You'll need to be logged in as an Admin or Manager at workspace layer or higher.
On the 'Cloud services' page (home page), click on the name of a Cloud Connector you've already added and linked to your Telstra Next IP® network.
This takes you to the Connections tab on the details page for that Cloud Connector.
This is where you can:
|Note that Telstra Cloud Sight only supports private peering, regardless of the cloud service you're choosing to link to the Cloud Connector.|
Establishing a link between a Cloud Connector and an AWS cloud
- A Telstra Next IP network service in place with an allocated and known Full National Number (FNN).
- An AWS cloud added to Cloud Sight
- IP addresses must not overlap with these ranges: 0.0.0.0/8, 127.0.0.0/8, 169.254.0.0/16, 188.8.131.52/4, 240.0.0.0/4, 255.255.255.255/32
- One /30 network for interconnect addressing. This is subnetted into two /31 blocks of IPv4 addresses and must be unique across your sites
Steps to link Cloud Connector to AWS cloud
The steps described below refer to the details page for a Cloud Connector already linked to your Next IP network (the image shows a details page that's connected to Next IP but not a cloud). You can link more than one cloud to a cloud connector.
1. Select Link a cloud.
- From the list of clouds on the dialog box, choose the AWS cloud you'd like to link to the Cloud Connector and click on Next.
2. Configure the link between your AWS cloud and your Cloud Connector.
You'll need to:
- Enter a link name – a reference name for this cloud link
- Select a link location – select where the link is located
- Allocate Bandwidth to the link – this bandwidth will be a portion of the total bandwidth you've allocated to the Cloud Connector. (If you've connected other clouds to your Cloud Connector, the aggregate of bandwidths allocated to those links cannot exceed that of your Cloud Connector.)
- If you don't have enough bandwidth on your Cloud Connector to assign the value you've chosen to the link, you'll be given the option of upgrading your Cloud Connector bandwidth.
Note that you can upgrade your Cloud Connector bandwidth allocation at any time but cannot downgrade below your initial selection until the end of the contract term.
- Choose whether you want route summarisation – Route summarisation allows you to limit the number of routes advertised into your Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) on your virtual private interface. This is useful because AWS routing tables have a 100-route limit per VPC.
- Enter interconnect subnet – You must provide a /30 IP subnet block for the network interconnect
- Click on Next
3. Complete the post-connection configuration.
This step allows you to choose how you'd like to extend connectivity to your Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs).
You can choose to:
- Connect the VPCs via Cloud Sight
- Select 'Yes, I'll select the VPCs that need to be connected'
- Name your AWS Direct Connect Gateway
- Select your Virtual Private Clouds
- Select the region and VPCs.
- You can add more VPCs by selecting the + Add another Virtual Private Cloud button.
- If there are no VPCs available, you can save and exit this form, log in to your AWS console and create one.
- Connect the VPCs yourself (via the AWS Management Console)
- Select 'No, I'll connect the VPCs myself on the AWS console.'
Remember, the link to your cloud isn't activated until you've completed connecting your VPCs, even if you've submitted this form.
Click on Next
Connect the VPCs via Cloud Sight
Connect the VPCs yourself
This option allows you to choose how your AWS Direct Connect is connected to your VPCs via the AWS Management Console. This allows you to connect your VPCs with or without an AWS Direct Connect Gateway.
Refer to AWS documentation on creating AWS Direct Connect Connections.
Note that we recommend using the AWS default BGP ASN (65422) when you're creating Virtual Private Interfaces.
You will also need to complete the following post-setup steps:
4. Review your configuration and (if necessary) purchase.
- You'll only be charged for any upgrades to your Cloud Connector bandwidth - if you have, please accept the Terms and Conditions.
Select the Link button to submit the form. Note that you can save the details you've entered at any time, and return to complete the form later.
Edit the link between your Cloud Connector and AWS Cloud
The steps described below refer to the details page for a Cloud Connector already linked to your Next IP network and an AWS cloud.
1. Select Edit from the drop down menu on the cloud tile (three dots on a tile on the right of your Cloud Connector).
2. Follow steps 2-4 from the 'Establish a link between a Cloud Connector and an AWS cloud' section.
Delete the link between your Cloud Connector and AWS Cloud
The steps described below refer to the details page for a Cloud Connector already linked to your Next IP network and a cloud.
1. Select Delete from the drop down menu on the cloud (three dots on a tile on the right of your Cloud Connector) you want to delete.
2. Type the word 'Delete' in the text box.
3. Select Yes, delete.