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Configuring and running the Azure Hybrid Benefit data provider

Setting up the configuration

To configure the data provider:

  1. In the Administration application go to Integration > Data Providers and open the Azure Hybrid Benefit data provider for editing.
  2. Edit the default configuration from the Configurations grid.
  3. On the General page:
  • Make sure the Enabled checkbox is selected.
  • Select the Azure Hybrid Benefit service connection in the Service Connection field.
  • Default value for Data Collector Workflow is Azure hybrid benefit data collector.
  • Default value for Data Post Processing Workflow is Azure hybrid benefit post-data processing.

The Account and Password fields should be left empty. They are irrelevant for this data provider. 

  1. Configure the Settings page:
  • If the Create new computers checkbox is selected, you can choose the organizational unit to which newly imported computers will be assigned as well as select a status for them.
  • If the Change status for deleted computers checkbox is selected, you can use the corresponding dropdown field to set a preferred status to computers that have been deleted from your company's Microsoft Azure portal.
  • The Key Fields grid specifies the matching rules for assets. By default key fields are:
    • SPSComputerClassBase.Name with priority 1
    • SPSComputerClassBase.DNSName with priority 2

If during the import any of the matching attributes is null, the matching process skips it. 

You can add additional keys if necessary. Use the Priority field to set the sequence of matching where 1 is the highest priority. In the Expression field specify the attribute that should be used for matching. To set a matching key:

  • Use the following format: "SPSComputerClassBase.Name". ASQL expressions are not supported.
  • Use comma in an expression to combine several attributes with the AND operator.

The Custom Workflow Parameters grid is not used by default. However, you can use it if you want to adjust the default Azure Hybrid Benefit workflows. For more information on custom workflow parameters, please refer to Configuring and running the generic inventory import data provider.

  1. Save the configuration.
  2. Run the Enable and Activate action for the data provider.

Checking the import results

Click the configuration of the Azure Hybrid Benefit data provider to open its preview.

The Last Result section of the preview shows if the import was successful or not. The preview also displays all jobs and workflow instances for the selected configuration.

You can also review jobs and workflow instances on the separate tabs of the configuration dialog.

After the successful execution of the data provider, you can also find XML files with imported data in the Matrix42 root folder under Messages/Data/AzureHybridBenefitDP/LastResult.

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