Oracle FastConnect

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Oracle FastConnect allows you to connect to the public internet for connecting your network with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and other Oracle Cloud services. FastConnect provides an easy, elastic, and economical way to create a dedicated and private connection with higher bandwidth options, and a more reliable and consistent networking experience when compared to internet-based connections.

For more on Oracle FastConnect, see https://cloud.oracle.com/fastconnect.

Equinix supports all FastConnect connectivity models like:

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

  • Oracle Government Cloud

For more detailed information from Oracle, see:

Connecting to FastConnect

  1. Log into the OCI Console and select the region you want.

  2. To create the Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG), go to Networking, select Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG), and enter your options into the form and submit. Wait for the DRG to be provisioned.

  3. To attach the DRG to a Virtual Cloud Network (VCN), select your previously created DRG, then select Attach to Virtual Cloud Network.

    Note: Be sure this is associated with your desired VCN Compartment and VCN.

  4. Configure the VCN subnet route table to send traffic to DRG. Select Virtual Cloud Networks in the Networking and select your desired VCN in the Compartment.

  5. To create a connection, select Equinix Cloud Exchange. Click continue.

  6. Enter your information into the 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. form and click Continue.
  7. Copy to OCID in the Connection Created confirmation. The Virtual Circuit is now in Pending Provider state.

  8. Log in to the Equinix Fabric Portal.

  9. From Connections, select Create Connections.

  10. Select the Oracle Cloud Service Profile service profile you want (such as, OCI – FastConnect Layer 2) then click Create a Connection.

  11. Note: Remember that charges begin as soon as the connection request is submitted.

  12. Select a connection source and destination metro.

  13. Complete the connection request form and submit the order.

  14. Complete the BGPBorder Gateway Protocol. A standardized exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information between autonomous systems on the internet setup in the Oracle Cloud Console.

    Configure your CPE to establish BGP sessionA routing session configured between two peers using the BGP. For standards reference, please see http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4271.txt(s) with the DRG and exchange routes. Note that Oracle’s ASN is 31898 which is needed when setting up the BGP peering session. Here are some suggested steps:

    • Check BGP is up – this can be viewed on your CPE or in the Oracle Console via the FastConnect VC state

    • Check prefixes received and sent on your CPE

    • Ping or trace route to the DRG using the IP that was setup as the Oracle BGP Peer IP

    • Ping or trace route to the Bare Metal host or VM within Oracle Cloud

    • Establish fail over testing to validate network design as needed

    You can confirm the connection status from the Inventory page.