VANIX welcomes all participants! You should, however, have a public Autonomous System Number and have IP space to advertise – IPv4 and/or IPv6.
A connection may be requested by contacting us through our online form here:
Please include some additional detail so we can better help you:
- The VANIX location that you would like to connect to
- The service speed and media type
- Your Autonomous System Number
- The MAC address of your Layer 3 equipment
- The link to your PeeringDB network record
VANIX will respond with a service order that you must sign and return. Once VANIX has received your service order, VANIX will issue an invoice for the setup fee. Once the setup fee has been paid, VANIX will issue a LOA/CFA that you can use to order a cross-connect. Once the cross-connect is installed, notify VANIX, and we will connect it, and bring up the service.
- Only IPv4, ARP and IPv6 EtherTypes are permitted (0x0800, 0x0806, and 0x86DD).
- All Layer 2 control protocols must be disabled, including but not limited to Spanning Tree, CDP, UDLD, EDP, VTP, DTP, MOP and LLDP and LLDP-MED. Note that on JunOS switches, LLDP and LLDP-MED are separately controlled.
- Broadcast traffic must not be sent to VANIX except as required for normal operations
- IPv6 Router Solicitation or Advertisement packets must be disabled
- Interior routing protocols such as OSPF, ISIS, IGRP, and EIGRP must not be used over VANIX
- PIM traffic must not be sent to VANIX
- Participants must use BGP4 to exchange routing information
- Participants may not point a default route towards another VANIX participant without their express consent
- Members should use a Layer 3 port where possible. If a Layer 2 port is used, only a single MAC must be visible.