Ivanti Neurons Connector
This topic includes the configuration details for Ivanti Neurons Connector.
To access the Ivanti Neurons Connector settings page:
1.From the Configuration console, click Extend > Integration Tools > Data Import Connections, to open the Data Source Manager page.
The page lists all the connections that are already defined for your installation.
2.Click Add New... to add a new connection and to open the Settings page.
Connection Settings Page
For this feature to work, you must link the tenant with Ivanti Neurons tenant. To do this, contact Ivanti Operations team.
- In the Connection Name field, enter a unique name for the connection.
- From the Connection Type drop-down list, select Ivanti Cloud Connector.
- The following two fields appear:
- Cloud Connector API Path: The default path appears as api/discovery/v1/. However, this can be modified, if required.
- Cloud Connector Object: Enter the name of the business object for which you want to fetch data.
- Click Next. The Object Mapping page opens.
- Enter information into the fields.
Field Description Mapping Select Add new... from the drop-down list.
The application creates a clone of the mapping, which you can then modify.
This button is only enabled if you select an existing mapping.
Use the default name or modify the name to and click Save as new.
Source Mapping Tables A list of tables that is populated based on the Cloud Connector Object, as defined in step 3b of the Connection Setting phase. Root Table Select the primary table containing the master data that uniquely defines the computer systems in your organization. Unique Key Select the field that is primary in identifying your records, which can be used to retrieve additional information. This field lists the fields containing keys that uniquely identify your record. The fields that appear in the list are taken from the first record in your source file. Target Business Object
Use the Target Business Object field to enter a few letters of the target business object, and then click Filter by Name or Filter by Object to narrow your search. For example, if you are importing a list of employee records into Neurons for ITSM, the primary business object you need to map to is the Employee business object.
Highlight the business object in the list. This field is the primary business object in Neurons for ITSM into which the data is imported.
The list shows all the business objects in Neurons for ITSM.
Exclude Validation Objects
Select this check box if you want to exclude the validation objects that are part of the target business object.
- Click Next. The Filter Settings page opens.
The Filter Manager enables filtering inflow of device types based on the filter criteria. For instance, an Administrator can select to import Asset Type of only Laptop by creating the filter value Laptop.
•The filter settings made during import remains saved for further import.
•Based on the filter settings, only those messages which are relevant to mapping will be processed by IvantiNeurons for ITSM tenant and rest of the messages will be discarded.
•To filter out null parameters, use the NotEqual operator instead of NoContain . For example, when filtering device which does not have serial number to sync from Neurons.
•The filter settings works only for single value filter in each row. If the field selected in the left panel of the mapping results multiple values, then those filters will not work. It advised to use the filter settings accordingly.
For example, if you choose Device.BIOS.BIOSSettings in root table and all the properties related to Device.BIOS.BIOSSettings will be displayed on Filter settings page.
When you set the filter settings as shown in the images below, then the filter will not work.
This page is used to define the field-level mapping and transformation. The left column shows the source file name and the right column shows the target business object field name. It is assumed that the Source mapping names are known or identified in advance.
- If appropriate, select a transformation function from the middle column.
- Select the field names to map the source file and the target business object in Neurons for ITSM.
For example: Invoice.InvoiceNumber would map to Neurons for ITSM ivnt_InvoiceNumber asset identifier.
- Select a transformation function from the second column, if required by your organization.
Overview of functions
Returns the source value (does nothing).
Abs Math The absolute value of input value. Double Double Avg Math The arithmetic mean or average of all the input values. Double Double Cbrt Math The cube root of the input value. Double Double
Smallest integer value less, greater than, or equal to the given value.
Century DateTime Returns the century part of the input date time value. DateTime Double
Concatenates string values together.
Converts a DateTime value to a local DateTime value.
Converts a DateTime value to a UTC DateTime value.
DayOfMonth DateTime Returns the day of the month of the input DateTime value. DateTime Double DayOfWeekNo DateTime
Returns the day number of the week of the input DateTime value.
DateTime Double DayOfWeekStr DateTime
Returns the day string of the week of the input DateTime value.
DateTime String DayOfYear Returns the day of the year of the input DateTime value. DateTime Double
Subtracts all the values from the first value.
Divides the first value by the remainder of the values.
Largest integer value less, greater than, or equal to the given value.
Hour DateTime Returns the hour part of the input DateTime value. DateTime Double IsoWeek DateTime Returns the ISO week number of the input DateTime value. DateTime Double Leap Length String The length of the string. String Double
Reads the MaterialGroupID and places the item in the appropriate product type category (Consumables, Facilities, Hardware, and Software).
Min Minute DateTime Returns the minute part of the DateTime value. DateTime Double
Remainder after dividing first value by the second value.
Month DateTime Returns the month part of the input DateTime value. DateTime Double Pow Math The number raised to the power. Double Double
Product of all values.
Quarter DateTime Returns the quarter of the input DateTime value. Quarter ranges from 1 to 4. DateTime Double RegexMatch String Returns a matched value from the input value for a pattern in a position (zero-based). String RegexReplace String Returns a string that has been replaced with a string that matches a pattern in the input string. String
Replaces the part of a string with given value.
Rounds a double-precision floating-point value to the nearest integer.
Second DateTime Returns the second part of the DateTime value. DateTime Double
Return the first item in the list where the corresponding predicate is equal to a given value.
String String SelectNotNull Special Returns the first input value that is not empty or not null for the group of items. String String
Returns a specific part of a string split using a separator.
Sqrt Math The square root of the input value. Double Double
Returns part of a string.
Sum of given values.
Switch Special Returns the string based on the input value and corresponding mappings (delimiter is ':') String String
Returns the period between two DateTime values.
Converts to lowercase text.
Converts to proper case text.
Converts to uppercase text.
Removes all leading and trailing white spaces.
Removes the leading white spaces.
Removes the trailing white spaces.
Truncate Math The integral part of the value. In other words, rounds up or down towards zero. Double Double Week DateTime Returns the standard week number of the input DateTime value. DateTime Double Year DateTime Returns the year part of the input DateTime value. DateTime Double
- If the target field is a link field, determine the name of the field to use. See Mapping Fields.
- (Optional). Click Auto Map to map the source file column header to the target field name. Remapping the source column header does not change your existing mapping.
- Click Next. The Review and Publish page opens.
Click Publish, this activates the connection so that it can run according to the schedule. The application only shows this option if there is a schedule involved, like with the File on Shared Folder, FTP, Secure FTP (SSH), and Ivanti Cloud Connector connection types.
The application automatically saves all field mappings even if they are not immediately published. After you publish the data, the job runs based on the schedule/s you selected.
See Scheduling Sync From Neurons Discovery to Neurons for ITSM for help setting a your desired schedule.
Viewing, Changing or Deactivating a Published Connection
1.Log in to Neurons for ITSM.
2.Open the Integration workspace.
3.Select a record to open and view the settings.
4.To deactivate a Published connection, clear the Active check box. and then click Save.
You can resume the imports by selecting the Active check box, if needed.