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  • 1.  ServiceNow discovery for Delphix

    Posted 10-16-2023 08:31:00 AM

    Does anyone use ServiceNow to discover Delphix objects? I know Delphix has "Delphix Spoke for ServiceNow" but I am looking for a way to let ServiceNow to discover Delphix deployments and the data sets automatically instead of using dxtools to feed ServiceNow. 

    Chris Qian
    Principal Infrastructure Architect
    ADP, Inc.

  • 2.  RE: ServiceNow discovery for Delphix
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    Posted 10-17-2023 09:57:00 AM

    Hi Chris,

    I used to support ServiceNow's Discovery. I have not heard of anyone developing a new discovery pattern to login to the Delphix Engine and execute its APIs to populate anything in ServiceNow's CMDB. Anything is possible though.

    The Delphix Engine is a Linux VM and could certainly be discovered by existing ServiceNow patterns up to a point. We don't provide access to the UNIX prompt and so ServiceNow could not run all of its detailed commands it runs during discovery ( ). I would expect ServiceNow could at least classify it as a Linux box when it runs its Shazzam probes ( ).

    As far as VDBs, they are simply databases with Delphix storage. Whether the VDBs are ASE, SQL Server, Oracle or otherwise, ServiceNow has patterns to discover database ( ). I guess if you wanted to further classify them as virtual or physical, you could probably extend the "Oracle DB on UNIX Pattern" to maybe run a query that looks for something that distinguishes the database as being virtual and then update something in the CMDB.



    Neal Stack
    Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer