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Another jammed-packed blog recapping the events in the community from end of February to middle of March.  If you haven't stopped by in a while, this will be a nice recap for you:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, April 5 - Update on CA eHealth --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2709

Thursday, April 7 - Office Hours for CA eHealth --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2710

Tuesday, April 12 - Introducing CA Spectrum 10.1.1 + demo --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2743

Thursday, April 14 -  Office Hours for CA Spectrum --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2744

Wednesday, May 11 - 12 - EMEA CA EM DevXchange --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2644

 

*we are trying something new! Office hours immediately following (usually 2 days after) a webcast event. Why? We want to give you a chance to think about what you heard and then have an opportunity to come back and ask questions to the same team that delivered the webcast. let us know what you think!

 

WEBCAST RECAPS and TRANSCRIPTS

Webcast Recap: Update on CA Unified Infrastructure Management 8.4

Webcast Recap: Experience a New Admin Console for CA Unified Infrastructure Management

CA UIM 8.4 Office Hours Transcript - March 2016

 

NEW VIDEOS

March 2016 Webcast - New Admin Console for CA Unified Infrastructure Management

March 2016 Webcast - Update on CA Unified Infrastructure Management 8.4

 

NOTEWORTHY

CA Spectrum 10.1.1 - Now GA!

Historic list of GA release dates and support status of CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

UIM/NFA Deployment Guide

How can I maintain control of my highly dynamic and complex SDN/NFV network?

 

NEW TECH TIPS/KBs

Bookmark this page --> IM Tech Tip Rollup (2016)

CA on CA Tech Tip - DNS Monitoring

CA on CA Tech Tip - Monitoring IBM XIV

Tech Tip Knowledge Documents - February (With Links!)

IM Tech Tip Rollup       (November 2015)

IM Tech Tip Rollup       (December 2015)

TECH TIP: Managing SNMPv3 devices with eHealth

Tech Tip: Alarm on ESX model in maintenance

Tech Tip: The wrong device type is chosen for the Catalyst 2960X-48FPS-L Switch

 

Spec KB: Adding selectable authentication option to CA Business Intelligence 4.1 BI Launch Pad

Spec KB: Receiving HTTP 404 error when accessing Spectrum OneClick debug page

Spec KB: CA Spectrum 10.0 exception in the tomcat log when enabling Report Manager integration with CABI

Spec KB: Unknown alert for Nimsoft/UIM models received in CA Spectrum

Spec KB: Running CA Business Intelligence 4.1 PostInstall script fails due to missing packages relating to 'bc: command not found’

Spec KB: HTTP 400 errors accessing various pages in CA Business Intelligence 4.1 BI Launch Pad

Spec KB: On a device is it possible to export the list of self monitor resources under system resources sub view

Spec KB: What types of SNMP v3 encryption does Spectrum support

Spec KB: Is it possible to use versions of CABI 3.x with Spectrum 10

Spec KB: Should I use Modeling Gateway (MG) to change versions or upgrade to a Major Release of Spectrum?

Spec KB: Error processing event in Spectrum South Bound Gateway

Spec KB: How can we modify the settings in NCM to reduce the number of configurations being captured at the same time?

CAVI Model Database Export - HOWTO

 

 

NEW IDEAS

 

CA Performance Management

Send View-URL directly per Mail or scheduled

Retrofit Existing Views with New Features

Integrate CAPC with CA APM Cross Data Viewer

Apply Changes to "My User Account"

Mapping of Device ItemIDs between CA PC and DA

Override Speed In and Override Speed Out

Need to increase max number of charts for ON-demand Charts per Item with multi-metric view types

Throw a few dollars to the Netqos NPC and give it an update.

Idea:  Provide trend/tables with sparklines

Show Min & Max Value of a Trendline in same Chart

Create Event Rule out of On Demand Report

Rename Columnnames of Table Views in CA PC

Sync Interface Status to CA CP to improve interface identification and correlation

 

CA Spectrum

WLC Support for DHCP enabled AP's

Fix Alarm filtering using REST API

EXPECT Support in Spectrum

Schedule Maintenance at the Container Level

Create more model discover options in Spectrum.

