The Data Source Types window displays the available data source types. You can manage the data source types from this window.
A data source type is used to define a data source, which contains information about where the data in a specific database originates from and the method used to acquire data from the data source. For example, a data source can be either an OnCommand Unified Manager database that contains information about a storage environment or a VMware database with information about a data center.
Data Source Types table
- enables or disables filtering for the entire table. A red "x" appears over the icon if filtering is disabled.
- Double-clicking clears and resets the filtering selections.
- on each column header enables you to filter based on the content of the columns. Clicking in a column allows you to filter on a specific item from the drop-down list or on all available items.
- Clicking the column header toggles between ascending and descending order of sorting. You can identify the applied sort order by the sort arrows ( for ascending and for descending).
- To rearrange the location of columns, you can drag and drop columns to place them in any required order. However, you cannot hide or delete any of these columns.
- Clicking the Search filter text box allows you to search for specific content. In addition, you can search using supported operators for the applicable column type, Alphabetic or Numeric.
The Data Source Types table contains the following columns:
- Indicates whether the data source type is user-created (no icon, empty cell), PS (), community (), user-locked (), or NetApp-certified ().
- Data Source
- Displays the name of the data source type.
- Displays the scheme associated with the data source type. A scheme represents the data model for a system. For example, a vc scheme contains data relevant to your virtual environment, such as virtual machines, hosts, and datastores.
The following are the default schemes that are selected by default:
- Entity Version
- Displays the version number of the object in major.minor.revision format—for example, 1.0.0.
- OS Compatibility
- Indicates whether the data source type is compatible with the host operating system.
- Last Updated On
- Displays the date and time when the data source type was last updated.
- Updated By
- Displays the user who updated the data source type.
- Data Source Version
- Displays the version of the data source that is associated with the data source type.
- Data Source Driver
- Displays the driver type that is used to acquire data from the data source.
- Displays the method that is used to acquire data from the data source, such as SQL and script.
- Script Language
- Displays the scripting language that is used by the data source type.