Oracle FastConnect

Oracle FastConnect Video

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 supports a more reliable, consistent networking experience when compared to internet-based connections.

Equinix supports all FastConnect connectivity models, including:

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

  • Oracle Government Cloud

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Connect to Oracle FastConnect

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

  2. To create the Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG), go to Networking, select Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG), enter your options into the form, and click 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 Connection form and click Continue.
  7. Copy to OCID in the Connection Created confirmation. The Virtual Circuit is now in the Pending Provider state.

  8. Log in to Equinix Fabric.

  9. From Connections, select Create Connection.

  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 BGP setup in the Oracle Cloud Console.

    Configure your CPE to establish BGP session(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 that the BGP session is working. The session can be seen in your CPE or in the Oracle Console via the FastConnect VC state.

    • Check the received prefixes on your CPE.

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

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

    • Establish fail over testing to validate your network design as needed.

    You can confirm the connection status from the Connections Inventory page.