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Dear Spectrum Community Members,

 

 

We have been hearing about the problems/issues on integration of Spectrum and CABI from various sources. We are working on each and every issue. And as I talk today the Spectrum and CABI engineering team both are working to provide resolutions towards the issues. Spectrum engineering team will be issuing patch shortly. The patch will address the issues around install and post-install areas.

 

 

In addition we are also updating our documentation/Wiki pages around installation, packages, post installations steps, etc. Will also add if any known issues, FAQ’s, recommendations, etc. This will help in clearing confusion because which these issues may have occurred.

 

 

Thanks for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to add your comments. If you want to give a personal feedback then you can reach out to us at Kiran.Diwakar@ca.com, Nagesh.Jaiswal@ca.com and Karan.Nirola@ca.com.

 

 

Thanks,

Nagesh

KaranNirola

Hello CA Mediation Manager Community Members,

 

CA Mediation Manager Team is pleased to announce GA release of CA Mediation Manager version 2.6. This release aligns with the GA of CA Performance Management version 2.6.

 

For the information on the release content please see the attached GA letter. For detailed documentation on the 2.6 features please visit the wiki site at CA Mediation Manager Home - CA Mediation Manager - 2.6 - CA Technologies Documentation.

 

You can obtain the CA Mediation Manager 2.6.0 from the Download Center on http://support.ca.com.


Also see detailed post from Dan Holmes at Introducing CA Performance Management 2.6 and what we learned during Early Access

 

For any feedback or questions on CA Mediation Manager please feel free add comments or mail me at Nagesh.Jaiswal@ca.com.


Thanks,

Nagesh

UPCOMING EVENTS (let us know you will attend, please RSVP)

 

EVENT REPLAYS

CA Performance Management Office Hours Transcript - September 2015

 

NOTEWORTHY

Bookmark this --> UIM Monthly Product Release Updates (Rollup File)

How to use CHAT for CA Support --> How to Use Chat for CA Support

Interested in Software Defined Networking --> look here

Scene's from CA PM 2.7 Agile Release Planning

EARLY-BIRD PRICING EXTENDED: Get $700 Off Registration, Plus "Buy One, Get One" Until September 30

 

NEW TECH TIPS

Tech Tip: How do I request for CA Visual Infrastructure License

Tech Tip: Is the NH_FIND_NFS_PARTITIONS environment variable still valid in 6.3.x for filtering out NFS partition elements?

Tech Tip: Dashboards created with the eHealth Custom Pie Chart and Table view are distorted when emailing the dashboard or exporting it to a pdf

Tech Tip: Element Location Report Fails

Tech Tip: How is Interface Life Cycle state determined/set in CAPC?

Tech Tip: Flow Statistics page showing blank data

 

NEW IDEAS (please cast your vote)

HTML5 Canvas Size

Allow re-evaluation of community strings for "Management Agent Lost" events

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Fetch inventory details of all PKI certificates in windows/unix servers

Cluster probe supporting moving resources not in a failover scenario

Ibm_svc probe hability to monitor PoolName (QoS)

Customise UIM 8.x 'at a glance reports'

NTperf ability to create custom qos

[UIM] NAS probe GUI enhancement request to better handle CR (Carriage Return)

updating the QoS references for Lync Probe

 

CA Performance Management

Unify characterspacing in pdf exports

Scheduled Reports should remain in CAPC when using "Send Now"

Need Discover Logfile on DA with more granular Information than in Discover History in UI

Life Cycle Management for All Components

Goal & Above/Below Configuration for Table Views

"Show All Items" Option for all IM Table Views

Maintain ICMP(Ping) history for device-reachability

Would like to have the ability to "lock" the "System Health" tab in the Roter page to a specific vendor Group

 

CA Spectrum

Disable snmp Engine ID Verfication in Spectrum


CA eHealth

Percentile on Top N reports


CA Gigastor

Allow NIMs type config in OMS for consecutive failed authentication attempts

Add NIMs type function: email to admin function to OMS when user accounts get disabled


CA DCIM

CA VI - Network path for enclosure enhancement

CA Visual Infrastructure - Impact analysis for enclosure enhancement

CA Visual Infrastructure - Pull and print impact analysis for parent closures enhancement

The ability to import and edit ports to the model level


Read the last edition --> What you may have missed (September 14 - September 20)

Hello IM Community - thanks for reading this edition of 'What you may have missed' blog series:

 

*Friendly Reminder* -- When entering ideas (or any content) into this community, it's important to assign each idea to a product category as this will ensure it is seen by that product's product manager. You will find a series of check-boxes at the bottom of any post you create and this is where you can make your product category selection. Be sure to scroll down to select the product category before you hit the 'publish' button. To learn more please read this --> How to Create Content

 

UPCOMING EVENTS (let us know you will attend, please RSVP)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don't Miss Out -- CA World '15 Early Bird Pricing and Buy-One, Get-One Registration Ends September 18.

