Sources Addition and Configuration

This section covers on how to add and configure sources into cfxOIA RDA

Accessing RDA UI

cfxOIA Sources UI

In cfxOIA, 'Project' admins will be able to access RDA functionality. Refer to the 'Accessing UI' section of RDA to navigate to the main RDA landing page (as shown in the below screenshot).

RDA Main Landing Page

Users can add various data sources (Sources) into RDA and work with data integration, data manipulation, data enrichment, data transfer (to name a few). A list of data sources that are integrated and certified with RDA is captured in 'Appendix A' of RDA.

The following section uses one example to walk you through the addition and configuration of data sources into RDA.

Adding and configuring Sources to RDA

Users can use the action button '+' as shown below to add and configure data sources into RDA.

'+' action button allows users to add/configure data sources into RDA.

Once the user clicks the '+' action button on the RDA main landing page, it will pop-ups following UI to let users pick the method of adding Sources to RDA.

The following screenshot depicts how a user can add a data source to RDA (using a pulldown menu).

Using Credentials

This section covers data source addition and configuration using credentials of the target data source.

This section will use the 'Service Now' data source as an example target source and walks the user on how to add and configure 'Service Now' to the RDA environment.

Step 1 From the main RDA landing page, click '+' to the pop-up screen (as explained in the previous section) for adding sources.

Step 2 Select the pull-down arrow from the pop-up window from Step -1. The pull-down menu selection is captured in the following screenshot.

UI to select and add a data source using RDA

Step 3 Select 'ServiceNow' data source from the pull-down menu (as shown in the below screenshot)

UI prompts users to select data source from the list (ServiceNow is selected in the current example)

Step 4 Once users select a data source (e.g. ServiceNow in the above example), UI will prompt users to input all the mandatory fields required to add the data source into RDA. This is depicted in the following screenshots.

UI depicts parameters needed to add ServiceNow data source

Step 5 Enter ServiceNow credentials to the above UI and click 'Test Connectivity'. The following screenshot shows fully populated credentials along with the 'Test Connectivity' invocation.

Click 'Test Connectivity' button after adding credentials and RDA shows 'OK'

Once users add credentials, configures in RDA and 'Test Connectivity' is successful, the user can save the data source configured using 'Save Button' as shown in the following screenshot.

Configuration can be saved using 'Save' button into RDA sources.
Source once saved wil be listed on the main RDA page (as shown)

The main landing page of RDA shows the newly added 'ServiceNow' data source along with its status 'Active' (as shown in the above screenshot).

In addition to the newly added 'ServiceNow' data source, the above screenshot depicts other data sources (AppDynamics, Nagios, vROps, VMWare vCenter, etc) that were added to the RDA environment using the above-explained steps.

Step 6 Users can perform the following additional actions on the sources that were previously added to RDA

Active Source Actions

Deactivate (already active source) - This action button is provided to users in order for users to edit/update credentials.

Depicts action selection for Active Source
Button 'Deactivate' deactivates active source

Once a user selects the 'Deactivate' button, UI will prompt the user to confirm, once the user confirms, the data source will be deactivated for other operations (e.g. edit)

User selection to deactivate source.
Acme SNOW is deactivated and shows it is 'inactive'
Once Source is inactive, user can perform other actions (Activate, Edit, Delete)

Check Connectivity - This action button is provided to users in order for users to test the connectivity of a source in case of any update in credentials.

User can use 'Check Connectivity' button to test connectivity of target Source

Users will be able to edit credentials and verify the changed or updated credentials using the 'Check Connectivity' button (as shown in the above screenshot). Once the user clicks on the 'Check Connectivity' button, the system will pop up following the screen (all configured/active sources) to test for connectivity.

Screen depicts pop-screen to test connectivity

Users can click 'Test Connectivity' to connectivity to the target source (along with credentials verification) as shown below.

Screen depicts test connectivity is successfull after editing and retesting connectivity.

Deactivated Source

  1. Activate (already deactivated source)

Users will be able to deactivate the source that was added. This action allows users to edit/update any changed credentials and re-validate connectivity (as shown below).

Activate data source after updating/editing credentials
Source was in 'Active' state

Note: RDA uses RO credentials to integrate with target data sources.