Create a LAG - AWS Direct Connect

Create a LAG

You can create a LAG by provisioning new connections, or aggregating existing connections.

You cannot create a LAG with new connections if this results in you exceeding the overall connections limit for the Region.

To create a LAG from existing connections, the connections must be on the same AWS device (terminate at the same AWS Direct Connect endpoint). They must also use the same bandwidth. You cannot migrate a connection from an existing LAG if removing the connection causes the original LAG to fall below its setting for the minimum number of operational connections.

Important

For existing connections, connectivity to AWS is interrupted during the creation of the LAG.

Create a LAG with new connections using the console

To create a LAG with new connections

  1. Open the AWS Direct Connect console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/directconnect/v2/home.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose LAGs.

  3. Choose Create LAG.

  4. Under Lag creation type, choose Request new connections, and provide the following information:

    • LAG name: A name for the LAG.

    • Location: The location for the LAG.

    • Port speed: The port speed for the connections.

    • Number of new connections: The number of new connections to create.

    • (Optional) Configure MAC security (MACsec) for the connection. Under Additional Settings, select Request a MACsec capable port.

      MACsec is only available on dedicated connections.

    • (Optional) Add or remove a tag.

      [Add a tag] Choose Add tag and do the following:

      • For Key, enter the key name.

      • For Value, enter the key value.

      [Remove a tag] Next to the tag, choose Remove tag.

  5. Choose Create LAG.

Create a LAG with existing connections using the console

To create a LAG from existing connections

  1. Open the AWS Direct Connect console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/directconnect/v2/home.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose LAGs.

  3. Choose Create LAG.

  4. Under Lag creation type, choose Use existing connections, and provide the following information:

    • LAG name: A name for the LAG.

    • Connection: The Direct Connect connection to use for the LAG.

    • Minimum links: The minimum number of connections that must be operational for the LAG itself to be operational. If you do not specify a value, we assign a default value of 0.

  5. (Optional) Add or remove a tag.

    [Add a tag] Choose Add tag and do the following:

    • For Key, enter the key name.

    • For Value, enter the key value.

    [Remove a tag] Next to the tag, choose Remove tag.

  6. Choose Create LAG.

Command line

To create a LAG using the command line or API

To describe your LAGs using the command line or API

To download the LOA-CFA using the command line or API

After you create a LAG, you can associate or disassociate connections from it. For more information, see Associate a connection with a LAG and Disassociate a connection from a LAG.