Adapter Connections
  • 09 Mar 2022
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Adapter Connections

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From the Adapters page click Adapter Connections to open the Connections page. You can also open this page from any single adapter.
Use the adapter Connections page to see a centralized summary of information about all adapters and their connections. You can see the discovery schedule of each adapter and any adapter connections that have custom discovery schedules as well as some of the advanced settings configured. In addition, you can see the polling schedule for each adapter.
From the Connections page you can add connections, and you can also perform actions on a single connection or in bulk on a number of selected connections.

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The following information is displayed:

  1. Adapter Name - the name of the adapter.

  2. Connection Name – The connection label (if configured), or the Connection ID.

  3. Instance - The specific Instance the adapter and connection were initiated from.

  4. Connection Status – The status of the connection, 'Success', 'Failed' or 'Inactive'.

  5. Discovery Schedule – This shows the discovery schedule. While some adapters are set to the default discovery, others may have custom discovery settings that were set using the Advanced Configuration tab for the connection. If adapters are set for real time discovery, this is also displayed.

  6. Connection Label – the label for the connection

  7. Adapter Configuration Advanced Settings

    The following fields display values set in the Adapter Configuration Advanced Settings for the adapter. Refer to Adapter Advanced Settings for detailed information about each setting.

    1. Ignore Not Seen Devices (hours) – Displays the number of hours set in the 'Ignore devices that have not been seen by the source in the last X hours' field in the Advanced Settings for this adapter.
    2. Ignore Not Seen Users (hours) – Displays the number of hours set in the 'Ignore users that have not been seen by the source in the last X hours' field in the Advanced Settings for this adapter.
    3. Hold before Fetching (hours) – Displays the number of hours set in the 'Override the global discovery schedule for this adapter to wait X hours before fetching' field in the Advanced Settings for this adapter.
    4. Wait for Response (seconds) – Displays the number of hours set in the 'Wait for a response from the source for up to X seconds' in the Advanced Settings for this adapter.
    5. Ignore Matching Assets – Displays whether the 'Ignore matching assets from the source if a subsequent asset was seen by the source before the previously fetched asset' in the Advanced Settings for this adapter is set or not.
    6. Delete not Seen Devices (hours) – Displays the number of hours set in the 'Delete devices that have not been returned from the source in the last X hours' in the Advanced Settings for this adapter.
    7. Delete not Seen Users (hours) – Displays the number of hours set in the 'Delete users that have not been returned from the source in the last X hours' in the Advanced Settings for this adapter.
    8. Wait for Connection (seconds) – Displays timeout for how long to wait for the connection to the source in seconds.
    9. Failed Connection Attempts before Inactive – Displays the number of failed attempts to connect before setting the adapter to inactive. This number includes all connections to the server, including including periodic connection updates (if set in Global Settings).

Filtering the Display

You can filter the display by the following fields:

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  • Adapter name - the name of the adapter.
  • Connection Status – the status of the connection, 'Failed', 'Success' or 'Inactive'.
  • Connection Name - The connection label (if configured) or the Connection ID
  • Discovery Schedule – The discovery schedule, this is 'Default', 'Real time', any of the custom configured scheduled discovery,
  • You can use Select all, and Clear all in any of the filters to select or clear all of the options.
  • Click Reset to clear all filters.

Sorting the Display

Click on a column to sort by a specific value.
For instance, you can sort by Connection Status

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Viewing Information for a Specific Adapter

You can view information for a specific adapter

  1. Click on an adapter.
  2. Click on the Adapter Name column; the adapter page opens on that adapter, you can see all the configured information for that adapter, as well as review the information in the Advanced Configuration tabs.

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When you click Connections, the Connections page opens, filtered to that adapter.

Editing Connection Information for a Specific Adapter

You can edit connection information for a specific adapter

  1. Click on an adapter.
  2. Click on the Connection Name column or any of the other columns
  3. The Connection dialog opens with the adapter information for all the connections for this adapter,

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Edit this information as required.

Adding a New Connection

You can add a new adapter connection either from the Adapters page or from the Connections page.
Learn more about Adding a New Adapter Connection.

Connection Actions

You can perform actions on a single connection or in bulk on a number of selected connections.

Fetching Adapter Connections

  1. You can run fetch on one or more adapter connections.
  2. Select one or more adapters, the Actions menu is active.

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  1. Click Actions, and then choose Fetch.

Deleting Connections

  1. You can delete one or more adapter connections.
  2. Select one of more adapters, the Actions menu is active.

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  1. Click Actions, and then choose Delete.



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