Retrieving external data 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:
|Task or concept||Reference|
|Before you create federated classes, you must first define plug-ins that can connect with the database containing federated data.||Creating AR or JDBC federated data plug-ins to access data external to the CMDB|
|Retrieve information from external sources of data through plug-ins by creating federated classes and then viewing the data in Explorer.||Retrieving federated data stored externally by creating federated classes|