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Creating a Private VXC

This topic describes how to connect a private VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) to a Port in the Megaport network.

With a Port configured, you can deploy a private VXC to connect to another Port local to the current company account. A private VXC is essentially a point-to-point Ethernet connection between an A-End (your Port) and a B-End (the Private VXC destination type). For example, you could create an interconnect within a data center to extend your private network backbone capability, or connect a production data center to a redundant data center for disaster recovery.

For details on creating a private VXC for Megaport Cloud Router (MCR), see Creating a VXC.

To deploy a private VXC

  1. In the Megaport Portal, go to the Services page and select the Port you want to use.

    If you haven’t already created a Port, see Creating a Port.

  2. Select the originating Port (the A-End).

  3. Click +Connection.
    Create private VXC

    Port details including the speed, location, and diversity zone are displayed.

    The diversity zone for an A-End service is visible after the service is deployed and available. The A-End diversity zone is also visible when ordering a diverse pair of Ports. When creating an order with multiple VXCs and diverse Ports, the Port diversity zone will be visible before deploying, preventing you from accidentally crossing zones. When ordering a single Port, you will not see the diversity zone until it is deployed, and not at all if the location does not support diversity.

  4. Click Private VXC.

  5. Select the target Port (the B-End).

  6. Click Next.

  7. Specify the VXC details:

    • Connection Name – Specify a name for the VXC that is easily identifiable. You can change the name later, if you like.


      Partner managed accounts can apply a Partner Deal to a service. For details, see Applying a Deal to a Service.

    • Service Level Reference (optional) – Specify a unique identifying number for the VXC to be used for billing purposes, such as a cost center number or a unique customer ID. The service level reference number appears for each service under the Product section of the invoice. You can also edit this field for an existing service.

    • Rate Limit – Specify a rate limit, in Mbps. The maximum speed is displayed, and is set by the lowest speed at each end.

    • Preferred A-End VLAN – Specify the 802.1q VLAN tag for this connection for the A-End. Each VXC is delivered as a separate VLAN on your Port. This must be a unique VLAN ID on this Port and can range from 2 to 4093. If you specify a VLAN ID that is already in use, the system displays the next available VLAN number. The VLAN ID must be unique to proceed with the order. If you don’t specify a value, Megaport will assign one.


      You can select Untag to deliver an untagged VLAN; however, this consumes the entire Port and prevents any other VXCs from being deployed on this Port.

    • Preferred B-End VLAN – Specify the 802.1q VLAN tag for this connection that you will receive via the B-End VLAN.

  8. Click Add VXC to save the VXC. Repeat these steps to configure further VXCs.

  9. Click Order to proceed through the checkout process.

When the VXCs are deployed, you can view them in the Portal Services page. Note that the service identifier number is the same for the VXCs at both ends of the connection.

Last update: 2022-09-20