Colt help

Creating a connection from your location to Microsoft Azure

Here’s an example below with a Cisco router.

You’ll assign the outer tag in Control Center and the inner tag in the Azure portal (peering VLAN).

‘Primary EVC VLAN – 100 - Control Center
‘Secondary EVC VLAN – 200 - Control Center
‘Private Peering – VLAN 300 - Azure portal
‘MSFT Peering – VLAN 400 - Azure portal

interface GigabitEthernet0/1.100300

  encapsulation dot1Q 100 second-dot1q 300 ‘Azure Private primary peer
  description "Cloud Connect"
  ip address

interface GigabitEthernet0/1.200300

  encapsulation dot1Q 200 second-dot1q 300
‘Azure Private secondary peer
  description "Cloud Connect"
  ip address

interface GigabitEthernet0/1.100400
  encapsulation dot1Q 100 second-dot1q 400
‘MSFT primary peer
  description "Cloud Connect"
  ip address

interface GigabitEthernet0/1.200400
  encapsulation dot1Q 200 second-dot1q 400
‘MSFT secondary peer
  description "Cloud Connect"
  ip address

To create a connection from your location to Microsoft Azure:

  1. Click Services.

    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.
Services console
Dynamic Connections (showing Ethernet tab)
Ethernet Create Connection
  1. 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.)
  1. In the From Connection Type field, select My Locations.
  1. In the To Connection Type field, select Azure.
Ethernet Create Connection (showing a connection from your location to Azure)
Ethernet Create Connection (showing a connection from your location to Azure Gov)
  1. Use the Billing Method buttons to select whether you want monthly or hourly billing for the connection.
  1. In the Class of Service field, select whether you want Basic, Enhanced, or Dedicated. (Higher classes of service offer higher availability SLAs and allow you to increase traffic prioritization for your EVC.)

    • Basic (best effort): The service may be oversubscribed on the Colt network.

    • Enhanced (mid class): Enhanced EVCs (ethernet virtual circuits) can still be oversubscribed like Basic class of service EVCs; however, traffic is marked with an internal class of service marking which will prioritize your traffic over best-effort traffic during times of congestion. For EVCs with this class of service, bandwidth is not reserved on the Colt network and traffic will not take priority over real-time traffic in the network.

    • Dedicated (real time): The quality of service offering with highest priority on the Colt network. In addition, Colt reserves the bandwidth for this EVC across the network on each ring that the EVC touches. Once it is dedicated to you, that bandwidth (and the corresponding CE-VLANs) sits in reserve regardless of how much bandwidth you use.
  1. In the Bandwidth field, 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.)

    Control Center shows pricing for the bandwidth you selected.
  1. Review your connection information and then click the I agree with the terms and conditions checkbox. (To enable the checkbox, scroll to the bottom of the terms and conditions.)