Configuring the parent or local Symantec CMDB as an external connection
If you installed IT Analytics on a Notification Server computer that is a parent in a hierarchy with replication, you must consider if you want IT Analytics to process data from the parent or local CMDB and downstream CMDBs. To avoid duplication of data and still process the parent or local CMDB, you must configure the parent or local CMDB as an external connection. By configuring the parent or local CMDB as an external connection, you can use the Cube Inclusion functionality. You can also configure which CMDBs should be included to process which sets of cubes.