The following tables list API operations available for use in Express Connect.

Connections over Express Connect circuits

Feature API Description Reference
Dedicated connections
Create a dedicated connection over an Express Connect circuit DescribeAccessPoints Queries the access points of Express Connect circuits in a specified region. Connect to Alibaba Cloud through a dedicated Express Connect circuit
OpenPhysicalConnectionService Enables outbound data transfer billing for an Express Connect circuit.
GetPhysicalConnectionServiceStatus Queries the status of outbound data transfer billing for the current account.
CreatePhysicalConnection Applies for an Express Connect circuit.
CreatePhysicalConnectionSetupOrder Creates an order for initial installation of an Express Connect circuit.
ApplyPhysicalConnectionLOA Applies for a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for an Express Connect circuit.
DescribePhysicalConnectionLOA Queries the LOA information about an Express Connect circuit.
CompletePhysicalConnectionLOA Generates a report for an installed Express Connect circuit.
CreatePhysicalConnectionOccupancyOrder Creates an order for resource usage.
ConfirmPhysicalConnection Confirms an Express Connect circuit. After you confirm an Express Connect circuit, the status of the Express Connect circuit changes to Confirmed.
EnablePhysicalConnection Enables an Express Connect circuit that is in the Confirmed state. After you enable an Express Connect circuit, the status of the Express Connect circuit changes to Enabled.
Manage a dedicated connection DescribePhysicalConnections Queries Express Connect circuits and hosted connections over the Express Connect circuits in a specified region. More
ModifyPhysicalConnectionAttribute Modifies the configuration of an Express Connect circuit.
CancelPhysicalConnection Cancels the application for an Express Connect circuit before the Express Connect circuit is enabled. After you cancel the application, the status of the Express Connect circuit changes to Canceled.
TerminatePhysicalConnection Disables a connection over an Express Connect circuit.
RecoverPhysicalConnection Enables a connection over an Express Connect circuit.
DeletePhysicalConnection Deletes a connection over an Express Connect circuit.
Hosted connections
Create a hosted connection (Express Connect partner) CreateVirtualPhysicalConnection Creates a hosted connection for a tenant. This operation is performed by the Express Connect partner.
OpenPhysicalConnectionService Enables outbound data transfer billing. This operation is performed by the tenant.
GetPhysicalConnectionServiceStatus Queries the status of outbound data transfer billing for the current Alibaba Cloud account. This operation is performed by the tenant.
CreatePhysicalConnectionOccupancyOrder Creates an order for resource usage. This operation is performed by the tenant.
ConfirmPhysicalConnection Confirms an Express Connect circuit. This operation is performed by the tenant. After an Express Connect circuit is confirmed, the status of the Express Connect circuit changes to Confirmed.
Adds a shared port for an existing hosted connection (Express Connect partner) CreateVpconnFromVbr Adds a shared port for an existing hosted connection. This operation is performed by the Express Connect partner.
OpenPhysicalConnectionService Enables outbound data transfer billing. This operation is performed by the tenant.
GetPhysicalConnectionServiceStatus Queries the status of outbound data transfer billing for the current Alibaba Cloud account. This operation is performed by the tenant.
CreatePhysicalConnectionOccupancyOrder
  • Creates an order for resource usage. This operation is performed by the Express Connect partner if the Express Connect partner is specified as the payer.
  • Creates an order for resource usage. This operation is performed by the tenant if the tenant is specified as the payer.
ConfirmPhysicalConnection Accepts a hosted connection. This operation is performed by the tenant. After a hosted connection is accepted, the status of the hosted connection changes to Confirmed.
AttachVbrToVpconn Associates a virtual border router (VBR) with a hosted connection. This operation is performed by the Express Connect partner.
Manage hosted connections ListVirtualPhysicalConnections Queries information about hosted connections. N/A
UpdateVirtualPhysicalConnection UpdateVirtualPhysicalConnection modifies the maximum bandwidth of a hosted connection. This operation is performed by the Express Connect partner. The Express Connect partner can call the DescribePhysicalConnections or ListVirtualPhysicalConnections operation to query the maximum bandwidth of a hosted connection. The new bandwidth takes effect after the payment is completed. N/A
TerminatePhysicalConnection Disables a hosted connection. Disable an instance
RecoverPhysicalConnection Enables a connection over an Express Connect circuit. N/A
DeletePhysicalConnection Deletes a hosted connection. Delete a shared port

VBRs

API Description Reference
Configure VBRs
CreateVirtualBorderRouter Creates a VBR. Create a VBR
DescribeVirtualBorderRouters Queries VBRs. N/A
DescribeVirtualBorderRoutersForPhysicalConnection Queries VBRs that are associated with a specified Express Connect circuit. This operation queries VBRs that are created for the owner of the Express Connect circuit and for other Alibaba Cloud accounts. N/A
ModifyVirtualBorderRouterAttribute Modifies the configuration of a VBR. Modify the maximum bandwidth of a VBR
UpdateVirtualBorderBandwidth Modifies the maximum bandwidth of a VBR. Modify the maximum bandwidth of a VBR
DeleteVirtualBorderRouter Deletes a VBR. Delete a VBR
Associate VBRs with Express Connect circuits
AssociatePhysicalConnectionToVirtualBorderRouter Associates a VBR with an Express Connect circuit. N/A
UnassociatePhysicalConnectionFromVirtualBorderRouter Disassociates a VBR from an Express Connect circuit. N/A
Disable VBRs
TerminateVirtualBorderRouter Disables a VBR. N/A
RecoverVirtualBorderRouter Enables a VBR. N/A
Configure VBR failover groups
CreateVbrHa Creates a VBR failover group. Configure a failover group
DescribeVbrHa Queries VBR failover groups. N/A
DeleteVbrHa Deletes a VBR failover group. N/A
Configure VBR routes
CreateRouteEntry Adds a custom route to the route table of a vRouter or a VBR. Add a custom route
DescribeRouteEntryList Queries routes in a route table. N/A
DeleteRouteEntry Deletes a custom route. Delete a custom route
ModifyRouteEntry Modifies the name and description of a custom route. N/A

BGP

API Description Reference
Configure BGP groups
CreateBgpGroup Creates a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) group for a specified VBR. Create a BGP group
DescribeBgpGroups Queries BGP groups in a specified region. N/A
ModifyBgpGroupAttribute Modifies the configuration of a BGP group. N/A
DeleteBgpGroup Deletes a specified BGP group. N/A
Configure BGP peers
CreateBgpPeer Adds a BGP peer to a BGP group. Create a BGP peer
DescribeBgpPeers Queries BGP peers in a specified region.
ModifyBgpPeerAttribute Modifies the configuration of a BGP peer. N/A
DeleteBgpPeer Deletes a specified BGP peer. N/A
Configure BGP networks
AddBgpNetwork Advertises a BGP network. Advertise a BGP network
DescribeBgpNetworks Queries advertised BGP networks. N/A
DeleteBgpNetwork Deletes an advertised BGP network. N/A

Router interfaces

API Description
CreateRouterInterface Creates a router interface.
DescribeRouterInterfaceAttribute Queries the configuration of a specified router interface.
DescribeRouterInterfaces Queries router interfaces in a specified region.
ConnectRouterInterface Enables an initiator router to send connection requests.
ActivateRouterInterface Enables a router interface that is in the Inactive state.
ModifyRouterInterfaceSpec Modifies the specification of a router interface.
ModifyRouterInterfaceAttribute Modifies the configuration of a router interface.
DeactivateRouterInterface Disables a router interface.
DeleteRouterInterface Deletes a router interface.