 

NOTEWORTHY + TECH TIPS

UIM Monthly Product Release Updates (Rollup File)

tech tips - A basic guide for configuring snmpcollector

Free script to export list of discovery profiles and their ip address into a csv file.

CA Visual Infrastructure - How to rotate and flip rack-mounted assets

tech tip : Possible solution for database save failure with error of 'ORA-19504'

Tech Tip: NV - Queries to get list of devices.

 

 

NEW IDEAS (please cast your vote!)

Discovery server manual/forced correlation

UMP Missing Metrics

Robot ID Should Reset on Controller Startup

controller Should Clean Up Niscache

zLinux - additional probe support

 

CA Performance Management

Additional Browser view addition.

Have Only One Device show SNMP and CAMM data

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

Oracle probe should assign metrics and alarms correctly without using the tnsnames.ora

enhancement request spooler alarm clear

Enhancement - Topology Agent and Relationship View

Allow origin to be overridden for an end device to support mutlitenancy

Probe cluster - Decide wich ressources groups are monitored or not

option requested to omit devices with no data in UIM list view

Filter alarms based on regular expressions in USM Alarm View.

To Display the trap variable name together with the variable value

snmpcollector IPSLA graphs need to show the labels for source and destination graphs in addition to IP Addresses

snmpcollector profiles to handle "_" underscores in the device names

Distribution Reports such as Top-N, AAG or Trend via e-mail by scheduler in pdf

Add message ID and Timestamp to email_response alerts

Data engine GUI Qos maintenance

Solidfire Storage

Fetch inventory details of all PKI certificates in windows/unix servers

 

CA Spectrum

Spectrum x Nimsoft - Servers Integration

MAC and VLAN information on Device Interface

Spectrum certification for Arista 7500 series switches

GIS Enhancements

 

Read the Last Edition --> What you may have missed (September 7 - September 13)

Hello IM Community, Our featured community member spotlight for September is Nagesh Jaiswal (Nagesh_Jaiswal) who is part of the Product Management team for CA Spectrum and CA Mediation Manager. You can learn more about him by reading this and please do follow him so you can stay close to all his product updates!  Community Member Spotlight for September: Nagesh Jaiswal

 

If you are a user of ListServ please note the link has been moved here:  IM Community WIKI Front Page

Please bookmark accordingly.

 

Opportunity to Participate:

We need NAS Auto Operators!

Server monitoring tips

 

UPCOMING EVENTS (let us know you will attend, please RSVP)

September 22 --> CA Performance Management Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [September 2015]

October 6 --> CA UIM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [October 2015]

October 15 --> CA eHealth Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [October 2015]

November 3 --> CA Spectrum Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [November 2015]

December 3 --> CA NFA Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [December 2015]

 

NEW BLOGS

UIM Dashboards - How to create a Line Series Chart from SQL

 

NEW TECH TIPS

Tech Tip: maximum amount of data that can be sent through the bus

Tech Tip: ActiveMQ not starting after successful Data Aggregator installation

Tech Tip:Run Live Exceptions returns a java exception.

Tech Tip: How to verify the environment of a running process on Solaris

Tech Tip: How to read the environment of a running process on Linux

Tech Tip: Spectrum Report Manager on 10.0 fails with 'Failed to open connection' or 'No Records Found'

Tech Tip: Resolving an ORA-00942 error in sqlplus

Tech Tip: How to check the progress of nhLoadDb with a normal (binary) backup

Tech Tip: Checking status of an nhLoadDb job with an ASCII backup

 

NEW KBs

Spec KB: When the device is in maintenance mode the interfaces are not going into maintenance mode.

Spec KB: Getting below DLL errors during CABI 3.3 installation 1) importent6.dll failed to register 2) ExportSDK.dll failed to register

Spec KB: Getting below DLL errors during CABI 3.3 installation 1) importent6.dll failed to register 2) ExportSDK.dll fai…

 

NEW IDEAS (Please cast your vote!)

