Category: newbie

Advanced Attribute Flow Rules

Today I will introduce the simplest coding element in ILM – advanced attribute flows. Direct attribute flows can be done with no code, but they’re not all that interesting – all you can do is flow one value directly to another, or apply a constant value. To manipulate values, or to use the values of
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An introduction to ILM coding

While writing this series of newbie posts I have, on a few occasions now, had to stop half-way through a post because I’ve realised that something else needs to be explained first. I’m at the point now where I can’t go any further without introducing the topic of writing code. I have spoken to several
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An Intro to Joins

Joining 101 A join is a connection between a metaverse object and a connector space object. Joined CS objects are called “Connectors”, Unjoined CS objects are called “Disconnectors”. Multiple relationships are permitted in one direction: A single metaverse object can be joined to multiple CS objects, However a single CS object cannot be joined to multiple
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Run Profiles

Run profiles are one of the more straight-forward aspects of ILM configuration, however, like everything else, there are aspects that are not immediately obvious, and others which only become apparent through experience. MAs have no run profiles initially – you have to create them all. You can call them what you like, and they can
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Configuration of the SQL MA

And now for a closer look at the configuration of SQL MAs. The config details that are common to all MA types are covered in this post, so I won’t repeat them here. The SQL-specific options probably apply equally to the Oracle and DB2 MAs, but I’ve never used ’em myself. We’ll start on the
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Configuration of the Active Directory MA

I’ve already posted about the configuration options that are common to all MAs, so this post is about the options specific to the Active Directory MA, though much of it will also apply to the other LDAP-types – Sun and Netscape, Netware, ADAM, IBM Directory Server and openLDAP.

Creating a Management Agent

Continuing in my newbie series of posts, today I am going to step through the creation of a Management Agent. Configuration options differ depending on the type of MA, so in this post I will just look at the options that are common to all.