Direct Connect Premium: Link Aggregation Group support

Flexible Engine
Release Notes

February, 2022

Direct Connect Link Aggregation Group (LAG) now allows Flexible Engine users to connect their private network to the cloud by aggregating connections at a single Direct Connect Gateway (N x 1 Gbps or N x10 Gbp), for bigger bandwidth or redundancy purposes.

A link aggregation group (LAG) is a logical interface that uses the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) to aggregate multiple connections at a single Flexible Engine Direct Connect endpoint, thus allowing users to treat them as a single, managed connection.

How to create a LAG

Flexible Engine users can create a LAG from existing and/or provision new connections. After the LAG has been created, users can associate existing connections (whether standalone or part of another LAG) with the LAG.

  • All connections in the LAG must use the same bandwidth.
  • Users can have a maximum of four connections in a LAG. Each LAG connection counts toward the region’s overall connection limit.
  • All connections in the LAG must terminate at the same Flexible Engine Direct Connect endpoint.
More information on the Direct Connect feature