Connecting Data Warehouse to OnCommand Insight servers

Connectors establish connections from the OnCommand Insight Data Warehouse to the OnCommand Insight servers. You can connect Data Warehouse with one or more OnCommand Insight servers. You can add or remove connections to or from OnCommand Insight databases.

About this task

Data Warehouse assigns a global unique ID to the connector that is used in conjunction with the connector name. After adding a connector, Data Warehouse queries the OnCommand Insight database for the OnCommand Insight site name and version.

You can choose to connect to a data source with or without SSL. Choosing the secure data source forces the connection to use SSL when communicating with the OnCommand Insight remote database.

Data Warehouse can provide a consolidated view of data from multiple OnCommand Insight installations. This consolidated database provides the following information:
  • Globally Unique Identifiers

    Each object is assigned a globally unique ID that is independent of the IDs used by individual sites, to avoid conflicting IDs and enable duplicate detection. These IDs are shared between all the data marts. This ID is the Globally Unique ID (GUID) in the Comment column of the Inventory data mart tables.

  • No duplication

    Entities that exist in multiple OnCommand Insight databases are registered only once in the consolidated database.

  • Current record

    The data in the consolidated database (Inventory data mart) is always the most up-to-date possible.

When you add or edit a connection, you can also test the connection. The test does the following:

Steps

  1. Log in to the Data Warehouse Portal at https://hostname/dwh, where hostname is the name of the system where OnCommand Insight Data Warehouse is installed.
  2. From the navigation pane on the left, click Connectors.
    The Connectors table appears blank at first and shows connector information after you add a connector.
  3. Click New to add a new connector.
  4. Enter the following:
    Encryption
    To enable Data Warehouse requests to be made using SSL encryption, select Enabled.
    Name
    A connector name that will identify the connector on the Connectors view.
    Host
    Host IP address
    User name
    "inventory"
    Note: Using this user name and password, you can log in to the remote OnCommand Insight database and perform queries on the data.
    Password
    "sanscreen"
  5. To specify the port to use for TCP connections to the host, click Advanced and enter the TCP port number.
  6. To specify the port (other than the default port) to use for HTTPS connections to the host, click Advanced and enter the port number.
  7. Click Test.
    Data Warehouse tests the connection.
  8. Click Save.
    If you enter multiple connections for multiple installations, Data Warehouse invokes independent build processes, one for each database from which data should be extracted. Each such build process extracts data from an OnCommand Insight database and loads it into the consolidated database.