FNT IntegrationCenter Trainings

FNT ReconEngine

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FNT ReconEngine

Prerequisites:
- FNT Command Basic
- FNT Command Administrator
- FNT Command Customization & Reporting
- FNT Command API

The ReconciliationEngine (RE) is a toolset for network inventory reconciliation. RE assures FNT Command data quality by detecting and resolving discrepancies and keeping network device and topology information up to date. Also, it provides the possibility to create network inventory reconciliation interfaces using a predefined set of functions and features aiming to reduce the interface implementation time to a minimum.

The ReconciliationEngine configuration course gives participants an introduction to the principles and architecture of the framework so that the participants get a well-founded knowledge to handle different scenarios and requirements from interface realization till configuration of which network discrepancies should be automatically loaded and which should be handled manually. The knowledge of the participants will be solidified with practical exercises and samples.

Also, the course introduces the Business Gateway Entities of the framework providing a REST API to access all framework¿s functionality and import templates in order to migrate / import data from a legacy system into FNT Command using the delta capabilities provided by the framework.

Content overview:
- Populating the Cache with network inventory data
- Usage of the interactive Delta Reports to handle different network discrepancies considering the planning capabilities of FNT Command
- Configuration of auto-apply rules to synchronize network inventory automatically or manually
- Usage of the Job management to control and monitor the specific steps of a reconciliation interface like data loading, delta calculation, and synchronization.
- Extending the Cache and the Delta calculation with dynamic attributes, entities and relations

Course duration: 1.5 days

Maximum number of participants: 5 persons

This course is currently only offered on a customer/project specific basis.

FNT ReconEngine Adapter Development

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FNT ReconEngine Adapter Development

Prerequisites:
- FNT Command Basic
- FNT Command Administrator
- FNT Command Customization and Reporting
- FNT Command API
- FNT ReconEngine
- Java Development Skills
- Eclipse IDE Skills (recommended)

The FNT ReconciliationEngine (RE) is a toolset for network inventory reconciliation. RE assures FNT Command data quality by detecting and resolving discrepancies and keeping network device and topology information up to date. Also, it provides the possibility to create network inventory reconciliation interfaces using a predefined set of functions and features aiming to reduce the interface implementation time to a minimum.

The FNT ReconciliationEngine adapter development course gives participants the knowledge to extend the frameworks capabilities to create customer-specific network inventory reconciliation interfaces by implementing pluggable java adapters. In the context of the framework a plugin adapter is mainly responsible for extracting data from nearly each kind of data sources and pushing the extracted data into the framework¿s Cache. All other tasks belonging to a reconciliation interface like discrepancy calculation, synchronization and monitoring are provided by the frameworks out-of-the-box functionality and will be touched in the training by embedding plugin adapters in the workflow of a reconciliation interface.

Beside the implementation of plugin adapters, the course participants will be trained using the Business Gateway Entities REST API in a java plugin adapter context to realize different use cases like importing data from external systems into the Cache or using of mapping lists for filtering of data.

After the theoretical introduction in the plugin adapter development containing also best practices from FNT¿s wide ranged experience in the realization of reconciliation interfaces the knowledge of the participants will be solified with practical samples and exercises.

Content overview:
- Usage of frameworks plugin library to develop plugin adapters.
- Usage of the Command REST API in the context of plugin adapters.
- Packaging and installation of plugin adapters in FNT Command.
- Execution of plugin adapters by the usage of the frameworks job management.
- Embedding plugin adapters in the workflow of reconciliation interfaces by controlling and monitoring specific steps like plugin adapter execution for data loading, delta calculation, and synchronization.
- Best practice java architecture for plugin adapters.

Course duration: 1.5 days

Maximum number of participants: 5 persons

This course is currently only offered on a customer/project specific basis.

FNT Command API

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FNT Command API

Prerequisites:
- FNT Command Basic
- FNT Command Customization and Reporting

The API (Application Programming Interface) provides FNT Command interfaces and function calls. This allows experienced users and system partners to connect other systems and to extend FNT Command functions. The functions are documented and explained during the course. The API allows FNT Command to be integrated and customized in the existing system landscapes without requiring services of the manufacturer.

During the course, the various capabilities and principles of the foreign system coupling to FNT Command as well as the information integration are presented and the required technical knowledge conveyed with appropriate practical examples in order to implement dedicated information integration projects with FNT Command.

Content overview:
- Connection of external applications via REST Webservices
- Application branches from FNT Command via "Open with"
- Application branches into FNT Command via the CommandLauncher

Course duration: 1 day

Maximum number of participants: 8 persons

FNT StagingArea

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FNT StagingArea

Prerequisites:
- FNT Command Basic
- FNT Command Customization and Reporting

The FNT StagingArea allows data from various sources to be extracted, conditioned, transformed and then imported validated into the FNT Command target database or data to be transferred from FNT Command to other systems.

After an introduction to the handling and operation of FNT StagingArea, various standard (interface) scenarios are used as examples to consider specific individual modeling steps and provide practice for typical questions. You also receive an impression of the database administration in the area of entities, data dictionaries and display attributes.

In an appropriate time after completion of the course, specific questions of the individual participants are answered in a group online session. This requires that the participants make their questions that arise after the course available to FNT in advance.

Content overview:
- Introduction to the graphical user interface of FNT StagingArea
- Familiarization with the various components (Input, Convert, Target, Cache, ¿)
- Introduction to the FNT Command Business Gateway Entities (BGEs) / metaschema
- Handling projects, job groups and jobs
- Familiarization with the various support tools for modeling (constants, groupings, caches, ¿)
- Export and import functionality
- Creating various test examples
- Validation and loading of data in a target database
- Scheduling and monitoring the interfaces

Course duration: 2 days + 0.5 days online session

Maximum number of participants:
- Classroom-Training: 6 persons
- Online-Training: 3 persons