View AWS Direct Connect Connections
For AWS Direct Connect, the connection information shown to the buyer (A-side) is as follows:
- Connections: the name of the connection which your company has Note that for AWS Direct Connect, this is called hosted connection on the AWS Management Console
- Seller-side Service: the name of the service the connection is connected to (i.e., AWS)
- Service Key: Your unique AWS account id for the connection you You need to acquire this from AWS
- Buyer-side VLAN ID: the VLAN ID the buyer uses to identify the connection within the selected port. This is the Outer Tag (i.e., sTag) if the 1ad tagging mechanism is used on the buy-side. If not, it is the 802.1Q VLAN tag
- VLAN Speed: speed of the connection. Note that only 200Mbps and 500Mbps are supported for connectiv- ity to AWS Direct Connect with standard ports and 50Mbps, 100Mbps, 200Mbps, 300Mbps, 400Mbps and 500Mbps are available with Unlimited Connections Package (formerly buyout ports)
- State: AWS Direct Connect provisioning state and network status for the connection (i.e., AWS Direct Connect hosted connection). Following are the different states the AWS connection goes through:
- Being Provisioned—Connection request has been sent to AWS
- Ordering—AWS has acknowledged the Connection is now visible on the AWS portal. A message “Accepted Hosted Connection” now appears on the Equinix CXP on top of the page
- Pending—You have entered Access Key and Secret Key and accept the hosted connection
- Available—Final Provisioned State
- Status: For AWS connection, this field has no value and it will remain empty
Delete AWS Direct Connect Connections
For AWS Direct Connect, make sure all the virtual interfaces within the hosted connection are deleted before deleting the hosted connection. CXP will not allow you to delete the hosted connection when there are active virtual interface(s) within the hosted connection.
View deleted connections
If you want to see that deleted connection, click on “Show Deleted Layer 2 Connections.”
If the CSP requires redundancy to be associated with the same unique authorization key, remember to delete both connections to completely remove the service. The deletion is performed end-to-end in less than 5 minutes if the seller has completed API integration with ECX. Otherwise, the seller will be notified by email that there is a pending delete request. The seller will then come to CXP to manually confirm the deletion. While you are waiting for the seller to confirm the deletion, you will see VC state as “Pending Delete.” The provisioning state in the Connections tab will change to “Deleted” after the seller confirms.
Note: Billing automatically stops for ECX connections at the timestamp when the Delete Connection request is submitted correctly on CXP. The billing stop does not wait until the seller (CSP) confirms the deletion.