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CA Service Virtualization

Release Announcement

Release Date: 03/30/2018

Release Announcement for v10.3

CA Service Virtualization v10.3 now GA!

 

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of CA Application Test and CA Service Virtualization versions 10.3. Three key items being released on this version are the Virtual Service Catalog, Enhanced Enterprise Dashboard, and ROI Calculator.

 

Virtual Service Catalog: We are proud to introduce CA Service Virtualization’s Virtual Service Catalog, which provides a central repository for viewing and sharing all virtual services that have been deployed to a Virtual Service Environments (VSEs) within the enterprise.

 

Customers can now from a single dashboard, quickly see the available services that are deployed to a VSE and accessible in any Enterprise Dashboard that is connected to the Virtual Service Catalog. This is important because it now allows for a much easier and faster way for teams to share existing virtual assets.   

 

 

Learn more from this short video: http://cainc.to/O4Mj6X

 

Enterprise Dashboard Update: Provides the ability to view more granular transaction and virtual service data within the Enterprise Dashboard by viewing transactions running on specific VSE or virtual service.

 

Customers have a better understanding on their usage of CA Service Virtualization with much more detailed view of transaction consumption per VSE and by each virtual service.


 

 

 

ROI Calculator Enhancement: Improved the customization and usability of the built in ROI calculator.

 

Customers are now able to make more granular ROI calculations by:

·        Allowing manual insertion of their own organization’s rates (i.e. FTE Rate).

·        Allowing the exclusion of calculations that are unimportant or may not apply.

·        Allowing users to export ROI calculations, where multiple teams may have their own set of calculations apart from the tool itself.

 

 

SV Community Edition to SV Enterprise EditionProvides the ability to deploy a Virtual Service created in the free Community Edition to the SV Enterprise Edition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few other highlights of this currently worth mentioning are:

 

·        API Functionality Update: Enhanced API Functionality in Test Execution and Reporting.

 

·        Additional Enhancements:

o   Certification for IBM MQ 9

o   Added support for Proxy servers when recording virtual services through Gateway mode

o   Platform update: Added support for SUSE 12 Enterprise Server SP3, Mac OSX 10.13, Linux RHEL 6.9, Linux RHEL 7.4

A comprehensive list of the new and enhanced features can be found in the 10.3 Release Notes.

Before installing or upgrading to 10.3, you need to request a new license file (devtestlic.xml). Here is the link that walks you through the process - License Administration - DevTest Solutions - 10.3 - CA Technologies Documentation 

 

Once you have the new license file, you can download 10.3 directly from the Download Management section of the CA Support Site.

 

Take this version for a spin and let us know what you think!

As you might already know (or not), End of Service for DevTest versions 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4 are coming up soon on July 1, 2017. This means that the above mentioned versions will not be supported after July 1. If you are one of those that are still on those releases (or even prior ones), this would be a good time to start planning for the upgrade to the latest release of 10.1. 

 

I would be more than happy to discuss this with you. Please reach out to me at warko01@ca.com for any questions/concerns or to simply discuss the upgrades.

 

Thanks,

 - Koustubh

Now that DevTest 10.1 is GA, attached is an upgrade guide that will take you thru the steps and the important considerations for the upgrade to the latest and exciting release of DevTest.

Here is the location of the PDF - How To - Upgrade DevTest 8.x To DevTest 10.1 

 

Remember we now support in-place upgrade from 8.x to 10.1 which means you can install in the same location as your prior release and you can also use you existing database which will be upgraded automatically for the 10.1 release!!

Special thanks to mazda03 (Dan Mazzei) for updating the doc with the latest screenshots and new content.

 

Enjoy!

 

Thanks,

- Koustubh

Starting with DevTest 9.1, the Enterprise Dashboard was enhanced to support REST calls from the Registry.

 

Pre-9.1 - communication uses ActiveMQ

 

9.1 Onwards - REST for 9.1+ communication and component called CIC supports legacy registries (prior to 9.1)

dradis.properties file contains

- one for the host of the Dashboard

- port of the dashboard

  - SSL config (optional)

  - database connection information

No dashboard information is read from the local/site/lisa properties file as was the case prior to 9.1.

 

To enable Dashboard to receive communication from pre-9.1 registries only (in addition to starting the Dashboard service)

    - <installedlocation>\bin\EnterpriseDashboardCIC.exe

    - run this from the command line

    - This enables the CIC to receive communication from the registries.

 

To connect legacy registries to 9.1 you need to add the following (as applicable) -

 

Lisa 7.5.x

  •   site.properties - add/update the following
    • lisa.enterprisedashboard.url=tcp://hostname:2003/EnterpriseDashboard

 

DevTest 8.x and 9.0

  • local.properties - add/update the following
    • lisa.enterprisedashboard.service.url=tcp://hostname:2003/EnterpriseDashboard

 

Of course you need to restart the Registry. Here is a snapshot of what i see in my 9.1 Dashboard that has 7.5.2 and 8.x registries connected.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!!

Attached is an upgrade guide that will take you thru the steps and the important considerations for the upgrade to the latest and exciting release of DevTest from Lisa 7.5.x. Keep in mind that the EOS for Lisa 7.5.x is mid- this year.

Here is the location of the PDF - How To - Upgrade DevTest 7.5.x To DevTest 9.1

 

Remember we now support in-place upgrade from 7.5.2 and 8.x to 9.x which means you can install in the same location as your prior release and you can also use you existing database which will be upgraded automatically for the 9.x release!!

 

Enjoy!

 

Thanks,

- Koustubh

Update March 9, 2016 - This is version #2. Added a new section on 'Connecting Pre- 9.1 Registries to 9.1 Dashboard'

 

Thanks!

