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How are ECX ports physically presented?

How are ECX ports physically presented?

KS
Level 2

If I order an ECX port how will it be delivered/presented in my cage/cabinet? Will Equinix need to install a patch panel in my cabinet? If yes how much space will this take up?

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marek
Equinix Employee

Hi KS,

Please have a look at these docs about the Equinix Fabric port ordering workflow:

https://docs.equinix.com/en-us/Content/Interconnection/Fabric/ports/Fabric-port-order.htm

We will ask you the IBX, space, rack, patch panel where you want the port to be delivered. If there is no free patch panel, we will install a new one. 

KS

Thanks Marek, just to clarify can you confirm if the below are correct.

  • Available port on customer patch panel (LoA to be provided):

Customer Last Mile <> Equinix IBX Data Center (Customer Cage) - Customer Patch Panel <> Equinix Physical Cross Connect <> Equinix Fabric Port

  • No free patch panel:

Customer Last Mile <> Equinix IBX Data Center (Customer Cage) - Equinix Delivered Patch Panel <> Equinix Physical Cross Connect <> Equinix Fabric Port.

marek
Equinix Employee

Hi KS,

There is no distinction between a "Customer PP" or an "Equinix delivered PP".

All PPs are delivered by Equinix, into a rack where a Customer is deployed.

If there are free ports on an existing PP, then it is possible to use it to deliver a Fabric port.

If there are no free ports, then a new PP should be installed (by Equinix, at customer's request) before the Fabric port order can be placed.