Manage Connectors (Alation Cloud Multi-Tenant)

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Applies from version 2024.1.4

Important

This content is applicable only to the Alationc Cloud (multi-tenant) users.

Install an OCF Connector

Perform the following steps to install an OCF Connector:

  1. Click the Install New Connector button on the Connectors Dashboard page.

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  1. In the Install Connector dialog box, you will get two options to install the connector:

    • Auto-install connector

    • Upload zip file

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Auto-Install Connector

Perform the following steps to auto-install an OCF connector:

  1. Once you click Auto-install connector button, a Install Connector dialog appears for auto-install.

  2. Click Select an agent, if you want to install the connector on an Agent. The default selection is Install without agent. Select the Agent from the Agent list displayed.

    Note

    Agent names will be displayed only if it is installed on this instance.

  3. Select the OCF connector from the Select a connector dropdown. You can also search the OCF connector from the dropdown.

  4. Click Install to install the connector. You can also install the connector using Upload Zip File from this window; click Upload zip file instead.

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  5. Once the connector installation is complete, a success message will appear. Click Close to close the modal window. The installed OCF connector will be displayed on the Connector Dashboard page.

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Upload Zip File

Perform the following steps to install a connector by uploading the connector zip file:

  1. Once you click Upload zip file connector button, a Install Connector dialog appears to upload the connector zip file.

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  2. Click Select an agent, if you want to install the connector on an Agent. The default selection is Install without agent. Select the Agent from the Agent list displayed.

    Note

    Agent names will be displayed only if it is installed on this instance.

  3. Drag and drop or select the OCF Connector Zip file. You can also install the connector using Auto-Install Connector from this window; click Auto-install connector instead.

  4. Once the connector installation is complete, a success message will appear. Click Close to close the modal window. The installed OCF connector will be displayed on the Connector Dashboard page.

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Upgrade an OCF Connector

This action will let you upgrade the connector to a newer version. A Upgrade available label will be displayed in the connector dashboard, if an upgrade is available for the connector.

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  1. Select Upgrade Connector from the connector’s Actions menu. The Upgrade Connector dialog appears.

  2. In the Upgrade Connector dialog box, you will get two options to upgrade the connector:

    • Auto-upgrade connector

    • Upload zip file

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Note

Make sure that you use the same connector type for upgrade or downgrade.

Auto-Upgrade Connector

Perform the following steps to auto-upgrade an OCF connector:

  1. Once you click Auto-upgrade connector button, Upgrade starts and upgrade process dialog appears for auto-upgrade.

  2. Once the connector upgrade is complete, a success message will appear. Click Close to close the modal window. The upgraded version of OCF connector will be displayed on the Connector Dashboard page.

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Upload Zip File for Upgrade

Perform the following steps to upgrade a connector by uploading the connector zip file:

  1. Once you click Upload zip file connector button, a Upgrade Connector dialog appears to upload the connector zip file.

  2. Drag and drop or select the OCF Connector Zip file.

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  3. Once the connector upgrade is complete, a success message will appear. Click Close to close the modal window. The upgraded version OCF connector will be displayed on the Connector Dashboard page.

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Note

You can also downgrade the connector version using the Upgrade Connector action. To downgrade, drag and drop or select the downgrade version Zip file.

Note

Make sure that you use the same connector type for upgrade or downgrade.