ExpressRoute Local possible from Copenhagen?

Dimitri 50 Reputation points
2023-03-02T17:12:06.2733333+00:00

HI!

I was looking to create an ExpressRoute local for West Europe and thought, that at my location of interest (Copenhagen) it shouldn't be possible, according to here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/expressroute/expressroute-locations-providers .

But in MS-Azure Portal it allowes me to do it. PreCheck of it works fine, too. Do someone knows, how is it possible as there shouldn't be any compute ressources in Copenhagen to be connected localy?

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  1. ChaitanyaNaykodi-MSFT 22,311 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-03-17T18:29:44.6066667+00:00

    @Dimitri

    Thank you for your patience throughout this process. I have summarized our offline discussions below for community benefit.

    Our documentation states thatUser's image

    And ExpressRoute Local is not available in Copenhagen peering location.User's image

    But as mentioned in your question you are still able to deploy the ExpressRoute Local SKU for Copenhagen region. I was able to reproduce this issue on my end and I had reached out to the team internally regarding this issue.

    I received following update from the team.

    The information mentioned in the documentation is correct Copenhagen is not associated with a local region and doesn’t support “local” sku.

    The portal behavior observed above is by design. Azure Express Route currently does not block local circuit creation if there is no local region for a peering location. This check is done when customers try to add a Gateway connection. So based on your observation above you can create a local circuit in Copenhagen region but cannot create a connection to a Gateway in different region. Team will look into correcting this experience where circuit creation itself will be blocked in such cases, currently no timeline has been finalized on when this feature will be rolled out. Meanwhile, team will add an FAQ on this topic in the ExpressRoute documentation.

     

    Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions.


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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,916 Reputation points
    2023-03-02T22:06:59.24+00:00

    Hi,

    As per the article the Service provide Interxion does provide services in Copenhagen as a Global Commercial providers- User's image

    Hope this helps.

    JS

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  2. Dimitri 50 Reputation points
    2023-03-03T10:15:07.7133333+00:00

    Sorry, but this is not the answer for the question. The question was, why am I able to use Local SKU for ExpressRoute circuit for Copenhagen?

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