Federating to databases that are not JDBC-compliant by registering the data adapter with AR System
If you want to federate data on an external data source other than a JDBC-compliant database, CMDBf-compliant CMDB, or AR System server, you must register an adapter to work with AR System. For example, you could create a web services adapter or any application-specific adapter such as an SAP adapter and an LDAP adapter. In AR System, these are known as ARDBC plugins.
After you have created the adapter, you must register the adapter through Federation Manager.
Before you begin
You must first create a web services adapter or any application-specific adapter such as an SAP adapter and an LDAP adapter before you can register it with the AR System.
To register an adapter with AR System
- Open Federation Manager.
- In the toolbar, click Configure Repository Plugins and Adapters.
- In the Configure Repository Plugins and Adapters dialog box, click the Adapter Registration tab.
- Click New.
- In the General tab of the Details section, enter the following information:
Parameters for registering a custom adapter
A unique name for the adapter.
The location of the .jar file that defines the adapter.
The main entry class in the .jar file.
The paths to the .jar file and all its supporting files, separated by semicolons.
Registering a custom adapter
(optional) In the More Information tab of the Details section, enter the following information:
More Information parameters
The name of the person or organization that wrote the adapter.
A description of the adapter, such as its purpose.
- Click Register.
The adapter is now available to be used by a plugin. The Other Properties tab appears when you create plugins by using the new adapter. You can click inside the cells in the Name and Value columns to add new properties and values for your custom adapter. Click Add or Delete to add properties.