Create, change, or delete a Peering Service connection using the Azure portal

Azure Peering Service is a networking service that enhances connectivity to Microsoft cloud services such as Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, software as a service (SaaS) services, Azure, or any Microsoft services accessible via the public internet.

In this article, you learn how to create, change, and delete a Peering Service connection using the Azure portal. To learn how to manage a Peering Service connection using Azure PowerShell or the Azure CLI, see Create or change a Peering Service connection using PowerShell or Create, change, or delete a Peering Service connection using the Azure CLI.

Prerequisites

Sign in to Azure

Sign in to the Azure portal.

Create a Peering Service connection

  1. In the search box at the top of the portal, enter Peering Service. Select Peering Services in the search results.

    Screenshot shows how to search for Peering Service in the Azure portal.

  2. Select + Create.

  3. On the Basics of Create a peering service connection, enter or select the following information:

    Setting Value
    Project Details
    Subscription Select your Azure subscription.
    Resource Group Select Create new.
    Enter myResourceGroup.
    Select OK.
    Instance details
    Name Enter myPeeringService.

    Screenshot of the Basics tab of Create a peering service connection in Azure portal.

  4. Select Next: Configuration.

Configure the Peering Service connection

  1. On the Configuration page, select your Country and State/Province where the Peering Service must be enabled.

  2. Select the Provider that you're using to enable the Peering Service. For more information, see Peering Service partners

  3. Select the provider primary peering location closest to your network location. This is the peering service location between Microsoft and the Partner.

  4. Select the provider backup peering location as the next closest to your network location. A peering service will be active via the backup peering location only in the event of failure of primary peering service location for disaster recovery. If None is selected, internet is the default failover route in the event of primary peering service location failure.

  5. Under the Prefixes section, select Create new prefix. In Name, enter a name for the prefix resource. Enter the prefixes that are associated with the service provider in Prefix. In Prefix key, enter the prefix key that was given to you by your provider (ISP or IXP). This key allows Microsoft to validate the prefix and provider who have allocated your IP prefix. If your provider is a Route Server partner, you can create all of your prefixes with the same Peering Service prefix key.

    Screenshot of the Configuration tab of Create a peering service connection in Azure portal.

  6. Select Review + create.

  7. Review the settings, and then select Create.

    Screenshot of the Review + create tab of Create a peering service connection in Azure portal.

  8. After you create a Peering Service connection, additional validation is performed on the included prefixes. You can review the validation status under the Prefixes section of your Peering Service.

    Screenshot shows the validation status of the prefixes.

If the validation fails, one of the following error messages is displayed:

  • Invalid Peering Service prefix, the prefix should be valid format, only IPv4 prefix is supported currently.
  • Prefix wasn't received from Peering Service provider, contact Peering Service provider.
  • Prefix announcement doesn't have a valid BGP community, contact Peering Service provider.
  • Prefix overlaps with an existing prefix, contact Peering Service provider
  • Prefix received with longer AS path(>3), contact Peering Service provider.
  • Prefix received with private AS in the path, contact Peering Service provider.

Review the Technical requirements for Peering Service prefixes for more help to solve peering service prefix validation failures.

Add or remove a prefix

  1. In the search box at the top of the portal, enter Peering Service. Select Peering Services in the search results.

  2. Select your Peering Service that you want to add or remove a prefix to or from it.

  3. Select Prefixes, and then select Add prefix to add prefixes.

  4. Select the ellipsis (...) next to the listed prefix, and select Delete.

Note

You can't modify an existing prefix. If you want to change the prefix, you must delete the resource and then re-create it.

Delete a Peering Service connection

  1. In the search box at the top of the portal, enter Peering Service. Select Peering Services in the search results.

  2. Select the checkbox next to the Peering Service that you want to delete, and then select Delete at the top of the page.

  3. Enter yes in Confirm delete, and then select Delete.

    Screenshot of deleting a Peering Service in Azure portal.

Modifying the primary or backup peering location

If you would like to change the primary or backup peering location in your Peering Service, reach out to peeringservice@microsoft.com to request this. Give the resource ID of the peering service to modify, and the new primary and backup locations you'd like to be configured.