AWS Direct Connect
User Guide

Accepting a Hosted Virtual Interface

Before you can begin using a hosted virtual interface, you must accept the virtual interface. For a private virtual interface, you must also have an existing virtual private gateway or Direct Connect Gateway.

To accept a hosted virtual interface

  1. Open the AWS Direct Connect console at

  2. If necessary, change the region in the navigation bar. For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Virtual Interfaces.

  4. In the Virtual Interfaces pane, select the virtual interface to view its details.

						Virtual Interfaces pane
  5. Select the I understand that I will be responsible for data transfer charges incurred for this interface check box and choose Accept Virtual Interface.

  6. (Private virtual interface) In the Accept Virtual Interface dialog box, select a virtual private gateway or Direct Connect gateway, and choose Accept.

  7. After you've accepted the hosted virtual interface, the owner of the AWS Direct Connect connection can download the router configuration file. The Download Router Configuration option is not available for the account that accepts the hosted virtual interface.

To accept a hosted private virtual interface using the command line or API

To accept a hosted public virtual interface using the command line or API