Converting a non-LAG Megaport to a LAG Megaport

To convert a Megaport that isn’t part of a LAG to a LAG Megaport, you have two options:

  1. Create a new Megaport with LACP enabled. Re-route the VXC traffic from the non-LAG Megaport to the new LACP-enabled Megaport. Terminate the non-LAG Megaport.
  2. Create a new Megaport with LACP enabled. Send a request to Megaport to manually convert the existing non-LAG Megaport.

Option 1: Create a new Megaport with LACP enabled

In this procedure, you terminate the existing Megaport and re-create it as the member of a LAG in the Megaport Portal.

  1. Log in to the Megaport Portal and choose Services.
  2. Create one or more LACP-enabled Megaports.
    For details on how to enable LACP on a Megaport, see Creating a Megaport. Existing and new LAG ports
  3. Once you receive the Letter of Authorization (LOA), create a Support ticket to ensure that the new LACP-enabled Megaport(s) are on the same device as a currently deployed Megaport.
    You can create a Support ticket by emailing Megaport Support or using the Megaport Portal chat feature.
  4. Re-route the traffic from the existing VXCs to the new LACP-enabled Megaport. We recommend that you take a staggered approach and move the VXCs one-by-one.
    Re-route the VXCs
  5. Terminate the original non-LACP Megaport and its VXCs.
    Terminate the non-LACP port
  6. Create a Support ticket using email or the Megaport Portal chat feature to assign the second Megaport to the same device and ensure that it uses the same LOA.
    New LAG

Option 2: Send a conversion request to Megaport

In this procedure, you terminate or move the Megaport’s VXCs to another Megaport and then send us a request to manually convert the Megaport to LACP-enabled.

  1. Log in to the Megaport Portal and choose Services.
  2. Create one or more LACP-enabled Megaports.
    For details on how to enable LACP on a new Megaport, see Creating a Megaport.
    Existing and new LAG ports
  3. When you receive the LOA, create a Support ticket to ensure that the new LACP-enabled Megaport(s) are on the same device as a currently deployed Megaport.
    You can create a Support ticket by emailing Megaport Support or using the Megaport Portal chat feature.
  4. Create VXCs on the new LACP-enabled Megaport, duplicating the VXCs from the non-LAG Megaport.
  5. Re-route the traffic from the existing VXCs to the LACP-enabled Megaport.
    We recommend that you take a staggered approach and move the VXCs one-by-one.
    Re-route the VXCs
  6. Terminate all VXCs on the existing Megaport.
    Converted port
  7. Create a Support ticket requesting that Megaport add the port to the new LAG.
    Megaport converts the existing Megaport to a member of the LAG.
    New LAG

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