Create DirectCLOUD connection for GCloud
Written by DE-CIX Consulting Team
Updated over a week ago

In the DE-CIX portal, start with "Add Service" and choose "Add DirectCLOUD Service"

A new page should appear that guides you through the provisioning process.

Important to know is that you have to create the Partner Interconnection circuit first in your Google Cloud Portal. How to do this can be found here.

If you have chosen to create a redundant connection, you must go through this wizard two times.

On this page, click on the GCloud Icon to proceed and then push "Next."

In the next step, you have to provide the "Pairing Key" of the connection you want to provision. If you need any help retrieving this information, click on the Info-button. Click "Next" to proceed.

Now you are coming to the point where you have to specify the service details.

"Cloud On-Ramp Location": here, you choose where to connect to the Google Cloud

"Your Metro Area": please specify in which metro we should handover the service to you

"Bandwidth": The bandwidth you want to use.

"External reference" and "Purchase order" are optional fields and can be any text.

"Contract duration": you can choose the duration of the services and get different quotes

After filling in the information, click on "Next "to proceed.

On the next page, check all your values and place your order by clicking on the "Order" button. You can optionally add an "additional address for order confirmation".

Now the order will be processed. If everything is ready, you should see an order confirmation and should also receive an email. Click on "Next" to go to the technical part of the ordering process.

Depending on which is your configuration, you can add this cloud VLAN to an Access port or a CloudROUTER:

For this example, we will connect it to an access, click on add connection details.

Now you have to choose your "Access"; this is your access port where you want this service allocated.

You also have to specify how we should hand over the service to you. Here you have the options to choose: "port," "dot1q," or "qinq."

Depending on the chosen option, you have to specify the "VLAN" and "VLAN ethertype."

Click "Next" to finish the service creation.

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