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Internet 2


From the ION HowTo:

Internet2 ION (Interoperable On-demand Network) is a revolutionary network service that allows researchers and engineers alike to create dedicated, point-to-point optical circuits—for immediate or future use—through a simple, secure web interface.


The number assigned in this wiki is for linking purposes only and has no actual meaning.

Number Details Statusparticipant Sites
1 #IONVLAN1 down SiteBbn, Michigan
2 #IONVLAN2 down SiteBbn, SiteRutgers
3 #IONVLAN3 down SiteBbn, ProtoGeni
4 #IONVLAN4 proposed Sitebbn, SiteWashington
5 #IONVLAN5 proposed Sitebbn, SiteWisconsin



(if known)
SiteBbn 00:0C:29:4A:B0:23 ping
SiteRutgers 00:1b:21:32:b5:5c ping, iperf


VLAN 3728
host IP MAC
ping 00:0C:29:4A:B0:19



Establishing an endpoint

Internet2 higher education members

From the ION HowTo:

Researchers at Internet2 higher education member institutions who wish to collaborate using ION should first contact their campus network organization for support. The campus network team can then determine if their institution has an “enabled” link to an Internet2 Connector or other regional network. If their Internet2 Connector does not yet have a physical connection to ION, the Connector can submit a request using the process outlined above.

Initial connections

From the ION HowTo:

The first step to take advantage of ION service is to interconnect with the Internet2 ION infrastructure via a 1GigE or 10GigE Ethernet connection. The logistics of that connection will be handled as part of the turnup process.

How can Internet2 members determine if they are ION-enabled?

From the ION FAQ:

Members should first verify whether their Connector has physically connected to the Ciena network that supports the ION service, either by asking their Connector or checking Internet2’s Connector status page at If the Connector is listed as “ION-enabled,” the member should speak with local network administrators and a Connector representative about how they may use the service.

ION Web Service Account

The contact address for getting new ION accounts is:

VLAN Provisioning within ION

This section outlines Provisioning within ION's web service, for the complete procedure of provisioning a VLAN between two sites see ConnectivityGuidelines.

Once you have an ION account you will be able to provision VLANs between site's endpoints using the ION VLAN provisioning webpage.

Required Topology Info

  • Your endpoint's name
  • Your VLAN to this endpoint to dedicate to connecting to the other site.
  • Your partner site's endpoint's name
  • The VLAN that your partner site is dedicating to connecting to your site.

Creating the Circuit

If you know the other endpoint's ION name, creating a circuit is straightforward. Click the 'Reserve Circuits' tab, and fill out appropriate values. Things to know:

  • "source" tab:
    • Description: put something meaningful and unique here, in case the first test fails, though the ION ID is also unique
    • Source: your campus's ION endpoint. It would be similar to
  • "destination" tab:
    • Destination: the other endpoint's ION name. If you don't already know this you may be able to browse for a reasonable name
  • "time" tab: change these values to make the circuit good for the length of time you need; 1 hour isn't very useful
  • "bandwidth" tab: as appropriate though keep this as small as possible.
  • "vlan" tab:
    • Unclick "Same VLAN number on source and destination"
    • The source VLAN will be the VLAN you've provisioned to your endpoint for this connection. Usually this will be a "Tagged" VLAN. (i.e. dot1q)
    • The destination VLAN should be whatever you agreed on with the remote site. The tagging status is also whatever is appropriate for them (probably also tagged)

VLAN Translation

ION can do VLAN translation as mentioned in above. ION will provide VLAN translation automatically if the "Same VLAN number on source and destination" is unchecked; the two VLAN ID's do not need to be equal.


TBD. In the process of renegotiation.



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