This topic describes how to create virtual border routers (VBRs) to meet your business requirements when the number of VBRs that you can create free of charge reaches the upper limit.

Step 1: Create a VBR

Note Before you start, make sure that you have submitted a ticket and obtained the permissions to create additional VBRs for your account or for other accounts.
  1. Log on to the Express Connect console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Virtual Border Routers (VBRs).
  3. On the Virtual Border Routers (VBRs) page, click Create VBR.
    Note
    • If you want to deploy your VBR in a production environment, you are required to specify parameters such as VLAN IDs and peer IP addresses when you create the VBR.
    • Make sure that the VLAN ID of the VBR that you want to create is not in use.
  4. In the message that shows the upper limit of free VBRs is reached, click Purchase.
  5. On the buy page, set the parameters for the VBR.
    Note
    • Do not change the region.
    • You can specify the maximum bandwidth and the number of VBRs.
    • You can select a billing cycle. We recommend that you select Auto Renewal to avoid service suspension. You can renew VBRs on the Exclusive Physical Connection page.

Step 2: View VBR orders

  1. Log on to the Express Connect console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, choose Expenses > Orders.
  3. Click the Orders for Services tab.
  4. Click View Details in the Actions column to view the detailed information about your VBR.
    Note The VBR name in the order is displayed in the format of pconn-${vbrId}, which is different from the ID of the VBR. For example, the name of the VBR in the order is pconn-vbr-uf6ql2vm2avp****, and the ID of the VBR is vbr-uf6ql2vm2avpmxq****.

Step 3: Confirm the VBR ID

  1. Log on to the Express Connect console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Exclusive Physical Connection.
  3. On the Exclusive Physical Connection page, confirm the VBR ID.

Step 4: View the created VBR

  1. Log on to the Express Connect console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Virtual Border Routers (VBRs).
  3. Click the created VBR to view its details.
  4. If you have enabled BGP in your data center, you can view and modify the Advertise BGP Subnet, BGP Groups, and BGP Peers parameters.