Transferring data from external data stores to BMC Helix CMDB
You can load data from database tables of a discovery source into BMC Helix CMDB using Atrium Integrator. This data could include inputs, such as LDAP, AR System forms, BMC Helix ITSM forms, and those requiring complex staging tasks or complex data manipulations. The data is imported and transformed by creating jobs in Atrium Integrator or Atrium Integrator Spoon, which is the Pentaho Spoon application. BMC provides several sample jobs that you can use as a starting point.
After you create a job you can edit the job using Atrium Integrator Spoon only. You cannot run clustered execution of transformations using Atrium Integrator Spoon.
The process of transferring data to BMC Helix CMDB is depicted with the help of the following diagram.
To transfer data from external data stores into BMC Helix CMDB
To transfer data into BMC Helix CMDB, follow the process outlined in the following steps.
|Configure the source and target connection.
You must define connection parameters (such as host name, port number, user name, and password) to your external data store and the CMDB. After you create a connection, you can reuse it for multiple transformations or jobs.
|Create a job to import data
|Modify the job using Atrium Integrator Spoon.
|Verify and run the job.
If the job completes without any errors, verify that the data has been added to the appropriate CMDB class. If the job displays error messages, debug the job and run it again.
|Monitor the job.
After you create and run your job, you can monitor it. The Atrium Integrator console displays the job run information.