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The Smart Assurance EMC Data Access API (EDAA) implements the Application Programmer Interface (API) used to develop applications that interact with the Domain Manager (DM). It enables Software Development Kit (SDK) users to build systems that apply SMARTS functionality to unique user requirements. These applications can be adapters that make the states of external devices and systems available to the SMARTS system or remote client applications that extend DM services to other client applications, such as Network Management systems.

All of the information needed to design, build and run an application using the EDA API is presented in this document. First, a context for developing SMARTS applications is established, describing a Domain Manager system and the role of the EDA API. Then concepts needed to integrate and apply the API through the development lifecycle are explained. This document and the programming language-specific API reference manual provide the information needed to develop software that uses the EDA API.

The discussion in this document applies to both applications that use event notification to drive their logic and adapters that interface to external devices.

The EDA API complements other tools for interfacing with a Domain Manager, such as the Adapter Scripting Language (ASL) and command line tools. Unlike these proprietary interfaces, however, the EDA API is based on common, standardized programming languages. The current languages supported is Java. Language bindings are described in separate reference manuals for each language, whereas this document is generally programming language independent.

This document is intended for software developers implementing subscription and adapter applications that involve the core event correlation, repository, and notification services of a Domain Manager.

Related documentation

The following VMware publications provide additional information:

  • Service Assurance Suite 9.5 Alert EMC Data Access API (EDAA) Programmer Guide
  • Smarts Foundation 9.5 EMC Data Access API (EDAA) Programmer Guide

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