Most customers select the full interconnectivity model (as shown in the diagram below), as that configuration allows for VMs from on-premises to be migrated all the way into AVS over an ExpressRoute circuit.
The AVS environment deploys with a minimum of 3 dedicated server nodes and an ExpressRoute circuit. That ExpressRoute circuit is peered into an Azure virtual network. From there, the recommended pattern is customers should also have an ExpressRoute circuit that’s been privately peered to an Azure virtual network. After that’s been configured, the customer would need to enable Global Reach to handle east/west traffic routing between both ExpressRoute circuits (the on-premises ExpressRoute circuit and the AVS ExpressRoute circuit). This configuration introduces BGP into an environment as well.
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