Exchange peering walkthrough

This section explains the steps you need to follow to set up and manage an Exchange peering.

Create an Exchange peering

Exchange peering workflow and connection states

The following steps must be followed in order to provision an Exchange peering:

  1. Review Microsoft peering policy to understand requirements for Exchange peering.
  2. Find Microsoft peering location and peering facility id in PeeringDB
  3. Request Exchange peering for a peering location using the instructions in Create and modify an Exchange peering using PowerShell article for more details.
  4. After you submit a peering request, Microsoft will review the request and contact you if required.
  5. Once approved, connection state changes to Approved
  6. Configure BGP session at your end and notify Microsoft
  7. We will provision BGP session with DENY ALL policy and validate end-to-end.
  8. If successful, you will receive a notification that peering connection state is Active.
  9. Traffic will then be allowed through the new peering.

Note that connection states are not to be confused with standard BGP session states.

Convert a legacy Exchange peering to Azure resource

The following steps must be followed in order to convert a legacy Exchange peering to Azure resource:

  1. Follow the instructions in Convert a legacy Exchange peering to Azure resource
  2. After you submit the conversion request, Microsoft will review the request and contact you if required.
  3. Once approved, you will see your Exchange peering with connection state as Active.

Deprovision Exchange peering

Contact Microsoft peering to deprovision Exchange peering.

When an Exchange peering is set for deprovision, you will see the connection state as PendingRemove

Note

If you run PowerShell cmdlet to delete the Exchange peering when the connection state is ProvisioningStarted or ProvisioningCompleted the operation will fail.

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