Getting Started with MIM Event Broker

The following sections are intended to give a rundown of the basics of configuring a MIM Event Broker implementation, and assume the MIM Event Broker service has been installed.

Firstly start the MIM Event Broker service through the Windows Services console. This will start both the embedded web server that manages interaction with MIM Event Broker, and also the MIM Event Broker service.

Once started, browse to the Event Broker URL as outlined in either the web engine configuration file or as specified in IIS. If this is a brand new installation this address will be the default http://localhost:8080/.

MIM Event Broker will need some information about the target MIM implementation to interact with it. To get started with a new MIM Event Broker configuration, first enter the location and credentials required to connect to the MIM Synchronization Service.

With the MIM implementation sufficiently described, MIM Event Broker requests the available management agents. Each management agent will need to be configured for real-time change processing.

At its lowest level, MIM Event Broker handles change events and enacts operations in response to those changes. There are two kinds of changes that can be configured, Incoming and Outgoing change events.

Incoming events are when a change is pending in the target system, and as such is incoming to the MIM implementation. MIM Event Broker can then respond to this Incoming event with a selected run profile, to retrieve and process the changes (e.g. Delta Import Delta Sync).

Outgoing events are when a change is pending in the MIM Instance; MIM Event Broker can respond to this Outgoing event with an export on the respective Management Agent, which will send the change to the target system.

Additionally, each management agent can be configured to regularly synchronize for solution consistency.

This configuration process will create Operation Lists defining the operations required to handle and process the change events.

These operation lists can be updated to meet additional requirements through reconfiguration of the operations.

All activity in MIM Event Broker can be started/stopped through the Scheduler on the dashboard.

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