Connectors can be added and enabled from the Flint Console. Also, we can view the list of enabled as well as disabled Connectors along with their versions.

With the help of this document, you will be able to add a Connector on the Grid.

How to Add a Connector to the Grid?

Let us see how we can add and enable a Connector in simple steps as below:

  1. Log on to Flint UI Console
  2. Visit the Connectors link on left navigation bar
  3. Click on Add Connector
  4. In the form displayed, fill up necessary form fields ( as shown below )
  5. Click on Add button

 

Configuration parameters

ParameterDescriptionrequired
NameName of the Connector to add.true
TypeA list of all the connectors available with Flint is displayed here. Choose the Connector type, from the listing. The type uses the following naming convention: flint-[connector type]-connector. Example: Type for a HTTP connector is: flint-http-connector.true
VersionVersion Of the Connector to add.true
DescriptionSummarization of the Connectorfalse
Nr of instancesThe number of instances with which the Connector will be enabled. Every instance is single threaded which will scale your application across all available worknodes you might want to deploy on. If omitted Connector will be enabled with 10 instances.false
HA OptionsFlint allows you to enable the Connector with high availability ( HA ) support.
  • Auto-HA: Connector will be enabled on all the configured grid nodes.
  • Worknodes: Connector will be enabled only on specific grid nodes whose hostnames are provided here. Example: If flint is configured on 5 grid nodes and you choose to enable connector only on 2, then provide their hostnames here like 192.168.2.33,192.168.2.12 or saturn.outerspace.com, jupiter.outerspace.com.
  • Disabled: Connector will on be enabled randomly on any one of the configured grid nodes.
true
Config (JSON)Parameters specified here are specific to the type of Connector used. To add config refer to the documentation, depending upon the type selected.true

 

The above steps will only add the Connector. To enable the Connector, click on the Actions button against the name of your newly added Connector and select Enable action.

 

Connector Actions

  1. Enable: Starts the Connector execution. You can then use Flintbits to call the Connector.
  2. Disable: Stops the Connector execution. Flintbit's call to a Connector fails stating 'connector not found' if a Connector is disabled.
  3. Edit/Manage: You can change the configuration parameters here.
  4. Details: Description,High Availability, Name, Status, Type, Version and Worknode of the Connector is shown here.
  5. Delete: Completely removes the Connector from Flint.

To enable/disable multiple Connectors, use Bulk Action

 

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