Order an Equinix Fabric Port

Equinix Fabric ports are available in various configurations including standard and metro ports, remote ports, and extended ports, depending on where customers are located in relation to the physical Equinix Fabric equipment.

How to Order Ports Video

Using Equinix Platform (IAM):

Equinix Fabric users participating in Equinix Platform (IAM) can use the Context Switcher to set or change the project they work with in Fabric. Only assets within the selected project are shown.

For more information, see Assign Unassigned Assets.

For more information about ports, see Port Types.

This topic demonstrates how to order ports through the Equinix Fabric portal:

  1. Log in to Equinix Fabric.

  2. Click Ports and select Order an Equinix Fabric Port.

  3. In the Port Details section, select where you want to create the connection:

    • My Cage in an Equinix IBX – You have your own equipment in an Equinix data center.

    • A Building Meet-Me-Room (BMMR) – You are using a neutral cage to connect to others.

    • A third party with a cage in an Equinix IBX – You are ordering a remote port and connecting via another party.

  1. Click a Location.

  2. Click an IBX.

  3. Select an Account.

  4. In the Port Configuration section, select a Connections Package.

    • Standard Package – You are charged a monthly recurring charge (MRC) for each connection made from the port.

    • Unlimited Package – You are charged a single MRC that includes the port and unlimited connections made from the port.

    • Ethernet Private Line (EPL) – You are charged a single MRC for one connection made from one EPL port to another.

  1. Select a Port Speed.

  2. Select a Port Interface Type.

  3. Click Next: Service Details.

  4. In the Service Details section, click the type of port you want to order.

    • A single port – Select if you want to order a single port.

      • Configure as a LAG port? – Click Yes if you want to add bandwidth without interrupting traffic to an existing LAG; or, if creating a new LAG port, you want to add bandwidth without interrupting traffic in the future. Otherwise, click No.

      • Encapsulation Frame Type – Click DOT1Q or QINQ.

      • Encapsulation TPID – Select an encapsulation TPID.

    • Redundant ports - Select if you want to create a redundant pair of ports.

      • Order a New Pair of Redundant Ports – Select to order two new ports and create a redundant pair.

      • Add One Port to Existing Port? – Select to order a single port and combine it with an existing port. Select the existing port.

      • Encapsulation Frame Type – Click DOT1Q or QINQ.

    • LAG ports – Select if you want to order a link aggregate to 1 - 8 ports.

      • LAG Order Type – Select New LAG Group or Add to existing LAG group.

      • Select Number of Ports – Select the number of ports for the New LAG Group.

      • Encapsulation Frame Type – Click DOT1Q or QINQ.

    • EPL ports – EPL auto-completes the relevant fields for you. EPL can only consist of a single untagged port.

  1. Click Next: Connection Details.

  2. In the Connection Details section:

    • Connect New Port to Primary or Secondary Equinix Router – Select primary or secondary.

    • If you selected My Cage in the Equinix IBX in step 3, enter a patch panel name or browse to one to select.

    • Select a connector type.

    • Select the port(s).

    • If you selected A Building Meet-Me-Room or A third party who has a cage in Equinix IBX in step 3, click Upload to upload your Letter of Authorization (LOA). The LOA is provided by the owner of the third-party demarcation in the Equinix IBX.

  3. Enter the Circuit ID (if the option exists and one was provided.)

  4. Click Next: Contact and Billing Information.

  5. Review the contact information.

  6. Click Next: Review.

  7. Review your order and click Print Order Details to download your order summary.

  8. In the Pricing Information section, select I agree.

  9. In the Agreements section, select a signing option.

    Note: The Agreements section will vary depending on whether your account requires a signature. If it does not require a signature, view the order terms and click to accept on the portal. If a signature is required, select a signing option.

  10. Click Submit Order.

Print Order Summary

As you are working through the port ordering workflow, the pricing summary updates to show you how the options you choose affect the order price. To view a copy of the order complete with pricing, click Print Order Summary.