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Manual Chapter: Configuring Cloud Interconnection for AWS
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Create a virtual interface in the AWS Management Console

AWS requires you to configure endpoints that the Direct Connections will terminate on. In AWS terminology, these are called virtual interfaces.
  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console (
  2. On the home page, in the Networking & Content Delivery section, click Direct Connect.
  3. On the left pane, click Connections.
  4. In the Connections list, click the row to view the connection details.
  5. Click the Create Virtual Interface link.
  6. Complete the settings. When an option is not listed here, you can accept the default setting.
    Option Description
    Connection The primary connection name and ID.
    Virtual Interface Name A name, for example aws_pri_vi.
    Auto-generate peer IPs
    Important: Clear this check box.
    Your router peer IP The AWS router address, for example,
    Amazon router peer IP BIG-IP system's router address, for example,
    BGP ASN You can use any valid BGP ASN number, for example, 22317.
  7. Click Continue.
    The screen displays the interfaces. After a few minutes, the state changes from pending to down.
  8. In the list of virtual interfaces, click the row to view the interface details.
  9. Click the Download Router Configuration link.
  10. Accept the defaults and click Download.
    The file, for example, uswest2-<>-cgate_vi_secondary.txt, is downloaded.
  11. Open the file with a text editor and note the IP address and neighbor information. You will need this later for your BGP routing configuration.
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