Creating a Service Instance - ABO

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Service instances in AFS-BO help connect actual AFS services under their operating status. A detection mechanism is available in AFS-BO to retrieve the status of a service.

A service under a specific instance status can be creating at the associated project level, as documented in Creating a Project.

In the Administration screen, for a selected organization, a selected project, and a selected service, a click on the plus plus icon in the INSTANCES table column displays the ADD INSTANCE(S) dialog box.


One or more instances can be selected.

AFS v7 manages the lifecycle of a search service out of the box. A search service can operate in the following states:




Production status: rock solid, validated


Release candidate: last milestone before production. Open to a limited amount of testers


Beta version: ready for review and approval by functional staff


Alpha version: ready for integration with technical partners


Sandbox: used by developers to setup and check the search engine


Archive: used to store a previous revision of the index (for instance the previous stable database)

The icons beside the status labels show the service instances availability in AFS. A success green icon means that the service instances are actually available in AFS. Otherwise, the icon is failure red to indicate that the service instances are unknown in AFS.

AFS-BO makes is possible to prepare a link to an unknown service instance (red icon). When the instance is subsequently created in AFS, the BO can detect it and activate the link to the service instance (green icon).

A click on Create validates the service instance(s) selection. The service instance(s) is listed in the INSTANCES table column.


Creating a service instance in AFS-BO activates a number of BO applications. The link in AFS-BO is secured. To modify a service instance in AFS-BO, it is necessary to delete the BO service instance and recreate it with its specific status.

To create a service instance

  1. In AFS-BO, click Admin administration in the left upper side.
  2. In the left-had selection box, select the organization for which you want to create a project.
  3. In the PROJECTS table column header, select a project.
  4. In the SERVICES table column header, select a service.
  5. In the INSTANCES table column, click the plusplus icon to display the ADD SERVICE INSTANCE(S) dialog box.
  6. Click in the instances selection boxes. Check that the icon are success green for active AFS service instances.
  7. Click Create to validate the new service instance.
  8. Back in the Administration screen, check the new service instance information.