How to start peering at DE-CIX

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After your contract to join DE-CIX is signed, our customer 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 port and 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. 

Steps you'll need to take

Once your access is up and running, there are some steps you will need to take. These include configuring your route server peering, verifying settings, setting up direct peering (direct BGP sessions), monitoring your traffic, etc.

To learn how to start peering at DE-CIX, download our guide by filling in the form.