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Connecting MVEs Integrated with Cisco

This topic describes how to connect a Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE) to another MVE.

This deployment uses the Megaport private software defined network (SDN) to reduce reliance on the internet and connect enterprise branch locations.

Branch to branch

With MVE configured, you can create VXCs to connect to services on the Megaport network without the need for any physical infrastructure. A VXC is essentially a private point-to-point Ethernet connection between an A-End (your MVE) and a B-End (another MVE).


By design, the internet-facing interface on an MVE cannot reach the internet-facing interface on another MVE over the public internet. You must create a private VXC to build connectivity between two MVEs. Available routes on the public, internet-facing MVE interfaces are unfiltered, except for routes of other Megaport MVE IP addresses, which are blackholed. MVE prioritizes the path preference for any inter-MVE routes to send them across VXC connections that are not subject to internet variances and security considerations.


In vManage, an MVE is called a Cisco interconnect gateway.

Before you begin

Creating a VXC between two MVEs in vManage

To create a VXC

  1. Select Configuration > Cloud OnRamp for Multi-Cloud.

  2. Choose Interconnect > Create Interconnect Connectivity.

  3. Select a Megaport account from the Choose Interconnect Account drop-down menu.

  4. Choose the source interconnect gateway (A-End).

  5. Click Add Connection.

  6. Provide these details:

    • Destination Type – Select Edge.

    • Provider – Select Megaport.

    • Connection Name – Enter a name of your choice.

    • InterConnect Gateway – Select the destination interconnect gateway (B-End).

    • Bandwidth – Specify the connection bandwidth in Mbps.

  7. Review the connection summary and click Save.

Cisco SD-WAN creates the interconnect connectivity (VXC) between the two gateways (MVEs). Once the process is complete, the status shows Success.

Last update: 2023-01-19