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Manual Chapter: Configuring Cloud Interconnection for Azure
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Create an ExpressRoute circuit in the Azure portal

The colo provider requires that you create an ExpressRoute circuit.
  1. Log in to the Azure portal (
  2. Click More Services > ExpressRoute circuits.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Complete the fields.
    Note: Metered is a more cost-efficient billing model for a proof of concept.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Now view the gateway properties and send the service key to the colo provider.

Create a connection and peering in the Azure portal

In the Azure portal, open the ExpressRoute and confirm that the Circuit status is Enabled and Provider status is Provisioned.

Azure requires you to configure peering and connections that the ExpressRoute will terminate on.

  1. Select the ExpressRoute you created.
  2. Click Connections and create one.
  3. Click Peerings and create a private peering.
    Option Description
    Peer ASN For example, 22317.
    Primary subnet For example,
    Secondary subnet For example,
    VLAN ID For example, 3011.
    Shared key For example, gf43jsd92ksa-djkakf.
  4. Click Save.
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