How to start peering at DE-CIX - Guidelines

Get your access up and running

After the contract to join DE-CIX is signed, you will get an email from the DE-CIX support team. The support team takes care of installing the fiber patch from the DE-CIX peering access switch to your:

  • Router/switch (if you have equipment on-site in one of our data centers)
  • Backhaul carrier port (if you peer remotely and a carrier extends the link to you)
  • Reseller-VLAN (if you ordered via a DE-CIX reseller; in this case there is no patch necessary)

The support team will lead you through all the necessary steps to get your services up and running. This includes a working and tested Layer 2 connection to the productive peering VLAN and delivers a Layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6 address to you.

Configure your route server peering

Once your access is up and running, it's time to configure the route server peering. DE-CIX operates two route servers for IPv4 and two for IPv6 on all its IXPs (always two at a time for redundancy).

The route server gives you a large number of automatic peering sessions with many other operators who also peer via the route server.

This means that you get dozens or even hundreds of peerings, simply by configuring two IPv4 and two IPv6 route server sessions.

The DE-CIX support team will give you instructions on how to set up the route server peering. In addition, you will find a route server guide when you log into the DE-CIX customer portal (Documentation/Route Server Guide).

Download the pdf to read more!

To learn more about how to start peering at DE-CIX, please download the pdf. For customers, the pdf is available in the DE-CIX customer portal.