Add Redundancy to a Single Virtual Device

A secondary device can be added to an active Network Edge device to create a redundant pair. Adding resiliency to an existing device eliminates the need to start over with two new devices, saving time and adding flexibility.

To add a secondary device to an active Network Edge device:

  1. Sign in to Equinix Fabric.
  2. From the Network Edge menu, select Virtual Device Inventory.
  3. Click on the device you want to edit. The virtual device details will display.
  4. Click Add a Secondary Device.

    By default, With a Redundant Device, Add an additional, redundant device to an existing device, the primary device location, and the primary device will be selected.
  5. Click Begin Creating Edge Devices.
  6. Click View Primary Device Summary to view account details, device details, license information, notification details, and bandwidth information for the primary device.

  7. Select a location for the secondary device.

    By default, Select the same Metro as your primary device will be selected and the metro will be highlighted.

  8. Select a billing account.

    Click Select the same billing account as your existing primary device, and that billing account will display in the drop-down menu.

  9. Click Next: Device Details. Device Details default to the same selections as the primary device.

    Note: A redundant device with a newer software version (non-retired version) can be added to the primary device. However, having two devices in a redundant pair with different software versions might affect performance. We recommend that you update the software version for your primary device.

  10. If you chose a different billing account than the one used for the primary device, select a term length in the Term Length section.

  11. Click Next: Additional Services. Additional Services default to the same selections as the primary device.

  12. Click Next: Review.

  13. In the Terms & Conditions box, click Review and Accept Order Terms.
  14. Select I have read and understand these terms and click Accept.
  15. Click Create Virtual Device.

The order confirmation page will display with a preview of your submitted order and a list of next steps. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the order details. You will receive a second email once the connection is provisioned.