Release Notes 6.0.3

Our latest release on October 2, 2018 includes portal enhancements and fixes. Highlights of the release include:

  • Faster page load performance

  • Customers can now connect to other Equinix customers via private profiles

  • Enhanced Service Key Search

  • Port utilization statistics cards are removed from the portal

  • Enhanced security for new user signup process

Full Release Notes

This patch includes fixes and enhancements to a few key areas: Capability, Experience, Service, and Security.

1. Capability

1.1 Customers can now connect to other Equinix customers with private profiles.

You can access this feature on the Create a ConnectionConnection is a general term that refers to any solution that results in the ability to pass data from one point to another. Connections can be made with Layer 2 or Layer 3 technology, may involve several parts or components and can be created from the portal or with APIs in a variety of ways. page. Just select I want to connect to: Another ECX FabricECX Fabric is an advanced interconnection solution that improves performance by providing a direct, private network connection Customer. You can search for any other ECX Fabric profiles you have been given access to.

1.2 On-demand sync capabilities for Azure ExpressRoute

On-demand sync capabilities have been updated for Azure connections. Pending BGPBorder Gateway Protocol. A standardized exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information between autonomous systems on the internet connections now also have platform sync.

2. Experience

2.1 Faster Page load performance

Page load time is now even faster than prior releases.

2.2 Layer 2 Service Profiles names

Layer 2 Service Profiles now consistently display the correct names. This fixes a bug where during the create a connection process, Layer 2 Service profile names may not have displayed correctly.

2.3 Username Display

Your username now displays accurately in all places throughout the portal. Previously, some users may have seen an error or null in place of their username.

2.4 Load more connections is renamed Load More

The Load more connections button at the bottom of Your Inventory has been changed from Load more connections to Load more.

2.5 Connection details now display location accurately

Service profiles now display the correct region associated with the account. This fixes a bug where the service profile displayed the wrong region relevant to the account, for example, displaying Japan (JP) instead of United States (US).

3. Service

3.1 Search with Service Key functionality is enabled when Include Incoming connections is selected

You can now search through Incoming Connections when Include Incoming Connections is selected.

3.2 Dashboard's pending action model reloads after user action within the model

After a user accepts/rejects a pending connection, dashboard and inventory pages will automatically reload to reflect the change.

3.3 Parent account level permissions updated

Routing instances can be viewed and edited through parent accounts.

3.4 Switch between private and public connection cards

If you’d like to switch between public and private profiles, you can select or unselect the I want to connect to cards. Change in the type of profiles will display automatically.

3.5 Reseller impersonation connection count

When resellers impersonate users, the Active connections count and all connections display properly.

3.6 Changes to Order Process

Purchase Order number, SellerA seller is a user who makes their services available to end customers through ECX. This guide refers to sellers for shorthand, but ECX generally regards a “seller” as an activity rather than a static person. Region code and Seller Metro code are no longer required to complete a connection. These fields still exist,but are now optional.

3.7 New error message for having No Ports Available

Prior to creating a connection, users whose accounts do not have ECX ports will receive a No Ports Available error message when trying to create a connection. However, users can log in with no ECX Ports available.

3.8 Outgoing/Incoming connections details now display further buyerA buyer is a user who connects to an available service through ECX. A buyer can be an enterprise end customer of the seller service or an aggregator, managed service provider, network service provider or system integrator company that bundles its service offerings with ECX. information

Previously, buyer side information that was present on the classic portal (IP, BGP, ASN, and Prefixes) did not display. Connections now display all these fields for buyer side connections.

3.9 Text change for Create Connection page

During the create a connection process, the phrase “This will be your outer tag” has been removed from the enter a VLAN ID field. This is for Dot.1q buyer port customers. The field still serves the same function – to enter a VLAN ID, and the remaining text should more clear to users.

3.10 The delete button is available for subaccount users

Previously, subaccount users would run into an error when trying to delete. Now, the delete function works as designed.

3.11 Port utilization statistics cards are removed from the portal

Users will no longer be able to see any port utilization statistics. This is a temporary removal of the port utilization statistics card, due to some backend changes.

4. Security

4.1 Security questions enabled

New users will have to complete security questions during the account sign up process. These security questions will allow users to recover their accounts if they have forgotten their password.

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