Metadata Server

A Metadata Server is an OMAG server that hosts a metadata repository with native support for open metadata types and instances. It is able to be a member of an open metadata repository cohort and so can exchange metadata with other members of the cohort.

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Figure 1: Metadata server in the open metadata ecosystem

The metadata server typically has the access services configured and so can act as a metadata access point. It is important to have at least one metadata server in each cohort in order to support all types of metadata.

Configuring a Metadata Server

Figure 2 shows the configuration document for a metadata server that does not connect to a cohort.

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Figure 2: Standalone metadata server

Figure 3 shows the metadata server configuration document with the cohort configuration added to enable it to communicate with other metadata servers.

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Figure 3: Connected metadata server

The tasks for configuring an metadata server are as follows:

Return to Cohort Members.

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