 

Now that DevTest 9.1 is GA, attached is an upgrade guide that will take you thru the steps and the important considerations for the upgrade to the latest and exciting release of DevTest.

Here is the location of the PDF - How To - Upgrade DevTest 8.x To DevTest 9.1

 

Remember we now support in-place upgrade from 8.x to 9.x which means you can install in the same location as your prior release and you can also use you existing database which will be upgraded automatically for the 9.x release!!

 

Enjoy!

 

Thanks,

- Koustubh

Now that DevTest 9.0 is out, attached is an upgrade guide that will take you thru the steps and the important considerations for the upgrade to the latest and exciting release of DevTest.

Here is the location of the PDF - Upgrade to DevTest 9.0

 

Remember we now support in-place upgrade from 7.5.2 to 9.0 as well as from 8.x to 9.0 which means you can install in the same location as your prior release and you can also use you existing database which will be upgraded automatically for the 9.0 release!!

 

Enjoy!

 

Thanks,

- Koustubh

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Customers often ask “Where do we Start” when setting up and configuring their DevTest architecture. Of course, this really depends on how they plan to use DevTest - whether using Virtual Services or running tests or maybe a combination of both. So based on potential usage of DevTest, the DevOps SWAT team has started building a Best Practice Architecture Guide based on real world deployments.  As a part of this initiative, we will build out several architectures that are implemented by either customers or CA Services or are new/tested architectures that fit a specific need. 


Our intention is to provide options for customers, partners and CA Services on how to implement DevTest within their environment to meet the specific use cases.  This document will contain guidance on implementing DevTest on premise, in private or public clouds or hybrid environments.


This first edition walks through setting up DevTest 8.4 in a hybrid environment, meaning that some DevTest components are installed on premise (on physical systems or in private cloud) and others are installed in public cloud, namely in Microsoft(R) Windows Azure (Azure).


Feedback and comments always welcome!





With the release of DevTest 8.3 earlier this month, there have been a lot of cool features and enhancements to each of the CAI, Application Test and Service Virtualization. We've started a series of How To on those features and enhancements. As a part of this series, this document will cover CAI, Application Test and SV.


The PDF is here DevTest 8.3 - How To - CA CAI, CA Application Test & CA Service Virtualization



Let me know if you have any questions.


With the release of DevTest 8.2 earlier this month, support has been added for SOAP with attachments in CA Service Virtualization. This How-To blog will cover this topic. The WS SOAP protocol data handler has been updated to support SOAP requests with attachments.

 

The PDF is Tech Tip #47: DevTest 8.2 - How To - Service Virtualization - SOAP With Attachments

Now that DevTest 8.2 is GA, how about upgrading to this latest version that includes fixes to reported defects as well as some product enhancements?

 

See DevTest 8.2 - Step by step instructions on migrating/upgrading to DevTest 8.2 that takes you through the changes in licensing, the importance of Enterprise Dashboard and then migration your existing version (Lisa 6 and above) to DevTest 8.2.


Some important topics covered in the doc -

  • Name change
  • Understand the key points prior to migration
  • Pre-Installation checklist (includes backing up your data)
  • Installation
  • Post-Installation Tasks
  • Remote components configuration
  • Verifying Installation


Enjoy!

With the release of DevTest 8.1 earlier this month, there have been a lot of cool features and enhancements to each of the Enterprise Common Components, Application Test and Service Virtualization. We've started a series of How To on those features and enhancements. As a part of this series, this blog will cover the Enterprise Common Components and Service Virtualization.

 

The PDF is  DevTest 8.1 - How To - Application Test

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

With the release of DevTest 8.1 earlier this month, there have been a lot of cool features and enhancements to each of the Enterprise Common Components, Application Test and Service Virtualization. We've started a series of How To on those features and enhancements. As a part of this series, this blog will cover the Enterprise Common Components and Service Virtualization.

 

The PDF is DevTest 8.1 - How To - Enterprise Common Components and Service Virtualization

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Now that DevTest 8.0.2 is GA, how about upgrading to this latest version that includes fixes to reported defects as well as some product enhancements?

 

See here for a PDF that takes you through the changes in licensing, the importance of Enterprise Dashboard and then migration your existing version (Lisa 6 and above) to DevTest 8.0.2.


Some important topics covered in the doc -

  • Name change
  • Understand the key points prior to migration
  • Pre-Installation checklist (includes backing up your data)
  • Installation
  • Post-Installation Tasks
  • Remote components configuration
  • Verifying Installation


Enjoy!

Koustubh.Warty

Plano Product Showcase

Posted by Koustubh.Warty Employee Feb 25, 2015

Last week we had the Plano Product Showcase here in the Plano office. The purpose of this event was to showcase (as the name suggests!) all the CA Products that are written/created/supported/sold in our office. We had a total of 8 stations ranging from Storage, Workload Automation, CA GEN, Datacom, InformationServices, Mainframe Solution Center and of course our hottest topic DevOps which I represented! See the attached pic.


It lasted for about 3.5 hours with lots of folks showing up, and had very good traffic at my station. Here are the things that I covered (spoke and showed) as a part of this event -


  • DevOps (what/why/how)


  • Continuous Delivery
    • Release Automation
    • Service Virtualization
      • many a times had to talk about how it is different from VMware's virtualization!!!
      • Shift left
      • Agile methodology
      • Since the new name is DevTest, people understood more on DevTest as well as Lisa
    • Application Test
  • Of course my business cards


Lunch (pizza and water) was also included which as you'd expect brought more folks in . At the end of the event, we had a raffle draw and about 10 winner that received Best Buy gift cards.

This was indeed a great experience and I felt I was able to evangelize our strategic focus on DevOps and how Service Virtualization plays a major role in it!


Until next time.....Namaste!