I found a few of what these mean but I have the Nimsoft Connector and need to understand what two of it's Connector Controls options mean:
Specifies whether to use DNS resolution to resolve device names. If a
reliable DNS mechanism is not in place (for example, no DNS server on the
network, or CIs not defined to the DNS), disable DNS lookups to prevent CI
resolution and normalization failure.
getAlertsAtStartUp << Anyone know what this controls?
Specifies whether to rediscover CIs every time the connector starts. You
typically enable this control so that your connector always provides a
current record of all CIs from their domain managers. Turn this control off
if the connector does not support collecting CIs at startup, which applies
for Level 1 and 2 integration.
Specifies whether to rediscover relationships every time the connector
starts. You typically disable this control so that relationships are only
obtained and imported as a part of service model imports. You should only
enable this control if you require relationship CIs outside of imported
Specifies whether to allow the connector framework to access the
connector remotely for create, update, and delete operations on the
source domain manager. Only enable this control if you have coded the
create(), update(), and delete() (see page 143) methods for inbound to
Specifies whether to process and publish deltas on CIs between the time
the connector or SA Manager was last stopped or restarted. When
enabled, this setting also performs delta processing on relationships if the
getRelationshipsAtStartup property is enabled.
Specifies whether to filter alerts based on their existence in a managed
service in CA SOI. If the control is turned on, the connector only sends
domain manager alerts that are associated with a CI that is part of an
existing managed service in CA SOI. If the control is turned off, the
connector forwards all alerts from the domain manager, regardless of
whether they relate to a service.
useEnumeratedGet << Anyone know what this controls?
useEventStore << Anyone know what this controls?
Specifies whether to send all relationships to CA SOI or only the ones
associated with modeled services. Set the control to true to run
relationships through a service filter and receive only the relationships
associated with modeled services.
This doesn't address your question, but could you tell me about your Nimsoft connector? Is this new? It hasn't been listed on the Connectors page here: http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/recommended-reading/technical-document-index/ca-service-operations-insight-connectors.aspx
Kind Regards, Pete.
there is no Nimsoft Connector on the Connector Download page, because so far there is no productised version of such a Connector.
Until such a Connector is available, there are two ways to connect Nimsoft to SOI:
There is a Nimsoft Connector that was developed by CA Global Delivery. It requires a special license (Product and Support) to be obtained from Global Delivery in order to be used. The above question is related to this connector.
There is a package based on the SNMP Connector that CA SWAT has developed. This can be installed as part of a Services Engagement, but it has the status of a Field Developed Utility, e.g. there is no official CA Support for this package.
If you need more information, you can contact me directly.