Monitor multiple primary addresses on a device

CA Spectrum -Troubleshooter Search Engine

Add spanning tree visualization to Spectrum

NCM Support for CISCO 5500 WLC

UCS AIM adjustment to also support Rack Mounted Servers

Certify additional F5 devices for Spectrum

Certification of Extreme Networks WLC and integration in  Spectrum

Certify Spectrum OneClick for the planned Java releases 1.9 and 1.10

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

ICMP Provisioning API

ibmvm probe - Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) Support

Request for enhancement: Create EWS_RESPONSE dashboard for UMP

Read-Only ACL's in Admin Console

Integrate CAPC with CA APM Cross Data Viewer

Include OS Data into Alerts

vmware Probe Raise an Alarm when the Config File becomes unreadable

AS400 pSeries support on UIM

smsgtw probe:make compatible with HUAWEI E5332 Mobile WIFI

Self-Cert Portlet: Exportable custom vendor certs

Update to SDK_Perl

Dashboard showing multiple Drives and Memory

Windows 2012 Support for SNGTW Probe

Add 95th Percentile to UIM List Reports

Probe to monitor faulty NIC

Oracle Probe metric in AAG reports and UMP Console

CDM - posibility to monitor multiple mountpoints as one disk

UIM MCS - Free text field to apply an arbitrary file to arbitrary probe

UIM: get interface information for servers (without SNMP)

UIM: install agent as other user as root

UIM: changing logging path robot

Robot, cdm, processes, logmon support for Debian 8

UMP SelfCert portlet does not support Mozilla's private browsing mode

Use ACL to create dynamic reports

Change QoS Source snmpcollector probe

assign an origin to each vm inside the vmware probe

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

FIPS setting for Network Flow Analysis

 

CA VAIM

Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Manager Admin Guide needs to be updated

 

CA UCM

Improve Database Status page

 

READ PRIOR EDITIONS -->

What you may have missed (February 15 - February 28, 2016)

What you may have missed (February 1 - February 14, 2016)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, March 24 - Office Hours for Consolidated Device Certification Program for CA UIM, CA PM, and CA eHealth --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2708

Tuesday, March 29 - Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2565

Thursday, March 31 - Office Hours for CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2564

Tuesday, April 5 - Update on CA eHealth --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2709

Thursday, April 7 - Office Hours for CA eHealth --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2710

Tuesday, April 12 - Introducing CA Spectrum 10.1.1 + demo --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2743

Thursday, April 14 -  Office Hours for CA Spectrum --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2744

Wednesday, May 11 - 12 - EMEA CA EM DevXchange --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2644

 

*we are trying something new! Office hours immediately following (usually 2 days after) a webcast event. Why? We want to give you a chance to think about what you heard and then have an opportunity to come back and ask questions to the same team that delivered the webcast. let us know what you think!

 

 

EVENT REPLAYS and TRANSCRIPTS

February 2016 Webcast - Vision and Roadmap for Application-Aware Network Monitoring Solutions

Webcast Recap - Vision and Roadmap for Application-Aware Network Monitoring Solutions

Application-Aware Network Monitoring Solutions Office Hours Transcript - February 2016

 

NOTEWORTHY

DOWNLOAD NOW: Service-Assured SDN/NFV Leadership Series

CA UIM 8.4 Highlight : Speed Monitoring Configuration for Large and DevOps environments

Announcing General Availability for CA Application Delivery Analysis 10.5 and CA Multi-Port Monitor (MTP) 10.5

CA Unified Infrastructure Management:  January-February 2016  Release Update

 

NEW TECH TIPS
Tech Tip: Web Reporting Server (WRS) error "Error: The performance Data Grid to connect to is currently unavailable".

Spec KB: Spectrum Report Manager fails with "The total number of locks exceeds the lock table size" in the tomcat log

Spec KB: Wireless Access Points are not created or modeled in 10.1

TECH TIP: eHealth ping packetsize

 

NEW IDEAS

device list with datasource information 

Sync Application Definitions across all PC data sources

Documentation on configuring ADA/APM/CAPC/Spectrum/UIM to monitor CA products

 

CA Spectrum CA Spectrum, SANM Policy Tupology filter UTF-8 character support

CA Spectrum, SANM Policy Tupology filter UTF-8 character support

Small Improvements for the Wireless Information View in Spectrum 10.1

Spectrum to provide time of DELTA counter watch calculation

Let SPECTRUM fault-tolerant VNM's run SPM tests

Enhanced Load Balancer support for One Click client to not require session persistence

Spectrum integration with LDAP

Separate privileges on individual landscapes

Manage VRF Lite in Spectrum

WebClient hide left side bar through preference or URL parameter

WebClient filter by topology container

WebClient multiple alarm select using shift/ctrl

Webclient OneClick like search functionality

Webclient minimum column width

Update NRM_RunningFirmwareFIlters

 

CA UIM

Default Configuration of AD_Server Probe

Oracle Probe - IM and AC

Allow vmware probe bulk configuration templates to be exported or copied to other vmware probes

Out of the box System uptime/availability report

Net_connect probe: ability to bulk configure and enable service/port monitoring

Add Probe monitoring for Dell Equalogic storage

lower the internal HUB Alarms frequency for Robot inactive

enable the use of Fusioncharts in UIM dashboards

jvm_monitor  add ability to detect the percentage of a metric, such as heap memory

