Extension Integration (SEI) Developer Reference

The sp Extension Integration Developer Toolkit (SEI Toolkit) lets you organize and package sp extension modules for installation and integration into other sp hosts. An extension module is any set of software that extends the capabilities of the sp product. There are three basic types of extension modules:
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About the 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 Extension Integration Developer Toolkit (SEI Toolkit)
The 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 Extension Integration Developer Toolkit (SEI Toolkit) lets you organize and package 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 extension modules for installation and integration into other 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 hosts. An 
extension module
 is any set of software that extends the capabilities of the 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 product. There are three basic types of extension modules:
  •  
    Core Components
    Provide standard 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     functionality. CA is the exclusive developer of core components.
  •  
    Management Modules
    Extend 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     to manage various network devices. Although CA provides management modules for a large number of common network devices, it cannot possibly provide management modules for all of the new network devices that appear on the market almost daily. For this reason, 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     value-added resellers (VARs) and device hardware manufacturers often develop and sell management modules that provide 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     management for network devices not included in CA’s standard management module suite.
  •  
    External Applications
    Work in conjunction with 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     to enhance its usability. Though it is possible for you to develop external 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     applications, it is rarely done.
This section focuses primarily on the applications of the SEI Toolkit in the development of management modules. The SEI Toolkit is a Level 1 toolkit and a part of a suite of developer toolkits provided by CA to facilitate the development and distribution of 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 management modules. In the context of management module development, you can use the SEI Toolkit to do the following:
  • Test the packaging and installation of newly developed management modules.
  • Propagate management modules from one 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     host to others.
  • Package management modules for installation on outside 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     hosts. For example, you develop management modules for new network devices, and then you use the SEI toolkit to package these management modules for sale and distribution to your customers. The customers can then install the packaged management modules onto existing 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     hosts to allow 
    DX NetOps Spectrum
     to manage the new network devices.
CA does not certify or support management modules unless they are distributed using the SEI Toolkit.