Configuring Environment


In the “Environment” module, the environment component is used to host product applications and services. These applications and services include web based product applications, portals, mobile apps, RESTful API (Web APIs), python based database procedures as dedicated web services, etc. In the environment module, an environment is created and configured to build a development environment, testing environment, and production-ready environment.

In the development environment, the product is developed and tested. For testing related activity, a new and dedicated environment (For example: – UAT) can be created, in which only testing related activities are performed.

When you access the environment module, it provides SAND_BOX as in-built environment. You can use the SAND_BOX environment for product development and testing that includes the development of a proto type for demo purposes, full-fledged product development, functional and performance testing, and client-specific UAT (User Acceptance Testing).

To develop and test a product, you can use SAND_BOX or create a new dedicated environment. Usage of the existing environment or a newly created environment depends on client-specific requirements.

While configuring an environment, you choose a VRT on the Vahana dashboard. The workflow of an environment depends on how a VRT has been configured. If you have configured a VRT to sync applications and services, the environment is used to sync the application and services.

If you have configured a VRT to export environment variable, the environment is used to export the environment variable to the client-application environment.

To configure the environment:

  1. On the Vahana dashboard, see the Environment tab.
  1. If it is not selected, click the Environment tab, and then click the Add icon (), and the Add Environment dialog box opens.
Environment NameIn this box, enter the name of the environment (For example: – UAT1).
Environment TypeThis list contains in-built categories to add and manage newly added environments. When you create a new environment, you can select one of the following environment types:
1. Developer
2. Test
3. Prod
VRTClick this list to select the VRT (For example: – UAT). Selecting VRT can have two cases:

a). Case1:- (If the selected VRT has been configured to sync services)  
The environment component will display Sync button to sync applications and services.  

b). Case2:- (If the selected VRT has been configured to export variables)
The environment component will display Export button to export environment variable.
Is Restricted EnvironmentThis property allows you to restrict user’s actions in the Environment Manager module at the functional level. After you click this list, you can select one of the following values:
1. Yes:-
Selecting this value restrict the user’s actions at the functional level, such as the user cannot perform the sync function at the environment level.

2. No:-
Selecting this value does not restrict the user’s actions in the Environment Manager module.
Add DescriptionIn this box, enter brief description about the environment.     
  1. After you enter or select a value in the respective box/list, click Save to successfully create a new environment.
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