You must create virtual circuits
over the dedicated links that are directly connected to the BIG-IP®
In the Equinix Cloud Exchange Portal, on the top toolbar, click
Complete the fields.
||The colo location where the BIG-IP systems will physically be
||AWS Direct Connect
Virtual Circuit Name
||A name, for example aws_pri for the primary
BIG-IP system in AWS.
||The primary BIG-IP system port.
Buyer-side VLAN ID
||A tag you will use in a BIG-IP system. In this example, it is
AWS Account ID
||In the AWS Management console, at the top right, click
. The account number displays at the top right.|
Click Create Virtual Circuit.
Open the AWS Management Console and from the Services menu at the top of the
screen, under Networking & Content Delivery, click Direct
In the left pane, click Connections.
Within a few minutes, the connection you created in Equinix should
Expand the connection to view details, and select the check box to accept the
Now return to the Equinix portal. From the menu at the top of the page, click
Connections and expand your connection again.
Click Accept Hosted Connection and enter your access key
and secret key.
The state of the connection in AWS
changes to available.
Now complete these steps for the
secondary BIG-IP system.