This section of the documentation is dedicated to the CloudBlue Connect Extension for the CloudBlue Commerce (a.k.a. “Odin Automation”, “Odin Service Automation”, “OA” or “OSA”).
This Extension enables out-of-the-box integration between CloudBlue Connect and CloudBlue Commerce:
Operating as middleware between APIs of these 2 systems and automating business functionality outlined in this article.
Use the following video for a quick overview of the Extension functionality:
Review configuration of connectivity to the Distributor account in CloudBlue Connect with health check capabilities and discover products that are available for deployment with the native interface of the Provider Control Panel of the CloudBlue Commerce:
Both versions of the Provider Control Panel (PCP) of CloudBlue Commerce are supported to cover all versions of the CloudBlue Commerce.
CloudBlue Connect extension supports full lifecycle management of Products in the CloudBlue Commerce from initial installation to the upgrade with the workflows outlined below.
Please note that Resource Types created during the upgrade are never automatically added to the Service Template to allow operators to choose the required business scenario while working with the Product Configurations Manager (PCM) to finalize product setup.
All installation and upgrade operations are preserved in the consolidated audit log per product, as illustrated below:
Application Packages, Application Instances, Resource Types, and Service Templates created in the process are recorded and available for review and analysis.
All Product APS Application Instances are integrated with the Product Configurations Manager (PCM), also known as Initialization wizard (or “Init Wizard), that can be launched using the “Configure Product” button in the Application Instance details screen of the Provider Control Panel v1, as illustrated below:
For details on the PCM, please refer to the following section of the CloudBlue Commerce documentation.
CloudBlue Connect Extension for the CloudBlue Commerce platform consists of the 3 major software components, as schematically illustrated in the following diagram:
All of which collectively referred to as “Connect Extension”.
Adapter Package is used to initialize integration between two systems and maintain API connectivity.
Extension Package is used to implement Distributor and Reseller level configuration and management functions.
Product Package is used to manage individual product definition and various product-level integration points in the CloudBlue Commerce.
CloudBlue Connect Extension is compatible with the following versions of the CloudBlue Commerce:
|CloudBlue Commerce 20.4||Supported|
|CloudBlue Commerce 8.3||Supported|
|CloudBlue Commerce 8.2||Supported|
|CloudBlue Commerce 8.1||Supported|
Please refer to the https://www.cloudblue.com/support/commerce-releases for more details on each of the CloudBlue Commerce versions.