Tutorial: Setting Up a DirectLink Connection for a Net

The goal of this tutorial is to create a DirectLink connection that enables you to reach a Net you created in the Region corresponding to the DirectLink location.

In this tutorial, you learn:

  • The process and requirements to have a DirectLink connection created

  • How to configure the DirectLink connection for a Net

  1. Identify the DirectLink location for the Region you want to connect to. For more information, see Getting Information About DirectLink Locations.

  2. Create a Net and the virtual gateway required for the DirectLink connection:

    1. Create a Net in the Region where you want to create a DirectLink connection. For more information, see Creating a Net.

    2. Create a virtual gateway in this Region. For more information, see Creating a Virtual Gateway.

    3. Attach this virtual gateway to the Net. For more information, see Linking a Virtual Gateway.

  3. Ensure that you have an appropriate router or a fiber-optic cable in the same datacenter as the DirectLink location, or ask any network service provider to thread a cable there for you. For more information about technical requirements for your router and the cable used for the connection, see About DirectLink.

  4. Request a DirectLink connection for the location of your choice and with the bandwidth you need. For more information, see Requesting a Connection.
    Once the connection is accepted, you receive a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from 3DS OUTSCALE by email.

  5. Give the LOA to your network service provider that will ask the datacenter to connect your fiber-optic cable to the DirectLink router.
    The physical connection is created.

  6. Configure your physical connection with one or more DirectLink interfaces using the ID of the virtual gateway attached to your Net. For more information, see Creating a DirectLink Interface.
    Your DirectLink connection is set up.

    You can create several DirectLink interfaces for a same DirectLink connection to reach several Nets or to use several VLANs.

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