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Oracle FastConnect

Oracle FastConnect hosted ports

To create a new Oracle FastConnect connection, customers first need to create a FastConnect service via the Oracle Cloud portal.

The following information needs to be entered:

  • Select “Oracle Provider” and then “Colt DCA”
  • Select a “Private/Public” domain
  • Enter the FastConnect port bandwidth (1G-10G)
  • Enter the BGP routing details

Once the FastConnect service has been created, customers will be assigned a Service Key – this will be required to create a cloud port in the Colt On Demand portal.

FastConnect hosted services are handed over on a shared NNI between Colt and Oracle.

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Connections to Oracle FastConnect hosted ports

Connections to Oracle FastConnect ports are based on a 1:1 circuit connection to hosted port mapping. The cloud B end configuration is always based on single 802.1Q VLAN* – this is automatically configured when the default “Cloud VLAN” option is selected. * The Ethertype is 8100, although this is not visible to customers

The standard VLAN modes apply at the customer A end port, which are summarised in the below table:

Application
Open port Circuit occupies whole A end port Port based handover, all traffic on the customer port is mapped to the cloud port
Add VLAN Customer uses single tagged VLAN to map traffic VLAN added on egress, towards customer (in translation mode). VLAN can be S-VLAN (88a8) or C-VLAN (8100). Standard H&S config. VLAN contains three “inner” VLANs. Customer needs to map inner VLANs to “outer” tag

Oracle FastConnect configuration

The below diagram summarises the configuration:

Oracle Fast Connect Configuration
  • 1

    Handoff to Oracle is via a VLAN on a pair of NNIs - based on 802.1Q tagging, Colt automatically assigns VLAN addresses on the Oracle NNI

  • 2

    Ethernet circuit between Oracle NNI and A end customer site

  • 3

    Handoff to customer is via a dedicated port (open mode) or via an NNI/hub (add VLAN).

  • 4

    Customer is responsible for establishing BGP peering between their router & Oracle

End-to-end customer journey

The customer journey to establish end to end connectivity to an Oracle FastConnect port is illustrated below.

Oracle Fast Connect Customer Journey

FastConnect Dedicated Ports

Connections to 1Gbps & 10Gbps FastConnect dedicated ports can be supported via a standard DCNet On Demand port – providing a DC cross connect is requested via the On Demand portal (the Google LOA should be attached to the cross connect request).