CA IM / UIM support of openstack

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

[UIM] We need UIM alarm based notification when error is returned from the device while celerra probe executing data gat…

USM Maintenance Mode duration should change when updated via API

Cluster probe

CASDGTW probe support for latest Service Desk version

Support for Xenapp 7.6

Show all robots at right side pane when select domain.

Launch point for network-devices to UIM

UMP Maintenance Mode Functionality

[UIM] vmware probe behavior enhancement request

[UIM] HUB probe behavior enhancement request for redundant tunnel routing

[UIM] Service Desk Gateway probe behavior enhancement request to support redundant UIM Server setup.

Way to manage updated SNMP Community Strings in Discovery like in Spectrum

Processes Probe to support 10,000 plus Characters in "name + command line"

 

CA UIM / DCIM:

dcim probe - Deploy dcim resources as a probe package

DCIM probe - discovery wizard

 

CA Spectrum

2-Factor Authentication (2FA) for SPECTRUM OneClick

UIM - SNMP Collector x Spectrum - Integration

Combine VMware ESX Host model with SNMP Model

SNMP credential synch between Spectrum and PM

Launch point for network-devices to UIM

Need additional details in the Event Description

 

CA Performance Management

Edit the "Interfaces" and "Devices" views

Need additional details in the Event Description

 

OTHER

 

Info for CA DCIM

CA Visual Infrastructure - Power Rated/Derated in summary dashboard

CA UIM Dashboards resources - DCIM oriented

 

Info about SDN

Managing your infrastructure in the highly agile world of Software-defined Networks

 

 

Read the last edition --> What you may have missed (August 31 - September 6)

Hello IM Community,  Please find below all the content you may have missed last week in our community. Be sure to view all the new ideas coming in every single day and cast your vote!   Also, lots of new office hour events have been scheduled. Use the links below to tell us if you will be attending.

 

Community Reminder --> CA Performance Center category has been removed

Link to Marketplace --> Marketplace @CA for CA UIM, Ideas & a Contest.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 22 --> CA Performance Management Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [September 2015]

October 6 --> CA UIM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [October 2015]

October 15 --> CA eHealth Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [October 2015]

November 3 --> CA Spectrum Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [November 2015]

December 3 --> CA NFA Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [December 2015]

 

NEW KB's

Spec KB: How to remove the word "Request" from the Trouble Ticket column in CA Spectrum OneClick with the CA Service Desk Integration enabled

Spec KB: CA Spectrum failing to install on Linux due to missing libraries

Spec KB: How to disable word wrap in Alarms tab Events column in CA Spectrum OneClick

Spec KB: How to Set Up HTTPs (SSL) using a self-signed certificate on CABI/BOXI r3.3

Spec KB: What does the event message “STARTUP AND RUNNING CONFIGURATIONS ARE DIFFERENT” mean

Spec KB: Error "HTTP Status 500 - Unable to compile class for JSP" error while connecting to OneClick server after upgrading to 9.4.3

Spec KB: How to reduce model activation time

Spec KB: Discovery configurations are not displayed when slash character "/" is present in name in the Discovery Console

 

NEW TECH TIPS

IM Tech Tip Rollup (August 2015)

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CA UIM - dcim probe - creating Calculations

Tech Tip: Debugging Processd System Errors with Strace on Linux

Tech Tip: Unable to configure LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) for NPC or NetVoyant

Tech Tip: Lining up DCI fields on exported eHealth elements

Tech Tip: Unable to configure LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) for ADA, NFA or UCM

Tech Tip: ADA, NFA or UCM SsoConfig > Test LDAP fails with LDAP: error code 49 - 80090308

Tech Tip: ADA, NFA or UCM SsoConfig > Test LDAP fails with LDAP: error code 49 - 8009030C

Tech Tip - Altering the Default Community String in OneClick

Tips for Installing eHealth 6.3.2.09 on RHEL6.7

 

NEW IDEAS

Please Disable the "Failed to send set_hub to spooler" in the Controller

journal sequence number monitoring

IBM_SVC probe

 

CA Unified Communications Manager (UCM)

Highest amount / number of SIP trunks that was used in any given time during a calendar month.

