The Cloudflare Network Interconnect (CNI) onboarding process, from scoping to going live, typically takes 10-15 business days.
Throughout the onboarding process, Cloudflare partners closely with your organization to accomplish the following:
Scope your configuration
Starting with an initial kickoff call, Cloudflare engages your organization to confirm the scope and timeline for setting up CNI.
Configure the network cross-connect
To configure the cross-connect, the Cloudflare Infrastructure uses information provided by you to generate a Letter of Authorization (LOA)/service key.
Duration: 1–2 weeks.
Customer requirements: The resulting LOA/service key is provided to you so that you can accomplish these steps:
- Order cross-connects at the locations the LOA specifies.
- Verify when the cross-connects are complete.
Once you have provided verification, Cloudflare assigns IP addresses to use with the cross-connect (assuming you are not using an Internet exchange point for the cross-connect).
Configure Cloudflare BGP
During this phase, Cloudflare validates BGP sessions over the cross-connect.
Duration: Approximately 1 week.
Cloudflare engages your team to confirm connectivity.