Private Network

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Description

Private Network is layer 2 connectivity service which offers data center-wide connectivity between Leaseweb services.

Each customer who adds their Leaseweb services to Private Network automatically gets a single VLAN ID. Additionally we offer automated Private IP space assignment via DCHP to make it easier to use and avoid IP overlapping. DCHP can be enabled or disabled from the Customer Portal.

Private Network can connect Leaseweb services within same data center or in another data center within the same metro area. For e.g. A Leaseweb service in LON-12 can connect with a service in LON-01, the services will be within the same VLAN ID.

Traffic generated between Leaseweb services using Private Network is not measured and it is free of charge.


Multiple VLANs

Private network supports QinQ. QinQ (IEEE 802.1ad) is an Ethernet networking standard, which allows the private network traffic to be segmented with additional 4000 sub-VLAN's within the single (1) Private Network VLAN that Leaseweb provides.

It is enabled by default for all existing and new customers and is free of charge

Customers have full control over the sub VLANs and IP subnet assignment

Important The QinQ vlan's traffic within the private network it's not isolated just segmented.

Existing Leaseweb products that support Multiple VLANs within the Private Network

ProductSupportNote
Dedicated ServersYesShared racks
Dedicated RacksYesDedicated Servers
Colocation RacksYesPrivate
Cloud ComputeNoElastic and vCloud (Multi-Tenant)
VPSNo
Cloud ConnectNo

Please follow this article for more information how to activate this feature by configuring your operating system.

Product availability

Currently the Leaseweb services that can be connected to Private Network are:

  • Dedicated Servers (shared racks)
  • Dedicated Racks (for dedicated serves)
  • Elastic Compute
  • VMware vCloud
  • Colocation (half/full racks)

Dedicated Servers (Shared racks)

Private Network connects two or more servers and/or other Leaseweb services (See Product availability)

Private Network is available for dedicated servers in shared racks in all data centers.

It is offered in below port speeds:

  • 100Mbps
  • 1Gbps
  • 10Gbps

Traffic generated between dedicated servers and/or other Leaseweb services using Private Network is not measured and it is free of charge.

Ordering information

You can order Private Network for dedicated servers via the website (while ordering new servers), our Sales department, and from the Leaseweb Customer Portal (for existing servers).

In this article, there are instructions how to order Private Network for your dedicated servers and how to manage Private Network in the Customer Portal.

While ordering from the website, under tab Network >Private Network, select Private Network port speed.

Tech specs Dedicated Servers (Shared racks):

  • Full layer-2 network connection (Dot1q not supported)
  • 9k MTU, overlay tunnels support. See also Using Jumbo frames with Private networking
  • Added DHCP services, offering /27 IP-space. Can optionally be disabled.
  • Private Networks are also accessible from Remote Management VPN connections
  • Larger subnets are available upon request.
  • Available in following data centers:
    • Amsterdam (AMS-01 and AMS-02) (Available on select server models)
    • Frankfurt (FRA-10)
    • London (LON-01 and LON-12)
    • Washington DC (WDC-01 and WDC-02)
    • San Francisco (SFO-12)
    • Dallas (DAL-10)
    • Los Angeles (LAX-11) (Available on select server models)
    • Seattle (SEA-11)
    • New York (NYC-11)
    • Singapore (SIN-11 and SIN-01)
    • Hong Kong (HKG-10 and HKG-12)
    • Sydney (SYD-10 and SYD-11)

Dedicated Racks (for dedicated servers)

Private Network connects dedicated servers in dedicated racks to other Leaseweb services (see Product availability).

Private Network is available for dedicated racks in all data centers. The service consists of a switch, 2 ports on Private Network routers (CIs), cabling, and 1 Gbps Private Network for all servers in the dedicated rack.

It is offered in the below port speeds:

  • 2x 10Gbps
  • 2x 40Gbps (available in selected data centers, see in the data center list below)
  • 2x 100Gbps (available in selected data centers, see in the data center list below)

Traffic generated between servers in Dedicated racks and other Leaseweb services using Private Network is not measured and it is free of charge.

Ordering information

You can order Private Network for dedicated racks via our Sales department.

Private Network for dedicated servers in dedicated racks can be easily managed through our Customer Portal.

Tech specs Dedicated Servers (Dedicated racks):

  • Full layer-2 network connection (Dot1q not supported)
  • 9k MTU, overlay tunnels support. See also Using Jumbo frames with Private networking
  • Added DHCP services, offering /27 IP-space. Can optionally be disabled.
  • Private Networks are also accessible from Remote Management VPN connections
  • Larger subnets are available upon request.
  • Available in following data centers:
    • Amsterdam (AMS-01 and AMS-02) (40Gbps and100Gbps available)
    • Frankfurt (FRA-10)
    • London (LON-01 and LON-12) (LON-01 - 40Gbps and100Gbps available)
    • Washington DC (WDC-01 and WDC-02)
    • San Francisco (SFO-12)
    • Dallas (DAL-10)
    • Los Angeles (LAX-11)
    • Seattle (SEA-11)
    • New York (NYC-11)
    • Singapore (SIN-01 and SIN-10) (SIN-01 - 40Gbps and 100Gbps available)
    • Hong Kong (HKG-10 and HKG-12)
    • Sydney (SYD-10 and SYD-11)

Cloud Compute (Elastic Compute and VMware vCloud)

Private Network connects Elastic Compute and/or VMware vCloud Resource Pools to other Leaseweb services (see Product availability).

