[ aws . directconnect ]

create-connection

Description

Creates a connection between a customer network and a specific Direct Connect location.

A connection links your internal network to an Direct Connect location over a standard Ethernet fiber-optic cable. One end of the cable is connected to your router, the other to an Direct Connect router.

To find the locations for your Region, use DescribeLocations .

You can automatically add the new connection to a link aggregation group (LAG) by specifying a LAG ID in the request. This ensures that the new connection is allocated on the same Direct Connect endpoint that hosts the specified LAG. If there are no available ports on the endpoint, the request fails and no connection is created.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-connection
--location <value>
--bandwidth <value>
--connection-name <value>
[--lag-id <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--provider-name <value>]
[--request-mac-sec | --no-request-mac-sec]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--location (string)

The location of the connection.

--bandwidth (string)

The bandwidth of the connection.

--connection-name (string)

The name of the connection.

--lag-id (string)

The ID of the LAG.

--tags (list)

The tags to associate with the lag.

(structure)

Information about a tag.

key -> (string)

The key.

value -> (string)

The value.

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "key": "string",
    "value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--provider-name (string)

The name of the service provider associated with the requested connection.

--request-mac-sec | --no-request-mac-sec (boolean)

Indicates whether you want the connection to support MAC Security (MACsec).

MAC Security (MACsec) is only available on dedicated connections. For information about MAC Security (MACsec) prerequisties, see MACsec prerequisties in the Direct Connect User Guide .

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To create a connection from your network to an AWS Direct Connect location

The following create-connection command creates a connection from your network to an AWS Direct Connect location:

aws directconnect create-connection --location TIVIT --bandwidth 1Gbps --connection-name "Connection to AWS"

Output:

{
    "ownerAccount": "123456789012",
    "connectionId": "dxcon-fg31dyv6",
    "connectionState": "requested",
    "bandwidth": "1Gbps",
    "location": "TIVIT",
    "connectionName": "Connection to AWS",
    "region": "sa-east-1"
}

Output

ownerAccount -> (string)

The ID of the account that owns the connection.

connectionId -> (string)

The ID of the connection.

connectionName -> (string)

The name of the connection.

connectionState -> (string)

The state of the connection. The following are the possible values:

  • ordering : The initial state of a hosted connection provisioned on an interconnect. The connection stays in the ordering state until the owner of the hosted connection confirms or declines the connection order.

  • requested : The initial state of a standard connection. The connection stays in the requested state until the Letter of Authorization (LOA) is sent to the customer.

  • pending : The connection has been approved and is being initialized.

  • available : The network link is up and the connection is ready for use.

  • down : The network link is down.

  • deleting : The connection is being deleted.

  • deleted : The connection has been deleted.

  • rejected : A hosted connection in the ordering state enters the rejected state if it is deleted by the customer.

  • unknown : The state of the connection is not available.

region -> (string)

The Region where the connection is located.

location -> (string)

The location of the connection.

bandwidth -> (string)

The bandwidth of the connection.

vlan -> (integer)

The ID of the VLAN.

partnerName -> (string)

The name of the Direct Connect service provider associated with the connection.

loaIssueTime -> (timestamp)

The time of the most recent call to DescribeLoa for this connection.

lagId -> (string)

The ID of the LAG.

awsDevice -> (string)

The Direct Connect endpoint on which the physical connection terminates.

jumboFrameCapable -> (boolean)

Indicates whether jumbo frames (9001 MTU) are supported.

awsDeviceV2 -> (string)

The Direct Connect endpoint that terminates the physical connection.

awsLogicalDeviceId -> (string)

The Direct Connect endpoint that terminates the logical connection. This device might be different than the device that terminates the physical connection.

hasLogicalRedundancy -> (string)

Indicates whether the connection supports a secondary BGP peer in the same address family (IPv4/IPv6).

tags -> (list)

The tags associated with the connection.

(structure)

Information about a tag.

key -> (string)

The key.

value -> (string)

The value.

providerName -> (string)

The name of the service provider associated with the connection.

macSecCapable -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the connection supports MAC Security (MACsec).

portEncryptionStatus -> (string)

The MAC Security (MACsec) port link status of the connection.

The valid values are Encryption Up , which means that there is an active Connection Key Name, or Encryption Down .

encryptionMode -> (string)

The MAC Security (MACsec) connection encryption mode.

The valid values are no_encrypt , should_encrypt , and must_encrypt .

macSecKeys -> (list)

The MAC Security (MACsec) security keys associated with the connection.

(structure)

Information about the MAC Security (MACsec) secret key.

secretARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the MAC Security (MACsec) secret key.

ckn -> (string)

The Connection Key Name (CKN) for the MAC Security secret key.

state -> (string)

The state of the MAC Security (MACsec) secret key.

The possible values are:

  • associating : The MAC Security (MACsec) secret key is being validated and not yet associated with the connection or LAG.

  • associated : The MAC Security (MACsec) secret key is validated and associated with the connection or LAG.

  • disassociating : The MAC Security (MACsec) secret key is being disassociated from the connection or LAG

  • disassociated : The MAC Security (MACsec) secret key is no longer associated with the connection or LAG.

startOn -> (string)

The date that the MAC Security (MACsec) secret key takes effect. The value is displayed in UTC format.