Integration Point node
An Integration Point is a definition of how BMC Discovery should connect to and interact with an external data source.
There are two types of IntegrationPoint nodes, they are distinguished by the value of the is_dynamic attribute.
- If is_dynamic is false then the node represents an Integration Point entity. These are created through a pattern's definitions block whose
sql_integration. These support querying SQL databases at well-known locations, for example asset databases.
- If is_dynamic is true then the node represents a Software Credential Group entitiy. These are created through a pattern's definitions block whose
sql_discovery. These support querying SQL databases as they are discovered throughout the estate.
Integration Point Lifecycle
The following section describes the scenarios in which an Integration Point is created, updated or destroyed.
The creation and update of Integration Point nodes is done manually by the User using the BMC Discovery UI, or as a result of uploading pattern modules containing appropriate
definitions blocks. For more information, see Discovering database content.
Integration Points are removed manually by the user. When an Integration Point is destroyed its child SQL Integration Connection and SQL Integration Query nodes are also destroyed.
Integration Point node attributes
The attributes and relationships of an Integration Point node are described in the table below.
The name of the integration point.
The description of what the integration point aims to achieve.
The type of the provider.
Whether the integration point is for dynamic (endpoint supplied) or static (endpoint fixed)
Integration Point node relationships
The relationships of an Integration Point node are described in the following table.