Ordering a Dedicated Interconnect connection

Ordering a Dedicated Interconnect connection starts the creation process of your Interconnect connection. When you order an Interconnect connection, you specify details such as the capacity and the location of your connection.

You can request the following capacities:

  • 1 x 10-Gbps (10 Gbps) circuit up to 8 x 10-Gbps (80 Gbps) circuits
  • 1 x 100-Gbps (100 Gbps) circuit up to 2 x 100-Gbps (200 Gbps) circuits

Console

  1. In the Google Cloud Console, go to the Cloud Interconnect Physical connections tab.

    Go to Physical connections

  2. Click Set up connection.

  3. Select Dedicated Interconnect, and then click Continue.

  4. Select Order new Dedicated Interconnect, and then click Continue.

  5. Specify the details of the Interconnect connection:

    • Name: A name for the Interconnect connection. This name is displayed in the Cloud Console and is used by the gcloud command-line tool to reference the connection, such as my-interconnect.
    • Location: The physical location where the Interconnect connection is created. Your on-premises network must meet Google Cloud's network in this location.
    • Capacity: The total capacity of your Interconnect connection, which is determined by the number and size of the circuits that you order.

      Select one of the following options:

      • 1 x 10-Gbps circuit in 10-Gbps increments up to 8 x 10-Gbps (80 Gbps) circuits
      • 1 x 100-Gbps (100 Gbps) circuit
      • 2 x 100-Gbps (200 Gbps) circuits
  6. Click Next.

  7. If you require redundancy, specify details for your duplicate Interconnect connection, and then click Next.

  8. Specify your contact information:

    • Company name: The name of your organization to put in the LOA as the party authorized to request a connection.
    • Technical contact: An email address where notifications about this connection are sent. You don't need to enter your own address; you are included in all notifications. You can specify only one address.
  9. Review your order. Check that your Interconnect connection details and contact information are correct. If everything is correct, click Place order. If not, go back and edit the connection details.

  10. On the order confirmation page, review the next steps, and then click Done.

gcloud

  1. Create an Interconnect connection that is a connection type of DEDICATED:

    gcloud compute interconnects create INTERCONNECT_NAME \
       --customer-name=NAME \
       --interconnect-type=DEDICATED \
       --link-type=LINK_TYPE \
       --location=LOCATION_NAME \
       --requested-link-count=NUMBER_OF_LINKS \
      [--noc-contact-email=EMAIL_ADDRESS] \
      [--description=STRING]
    

    Replace the following values:

    • INTERCONNECT_NAME: a name for the Interconnect connection; this name is displayed in the Cloud Console and is used by the gcloud command-line tool to reference the connection, such as my-interconnect
    • NAME: the name of your organization to put in the LOA as the party authorized to request a connection
    • LINK_TYPE:
      • If you want your Interconnect connection to be made up of 10-Gbps circuits, replace LINK_TYPE with LINK_TYPE_ETHERNET_10G_LR.
      • If you want your connection to be made up of 100-Gbps circuits, replace LINK_TYPE with LINK_TYPE_ETHERNET_100G_LR.
    • LOCATION_NAME: specifies the location where the Interconnect connection is created; to list the names of locations, see Listing locations
    • NUMBER_OF_LINKS: number of circuits of type link-type; this field combined with --link-type determines your total connection capacity. For example, for 2 x 100-Gbps (200 Gbps) circuits, this number would be 2.
    • EMAIL_ADDRESS and STRING: optional; for the NOC contact, you can specify only one email address—you don't need to enter your own address because you are included in all notifications
  2. For redundancy, create a duplicate Interconnect connection that is in the same location but in a different edge availability domain (metro availability zone). For more information, see Duplicating an existing connection for redundancy.

After you order an Interconnect connection, Google emails you a confirmation and allocates ports for you. When the allocation is complete, Google generates LOA-CFAs for your connections and emails them to you.

All the automated emails are sent to the NOC contact and the email address of the Google Account used when ordering the Interconnect connection. You can also get your LOA-CFAs by using the Cloud Console.

You can use the Interconnect connection only after your connections have been provisioned and tested for light levels and IP connectivity.

What's next

  • To provision your Interconnect connections, see Retrieving LOA-CFAs.

  • To help you solve common issues that you might encounter when using Cloud Interconnect, see Troubleshooting.