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A system is an external IT application or database that has been connected to NIM. All data that NIM reads & writes ultimately comes from, or goes to, a system. Adding systems is a prerequisite for doing anything else in NIM.

There is no strong distinction between source and target systems. The same system can act as a source system in one context, and as a target system in another context. See Sources and targets.

To get started, Add a system or Import a system.

For more information on systems available, see Integrations

It is also possible to add proprietary systems. This requires creating Custom connectors (REST or PowerShell).


The two most important aspects of a system are:

  1. Its data model (see Data models)

  2. The data collected from it, which is structured according to the configured data model (see Collection)