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Creating a connection between Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosted VIF and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosted Connections

Note: With Amazon Web Services Hosted Connections, Lumen recommends you create a redundant connection to qualify for better availability SLAs.

To create a connection between Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosted VIF and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosted Connections:

Dynamic Connections (showing list view)
Dynamic Connections (Create Connection)
  1. In the From Connection Type field, select Hosted VIF – Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  1. In the To Connection Type field, select Hosted Connections – Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Dynamic Connections > Hosted VIF - Amazon Web Services to Hosted Connections - Amazon Web Services > Select Endpoints
  1. Fill in the information for the connection:

    1. From the From Location list, select where you want your connection to originate.

    2. From the To Location list, select where you want your connection to terminate.

    3. In the second AWD Account ID field, type the account ID associated with the termination endpoint.

    4. In the Billing Method field, select whether you want hourly or monthly billing.

    5. In the Class of Service field, select whether you want BasicEnhanced, or Dedicated. (Higher classes of service offer higher availability SLAs and allow you to increase traffic prioritization for your EVC.)

    6. In the Bandwidth field, select the bandwidth for the connection.

      Control Center displays pricing for the bandwidth you selected.

    7. In the Connection Name field, type a name for the connection you're creating.
Dynamic Connections > Hosted VIF - Amazon Web Services to Hosted Connections - Amazon Web Services > Cloud Configuration
Dynamic Connections > Hosted VIF - Amazon Web Services to Hosted Connections - Amazon Web Services > Cloud Configuration
  1. Fill in the information for the origination AWS connection. If you need help filling in a field, hover over the "i" to the right of the field.

    • AWS Account ID—type the AWS VPC account number that matches this virtual interface.

    • Auto Accept—to accept the new virtual interface (VIF) automatically, click the checkbox. If you uncheck this option, you must enter the related information in your account in the AWS portal. (If you don't want to auto-accept the connection, learn how to accept this in the AWS portal.)

    • ARN Security Token—type a token that can be used to pass traffic. (If you don't know your ARN Security Token, learn how to find this information.)

    • Virtual Gateway—type a virtual private gateway (VGW) attached to the VPC you want to connect to.

    • BGP Peer IPs—if you want to have peer IPs automatically generated, click the Auto-generate Peer IPs checkbox. If you do not want the peer IPs to be auto-generated, uncheck this option, then provide the following information:

      • Your Router Peer IP—type the destination CIDR that AWS should use to send traffic on your end.
      • AWS Router Peer IP—type the destination CIDR you'll be using to send traffic to AWS. (This will be configured on the AWS end to receive your traffic.)
         
    • BGP ASN—type your public or private BGP autonomous system number.

    • BGP Key—the password that is used to authenticate the BGP session. If you want a BGP key to be auto-generated for you, click the Auto-generated BGP key checkbox. If you don't want a key auto-generated, clear the checkbox and fill in the Your BGP Authentication Key field.
  1. Review your connection information, then click the I agree with the terms and conditions checkbox. (To enable the checkbox, scroll to the bottom of the terms and conditions.)