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.
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:
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
Ethernet circuit between Oracle NNI and A end customer site
Handoff to customer is via a dedicated port (open mode) or via an NNI/hub (add VLAN).
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.
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).