Service Keys/B2B VXC

To discover how to create and use service keys for Business to Business VXCs, please take a look at the video or read the article below.

Requirements and Assumptions

  • Access to Megaportal
  • Both you and your customer have ports on the Megaport backbone, presuming the Cross Connect are live on both ends
  • Layer2/Layer3 speaking device on each end terminating the physical connections
  • 802.1q trunking on the two links connecting into Megaport

Create Service Key (Icon)

  • Click on Service Key icon and the New Service Key option will appear

Key Options: Multi-Use Key

  • Click ‘Add’
  • Label the Key
  • Select Multi-Use
  • Assign a Rate Limit to the Key
  • Select the end validity date of the Key
  • Set the status of the Key to Enabled
  • Click ‘Add’ to save the Key

In this example, we will select a Multi-Use Key for 50Mbps against the selected port. This Key is multi-use and will expire on the given date.

Note: Once Service Keys are created, they cannot be removed.

Key Options: Single-Use Key

  • Click ‘Add’
  • Label the Key
  • Select Single Use
  • Assign a Rate Limit to the Key
  • Select the VLAN this Key will use (required for single use keys)
  • Select the end date of the Key
  • Set the status of the Key to Enabled
  • Click ‘Save’ to save the Key

In this example, we will select a Single Use Key for 50Mbps in Dallas location. This Key will expire on the given date.

Note: Once Service Keys are created, they cannot be removed.

Completed Service Key Viewing/Editing

  • Service Key will show up on the portal
  • Click Edit to view or change the parameters

Disseminating the Key

Copy this Key and send it to your partners and/or customers so they can create a VXC to you based on your parameters.

Both you and your customers must have ports on the Megaport network for this to work. We are presuming the Megaport Ports are live on both ends.

Note: The end user cannot alter or modify the Key parameters.

Configuration from End User Perspective

  • Provide end user with the Key to initiate this connection
  • The end-user logs into their own Megaportal account
  • Click ‘+ Connection’
  • Click ‘Enter Service Key’

Service Key Deployment

  • Enter the Service Key in the ‘Megaport Service Key ID’ field and the data from the key will  populate:

Service Key Custom Data

As per the previous step entering the Service Key will populate the relevant data based on the Key. The next fields you will assign are:

  • Name of this connection
  • Rate limit in Mbps (up to max limit defined on the key)
  • What VLAN you want to use on your side to tie in this connection

Add VXC and Order

Once completed, click ‘Next’ to proceed to a summary page, then ‘Add VXC’ to add the service to your cart.

Select ‘Order’ on complete the service order.

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