The VeloCloud Orchestrator relies on several external services. Before proceeding with an installation, ensure that licenses are available for each of the services.
Google Maps is used for displaying Edges and data centers on a map. No account needs to be created with Google to utilize the functionality. However, Internet access must be available to the VCO instance in order for the service to be available.
The service is limited to 25,000 map loads each day, for more than 90 consecutive days. VeloCloud does not anticipate exceeding these limits for nominal use of the VCO.
Twilio is used for SMS-based alerting to enterprise customers to notify them of Edge or link outage events. An account needs to be created and funded at http://www.twilio.com.
The account can be provisioned in the VCO through the Operator Portal's System Properties page. The account will be provisioned through a system property, as described later in the guide.
MaxMind is geolocations service. It is used to automatically detect Edge and Gateway locations and ISP names based on IP address. If this service is disabled, then geolocation information will need to be updated manually. The account can be provisioned in the VCO through the Operator Portal's System Properties page. The properties are called: