Configure the Miss Marple connector

The Miss Marple connector uses a database connection. In Snow Integration Manager, add the Miss Marple connector and continue with the following steps in the Connector Configuration: Miss Marple dialog to complete the configuration:

  1. Under Connection, choose one method below—either a or b—that will be used for the connector to log in to the Miss Marple database:

    1. Connect using SQL user account credentials:

      • Enter the SQL Server name in the Server box.

      • Enter valid login credentials in the User id and Password boxes.

    2. Connect using a domain user account:

      • Select Use integrated security.

      • To get the Database box filled automatically, select the browse button (...) and select the appropriate database.

  2. To verify the connection, select Test connection.

  3. Optional: Under Site name, we recommend that you fill in the Name box only if no Global site name is configured.


    If you do have a Global site name, you are still able to fill in the Name box here; however, be aware that doing so will override the Global site name.

  4. Under Aggregation, select the number of months for the initial aggregation of Miss Marple inventory data.

    • To reset an on-going, incremental aggregation, select Clear Last Aggregation Date.

  5. Advanced optional settings:

    • VDI Hostname Mask: If you use the combination here of rule type and mask value, then all machines whose hostnames match will be reported as VDIs.

    • Mock Metering Data: When this is enabled, metering data will be generated with the user-defined duration in minutes for all software that can be identified as having run.

  6. Select OK to save and close this configuration.