Custom cloud sandboxes for admins

Tags: ACG

Custom cloud sandboxes are available to Business Plus Organizations, giving them the ability to add custom templates to the ACG Playground for learners to experiment with.

Custom cloud sandboxes allow your learners to test their skills in a risk-free environment before launching in their own production environment.

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Admins within an organization that has purchased a Business B2B Plus package will have access to create Custom cloud sandbox templates and assign them to learners within their organization.

An organization can create up to three Custom cloud sandboxes for their learners to utilize as part of their Business Plus package. We also offer an add-on option for organizations interested in purchasing additional Custom cloud sandboxes. Contact your sales rep for more information.

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Setting up a custom cloud sandbox 

You'll need to create a template in the ACG platform in order for us to configure your Custom cloud sandbox. These templates follow the cloud native template formats for the cloud providers listed below.

  • CloudFormation for AWS
  • ARM for Azure
  • Terraform for GCP
  • Deployment Manager for GCP

Note: We're constantly reviewing and expanding our Custom Cloud Sandbox services. If you want to use a service that’s not currently offered, you are welcome to submit specific requests (opens Google form).

Creating a custom cloud sandbox

  1. From your Business Dashboard, click the Sandboxes tab to access the Custom Cloud Sandbox dashboard.
  2. Click + New custom sandbox.
  3. Fill in your new sandbox details including a template.
  4. Click Submit once complete.

Tip: We provide a feature documentation guide that outlines the service specifications that are allowed within our custom cloud sandboxes. You can access this feature documentation guide when creating a custom sandbox. You also have the option to toggle between template files.

Next steps

Once submitted, your template will enter an approval process. Our ACG team will review the template and ensure that there are no errors before building your custom cloud sandbox. If there are errors within the template, our team will ask you to make changes to the template and resubmit. Once the template is resubmitted and approved, we will build and launch your custom cloud sandbox. It will be live for any learners assigned to the template.

Tip: You can assign any number of learners within your organization to a template.

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If you need help, please contact Pluralsight Support.