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Configuring a Mikrotik router to connect to AWS via Direct Connect involves several steps. Here is a general overview of the process:

Establish a Direct Connect connection in the AWS Management Console.

Obtain the necessary information to configure your Mikrotik router, such as the BGP peer IP address, Amazon AS number, and the VLAN ID.

Connect the router to the Direct Connect location using a cross-connect cable or virtual cross-connect.

Configure the router with the Direct Connect settings, including configuring BGP peering, VLANs, and routing policies.

Test the connection and verify that it is working properly.

Here are the detailed steps to configure a Mikrotik router to connect to AWS via Direct Connect:

Establish a Direct Connect connection in the AWS Management Console

Log in to the AWS Management Console and go to the Direct Connect dashboard.

Create a new connection or select an existing connection.

Specify the connection details, such as the location, port speed, and VLAN ID.

Select the virtual interface you want to use and configure the BGP settings, including the Amazon AS number and BGP peer IP address.

Obtain the necessary information to configure your Mikrotik router

Once you have created the Direct Connect connection in the AWS Management Console, you will be provided with the BGP peer IP address, Amazon AS number, and VLAN ID.

Make a note of these details as you will need them later when configuring the router.

Connect the router to the Direct Connect location

Connect the router to the Direct Connect location using a cross-connect cable or virtual cross-connect.

Ensure that the physical interface is configured with the correct VLAN ID.

Configure the router with the Direct Connect settings

Log in to the Mikrotik router's web interface or CLI.

Configure the BGP settings, including setting the Amazon AS number and BGP peer IP address.

Configure VLANs and routing policies.

Ensure that the router is advertising the correct routes to the AWS network.

Test the connection and verify that it is working properly

Verify that the router has established a BGP peering session with the Direct Connect gateway.

Verify that the router is receiving and sending traffic to and from the AWS network.

Test the connection by pinging AWS resources or performing other network tests.

Note that the exact configuration steps may vary depending on your specific network setup and the version of Mikrotik RouterOS you are using. It is recommended that you refer to the Mikrotik RouterOS documentation for detailed instructions.

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