Quick Start

Last updated: 2020-08-28 11:25:20

    After purchasing the Direct Connect service, use the Tencent Cloud Direct Connect console to create a Direct Connect instance and log in it. The steps are decribed as follows:

    Step 1: Log in to Direct Connect Console

    Log in to Tencent Cloud Console and select Tencent Cloud Services > Networking > Direct Connect to go to the Direct Connect Console. If you do not already have an account, refer to Signing Up for a Tencent Cloud Account.

    Step 2: create a connection.

    1. In the left sidebar on the Direct Connect Console, click Connections to go to the Connections page.
    2. Click +New.
    3. Enter the necessary information. After you submit the application, a Tencent Cloud Direct Connect representative will contact you and verify the details.

    Step 3: Create a Direct Connect Gateway

    1. Log in to Tencent Cloud Console and choose Tencent Cloud Services > Networking > Virtual Private Cloud to go to the VPC Console.
    2. In the left sidebar, click Direct Connect Gateways to go to the management page.
    3. On the top of the page, select the region and network, and click +Create.
    4. In the page that appears, enter a name and select the type of network to associate.

      For Cloud Connect Network (CCN), you do not need to associate the Direct Connect gateway with a CCN instance.

    5. Click OK to complete the creation of the Direct Connect gateway.

    Step 4: Create a Dedicated Tunnel

    1. Log in to Tencent Cloud Console and select Tencent Cloud Services > Networking > Direct Connect to go to the Direct Connect Console.
    2. In the left sidebar, click Dedicated Tunnel to go to the management page.
    3. Click +Create.
    4. Basic configuration:
      • Dedicated tunnel name: name of the dedicated tunnel.
      • Connection type: select a Running connection under your Tencent Cloud account.
      • Access network: VPC, BM network, CCN.
    5. Advanced configuration:
      • VLAN ID: if the connection is provided by a partner, get the VLAN ID from the partner.
      • Bandwidth: set the upper limit of the bandwidth.
      • Edge IP: IP addresses of ingress points on both ends of the connection (the IDC and cloud access devices).
      • Routing mode: BGP routes and static routes are supported.
    6. IDC device configuration: you can download a general configuration guide from the console.
    7. Click Submit to complete the creation of the dedicated tunnel.

    Step 5: (Optional) Configure Direct Connect NAT

    You can configure network address translation for the gateway on the Direct Connect Gateway page. Network address translation includes IP translation and IP port translation. For more information, refer to Configuring the Network Address Translation (NAT).

    Step 6: Configure the Route Table

    Connecting to VPC or BM networks:

    1. Log in to Tencent Cloud Console and choose Tencent Cloud Services > Networking > Virtual Private Cloud to go to the VPC Console.
    2. In the left sidebar, click Route Tables to go to the management page.
    3. Locate the route table associated with the desired subnet in the list and click the ID to go to its details page.
    4. Click Add Routing Policy and enter the destination IP range. For next hop type, select Direct Connect Gateway. For next hop, select the name of the gateway.
    5. Click OK.

    Step 7: Set Alarms

    1. Log in to Tencent Cloud Console and choose Tencent Cloud Services > Monitoring & OPS > Basic Cloud Monitor to go to the Cloud Monitoring Console.
    2. In the left sidebar, click Alarm Configuration > Alarm Policy to go to the management page.
    3. Click Add.
    4. Enter a name for the alarm policy. For policy type, select connection or dedicated tunnel, and add the alarm trigger.
    5. Associate alarm objects: select the alarm receiver group, and when it is saved, you can view the alarm polices that are set in Alarm Policy List.
    6. View alarm information: when the alarm condition is triggered, you will be notified via SMS, email, and Message Center. You can also view the alarm information by selecting Direct Connect -> Connection (or Dedicated Tunnel) from the left sidebar.
      For more information on alarms, refer to Creating Alarm Policies.

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