A Provider Access node represents the accesses to integrations (for example, a database integration or a query using the vSphere API) for a specific endpoint for a given Discovery Run node. It has relationships to each of the Integration Result node queries made by patterns to that database integration.
The endpoint attribute of a Provider Access node describes the IP v4 address at which that SQL database integration resides.
Provider Access Lifecycle
The following section describes the scenarios in which a Provider Access is created,updated or destroyed.
A Provider Access node is created when the first query is made to a database integration at that endpoint during the course of a Discovery Run. A Provider Access node is always created and stored, whether individual Integration Result node queries succeed or fail.
endpoint attribute on a Provider Access node is never updated. The
hard_failure attribute can become true if a newly performed query represents a hard failure.
Provider Access nodes are removed when the Discovery Run node they are linked to is destroyed. See Discovery Run Node for more details. When a Provider Access node is destroyed, its related Integration Result nodes and their children are also destroyed.
Provider Access node attributes
The attributes of a Provider Access node are as described in the following table:
Provider Access Key
Provider Access Type
The type of the provider.
Distinguish overlapping address spaces.
The host that was accessed.
Whether the integration point is for dynamic (endpoint supplied) or static (endpoint fixed).
True if there have been hard failures for this Provider Access type.
Retrieved by scanning appliance
If present, always have the value True and indicates that the data for this ProviderAccess originated from a scanning appliance before being consolidated on this one.
Provider Access node relationships
The relationships of a Provider Access node are as described in the following table:
The result of the access.
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Discovered API call result from which one or more attributes of this Runtime Environment were inferred.
Associated API call results
Discovered API call result related in some way to this Runtime Environment.