See for a description of the AMS-IX Inter-IPX Service the Inter-IPX page or download the Inter-IPX flyer.
An Inter-IPX Connection consists of two redundant regular AMS-IX Connections and will be one of the following:
- A set of two Single GE connections on two different certified AMS-IX colocations
- A set of two Multiple GE connections in a so-called link-aggregated (‘LAG’) configuration, of which one set individually is considered one regular connection, on two different certified AMS-IX co-locations (one LAG at one co-location the other LAG at another co-location)
- A set of two Single 10GE connections on two different certified AMS-IX co-locations
- A set of two Multiple 10GE connections in a so-called LAG configuration, of which one set individually is considered one regular connection, on two different certified AMS-IX co-locations (one LAG at one colocation the other LAG at another colocation).
An Inter-IPX connection can be either a dedicated connection in the AMS-IX Inter-IPX VLAN or, when the criteria above have been met, a redundant set-up of GRX connections both Q-Tagged for the Inter-IPX VLAN.
The procedure for requesting a connection to the AMS-IX Inter-IPX VLAN including the associated AMS-IX Inter-IPX SLA is as follows:
Ordering a new Inter-IPX Connection
- Make sure that you have a contract with the certified colocations of choice where the redundant ports are required.
- An authorized company representative logs in at my.ams-ix.net From the contract overview page, click "Place an order" and follow the instructions for ordering the new Inter-IPX Connections.
- Upon receipt of your request the Customer Service team will draw up a revised Connection Agreement and Inter-IPX SLA belonging to the Agreement. These will be sent to you within 3 business days by mail in .pdf format. Please print the document twice, sign both copies and send them back to AMS-IX BV.
- Upon receipt of the initialed documents the CEO of AMS-IX BV will countersign them and one copy will be sent back to you. At the same time we will start the process of assigning/configuring the requested connection for you.
- Our engineers will contact you with the details of the new Inter-IPX Connection on your envisioned assignment date or within 3 business days. Please inform the Customer Service team if the envisioned date should change.
- At this point you can start arranging cross-connects with the co-locations. All AMS-IX co-locations have indicated that they are willing and prepared to arrange cabling on request. See the Cabling Specifications for more information on what you might need.
- New ports are always configured in a Quarantine VLAN. When your connection is up and ready for production, you can contact the AMS-IX NOC team to configure it in the appropriate production VLAN(s).
- The port price shall be periodically invoiced and shall be due on the production date, with a maximum of 30 days after the assignment date.
Ordering Q-Tags on existing GRX connections
(see above for the connection-requirements for an Inter-IPX connection)
- Make sure that your GRX-connections to AMS-IX are at two certified colocations and that they consist of at least two redundant GE connections. If not, request for relocation/upgrade of existing GRX connections and/or additional GRX connections in order to comply with the Inter-IPX connection requirements. An authorised company representative logs in at my.ams-ix.net and 'places an order' from the contract overview page and follows the instructions for relocating/upgrading existing and/or adding new GRX connections. Please inform the Customer Service team that the upgraded/relocated/additional port is going to be part of an Inter-IPX Connection.
- If the existing GRX connections fulfil the Inter-IPX connection requirements, an authorised company representative contacts the Customer Service team to start the procedure of adding the Inter-IPX Q-tags to GRX connections.
The rest of the procedure is the same as for the ordering of a "new Inter-IPX Connection", although the ordering of the cross-connects is not necessary because they are already in place. Q-tagging on a previously untagged port does require changes on both sides to be carried out simultaneously. The AMS-IX NOC will inform you about this procedure.