Installation of OVHcloud Connect Direct from the OVHcloud Control Panel

Find out how to set up your OVHcloud Connect Direct solution via the OVHcloud Control Panel

Last updated 28th September 2020

Objective

With OVHcloud Connect, you can link your company network to your private OVHcloud vRack network, without creating a VPN tunnel through the internet. This will give you a quicker, more stable connection with guaranteed bandwidth.

This guide will show you how to set up the OVHcloud Connect Direct solution via the OVHcloud Control Panel.

Requirements

To ensure correct operation of this service, you must be aware of the technical capabilities and limitations of the OVHcloud Connect solution and configure your network devices accordingly.

Instructions

Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, click Bare Metal Cloud in the top navigation bar, then select Network from the left-hand menu. Open OVHcloud Connect and click on your solution.

ovhcloud connect selection

Step 1: Associating a vRack

You will need to link a vRack to your solution first. Click the Attach a vRack button and select an existing vRack from the drop-down menu.

vRack association

A message will confirm the vRack association.

vRack association

Step 2: Adding a PoP configuration

Changing the PoP configuration from L2 to L3, or vice versa, would require deleting the entire configuration. We advise you to think carefully about your configuration choice before going any further.

For more details on the differences between levels L2 and L3, see our FAQ.

Configuration

Once you have linked your vRack, two PoP configuration menus will appear. Click the Add a PoP configuration button in the first menu, select L2 from the drop-down menu, then confirm.

adding PoP L2

The L2 configuration will then be enabled in the two PoP configuration menus.

adding PoP L2

Configuration L3

Once you have connected your vRack, click Add a PoP configuration and select the L3 configuration from the drop-down menu.

adding PoP L3

You will then need to enter the following:

Information Description
Customer ASN Your AS BGP number, which is configured on your router located in the PoP
OVHcloud ASN The OVHcloud AS number that will be configured on the OVHcloud Connect routers located in the PoP
Subnetwork in /30 A size /30 IPv4 block, used for the link between your router and the OVHcloud Connect router located in the PoP

adding PoP L3

The PoP configuration menu will then appear.

ajout PoP

You can also add a second PoP L3 configuration via the second PoP configuration menu.

Step 3: Adding a data centre configuration

Configuration

When your PoP configuration is active, click Add a configuration under the DC configuration menu. Select a data centre from the drop-down menu and confirm.

add datacentre

add datacentre

The DC configuration will then begin.

add datacentre

Configuration L3

When your PoP configuration has been set, click Add a configuration under the DC configuration menu.

add datacentre

Select a data centre from the drop-down menu, then enter the information required.

Information Description
OVHcloud ASN The OVHcloud AS number that will be configured on the OVHcloud Connect routers located in the DC. This number may be different from the ASN chosen for the PoP
A /28 subnetwork A private subnetwork configured in your vRack in the selected DC. This can be an IPv4 block of size /28 or higher

add datacentre

You can add additional data centre configurations by clicking on the ... button, then Add a configuration.

add datacentre

You must also add a routing configuration.

Adding a routing configuration

Click on the (...) button on the desired data centre then on Add routing configuration .

add routing configuration

Then choose the routing type between Static and BGP.

add routing configuration

If you choose the type BGP, then enter the required information.

Information Description
Customer ASN Your AS BGP number, which is configured on your router located in the DC
IP Neighbour IP address of the BGP neighbour of your router in the DC. This address must be part of the subnetwork specified in the DC Configuration section

add routing configuration

If you choose the Static type, enter the required information:

Information Description
Network Focus A prefix using CIDR notation
Next hop An IP address acting as gateway in the subnetwork range

add routing configuration

You can add multiple routing configurations within the same data centre. The configuration type (BGP or Static) chosen for your first routing configuration will then apply to the next configuration on the same data centre.

add routing configuration

Deletion of vCenter resources

Each resource (PoP or DC) can be deleted individually, but deleting a parent resource such as DC or PoP will automatically delete all the subresources.

Recursive removal is slower than sequential removal of each resource.

If a DC configuration is shared between two or more OVHcloud Connect services, removing the PoP configuration from a single OVHcloud Connect service will not affect the DC resource.

Deleting a routing Configuration

To delete a routing configuration, click the ... button on the routing configuration to delete, then click Delete.

deleting routing configuration

Deleting a DC configuration

To delete a DC configuration, click the ... button on the DC configuration to delete, then click Delete.

DC deletion

Deleting a DC configuration will delete the related routing configurations.

Deleting a PoP configuration

To delete a PoP configuration, click the ... button on the PoP configuration to delete, then click Delete configuration.

deleting PoP configuration

Deleting a PoP configuration will delete the related DC and routing configurations.

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