Connector Details

A connector brings two other components together. In the context of a basic Layer 3 service, this is between a port and an RI, though it can and will have other functions in the future. If the port is a tagged interface, the connector does this with a VLAN. The nature or setup of both the port and RI are generally not relevant and don't affect how the connector is configured, except as noted below in limitations.

Connecting a port and an RI together allows a user to peer with Equinix using eBGP at either end of the below diagram:

The following parameters are required to create a connector:

  • Select RI - the RI where this connector will be attached

  • Select Port - the port where this connector will be attached

  • Connector Name - this will default to [port name] to [RI name] but the user can enter any value they want, as long as it's unique to their account and that metro

  • Conditional (C-Tag) - if the selected port is a Dot1Q or a Q-in-Q port, user enters a valid VLAN value (if the port is untagged no VLAN is entered)

  • Conditional (S-Tag) - if the selected port is a Q-in-Q port, user enters a valid VLAN value (if the port is untagged, no VLAN is entered)

  • Notifications - any email addresses that will receive notifications about this component

Optional Services

The following optional services are available on the Connector component:


At this time, the connector component is limited to connecting one port and one RI together. As the connector is a generic component, however, users should be aware it will not always be limited to this and will apply in many other scenarios.

Once provisioned, assigned IP addresses will appear on the connector details for a user to create their own configurations, but don't appear until orchestration is complete.

Although users can create multiple connectors from the same or multiple ports to the same RI, the system will not allow connectors from more than one chassis group to the same RI.