You can get information about available DirectLink locations. You can then request a connection between one of these locations and your own network. 

DirectLink User Interface.

  • To get information about DirectLink locations, use the describe-locations command following this syntax:

    $ aws directconnect describe-locations \
        --profile YOUR_PROFILE \

The describe-locations command returns the following elements:

    • locations: Information about one or more locations. This element contains the following information for each location:
      • locationName: The name of the location, indicating its physical site.
      • locationCode: The code of the location, needed to request a connection.

  • {
        "locations": [
                "locationName": "Telehouse 3 D02",
                "locationCode": "PAR1"