I-IPX Service

See for a description of the AMS-IX Inter-IPX Service the Inter-IPX page or download the Inter-IPX flyer.

An Inter-IPX Connection consists of two redundant regular AMS-IX Connections and will be one of the following:

  • A set of two Single GE connections on two different certified AMS-IX colocations
  • A set of two Multiple GE connections in a so-called link-aggregated (‘LAG’) configuration, of which one set individually is considered one regular connection, on two different certified AMS-IX co-locations (one LAG at one co-location the other LAG at another co-location) 
  • A set of two Single 10GE connections on two different certified AMS-IX co-locations 
  • A set of two Multiple 10GE connections in a so-called LAG configuration, of which one set individually is considered one regular connection, on two different certified AMS-IX co-locations (one LAG at one colocation the other LAG at another colocation). 

An Inter-IPX connection can be either a dedicated connection in the AMS-IX Inter-IPX VLAN or, when the criteria above have been met, a redundant set-up of GRX connections both Q-Tagged for the Inter-IPX VLAN.

The procedure for requesting a connection to the AMS-IX Inter-IPX VLAN including the associated AMS-IX Inter-IPX SLA is as follows:

Ordering a new Inter-IPX Connection

  1. Make sure that you have a contract with the certified colocations of choice where the redundant ports are required. 
  2. An authorized company representative logs in at my.ams-ix.net From the contract overview page, click "Place an order" and follow the instructions for ordering the new Inter-IPX Connections.
  3. Upon receipt of your request the Customer Service team will draw up a revised Connection Agreement and Inter-IPX SLA belonging to the Agreement. These will be sent to you within 3 business days by mail in .pdf format. Please print the document twice, sign both copies and send them back to AMS-IX BV. 
  4. Upon receipt of the initialed documents the CEO of AMS-IX BV will countersign them and one copy will be sent back to you. At the same time we will start the process of assigning/configuring the requested connection for you. 
  5. Our engineers will contact you with the details of the new Inter-IPX Connection on your envisioned assignment date or within 3 business days. Please inform the Customer Service team if the envisioned date should change. 
  6. At this point you can start arranging cross-connects with the co-locations. All AMS-IX co-locations have indicated that they are willing and prepared to arrange cabling on request. See the Cabling Specifications for more information on what you might need. 
  7. New ports are always configured in a Quarantine VLAN. When your connection is up and ready for production, you can contact the AMS-IX NOC team to configure it in the appropriate production VLAN(s). 
  8. The port price shall be periodically invoiced and shall be due on the production date, with a maximum of 30 days after the assignment date.

Ordering Q-Tags on existing GRX connections 

(see above for the connection-requirements for an Inter-IPX connection)

  • Make sure that your GRX-connections to AMS-IX are at two certified colocations and that they consist of at least two redundant GE connections. If not, request for relocation/upgrade of existing GRX connections and/or additional GRX connections in order to comply with the Inter-IPX connection requirements. An authorised company representative logs in at my.ams-ix.net and 'places an order' from the contract overview page and follows the instructions for relocating/upgrading existing and/or adding new GRX connections. Please inform the Customer Service team that the upgraded/relocated/additional port is going to be part of an Inter-IPX Connection. 
  • If the existing GRX connections fulfil the Inter-IPX connection requirements, an authorised company representative contacts the Customer Service team to start the procedure of adding the Inter-IPX Q-tags to GRX connections. 

The rest of the procedure is the same as for the ordering of a "new Inter-IPX Connection", although the ordering of the cross-connects is not necessary because they are already in place. Q-tagging on a previously untagged port does require changes on both sides to be carried out simultaneously. The AMS-IX NOC will inform you about this procedure.