Bidirectional integration between CAPM and IBM Netcool

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM)

CA UIM Mobile with notifications

UIM: Unified Reporter (UR) missing multi-tenancy

HA probe for Robots

NTServices - Exclude Auto-Monitoring

Maintenance_Mode + SLA

Probe functionality around certificates and keystores - check and store the days until a certificate expires

SQL Statement query - create new metric from custom sql query

Give the option to make PRDs "Elastic" like list views

 

CA Performance Management

Threshold Notifications: use any metric value as threshold value

Bidirectional integration between CAPM and IBM Netcool

Dashboards: Show Trendline for Zero-Values in pdf

Allow Business Hour Filtering in CAPC Context Views

Y-Axis Values should not show decimal values in pdf

IM: report concurrent vpn sessions per access point (Cisco ASA)

 

CA eHealth

[eHealth] place install scripts in user specified folder

 

CA eHealth/Spectrum

Better Handling of Email from Live Exceptions Traps

 

CA Spectrum

New Condition/State for Spectrum devices

Add Global Collection Role Privilege

 

CA Network Flow Analysis (NFA)

Display inbound/outbound interface traffic when applying host filter in custom reports

 

Top 5 on our User Leaderboard (Hint: follow these people!)
KalyanSrinivas4u

jonhcw

CatalinF

Sean-K-CA

Frank_Elliger

 

 

Read the last edition --> What you may have missed (August 24 - August 30)

* NOTICE - On August 17 we advised the community that we would be removing the CA Performance Center category.  This migration has been completed.  Please take a minute to read this article so you are clear on how this impacts our community and your content:   https://communities.ca.com/thread/241738163

 

NOTEWORTHY

Marketplace @CA for CA UIM, Ideas & a Contest.

 

EVENT RECAPS

Webcast Recap - Making Spectrum Easy to Use

 

UPCOMING EVENTS - You are asking for more office hours so here they are!  please let us know if you can attend, you can RSVP in the links below (and you can download an ICS)

September 22 --> CA Performance Management Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [September 2015]

October 6 --> CA UIM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [October 2015]

October 15 --> CANCELLED: CA eHealth Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [October 2015]

November 3 --> (cancelled) CA Spectrum Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [November 2015]

December 3 --> CA Network Flow Analysis (NFA) Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [December 2015]

 

NEW BLOGS

BLOG: Managing the known and unknown in a virtual world

 

NEW TECH TIPS:   (we are seeing more and more customer generated tech tips. Thank you very much for taking the time to document and share with the community)

CA Visual Infrastructure - how to enable Smart Interfaces for PDUs

TECH TIP: DbMigrate threw an exception on upgrading from PRE 2.3.3 version of Infrastructure Management

Tech Tip: NV - Event Log Filtering

Tech Tip: Can you add a Spectrum data source to 2 separate CAPC instances?

Tech Tip - minimal probe requirements for a DCIM implementation

Tip: eHealth debugging can crash eHealth

Tech Tip: A workaround for using Download Manager with Chrome

Tech Tip: Multi-tenancy in UIM

 

NEW VIDEOS

August 2015 Webcast - Making Spectrum Easy to Use

SDN/NFV Assurance In The Application Economy

 

NEW IDEAS

Wireless Monitoring & Performance Reporting

Add the "Or" option to snmpcollector template editor filter functions

 

CA Spectrum

Spectrum Sizing with new tool +/- CABI

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

USM: Color Scheme

CUEGTW probe should have API connection lost alarm

niscache file deletion

Oracle Probe Checkpoint - Query Time Out Option alike SQLSERVER Probe

Method to enable qos for items not enabled OOTB

CASDGTW Probe: Custom Close Status in update query.

Create a document with probes and all metrics being monitored by them

Create a single interface to provide probes being deployed and their configuration

SNMP extracting Trap informaton

 

CA  Spectrum / UIM

More efficient NAS Auto-Operator profiles

 

CA eHealth

ehealth user id password max character length should be made 9 character

 

CA Performance Management

Self Monitoring: Add DA/ActiveMQ java heap usage

Show Rediscover Status after execution

Save scheduled pdf/csv reports on CAPC server and choose a target directory

Change the default handling of SNMP counter rollovers in CAPC back to the way it was pre-2.5.0

 

CA Performance Management / CA Mediation Manager

Disregard uncertified metrics on DC (Engine)

Use DP Cust. Tool also with more than a few device packs

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

Batch update to configure Hostname to IP Address in NFA

API for NFA

Need well known IANA Port mapped to Protocol Name in NFA

 

CA SystemEDGE/CA VAIM

Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure to Support Vsphere 6.0