cross connect.
- Technical contact — An email address where notifications about this interconnect are sent. You don't need to enter your own address; you'll be included in all notifications. Note that you can specify only one address.
- Review your order. Check that your interconnect details and contact information are correct. If everything is correct, select Place order. If not, go back and edit the interconnect details.
- On the order confirmation page, review the next steps and then select Done.
- Create an interconnect that is an interconnect type of
gcloud compute interconnects create [INTERCONNECT_NAME]
--customer-namethe name of your organization to put in the LOA as the party authorized to request a cross connect.
--link-typecurrently only supports 10 Gbps circuits (
--locationspecifies the location where the interconnect is created. To list the names of locations, see Listing Locations.
--requested-link-countnumber of circuits of type
link-type. This field combined with
--link-typedetermines your total interconnect capacity.
--descriptionare optional. For the NOC contact, you can specify only one email address. You don't need to enter your own address; you'll be included in all notifications.
After you order an interconnect, Google emails you a confirmation and allocates ports for you. When the allocation is complete, Google generates LOA-CFAs for your cross connects and emails them to you. All of the automated emails are sent to the NOC contact and the person who ordered the interconnect. You can also get your LOA-CFAs by using the console, see Retrieving LOA-CFAs.
You'll be able to use the interconnect only after your cross connects have been provisioned and tested for light levels and IP connectivity.
You'll need to retrieve your LOA-CFAs and submit your LOA-CFAs to your vendor so that they can provision your cross connects. Contact the colocation facility that you're working with for more information.