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  • 1.  Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-23-2021 11:39:00 AM
    Hi all.

    I want to setup the delphix engine to work for doing On-the-fly masking for some vDBs.

    Our current setup has two separated servers (one for virtualization and one for masking).

    I have tried the instructions on this link but they are for versions 5.x and not 6.x.

    Could you put me where I can find the correct instructions?

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    Regards.
    Felipe Hernandez
    Community Member
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
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  • 2.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-23-2021 12:01:00 PM
    Hi Felipe,
    I think you will find the following information in our Knowledge Base helpful: Masking Method: On-The-Fly and In-Place (KBA1774) and Best Practice: File Masking Job Configuration (KBA1821).

    And, the video here: Fixed-Width File Masking

    Please let me know if those help.

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Michael Torok
    Director of Knowledge and Community Management
    Delphix
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  • 3.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-23-2021 12:23:00 PM
    Hi Michael.
    Thank you for your response.

    But I am more interested in the setup/configuration for the servers to communicate each other (virtualization with masking)

    Regards.


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    Felipe Hernandez
    Community Member
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
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  • 4.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-23-2021 12:42:00 PM
    Ahh! Got it. Sorry I didn't understand that initially.
    I've reached out to a member of our doc team to take a look at the page you referred to.

    Give us a bit.

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Michael Torok
    Director of Knowledge and Community Management
    Delphix
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  • 5.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-23-2021 03:44:00 PM
    Hi Michael.

    I was trying with the wrong user and I was able to follow the documentation.

    I made the change but when I try to assign the masking job to the dsource there are no available jobs but I have created some for other tests.

    How the configuration can be tested?

    Regards.

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    Felipe Hernandez
    Community Member
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
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  • 6.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-23-2021 07:17:00 PM
    Hi Felipe,

    I will assist you with this question.

    A Masked vDB is only masking the Provisioned vDB and hence will only work with In-Place (IP) masking jobs.
    If On-The-Fly (OTF) is needed, then the OTF job needs to be added as a Script. The challenge here is that the Masking Connectors need to be defined on the Source and a Target and the target is the database (vDB) just created.

    If assistance is needed to create a dynamic script, please contact your Customer Success Manager to get input from the Technical Services.

    Kind regards, 


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    Anders Karlsson
    Delphix Support
    Delphix
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  • 7.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-24-2021 10:11:00 AM
    Hi Anders.

    The end goal for this test is enable the process documented on the page for provisioning masked vDBs. Right now I had followed the instructions there, but unfortunately I have not seen the result that the page shows which is create a masked vDB directly from the dSource without having the user to create the vDB from the unmasked dSource and then mask it in place.

    Could you guide me on how I could try this process or as you said on your previous post that is something I have to check with the Customer Success Manager?

    Regards.

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    Felipe Hernandez
    Community Member
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
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  • 8.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.
    Best Answer

    Posted 08-25-2021 02:03:00 AM
    Hi Felipe,

    Thanks for the update.

    Masked Provisioning is only available on In-Place masking jobs (with Multi-Tenant turned on). This is documented here.
    https://support.delphix.com/Delphix_Masking_Engine/Troubleshooting_Fetching_Masking_Jobs_(KBA4266)

    For Masked Provisioning please see this page:
    https://maskingdocs.delphix.com/Masked_Provisioning/Provision_Masked_VDBs/

    For details about On-The-Fly Database Masking please see this page:
    https://support.delphix.com/Delphix_Masking_Engine/Masking_Method%3A_On-The-Fly_and_In-Place_(KBA1774)

    If assistance is needed to script the job execution, the best option is to contact the Customer Success Manager and Technical Services.


    Kind regards,
    Anders

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    Anders Karlsson
    Delphix Support
    Delphix
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  • 9.  RE: Configure Delphix for On the Fly vDB Masking.

    Posted 08-25-2021 10:49:00 AM
    Thank you very much Anders this information was very helpful and was able to succeed in the test I was doing.

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    Felipe Hernandez
    Community Member
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
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