DevNet Sandbox Overview

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The DevNet Sandbox program is currently a FREE 24x7 remote access lab service. It provides developers with access to labs built for integrating/working with Cisco technologies. Get started developing today using the DevNet Sandbox!

Always-on Lab

  • Always on – no reservation required
  • Persistent connection/registration – once connected, you can stay connected or reconnect on-demand directly to the lab
  • Great for IP endpoint/Jabber and Accessory developers
  • Multi-user

Reservation based Lab

  • Private preconfigured lab with all resources dedicated to you for the duration of the reservation
  • Ability to install your application in the lab environment
  • Full admin–level access control granted for all servers and devices within the lab as well as the ability to share the lab with other users.

For support or questions, please contact Allow 24-hours for response.

Technology Always–on Lab Reservation based Lab Downloadable Lab
Communication & Collaboration

Connection Types


SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer virtual private network): Does not require the installation of specialized client software on your computer.


This software based solution deploys automatically and installs on the remote device and connects to a Sandbox URL using a unique username/password provided at lab reservation.


The user provided HW VPN router connects to your LAN/DMZ, or any service provider Internet connection. It automatically builds a secure, encrypted VPN tunnel to the specific Sandbox lab environment. It may be necessary to modify the your firewall to ensure that VPN protocols are allowed to connect to the sandbox.

Supported Router List
  • Cisco 871W
  • Cisco 881W
  • Cisco 891W
NOTE: The Hardware router models listed above are the models we currently support for HW based connectivity. We supply a configuration for connection in the lab for these models. Use of any other router is at your own risk and requires you to create and maintain a working configuration, we will not be able to assist with any connection issues using this method, but also will not prohibit you from doing your own thing!
Need to build out your own lab? Discounts on Cisco equipment are available to active members of the Cisco Solution Partner Program. Take a look at the 'Discounts Not-For-Resale (NFR)' information available on the Solution Partner Program site