Saturday, March 8, 2008

ITM 6.1 - What is the purpose of ASFS Data Provider?

In ITM Universal Agents, most of the data provider names are self-explanatory, SOCK for socket, ODBC for database, etc. But what is the purpose of ASFS data provider?

ASFS stands for Api, Socket, File and Script data provider. It is the default data provider started by the Universal agent after the installation. As the name suggests, this data provider can handle API programs, Scripts, Log files and Socket data inputs without needing a separate data provider for each type.

So what happens, if you specify both ASFS and SCRP (Script) data providers in the startup (KUM_STARTUP_DP) and import an MDL? Based on our testing, ASFS data provider will import the resulting MDL.

Hope you find this useful.

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