This topic introduces endpoints. It also describes how to create and use an endpoint to access the associated endpoint service.

Note PrivateLink is available for use in only specific regions. For more information, see Regions and zones that support PrivateLink.

Overview

You can associate endpoints with endpoint services to establish PrivateLink connections between external services and virtual private clouds (VPCs). Endpoints are created and managed by service consumers.Endpoints

Prerequisites

Before you start, make sure that the following requirements are met:
  • You have obtained the ID or name of the endpoint service that you want to access.
  • You have contacted the administrator of the endpoint service to add the account ID of the endpoint owner to the service whitelist. For more information, see Add account IDs to the whitelist.
  • A VPC is created. For more information, see Work with VPCs.
  • A security group is created in the VPC. For more information, see Create a security group.

Procedure

Perform the following operations to create an endpoint and use the endpoint to access the associated endpoint service:

  1. Create a VSwitch
    Create a VSwitch. Make sure that the VSwitch is deployed in the primary zone of the service resource. After a VSwitch is created, the system creates an endpoint elastic network interface (ENI) within the VSwitch. The endpoint ENI functions as an ingress for the VPC to access external services.
  2. Create an endpoint
    Create an endpoint and associate it with an endpoint service. This allows you to establish a network connection to external services from the VPC. For more information, see Create an endpoint.
  3. View the domain name or IP address that is used to access the endpoint service.
    After you create an endpoint, you can view the domain name or IP address that is used to access the endpoint service. For more information, see View the domain name or IP address that is used to access the endpoint service..
  4. Use the endpoint to access the endpoint service
    You can access the endpoint service by using the domain name of the endpoint, the IP address of the ENI, or the domain name of the zone.