This documentation supports the 20.02 version of BMC CMDB.

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Federated data plug-ins

Plug-ins use adapters to connect an external source of data to BMC CMDB. If you want to federate data on a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)-compliant database, a CMDBf-compliant CMDB, or the forms residing on a Remedy Action Request System server, you can create a plug-in by using an adapter that is installed with BMC CMDB. 

The following figure illustrates how plug-ins and adapters work with two federated Oracle databases. You can use a single adapter for multiple plug-ins. For example, you might use a JDBC adapter to configure two different plug-ins, with each plug-in configured to connect with a different external database. 

Using plug-ins and adapters with federated databases

Important federation concepts explains the federation concepts illustrated in the above figure.

Related topics

Enabling logs for the plug-ins server

Enabling plug-ins Open link

Configuring core CMDB components and plug-ins

Updating configuration settings by using the AR System Configuration Generic UI form Open link

Centralized configuration Open link

Creating AR and JDBC federated data plug-ins to access data external to the CMDB

Federating to databases that are not JDBC-compliant

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