Processors perform the sub-tasks of actions. By adding processors to an action, the action performs several complex functions.
For example, a processor is included in an action to discover network devices, another processor is included to model the data from a network device, and another processor is added to save the modeled data to the database. Combined, these processors make up a discovery action.
Processors are of different types:
Discovery processor: discovers network data through various technologies and protocols (such as TL1 or CORBA).
Import processor: imports data from an inventory system.
Assimilation processor: processes discovered data.
Discrepancy detection processor: discovers discrepancies between imported and discovered data.
Discrepancy resolution processor: resolves discrepancies between imported and discovered data.
SNMP processor: discovers simple network management protocol (SNMP)-enabled network devices using SNMP. See "About the Network Integrity SNMP Processor" for more information.
File transfer processor: transfers files from a remote location to an Oracle Communications Network Integrity file system. See "About the Network Integrity File Transfer Processor" for more information.
File parser processor: used to parse XML and ASCII files and rewrite them in a Java implementation. See "About the Network Integrity File Parser Processor" for more information.
Creating Network Integrity Processors
Configuring Network Integrity Processors
Adding Existing Processors to Network Integrity Actions