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I have doubt on Cloud Management. I was configuring cloud services between ServiceNow and AWS/Azure. I have successfully configured Service Account and was trying to make data-center discovery. The process failed with error "Could not locate an active mid server - No valid MID Server is available to select from." I have checked on community and was able to understand that for Jakarta release installation of MID server is mandatory for cloud management.
I want to understand that, In a client environment where Active directory is Integrated with ServiceNow, why do we need to configure MID server for cloud management between ServiceNow to any of Cloud services like (AWS,Azure etc). Is it for Authentication or for Connectivity to Client Environment resources?
Would like to understand from the architecture point of view.
A MID Server is required to bridge the connection between your instance and the cloud resources.
But it's not needed for AWS/Azure - the platform integrates directly using web calls, rather than instructing the MID to do the same.
This is a strange requirement; I thought the point of Cloud Management was to negate using local (on-premise) kit, and thus the MID became unnecessary.
I do not understand why do we need MID server for communication between 2 cloud application. I would like someone to clear this from architecture level. I believe there would some logical answer behind it but i am unable to think of it as of now.
hope this helps,