Disabling VLAN attachments

You can temporarily disable a VLAN attachment for a Partner Interconnect connection so that it stops forwarding packets. This can be useful, for example, for testing failover.

Disable one connection to test that the redundant connection can successfully serve traffic.

Console

  1. In the Google Cloud Console, go to the Cloud Interconnect VLAN attachments tab.

    Go to VLAN attachments

  2. Select a VLAN attachment to disable.

  3. On the VLAN attachment details page, click Disable. The attachment stops forwarding packets within a minute or two. To re-enable the attachment, click Enable.

gcloud

  1. To disable an existing active attachment, use the --no-admin-enabled flag:

    gcloud compute interconnects attachments partner update my-attachment
        --region us-central1
        --no-admin-enabled
    

    The attachment stops forwarding packets within a minute or two.

    To enable the attachment, use the --admin-enabled flag.

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