Adding an environment
Once the environments have been created and the network connectivity requirements are configured, they can be added to Delphix Continuous Data. Source or staging environments will contain the datasets made available for ingestion or provisioning. Target environments will provide the database binaries and hardware to perform the virtualization actions. Before proceeding we recommend installing the necessary dataset binaries on the environments.
To add an environment, navigate to the Manage > Environments tab and follow the steps of the configuration wizard. Additional information can be found in the Adding an environment (link). Once added, Delphix Continuous Data will maintain a connection to the environment and begin the discovery process.
Discovering an environment
Each environment added to Delphix Continuous Data is composed of two primary components: Installations (Dataset Homes) and Databases (Instances or Repositories). Installations contain the dataset’s binaries which maintain the specific Databases and datasets you plan to ingest. Each Database then maps to a single dSource which is a primary object in Delphix Continuous Data’s ingestion model. Delphix Continuous Data must keep track of all of these objects to perform ingestion and provisioning.
Once environments are added, the Discovering an Environment(link) process will automatically scan the source, staging, and target environment for available installations, databases, and files. Note: Target environments should only contain binaries as their purpose is to provision virtual databases, but not source datasets. In test scenarios and with proper organization, the same environment can be used as both a staging and target environment.
However, not all data source connectors fully support automated discovery. Adding a dataset home or Adding a database documentation describes how to manually add these objects. These processes are also useful if automated discovery misses a Dataset Home or Database. Consult the data source connector’s documentation to understand which discovery mechanism each connector supports.
Once the Installations and Databases have been successfully discovered, you can continue to the dSource management phase. Follow the Environment operations section to learn more about the specific steps for each major action.