APS sandbox is a dedicated Odin Automation hosting platform in an isolated network under the apsdemo.org domain. Depending on the requested configuration, Odin Automation includes:
An independent software vendor (ISV) can request a sandbox and deploy the hosting platform on it using one of predefined configurations. The following most often used configurations called “standard configurations” are as follows:
|Simplest Operations Automation configuration featuring Linux-based OSS management node and dedicated host for APS endpoints deployment|
|Configuration of Service Automation with the billing part (Operations Automation + Business Automation).|
If you need another non-standard configuration, please submit your request to the APS developer support team.
APS sandboxes are provisioned within an isolated network under the apsdemo.org domain. This network is accessible only through the virtual private network - VPN tunnel. The vpn.apsdemo.org server provides the tunnels as shown on the following diagram:
Within this network, each sandbox has a unique base DNS name that includes the short organization name, for example, isv1, and the sandbox name, for example, a:
|Sandbox Name||Base DNS Name||Sandbox Hosts Examples|
All of these names are resolved through the central DNS server dns.apsdemo.org with the private IP address 10.112.0.11.
To order a sandbox and then configure the VPN tunnel to it, please follow the steps outlined in the following sections.