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  • API version: 2012-10-25

The following table describes the important changes since the last release of the AWS Direct Connect User Guide.

Change Description Release Date
Amazon CloudWatch metrics You can view CloudWatch metrics for your AWS Direct Connect connections. For more information, see Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch. 2017-06-29
Link aggregation groups You can create a link aggregation group (LAG) to aggregate multiple AWS Direct Connect connections. For more information, see Link Aggregation Groups. 2017-02-13
IPv6 support Your virtual interface can now support an IPv6 BGP peering session. For more information, see Adding or Removing a BGP Peer. 2016-12-01
Tagging support You can now tag your AWS Direct Connect resources. For more information, see Using Tags with AWS Direct Connect. 2016-11-04
Self-service LOA-CFA You can now download your Letter of Authorization and Connecting Facility Assignment (LOA-CFA) using the AWS Direct Connect console or API. 2016-06-22
New location in Silicon Valley Updated topic to include the addition of the new Silicon Valley location in the US West (N. California) region. 2016-06-03
New location in Amsterdam Updated topic to include the addition of the new Amsterdam location in the EU (Frankfurt) region. 2016-05-19
New locations in Portland, Oregon and Singapore Updated topic to include the addition of the new Portland, Oregon and Singapore locations in the US West (Oregon) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions. 2016-04-27
New location in Sao Paulo, Brasil Updated topic to include the addition of the new Sao Paulo location in the South America (São Paulo) region. 2015-12-09
New locations in Dallas, London, Silicon Valley, and Mumbai Updated topics to include the addition of the new locations in Dallas (US East (N. Virginia) region), London (EU (Ireland) region), Silicon Valley (AWS GovCloud (US) region), and Mumbai (Asia Pacific (Singapore) region). 2015-11-27
New location in the China (Beijing) region Updated topics to include the addition of the new Beijing location in the China (Beijing) region. 2015-04-14
New Las Vegas location in the US West (Oregon) region Updated topics to include the addition of the new AWS Direct Connect Las Vegas location in the US West (Oregon) region. 2014-11-10
New EU (Frankfurt) region Updated topics to include the addition of the new AWS Direct Connect locations serving the EU (Frankfurt) region. 2014-10-23
New locations in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region Updated topics to include the addition of the new AWS Direct Connect locations serving the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. 2014-07-14
Support for AWS CloudTrail Added a new topic to explain how you can use CloudTrail to log activity in AWS Direct Connect. For more information, see Logging AWS Direct Connect API Calls in AWS CloudTrail. 2014-04-04
Support for accessing remote AWS regions Added a new topic to explain how you can access public resources in a remote region. For more information, see Accessing a Remote AWS Region in North America. 2013-12-19
Support for hosted connections Updated topics to include support for hosted connections. 2013-10-22
New location in the EU (Ireland) region Updated topics to include the addition of the new AWS Direct Connect location serving the EU (Ireland) region. 2013-06-24
New Seattle location in the US West (Oregon) region Updated topics to include the addition of the new AWS Direct Connect location in Seattle serving the US West (Oregon) region. 2013-05-08
Support for using IAM with AWS Direct Connect Added a topic about using AWS Identity and Access Management with AWS Direct Connect. For more information, see Using AWS Identity and Access Management with AWS Direct Connect. 2012-12-21
New Asia Pacific (Sydney) region Updated topics to include the addition of the new AWS Direct Connect location serving the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. 2012-12-14
New AWS Direct Connect console, and the US East (N. Virginia) and South America (Sao Paulo) regions Replaced the AWS Direct Connect Getting Started Guide with the AWS Direct Connect User Guide. Added new topics to cover the new AWS Direct Connect console, added a billing topic, added router configuration information, and updated topics to include the addition of two new AWS Direct Connect locations serving the US East (N. Virginia) and South America (Sao Paulo) regions. 2012-08-13
Support for the EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions Added a new troubleshooting section and updated topics to include the addition of four new AWS Direct Connect locations serving the US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions. 2012-01-10
Support for the US West (Northern California) region Updated topics to include the addition of the US West (Northern California) region. 2011-09-08
Public release The first release of AWS Direct Connect. 2011-08-03