It is offered in the below virtual port speeds:

  • 100Mbps and 1Gbps for each VM in a Resource pool

Traffic generated between VMs in a Resource pool and other Leaseweb services using Private Network is not measured and it is free of charge.

VMs in a resource pool can connect to each other per default, therefore Private Network is not needed

Ordering information

You can order Private Network for Elastic Compute and/or vCloud VMware through our Sales department, and from the Leaseweb Customer Portal.

In this article, you can find instructions how to set up Private Network in VMs in Elastic Compute.

Tech specs Cloud Compute

  • 100 Mbps/1Gbps per Private Cloud Virtual Server
  • Full layer-2 network connection (Untagged only, tagged / Dot1q not supported)
  • 9k MTU, overlay tunnels support.
  • Added DHCP services, offering /27 IP-space.
  • Larger subnets are available upon request, at no additional cost.
  • Available in following data centers:
    • Amsterdam (AMS-01) (100Mbps, 1Gbps in Selected platforms please contact our Sales department)
    • London (LON-01) (100Mbps, 1Gbps)
    • Frankfurt (FRA-10) (100Mbps)
    • Singapore (SIN-01) (100Mbps, 1Gbps)
    • Washington (WDC-02) (100Mbps, 1Gbps)
    • San Fransisco (SFO-12) (100Mbps)

Colocation

Private Network enables a customer with Colocation services to connect to other Leaseweb services. (see Product availability).

Private Network is available for Colocation racks (full and/or half) in all locations. The service consists of 2 Private Network router ports and cabling.

Private Network for Rack units is not available

Switches are not bundled in the service. Customers can connect to Private Network with their own switch or lease a switch from Leaseweb.

Customer's own switch:

  • Leaseweb provides instructions how to configure the switch here.
  • The switch must be a physically separated switch than the Public switch in the rack. No interconnection between the Private Network switch and the Public switch in the rack is allowed,

Leaseweb switch:

  • Leaseweb does the initial configuration and mounts the switch in the Colocation rack.
  • Connects cabling to switch
  • Leaseweb provides switch access to the customer
  • Customer manages the switch

It is offered in the below port speeds:

  • 2x 10Gbps
  • 2x 40Gbps   (available in selected data centers, see data center list below)
  • 2x 100Gbps (available in selected data centers, see data center list below)

Traffic generated between Colocation and other Leaseweb services using Private Network is not measured and it is free of charge.

Ordering information

You can order Private Network for your Colocation rack via our Sales department or the Customer portal.

In this article, you can find more information how to order and manage Private Network for Colocation

Tech specs Colocation

  • Full layer-2 network connection (Dot1q not supported)
  • 9k MTU, overlay tunnels support. See also Using Jumbo frames with Private networking
  • Added DHCP services, offering /27 IP-space. Can optionally be disabled.
  • Larger subnets are available upon request.
  • Available in following data centers:
    • Amsterdam (AMS-01 and AMS-02) ( 40Gbps and 100Gbps available)
    • Frankfurt (FRA-10)
    • London (LON-01 and LON-12) (LON-01 - 40 Gbps and100Gbps available)
    • Washington DC (WDC-01 and WDC-02)
    • San Francisco (SFO-12)
    • Dallas (DAL-10)
    • Los Angeles (LAX-11)
    • Seattle (SEA-11)
    • New York (NYC-11)
    • Singapore (SIN-01 and SIN-10) (SIN-01 - 40Gbps and 100Gbps available soon)
    • Hong Kong (HKG-10 and HKG-12)
    • Sydney (SYD-10 and SYD-11)

How to set up and use Private Network for Dedicated Servers

Using the Leaseweb API or the Leaseweb Customer Portal, you can create a private network which connects two or more dedicated servers within the same data center or between interconnected data centers. For details, see the specifications below. Traffic sent between servers across the private network will not count towards your bandwidth costs.
For instructions, please refer to Private Network.

Different scenarios of using Private Network

This section describes possible scenarios using Private Network with Dedicated Servers (and Private Cloud).



Database traffic and webserver application traffic is routed via the private network to ensure the traffic generated between the servers will be free of charge. Meanwhile all servers remain connected to the public network.

It is important to configure your applications accordingly otherwise the traffic will still use the public network


In this setup, the public uplinks of the application and database servers are disabled from the Leaseweb Customer Portal (by disabling the public switch port). Both servers will not have internet access and will only serve their services using the internal network.


In this setup, all the servers are disconnected from their primary public uplinks. A server is installed as gateway. Such a scenario can be enlarged with software load balancers and firewalls.

The public IPs of the different servers cannot be routed to this gateway box.


In this setup, Private Cloud Virtual Servers are connected to dedicated servers through Private network. Both virtual and dedicated servers have their public uplinks active. This setup ensures that database or back up traffic generated between dedicated servers and Virtual servers is free of charge.

It is important to configure your applications accordingly otherwise the traffic will still use the public network



        




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