Create a Connection with a Z-Side Token

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PurposeA Z-side service token can be used to create a virtual connection to a service provider or another Equinix Fabric customer.

In order to create the connection, you must have a valid service token shared with you by a reseller, carrier, service provider, or other Equinix Fabric customer. The service token is typically provided in an email.

To create a connection with a Z-Side token:

  1. Log in to the Equinix Fabric portal.

  2. On the Connections menu, click Create a Connection.

  3. On the Connect using Service Token card, click Enter Service Token.

  4. In the Redeem Service Token prompt, paste the service token provided by the service provider.

  5. Click Validate.

  6. Once the service token has been validated, click Redeem. The connection order workflow will display.

  7. In the Origin section, click Port.

  8. Select a Location. All of the available ports in the selected location will display.

  9. Select a port.

    Note: Only the port(s) on which the Z-side token was created will be available for selection.

  10. Click Next.

  11. In the Connection Information section, enter a connection name and the VLAN ID.

  12. Enter the purchase order number (Optional).

  13. Select a Connection Speed. Connection speed options are pre-defined by the service provider.

  14. Click Next.

  15. Review your order.

  16. Click Submit Order. A confirmation page will display with information about the connection, including the unique ID and a link to view the connection in your Connections Inventory.