Connect-IT import and or prioritization engine capability

Connect-IT import and or prioritization engine capability

I am looking for a way to import Connect-IT integrations into uCMDB.  Connect-IT is user friendly for building and testing integrations. This would be an amazing enhancement to the product for existing Connect-IT admins and for future devs in uCMDB.

It would be amazingly helpful if Connect-it utilized the uCMDB prioritization engine.  The best would be to import the whole script and manage from uCMDB UI, but a good start would be if we were able to prioritize the Connect-IT integrations along with all other uCMDB integrations.

If we could manage Connect-IT integrations from uCMDB we could manage scheduling, functionality and prioritization from one interface.

Connect-IT has tons of existing code for integrations and simple BASIC syntax.  The functions developed for Connect-IT are specifically designed for data normalization and grooming. It is very simple to create connections to different data sources like, CSV, database, REST, LDAP, email inbox, email outbox, XML and others.

Ideas:

1. Connect-IT Integration adapter in uCMDB Integration Studio that allows you to point to existing Connect-IT integration. This would allow status check from uCMDB UI, use of prioritization engine, and scheduling in uCMDB.

2. Ability to import Connect-IT Integration automatically transforming code into compatible Jython format.

3. Adding the ability to prioritize Connect-It Integrations with integration points in uCMDB.

 

Please consider this enhancement as it will give existing Connect-IT Developers a new and exciting use for their tool. Connect-IT is specially designed for what the uCMDB needs from an integration engine. It would make uCMDB so much more powerful and user friendly.

6 Comments
mike_toronto2 Honored Contributor.
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A perfect use case for this is the Asset Manager Integration.  Currently it takes us over 4 days to transfer Software Installations from CMDB to AM via the Integration Adapter.  Connect-It is able to do this in under 1 day.  Similarly, Software Utilizations take us 2.5 days, Connect-It is able to do this in under 4 hours.  Depending on the business requirement, there is use cases for integration adapters, and other cases were Connect-It is more fit for purpose.  We recently went through this on a CMS Practitioners call and it seems few people are actually using the integration adapter for SW Installs and Utilizations. 

Valued Contributor.. smcnulty Valued Contributor..
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We have the exact same situation Mike.   We are working on separate Asset Manager Integration for installed software because the OOB can’t handle the load and has issues with reconciliation.  I have used fully custom Connect-IT integration before but this was the next best thing since the OOB was already implemented.  We have 6 integrations in total running with Connect-It.  We have 4 sending data to uCMDB and 2 sending data from uCMDB.  We use Connect-IT for speed, reliability, ease of data manipulation and excellent error logging.   We have integrations to SharePoint that use owssvr.dll.  Connect-IT allows me to hook directly to it and pull data without having scripts to export the data first.  It makes it easier to manage and it works flawlessly.  CSV file management is also far superior in Connect-IT.

Honored Contributor.. Pasol Honored Contributor..
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But there are one task that Connect-It can't do - delete in targer system data deketed in source.

uCMDB adapter can do it.

Valued Contributor.. smcnulty Valued Contributor..
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It can for Asset Manager and Database connectors.  It would be helpful if you could query the ucmdb desitnation connector before wriitng data like you can with DB connector.  That would be an excellent enchancment to the uCMDB adapter.  But you can use DB query to compare and also collection reconsilaton to handle large sets of data in AM and DB connectors.

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Valued Contributor.. smcnulty Valued Contributor..
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They should start including Connect-IT with uCMDB like they do for Asset Manager.  That would be good to.  That and the ability to prioritise the integrations.

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