Hardware and software requirements
Make sure you can support these requirements before configuring Direct Connect.
Direct Connect uses Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to exchange routes between an on-premises network. In order for your router to work with Direct Connect, you need to:
- Use a public Autonomous System Number (ASN) and own the ASN. Akamai does not support private ASN. The ASN is used to identify a network node for routing purposes.
- Configure your router to use public IP addresses. Akamai does not support private IP addresses.
- Configure your router with an Akamai-provided point-to-point IP address.
- Own the prefixes that you advertise.
- Confirm your router supports BGP attributes (such as
AS_PATHprepend, local preference).
- Configure the BGP prefixes (both number and rate) in accordance with these Specifications.
- Make sure your router doesn't override the BGP attribute (for example,
no-export), so the Direct Connect routes are not leaked upstream causing a route hijack.
- Verify that your router can handle number and rate prefixes announced by Akamai.
- Confirm your router supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) because Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) are used by default. A LAG bonds ports as one interface.
- Make sure the interfacing router supports either 10 GbE or 100 GbE LR single mode transceiver.
- Interface for one 10 GE Akamai Direct Connect port is one 10Gb-LR SMF SFP+ transceiver.
- Interface for one 100 GE Akamai Direct Connect port is one 100Gb-LR4 SMF QSFP28 transceiver.
Updated 8 months ago