Federated data plugins
Plugins use adapters to connect an external source of data to BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB). If you want to federate data on a JDBC-compliant database, a CMDBf-compliant CMDB, or the forms residing on a BMC Remedy AR System server, you can create a plugin using an adapter that is installed with BMC Atrium CMDB.
For specific adapters, see:
The following figure illustrates how plugins and adapters work with two federated Oracle databases. You can use any adapter for one or more plugins. For example, you might use a JDBC adapter to configure two different plugins, with each plugin configured to connect with a different external database.
Using plugins and adapters with federated databases
Important federation concepts explains the federation concepts illustrated in the above figure.
You only need to create plugins with the retrieval method of federation, not the launch method.