Supported Versions

Please note that using a supported version is mandatory.

Product

Supported Deployment Types

Supported Versions

ServiceNow

Cloud, Server

All

Environmental Prerequisites

The environmental prerequisites for this product are listed below.

Confirm the required prerequisites from the corresponding integration template as some templates may not need all prerequisites.

How to install the "ZigiOps: Integrate Micro Focus OBM with ServiceNow" scoped application to ServiceNow?

  • APPLICATION OVERVIEW

    • The application is bundled with all necessary ServiceNow modules. With the application installed, ZigiOps can insert the data through the application's staging table at first. After that, the data is passed to a Transform Map, reading the data and populating the corresponding table. When an integrated ServiceNow record is updated, an application's business rule will send an HTTP request to ZigiOps, which will update the corresponding source system record, thus achieving backward synchronization.

  • INSTALL THE APPLICATION

    • Start by requesting the ZigiOps for Operations Bridge application from the ServiceNow Store.

    • Click the Request App button to request a confirmation approval to get the application.

    • Once ZigiWave approves the confirmation, go back to the application page and click the Get button.

    • Now login to your ServiceNow instance and navigate to System Applications > Applications > Downloads, and you should see the ZigiOps for Operations Bridge application available for installation. Click the Install button.

  • POST-INSTALL ACTIONS

    • Before enabling the integration, you will need to create a new ServiceNow User, which ZigiOps will use to send data to ServiceNow, and some optional points with regards to the ServiceNow instance that you should check:

    • Create a new user in ServiceNow, which ZigiOps will use in the ZigiWave ZigiOps settings page.

    • While logged in ServiceNow with a user with enough privileges, navigate to User Administration > Users and click the New button and specify the user details and assign the below user roles:

      • x_ziw_obm.admin

      • personalize_read_dictionary

    • If there are any custom fields within the ServiceNow incident table, you will have to synchronize them with the application's staging table.

      • Switch the application to ZigiOps for Operations Bridge in the application selector, then navigate to ZigiOps for Operations Bridge > Inbound Service, check the Copy fields from the target table option, select the corresponding table, and click the Update button.

      • Now navigate to ZigiOps for Operations Bridge > Transform Maps, open the ZigiWave Transform Map entry, click the Auto Map Matching Fields related link, and press the Update button.

  • CONFIGURE THE APPLICATION

    • The settings in the application are relevant for the backward synchronization process. There is a business rule, which will be triggered on an update of an integrated record created by the integration user. The script in the business rule will call a REST Message function, which uses the details from the ZigiOps for Operations Bridge > Integration Settings to send a PUT request to ZigiOps, which on its own will update the corresponding source system record.

      • Navigate to ZigiOps for Operations Bridge > Integration Settings and configure the settings:

      • ZigiWave ZigiOps URL → Input the URL to the ZigiOps listener followed by its port. For example, https://zigiops.example.com:9091.

      • MID Server Name → Input the name of the MID Server to be used, if any. Since the integration supports two deployment types, you might use a MID Server or don't use one by leaving the field empty.

      • Maximum Retries for Outbound Service → Set the maximum number of retries; the REST message will try to send an update to the ZigiOps in case of failure. This option is only used in a deployment scenario WITHOUT MID Server.

    • Examine the settings and click the Submit button.

Connected System Configuration

Follow the steps below to add your instance as a connected system.

  1. Log into your ZigiOps instance.

  2. Navigate to Connected Systems → Add New System → ServiceNow and configure the following parameters:

    • Server URL → Input the URL of your instance. For example, https://example.service-now.com.

    • Username → Input the username of the ServiceNow user.

    • Password → Input the password for the above ServiceNow user.

    • Proxy Settings → Enables the usage of a proxy server if needed.

  3. Examine the settings and if they are correct, click the Save button to save the system.

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