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Manually creating plug-in server configuration entries for new federation plug-ins

When you create a new federation plug-in, you must manually create plug-in entries on the Plugin Configuration tab in the Plugin Server Configuration form. You must copy the federation plug-in XML entries to the Create New Plugin form at System > General > Plugin Server Configuration > Plugin Configuration tab > Create

Note

If you have access to the file system, you can copy the XML entries listed in the following steps directly to the pluginsvr_config.xml file.

To manually create plug-in server configuration entries for federation plug-ins

  1. On a browser tab, log in to the Remedy AR System by using the following URL:
    http://<midTierServer>:<portNumber>/arsys/
  2. Open the BMC Remedy AR System Administration Console.
  3. Select System > General > Plugin Server Configuration.
  4. From the Plugin Server Instance list, select the plug-in server with port number 9556.

    This is the path for the shared plug-ins where the federated plug-in must be added.
  5. To view the configured shared plug-ins, click the Plugin Configuration tab.
  6. Click Create.
    The Create New Plugin form opens
  7. On another browser tab, create the federation plug-in as described in Federated data plug-ins
  8. Click Show XML.

    The plug-in XML is displayed. 
    For example, if the XML of a JDBC adapter plug-in is displayed, you see the following: 


  9. Copy the appropriate entries from the XML to complete all the Create New Plugin form fields.
    For example, copy the XML between the <name> and </name> tags to the Plugin Name field.
    Similarly, copy the XML between <filename> and </filename> tags to the Plugin File Name field.
    Example of how entries are copied from the XML to the form

  10. To copy all the path elements entries from the XML, click  under Path Elements.  
    For example, copy the XML between the <pathelement type> and </pathelement type> tags to the Path Elements fields.
    Example of how entries are copied from the XML to the form
  11. Similarly, click  under User Defined Elements and populate the User Defined Elements list by copying all the user defined elements entries from the XML.
    For example, if the XML is <FederationJDBC_ConversionPattern>%d %-5p [%t] %C (%F:%L) - %m%n</FederationJDBC_ConversionPattern>, copy FederationJDBC_ConversionPattern and paste it right beside SQLPLugin.userDefined. and then paste %d %-5p [%t] %C (%F:%L) - %m%n in the Setting Value field.

For more information about the elements, see Enabling logs for the plugins server and the shared plugins

Example of how entries are copied from the XML to the form


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