Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

FastConnect Requirements

This topic covers the requirements for implementing FastConnect.

For general information about FastConnect, see FastConnect.

Before Getting Started: Learn and Plan

Here are basic things you need to do before getting started with FastConnect:

  • FastConnect concepts: Make sure you're familiar with the basic concepts covered in FastConnect.
  • Limits increase: If you are colocated with Oracle, you must ask Oracle to increase your account limits for cross-connects. By default, these limits are initially set to 0, and a request to create a cross-connect will fail. For instructions, see Requesting a Service Limit Increase. In your request, make sure to indicate the region where you need the resources. It can take a couple of business days for the limit increase to take effect.
  • Hardware or routing requirements: Review the requirements.
  • Tenancy setup and compartment design: If you haven't yet, set up your tenancy. Think about who needs access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and how. For more information, see Setting Up Your Tenancy. Specifically for FastConnect, see Required IAM Policy to understand the policy required to work with FastConnect components.
  • Cloud network design: Design your virtual cloud network (VCN), including how you want to allocate your VCN's subnets, define security list rules, define route rules, set up load balancers, and so on. For more information, see Overview of Networking.
  • Redundancy: Think through your overall redundancy model to ensure your network can handle planned maintenance by Oracle or your organization, and unexpected failures of the various components. If you're connecting through an Oracle provider, see Network Design for Redundancy.
  • Public IP prefixes: If you plan to set up a public virtual circuit, get the list of the public IP prefixes that you want to use with the connection. Oracle must validate your organization's ownership of each of the prefixes before advertising each one over the connection.
  • Cloud network setup: Set up your VCN, subnets, DRG, security lists, IAM policies, and so on, according to your design.

General Requirements

Before getting started with FastConnect, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account, with at least one user with appropriate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions (for example, a user in the Administrators group).
  • Network equipment that supports Layer 3 routing using BGP.
  • For colocation with Oracle: Ability to connect using single mode fiber in your selected FastConnect location. Also see Hardware and Routing Requirements.
  • For connection to an Oracle provider: At least one physical network connection with the provider. Also see Hardware and Routing Requirements.
  • For connection to a third-party provider: At least one physical connection with the provider. Also see Hardware and Routing Requirements.
  • For private peering only: At least one existing DRG set up for your VCN.
  • For public peering only: The list of public IP address prefixes that you want to use with the connection. Oracle will validate your ownership of each prefix.

Important

If you're colocating with Oracle, you must ask Oracle to increase your account limits for cross-connects. By default, these limits are initially set to 0, and a request to create one of these resources will fail. For instructions, see Requesting a Service Limit Increase. In your request, make sure to indicate the region where you need the resources. It can take a couple of business days for the limit increase to take effect.

Hardware and Routing Requirements

If you're using an Oracle provider
If you're colocating in an FastConnect location or using a third-party provider

Required IAM Policy

If you're using an Oracle provider
If you're colocating in a FastConnect location or using a third-party provider

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