AWS Direct Connect
User Guide

Creating a Direct Connect Gateway

You can create a Direct Connect gateway in any supported public Region.

To create a Direct Connect gateway

  1. Open the AWS Direct Connect console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Direct Connect gateways.

  3. Choose Create Direct Connect gateway.

  4. Specify the following information, and choose Create Direct Connect gateway.

    • Name: Enter a name to help you identify the Direct Connect gateway.

    • Amazon side ASN: Specify the ASN for the Amazon side of the BGP session. The ASN must be in the 64,512 to 65,534 range or 4,200,000,000 to 4,294,967,294 range.

    • Virtual private gateway: To associate a virtual private gateway, choose the virtual private gateway.

To create a Direct Connect gateway using the command line or API