Pureport supports private connectivity to Oracle Cloud via the Oracle Partner program.


This article explains how to connecting via Private Virtual Circuit to an Oracle VCN. 


To use Pureport to connect to Oracle via FastConnect with a Private Virtual Circuit, perform the steps to set up an FastConnect circuit and then provision the Connection in your Pureport Network:

  1. Create a primary and secondary Oracle Cloud ID (OCID) in the Oracle Cloud Console
  2. Create a new Connection in the Pureport Console
  3. Confirm circuit is Provisioned on the Oracle side


Prerequisites

Before you begin:

  • Ensure that you have access to the Oracle Console
  • Ensure that you have permissions to create new networking resources. Contact your account administrator if you do not have the right permissions.
  • In order to use the FastConnect circuit you will need to have an Oracle VCN and a Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG) provisioned in your Oracle Cloud environment.


Creating your primary and secondary Oracle FastConnect circuits and OCIDs

For complete information, refer to the Oracle documentation site.

  1. Sign into the Oracle Console, and choose the Region you wish to peer with the FastConnect.

  2. To create a new FastConnect Private Circuit, select Networking > FastConnect > Create FastConnect.

  3. Select Connection Through a Provider.

  4. For the Provider, select Equinix: CloudExchange. 
       Note: Although Pureport is the Connectivity Provider, Equinix is the Ethernet Exchange Provider.

  5. Complete each field on the on the Configuration page. 
    Be aware of the following special fields and values:
    • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the circuit.
    • Virtual Circuit Type: Select Private Virtual Circuit.
    • Dynamic Routing Gateway: Select the DRG to attach.
    • Bandwidth: Select the speed of the circuit. This must match the speed you select when Creating the Connection in the Pureport Console.
    • Customer BGP IP Address: Enter an IP address from a /30 CIDR for the Pureport side of the BGP peering, such as 169.254.1.1/30.
    • Oracle BGP IP Address: Enter a second IP from the same /30 CIDR you used above for the Oracle side of BGP peering. such as 169.254.1.2/30.
    • Customer BGP ASN: Enter 394351 (the Pureport ASN).

  6. Click Create.

  7. Repeat steps 1-5 to create your Secondary connection, this is required to connect a Pureport HA connection.

  8. Complete each field on the on the Configuration page for the Secondary (HA) circuit. 
    Be aware of the following special fields and values:
    • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the circuit.
    • Virtual Circuit Type: Select Private Virtual Circuit.
    • Dynamic Routing Gateway: Select the DRG you attached in the Primary circuit.
    • Bandwidth: Select the speed of the circuit. This must match the speed you select when Creating the Connection in the Pureport Console.
    • Customer BGP IP Address: Enter an IP address from a /30 CIDR for the Pureport side of the BGP peering, such as such as, 169.254.2.1/30.
      Note: This must be different from the address you use for the Primary circuit.
    • Oracle BGP IP Address: Entera second IP, such as 169.254.2.2/30.
      Note: This must be different from the address you use for the Primary circuit.
    • Customer BGP ASN: Enter 394351 (the Pureport ASN).

  9. Click Create.


 



Create an Oracle FastConnect Connection in the Pureport Console

Use this procedure to create a new connection:

  1. Login to the Pureport Console using an account with an appropriate Role.
    At a minimum you will need the Create and Update permissions for Networks. For more information on Roles, see the Accounts, Members and Roles article.

  2. In the left navigation bar, select Networks.


  3. Select the network you wish to add the connection to Oracle.
    To create a new network for this connection, see Creating a Network.

  4. Select Add Connection... in the upper right of the console or click the location on the network map.


  5. In the New Connection page, select Oracle FastConnect as the connection Type, then click Next.

  6. Select which Oracle Cloud Region you specified in the "Location" field when you created the FastConnect circuit, and click Next.

  7. Select the Pureport Location for the connect.
    Note: Based on your Cloud Region, this field may automatically be selected.

  8. Select the Speed of the connection. This must match the bandwidth you selected when you created the FastConnect circuit.
    Pureport only provides an HA option (per Oracle best practices)
     
  9. Enter your Oracle Cloud IDs (OCID) (that you copied earlier from the Oracle portal) and click Next.
  10. Enter the BGP Peering IP addresses you used above for the Primary and Secondary circuits.
  11. Optionally add any CIDR networks you may be connecting. Note, these are only used when subsequently connecting a policy-based VPN to your Pureport network and are completely optional. Click Next when finished. 
  12. You may also enable and configure Cloud Grade NAT if desired, as detailed in the Cloud Grade NAT knowledge-base article. Then click Next.

  13. Enter a meaningful Name and Description, then click Add Connection. Provisioning the connection and establishing BGP Peering can take up to 15 minutes.



Confirm circuit is Enabled on the Oracle Console

To review the properties of the circuits, return to the Oracle console and check the Lifecycle State and BGP State of each circuit.


Confirm that the Lifecycle State is Provisioned and the BGP State is Up.

Circuit and provider status




Final step

After creating and provisioning the circuit, you must configure your DRG to route traffic to your VNC subnets


See https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/Network/Tasks/managingDRGs.htm for complete information.