Discovering content from data sources
To discover content from diverse sources of data, you need a defined data source, which is a specialized type of credential providing a mechanism to access the target. Use a data source to access information held in centralized data stores. These data stores might be a centralized asset database, a file system on a host, or a store accessed by using a REST API. You write patterns that specify the target data source, and provide queries to extract the information required. Use a data source to query an asset database to find the location of hosts as they are discovered. The data source types are:
- REST APIs
To discover content from a data source
The basic method is the same for each type of data source:
- Create the data source.
- Write a pattern that specifies:
- The data source by name.
- A query to access the required information.
- Upload and activate the pattern.
- Scan the endpoint.
Data sources are used in patterns. The patterns also supply the query used to extract the data from the target. Each data source has a label that is used by the pattern to access the data source.
data_source_name is the name of the data source.