Creating a connection between two Google locations
You can create a Dynamic Connection to connect two Google locations using Control Center. To create the connection, you'll need pairing keys from Google. Be sure to have that information handy to type in (or copy/paste).
Note: You can only use a pairing key that hasn't been used before. Once you use a pairing key, you'll have to request a new one from Google.
To create a connection between two Google locations:
Click Orders, then click Dynamic Connections - Ethernet.
Control Center lists all your connections with a status and brief summary for each connection.
Click Create Connection.
In the Connection Name field, type a name for the connection you're creating.
In both the From Connection Type and To Connection Type lists, select Google.
Fill in the information for the connection:
Fill in the Pairing Key field for the origination location with the pairing key provided by Google. (Note: You can only use a pairing key once. Once you use a pairing key, you'll have to request a new one from Google.)
Once you fill in the pairing key, Control Center retrieves connection information from Google and adds a field so you can select the Google origination location.
In the From Location field, select the Google location where you want the connection to originate.
Fill in the Pairing Key field for the termination location with the pairing key provided by Google.
Once you fill in the pairing key, Control Center retrieves connection information from Google and adds a field so you can select the Google termination location.
In the To Location field, select the Google location where you want the connection to terminate.
In the Billing Method field, select whether you want hourly or monthly billing.
In the Class of Service field, select whether you want Basic, Enhanced, or Dedicated. (Higher classes of service offer higher availability SLAs and allow you to increase traffic prioritization for your EVC.)
Basic (best effort): The service may be oversubscribed on the Lumen network.
Enhanced (mid class): Enhanced EVCs (ethernet virtual circuits) can still be oversubscribed like Basic class of service EVCs; however, traffic is marked with an internal class of service marking which will prioritize your traffic over best-effort traffic during times of congestion. For EVCs with this class of service, bandwidth is not reserved on the Lumen network and traffic will not take priority over real-time traffic in the network.
Dedicated (real time): The quality of service offering with highest priority on the Lumen network. In addition, Lumen reserves the bandwidth for this EVC across the network on each ring that the EVC touches. Once it is dedicated to you, that bandwidth (and the corresponding CE-VLANs) sits in reserve regardless of how much bandwidth you use.
In the Bandwidth field, select the bandwidth for the connection.
Control Center shows pricing for the bandwidth you selected.
Review your connection information and then click the I agree with the terms and conditions checkbox. (To enable the checkbox, scroll to the bottom of the terms and conditions.)
Click Create Connection.
Control Center creates the request for the connection and places it in Pending Activation status. From here, you can either view the status of your request (click the list link) or close the window (click Close) to do something else in Control Center.
If you selected Create a redundant pair of VLAN attachments when you created the VLAN attachments with Google, repeat steps 3–9 to create another Dynamic Conncection with the second pairing key from each VLAN attachment.