With Lumen® Dynamic Connections IP VPN, you can use Control Center to create a connection from a Lumen VRF to Oracle Private Cloud (FastConnect). To create the connection, you'll need your Oracle OCID from Oracle. Be sure to have that information handy to type in (or copy/paste).
Note: You can only use OCIDs set up for IP VPN to create a connection. Once you add the OCID to the connection, Control Center automatically selects the on ramp based on the region you selected when you created the OCID. Learn more about creating an OCID with Oracle
Control Center shows the Services console. Use the console to access an inventory of your services, check the status of orders, and manage your services.
In the Service and Ordering Tools box, click Dynamic Connections - IP VPN.
Control Center lists all your IP VPN connections with a status and brief summary for each connection (name, location, start/end date, and connection status).
Click Create Connection.
From the Customer ID and Billing Account Number lists, select the customer number and billing account number you want to add Dynamic Connections to.
Control Center fills in the WAN Inventory section based on the customer number and billing account number you selected.
In the Connection Name field, type a name for the connection you're creating. (Be sure to use something memorable. This name will appear on your invoice.)
From the Cloud Provider list, select Oracle.
In the Oracle Cloud Identifier (OCID) field, type your inactive Oracle OCID. (You can obtain this from the Oracle FastConnect portal. You can only use an OCID on a single, active connection. To reuse an OCID, you must first disconnect the active connection and then create a new connection using the OCID. Use the FastConnect portal to view the status of your OCIDs.)
Control Center uses the OCID information to select the correct on ramp for you based on the work load region you selected when you created the OCID in the FastConnect portal.
In the WAN Inventory section, select a VRF for the other end of your connection. (If there are no available VRFs for the customer number and billing account number you selected, click CREATE VRF, then type a description for new VRF (in the VRF Description field). Control Center will create the VRF when you create the connection.)
Use the Billing Method buttons to select whether you want monthly or hourly billing for the connection, then select the bandwidth for the connection. (You can't change the bandwidth once you create the connection. If you need to choose a different bandwidth after creating a connection, disconnect the connection and create a new one.)
In the Connector Details section, fill in the additional details for the connection. (Control Center automatically the connection as private and sets 31898 as the AS number for Oracle.)
Use the buttons to select whether you want to advertise default routes and whether this is a primary or backup connection.
In the Contacts section, fill in the information for the order and technical contacts for your organization. These contacts will receive notifications for order submissions, connection activations, and disconnect requests for the connection:
Type the contact's first name, last name, phone number, and email address. (Be sure to use the phone number format shown on the screen.)
In the Notification Preference field, select the preference for how Lumen notifies this contact of progress on your order: email, text, or both.
If the technical contact for the connection is the same as the order contact, leave the checkbox selected. If the technical contact is different, clear the checkbox, then fill in the information for the technical contact.
In the Connection Summary box (on the right), read through the terms and conditions, then click the checkbox to accept the terms.
Control Center creates the request for the connection, places it in Pending Activation status, and routes you to the connection dashboard so you can monitor the status of the connection. To see status updates, click . Once Lumen assigns the permanent VRF (within five minutes), the connection changes to Active status.
Once the connection is in Active status, the Oracle FastConnect Portal shows the BGP Up and establishes IP addresses for the primary and secondary connections.