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Displaying external data within CMDB by using federated plug-ins and classes

You can retrieve data from external databases using a combination of federated plug-ins and federated classes. You must first define a federated plug-in and then define a class that can retrieve data through the plug-in.

Retrieving external data from databases and displaying it as a part of CMDB involves the following high-level steps:


The following topics explain the process of retrieving external data in databases using federated classes:

1.Create plug-ins that can connect with the database containing federated data.Creating AR and JDBC federated data plug-ins to access data external to the CMDB
2.Create federated classes to retrieve information from external sources of data by using the plug-in.Retrieving federated data stored externally by creating federated classes
3.Viewing the federated data in Explorer along with the CIs.

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