Atrium Integrator is an integration engine that helps you transfer data from external datastores to CMDB classes and AR system forms. You can connect to a wide variety of input sources, such as flat files, complex XML, JDBC, ODBC, JMS, native databases, webservices, and others using connectors. Atrium Integrator provides the ability to clean and transform data before transferring it to CMDB classes or AR forms. You can define the way in which external data maps to BMC CMDB and transform external data using various rules.
The following video provides an overview of the Atrium Integrator:
Atrium integrator architecture
The following figure shows the architecture of Atrium Integrator.
Atrium Integrator architecture
Atrium Integrator uses Pentaho, which is an ETL tool that enables you to extract, transform, and load data. You can use Atrium Integrator for initial data loading, incremental data transfers, and data synchronization, as well as for scheduling and perform bulk data transfers. For example, you can use Atrium Integrator to synchronize IT data from a discovery application with BMC CMDB, where it can be reconciled with data from other sources to your production dataset.
The BMC Remedy AR System database, which stored the jobs and transformations, had to be installed separately in Atrium Integrator 7.6.04. However, with Atrium Integrator 8.0.00 and later, the jobs and transformations are stored in the forms in the BMC Remedy AR System database. You do not need to install a separate BMC Remedy AR System database.
Atrium Integrator components
The following figure shows the Atrium Integrator components that work together.
Atrium Integrator components
|Atrium Integrator Component||Function|
Atrium Integrator Spoon
You can edit the jobs that you created using Atrium Integrator Job Builder Wizard using Atrium Integrator Spoon.
|Atrium Integrator Carte serve|
Atrium Integrator Carte server is a simple web server that you can use to execute transformations and jobs remotely. All the jobs scheduled and run through Atrium Integrator console always run on the Carte server.
|Atrium Integrator Plugins for BMC Remedy AR System|
You can use the BMC Atrium Integrator plugins(AR Input and AR Output) for AR System to import and export data to and from BMC Remedy AR System across the BMC Remedy IT Service Management suite (BMC Remedy ITSM). For information about configuring and using BMC Atrium Integrator Adapter for AR System, see .
|Atrium Integrator interface|
Using the Atrium Integrator interface, you can create new jobs, start, stop, and delete jobs, view the list jobs available in the repository, schedule and monitor jobs.
|Atrium Integrator server|
To transfer data from an external data store to BMC CMDB, you must also install the Atrium Integrator server, which can be installed with BMC Atrium Core and BMC Remedy AR System server. The Atrium Integrator server installs the Atrium Integrator console, CMDB adapters (CMDB Input, CMDB Output, and LookUp), and deploys sample jobs.
For information about installing the Atrium Integrator server, see .
|Atrium Integrator client|
You can use the BMC Remedy AR System installer to install only Atrium Integrator Spoon on a remote Microsoft Windows computer and connect to the Repository on the BMC Remedy AR System server. Atrium Integrator Spoon on a remote Windows computer directly connects to the BMC Remedy AR System database to save and retrieve transformations and jobs. To use the remote instance of Atrium Integrator Spoon to transfer data to BMC CMDB, you must install the Atrium Integrator client, on the same computer.
For information about installing the Atrium Integrator client, see .