Dynamic targets

The dynamic targets feature enables you to define the connection information for a remote host in an adapter request. With the use of dynamic targets, you can configure an adapter in Grid Manager with a configuration node, <config/>, and designate the configuration node in each adapter request. Alternatively, an adapter configuration can contain a fully defined configuration node and have a dynamic target defined for selected adapter requests. The following adapters support dynamic targets:

  • SSH
  • Kerberized SSH
  • Telnet
  • SCP
  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • Windows Command
  • PowerShell
  • SQL
  • DNS

In an adapter request, you can designate the target information using the following methods. You can combine these methods in a single request for multiple targets. The commands provided in an adapter request are executed on each target designated in that request.

  • Method 1: To designate a specific target that has been defined in the adapter configuration, use the elements shown in the request in the following figure.
    XML sample of a specific target

    ... 
    <targets>
      <target name="config name"/>
    </targets>
    ...
  • Method 2: To use all the targets defined in the adapter configuration, use the elements shown in the request in the following figure.
    XML sample of all defined targets

    ... 
    <targets>
      <target name="all"/>
    </targets>
    ... 
  • Method 3: To define a dynamic target in a request, use the elements shown in the request in the following figure.
    XML sample of a dynamic target

    ... 
    <targets>
      <target> <!--adapter-specific target elements-->
      </target>
    </targets> 


    When defining a dynamic target in an adapter request, you must provide all the required target elements in the request. With a dynamic target, partial target information cannot be retrieved from the adapter configuration. A target is either defined completely in the configuration or in the adapter request.

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