EVP-LAN Support for Network Edge

Multipoint-to-Multipoint EVP-LAN Connections

Network Edge supports EVP-LAN connection to allow multipoint-to-multipoint networking. EVP-LAN enables you to interconnect your data center assets across many locations through a common network instead of requiring direct connections between individual locations. This topic describes how to create a private multipoint-to-multipoint network and connect to that network from your Network Edge devices.

The primary use case for connecting a Virtual Device into an EVP-LAN network is connecting all customer assets that are part of that network (including Virtual Devices) over a single multipoint-to-multipoint network instead of connecting the assets through individual point-to-point connections.

Sample scenarios for connecting a Virtual Device into an EVP-LAN network include:

  • Connect Network Edge devices to multiple assets in the same or different IBX cages

  • Extend NSP connection (BYOC) in a given metro to another Network Edge device in a different metro.

The high-level workflow for integrating an EVP-LAN network with Network Edge is:

  1. Create an EVP-LAN network.

  2. Connect your device to your EVP-LAN network.

  3. Check your Connectivity.

As of the 2023.10 release (October 2023), the following conditions exist when integrating EVP-LAN to Network Edge:

  • Multiple Network Edge virtual devices per a single metro are allowed in a particular EVP-LAN Network.

  • All device types are supported.

  • All deployment types (Single, Redundant and Cluster) are supported.

  • Both Equinix-Configured and Self-Configured devices are supported.

Create EVP-LAN Network

For instructions on creating your EVP-LAN network, see the Create a Network section of Multipoint-to-Multipoint Connections.

Connect Device to EVP-LAN Network

Important: The maximum aggregated bandwidth allowed for each metro on a network is 10 Gbps

To connect your device to your EVP-LAN network:

  1. Sign in to Equinix Fabric.
  2. Click Create Connection.
  3. On the My Own Assets card, click Connect to My Own Assets.
  4. On the Connect to a Network card, click Create Connection.
  5. In the Destination section, click EVP-LAN, and select the EVP-LAN network you’ve created in the previous section.
  6. In the Origin section, click Virtual Device.
  7. Select a location.
  8. Select a Virtual Device type (Virtual Devices, Redundant Devices, Clusters).
  9. Select a connection type.
  10. Select one or more devices in the location you selected.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Enter a name for your connection.
  13. (Optional) Enter the Purchase Order Number.
  14. Select a Connection Speed.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Review your order and click Submit Order.

Check Connectivity

The order confirmation window contains the connection ID, the connection preview, and a link to the Connections Inventory where you can view your connection details and check the status. Go to the Network Inventory to view your network.