Prerequisites

 

To connect a port to a Pureport network, you must have:


Attaching the Port to your Pureport Network

  1. Navigate to Networks via the Navigation bar on the left side of your console screen.


  2. Select the network you wish to add your port connection too.


  3. Select “+Add Connection…”


  4. Select a connection type of Port. Here you will also chose the Pureport location to associate the Port with, and the desired Port Speed.  You will also find that the Speed gives the ability to request an HA or non-HA port connection. Once all options have been selected, click next.


  5. Select your Port(s) you created in the "Provision a Physical Port" guide. Enter in the VLAN information specific to your connection as well as routing type for this new connection. You will need to use a different VLAN for each HA port if you are using HA ports, or if you are creating an HA connection to a single port you will need to use the same VLAN for both. You also cannot re-use a VLAN that is already in use on the port by another connection.


  6. Based on the Routing Option you have Selected (BGP or Static)  Proceed to the relevant section below.



BGP (Dynamic) Routing for HA and Non-HA Configurations

  1. You will next be Prompted to enter the your BGP ASN. Enter the ASN for your on-premises network BGP setup

  2. Click Next.  If you wish to configure NAT on your connection, click on "Add Customer Network" and enter in the  relevant address space and site names for your networks.  If NAT is not needed, the Customer Networks section can be left blank.

  3. Unless NAT is required as part of the Customer setup, leave the default value (Unchecked) for the NAT configuration and select Next.

  4. Enter a Connection Name and any relevant details and click Add Connection

  5. You will now find that your Port connection is provisioned on your network.  BGP specific configuration information to configure your on-premises device with can found in the connection details panel on the left of the screen.  This panel can be re-loaded at any time by clicking on the connection again.


A quick video reviewing these steps can be found below:




Static Routing for HA and Non-HA Configurations

  1. Prior to clicking next, you will be prompted for a Gateway IP. This is an IP that will be consumed on the customer’s network as a Virtual Router endpoint on the Customers WAN network .  The IP(s) selected should be validated  and confirmed to be unused prior to setup to prevent a duplicate IP issue on the network.  The subnet mask of the Network will also need to be entered as part of the Gateway IP.  Enter the IP address and subnet in CIDR format (ex. 192.168.1.254/24).  Select Next.

    Note: If setting up an HA connection, Three IP's will be requested.  One for each Virtual Router and one for a Virtual Gateway IP.




  2. You will now be prompted to enter customer Networks.  Click Add Customer Network. Enter the Address space of each of the customer’s LAN networks in CIDR format and give each network a name.   (ex.  Address: 10.0.0.0/24 Name: Site01)  Additional Networks can be added by clicking on the Add Customer Network button again.


  3. Once all LAN networks have been entered, Select Next.

  4. Unless NAT is required as part of the Customer setup, leave the default value (Unchecked) for the NAT configuration and select Next.

  5. Static routes will now need to be entered.  These are the routes use to direct traffic to the appropriate LAN network over the WAN link.   To configure these, click the “Add Static Route” button.

  6. Click on the Network and select a Customer network (this list is populated from the Customer Networks entered earlier).  For the Next Hop IP, enter the WAN side IP address of the Customer Edge device accepting traffic for their LAN network.  Additional Static Routes can be configured by clicking the “Add Static Route” button again.  



  7. Once all static routes have been entered, click Next.

  8. Enter a Connection Name and any relevant details and click Add Connection.

  9. You will now find that your Port connection is provisioned on your network.  Configuration information to configure your on-premises device(s) with can found in the connection details panel on the left of the screen.  This panel can be re-loaded at any time by clicking on the connection again.



A quick video reviewing these steps can be found below:



Next Steps

Now that your port has been configured on your Pureport network.  You will want to add additional connections to complete your connectivity solution.  Details on adding additional connections to your Pureport network can be found below: