Direct Connect and VLANs

We were troubleshooting a network configuration on using AWS Direct Connect and as it turns out that the VLAN can be different coming from the Customer Gateway to the Customer POP Router and Customer POP Router to Public/Private Virtual Interface (VIF).

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Hosted Public VIFs and LOA for Public IP and ASN

Let’s say there are 2 companies. Each company has an AWS Account of their.

Company A account owns the Direct Connect connection. They then created a Hosted Public Virtual Interface (VIF) to Company B account.

Company B account will then accept the Hosted Public VIF from Company A account.

Company B owns the public IP prefix and public ASN that will be used for the Hosted Public VIF.

After 72 hours, the Hosted Public VIF is still in “Verifying” state.

Which account should the Letter of Authorization (LOA) for Company B’s Public IP prefix and public ASN be submitted? Should it be Company A’s account or Company B’s account?

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Public Virtual Interface (VIF) only advertising the AWS Prefixes on the same region

We have a Direct Connect (DX) connection in Mumbai Region and we need to access an S3 bucket or an EC2 Instance with Elastic IP in N. Virginia region. For this we will need to use Public Virtual Interface (VIF).

When we setup the Public VIF and configured the router in the Corporate Data Center, we cannot route traffic to any resources in the N. Virginia Region.

Is it possible to route traffic from a region where my Direct Connect is to AWS resources in another region using Public Virtual Interface (VIF)?

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AWS Direct Connect connection Status still ‘available’ when there is an issue with our On-Premise Router

When we were setting up a Direct Connect I was wondering why the Direct Connect connection has state of ‘available’ but the router in the Corporate Data Center was off.

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AWS Direct Connect Virtual Network Interface BGP Status Delay

When we were troubleshooting an issue with the BGP status of a Private Virtual Interface (VIF), we encountered that the BGP status in the router was up and we are able to communicate with our resources in AWS while in the AWS console, it was still down.

After some time, the BGP status of our Private Virtual Interface was also changed to up.

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Direct Connect AWS Price List API all Attribute Names and Values

Below is a reference for all attribute names and attribute values in AWS Price List API for AWS Direct Connect.

Note: All the list below are in alphabetical order.

Service Code: AWSDirectConnect

Python Code to get Attribute Names for AWSDirectConnect using Boto3

import boto3

pricing_client = boto3.client('pricing', region_name='us-east-1')

response = pricing_client.describe_services(ServiceCode='AWSDirectConnect')

attribute_names = response['Services'][0]['AttributeNames']

print(attribute_names)
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