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  6. Creating a PLAS (VPN) Connector

Creating a PLAS (VPN) Connector

Prerequisites

  • You have subscribed to the IP VPN network of Network Service Provider.
  • You have subscribed to a Direct Connect service.

Process

Figure 1 Creating a PLAS connector

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Choose Service List > Network > Private Link Access Service from the main menu.
  3. Choose Connector from the navigation pane.
  4. Click Create PLAS Connector.
  5. Set the PLAS connector parameters.

    Table 1 PLAS connector parameters

    Category

    Parameter

    Description

    Example

    Connector Information

    Region

    Indicates the PLAS connector region.

    eu-de

    Name

    Indicates the PLAS connector name, which must meet the following requirements:

    • Be unique.
    • Contain 1 to 64 characters.
    • Consist of letters, digits, underscores (_), and hyphens (-).

    Connector1

    Description

    Indicates the PLAS connector description.

    Length: 0-255 characters

    This is the first PLAS connector.

    Bandwidth (Mbit/s)

    Indicates the bandwidth available for the PLAS connector.

    • Setting method: Drag the slider or click  or  or to set Bandwidth. For details, see How Do I Set Bandwidth for a PLAS (VPN) Connector?
    • The bandwidth of the PLAS connector cannot exceed bandwidth of both primary and secondary DC connections.
    • Value range: 10-1000 Mbit/s. Options are as follows: 10, 50, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 1000.

    1000 Mbit/s

    Cloud Information

    Provider

    Indicates the cloud provider.

    Only Open Telekom Cloud is currently supported.

    Open Telekom Cloud

    Primary Location (AZ)

    Indicates the location and availability zone of the primary physical connection.

    Only Biere (eu-de-01) is currently supported.

    Biere (eu-de-01)

    DC Connection Name

    Indicates the connection name (under Direct Connect) available for the primary location.

    Select the Direct Connect name of the Biere location from the drop-down list.

    Only DC Connections with related DC Virtual Interface can be selected.

    If a DC connection has not been created, click Create a connection first.

    Direct Connect 1

    Secondary Location (AZ)

    Indicates the location and availability zone of the Secondary physical connection.

    Only Magdeburg (eu-de-02) is currently supported.

    Magdeburg (eu-de-02)

    DC Connection Name

    Indicates the connection name (under Direct Connect) available for the secondary location.

    Select the Direct Connect name of the Magdeburg location from the drop-down list.

    Only DC Connections with related DC Virtual Interface can be selected.

    If a DC connection has not been created, click Create a connection first.

    Direct Connect 2

    Network Information

    Type

    Indicates the network type.

    Only IntraSelect is currently supported.

    IntraSelect

    Access Location (AZ)

    Indicates the IntraSelect access location.

    Only Biere (eu-de-01) is currently supported.

    Biere (eu-de-01)

    Network PoP

    Indicates the IntraSelect network PoP.

    Only Berlin and Frankfurt are currently supported.

    Berlin

    Figure 2 PLAS connector parameters (Connector Information)
    Figure 3 PLAS connector parameters (Cloud Information)
    NOTE:
    • After you configure the bandwidth (as shown in Figure 2), the system filters two DC connection names. That is, only when the bandwidth of a DC connection is greater than or equal to the configured bandwidth, you can select the corresponding DC Connection.
    • As Figure 3, only DC connections with a DC interface bound to the same virtual gateway are available for selection. Only the primary and secondary DC connections related to the same DC Virtual Gateway can be selected at the same time.
    Figure 4 PLAS connector parameters (Network Information)

  6. Click Create Now.
  7. Click Submit.

    The created PLAS connector is displayed in the PLAS connector list.

    • In the beginning, this connector is in the Processing state, indicating that the system is processing the connector.
    • After the creation is complete, the state changes to Available.
      NOTE:

      Charging begins after the PLAS connector is successfully created.

  8. Send the PLAS connector ID (as the PLAS service key) to the IP VPN administrator for further configuration.

    NOTE:

    Users will be informed by mail from the IP VPN administrator, when PLAS is enabled.

  9. After PLAS is enabled, check whether the hosts at both ends of the connection can communicate with each other. You are advised to test whether your local PC and ECSs in Open Telekom Cloud can be pinged.