Configuring the Infoblox NIOS adapter

You configure an adapter in BMC Atrium Orchestrator Grid Manager. The configuration provides information about how the adapter interacts with the Infoblox Grid Manager. Although each adapter must have a unique name, you can configure multiple adapters with the same adapter type to allow for different configuration properties.

The form view provides an easy-to-use interface for configuring adapters. The form view prevents errors that might occur when you copy the configuration XML from the adapter documentation to the UI during configuration. You can switch to the XML view to configure those elements and attributes that are not available as fields or to configure all the elements and attributes using XML only. However, after you switch to the XML view and save the configuration in XML from that view, you cannot thereafter use the form view to modify that configuration.

To configure the actor adapter

  1. Log on to BMC Atrium Orchestrator Grid Manager.
  2. To access the adapters page, click the Manage tab, and then click the Adapters tab.
  3. In the Adapters in Repository list, select the bmc-adapter-infoblox-nios-actor check box.
  4. To include the adapter in the Adapters on Grid list, click Add to Grid.
  5. Click Configure corresponding to the newly added adapter.
  6. On the Add an Adapter Configuration page, perform the following steps to configure the adapter by using the form view, or skip to the next step to configure the adapter by using the XML view:
    1. Enter a name for the adapter. 

      Note

      The default name for the actor adapter is Infoblox NIOS.

    2. Enter a description for the adapter.
    3. Under Properties, enter or select values for the configuration elements. 
      Include all required elements, which are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    4. Click OK.
      The newly configured adapter is now listed in the Adapters on Grid list.
  7. (Optional) Configure the adapter in the XML view by performing the following steps.

    Note

    If you switch to the XML view, you cannot thereafter use the form view to modify the configuration.

    1. Enter a name and a description for the adapter.
    2. Click Switch to XML View.
    3. On the warning message that appears, click Switch View.
    4. In the Properties text box, use XML format to enter the configuration elements and attributes, and then click OK.

      Note

      If the default value for an optional element is acceptable, omit the element. Do not include empty elements.

    5. On the warning message that appears, click Save.
      The adapter configuration with settings is saved in the XML view permanently. The newly configured adapter is now listed in the Adapters on Grid list.

The following table describes the configuration elements for the actor adapter. You cannot use the form view to configure elements and attributes that do not have an entry in the UI label column.


Node elements required for configuring the actor adapter

UI label

Element

Description

Required

None

<config>

Indicates a container element for all other elements

Yes

Host

<host>

Specifies the host name (fully qualified domain name) or IP address of the Infoblox Grid Manager

Valid value: Any string

Conditional:

  • Required if not specified in the request
  • If specified in the configuration and request, the value in the request overrides the value in the configuration

User Name

<user-name>

Specifies the user name required to connect to the Infoblox Grid Manager

Valid value: Any string

Conditional:

  • Required if not specified in the request
  • If specified in the configuration and request, the value in the request overrides the value in the configuration

Password

<password>

Specifies the password that corresponds to <user-name>

The <password> element can contain an encryption-type attribute (the Encryption Type field on the form in the form view) that specifies whether the password is encrypted.

Valid value for <password>: Any string

Valid values for encryption-type: base64, plain (default)

Conditional:

  • Required if not specified in the request
  • If specified in the configuration and request, the value in the request overrides the value in the configuration

Timeout Secs

<timeout-secs>

Specifies the time, in seconds, after which the request times out

Valid values: Any integer

Default value: 60 seconds

No

Working Dir

<working-dir>

Specifies the directory from where you want to run the Infoblox Perl scripts

No

XML sample for configuring the actor adapter using an empty configuration

<config/>

XML sample for configuring the actor adapter

<config>
 <host>10.128.249.111</host>
 <user-name>admin</user-name>
 <password encryption-type="Plain">infoblox</password>
 <timeout-secs>60</timeout-secs>
 <working-dir>/usr/scriptDir</working-dir>
</config>

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