UIM - sqlserver Probe Locks

nsdgtw probe should provide the option to set the workflow phase

HUB LDAP integration does not support SHA 2 Certificates

MySQL - monitor passwordless/userless mysql db

Processes Probe-Memory utilization

Be able to Exclude Patterns for the active_users at oracle probe

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

NFA Email with CSV file format needed

 

CA Performance Management

CAPC: Previous Week should use Monday-Sunday

Certify Cisco MIBs automatically

Trend Reports Limitation to low

DC List: DC should show correct IP

CAPC: Deleting group references directly

CAPC: Force PW-change after first login

CAPC: Separate Role Permission for Inventory Pages

 

CA ADA

MTP software version for GigaStor platform

 

CA VAIM

CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure 12.9

Hello Community, The month of February was extremely busy in our community and what you see below only represents the first half of the month.  Either way, thank you for all your contributions.    I wanted to call to your attention that we have a new Events page --> CA Infrastructure Management

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

March 22: https://communities.ca.com/events/2707

IM Community Webcast - Consolidated Device Certification Program for CA UIM, CA PM and CA eHealth

 

March 24: https://communities.ca.com/events/2708

CA Office Hours for CA UIM, PM and eHealth - A Live Online Chat

 

March 29: https://communities.ca.com/events/2565
IM Community Webcast - Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management

 

March 31: https://communities.ca.com/events/2564
CA UIM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat

 

April 5: https://communities.ca.com/events/2709
Update on CA eHealth

 

April 7: https://communities.ca.com/events/2710

CA eHealth Office Hours: A Live Online Chat


EVENT RECAPS

Webcast Recap: Vision and Roadmap for CA Performance Management and Introduction to Release 2.7

Webcast Recap - CA on CA: Featuring CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

CA Performance Management Office Hours Transcript - February 2016

 

NEW VIDEOS

February 2016 Webcast - Vision and Roadmap for CA Performance Management and Introduction to Release 2.7

February 2016 Webcast - CA on CA: Featuring CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

 

NEW UTILITIES (FREEBIES!)

Free script to identify which devices are assigned to a Vendor Certification

nimsoft_alarm_reporter v1.5

 

NOTEWORTHY

Announcing CA Unified Communications Monitor 4.1 General Availability

Why CA feels it is so important to assure the new SDN/NFV networks

ORACLE 11.2.0.4 "CPU January 2016" kits for eHealth posted on CA Support Online

 

TECH TIPS

Tech Tip: When importing the signed certificate into the jetty keystore on CAPC make sure to use the correct alias

Tech Tip - UCM 4.1 Enable Automatic DNS Resolve

 

NEW IDEAS

SLM/SLA reports/wasp should  not allow characters that later on is considered invalid

device list with datasource information

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

UIM - Auto clear for remedygtw probe alarm_ids

"Back" widget for UIM dashboards

"PDS Table" widget for UIM dashboards

MySQL Probe upgrade

UIM - Single source for all discovery.

Logmon Probe - Missing copy profile functionality in Admin Console

USM 8.31 alarm filtering

ntp_repsonse symmetric mode

cuegtw alarm source flexibility

Improvements required when Filtering on Data-Sources (QOS) and MASS Deleting items

Improvements when Copying, Creating new dashboards

Flashing Alarms

UIM Individual Probe-Videos

Cloud Monitor - the option to monitor from all stations at the same time

Server & Devices Uptime report

[CA UIM - Unified Reporter] Ability to display the total unavailability time of multiple SLOs in a SLA report

Monitor temperature- VMware Probe

Release signed NimRecorder extension for current Firefox browser

Robots with basic probes

 

CA Spectrum

CA Spectrum x CA ServiceDesk Integration - 250 Problem Type Limitation

Event for Spectrum Model deletion

Spectrum_Servicedesk_autocall logs

Improve the representation of Etherchannels/LACP in Oneclick

Move location of server.xml and axis2.xml to $SPECROOT/custom directory

Adding offline possibility for CA Spectrum Wiki

IM/Spectrum Integration - Monitoring Profiles

CA Spectrum One-Click LDAP Caching/Retry when using CAC

User Last Login Information in OneClick Console

Discover Connections for Cisco Fabric Switches

Display links between devices also in World topology view

Maintenance Mode with Load Firmware Task

CA Spectrum, SANM Policy Tupology filter UTF-8 character support

Small Improvements for the Wireless Information View in Spectrum 10.1

Spectrum to provide time of DELTA counter watch calculation

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

NFA Reserved Seating rules by "Host"

CAPM and NFA polling redundancy

 

CA VAIM

Enhancement Request for Solaris 11.2

UCS AIM for supporting UCS 2.2

 

CA SystemEDGE

Subject Mail - Trouble Ticket

[SRM] Support encrypted LDAP communication

 

CA Performance Management

Support for multiple CAPC’s for scalability and physical multi-tenancy

CAPM and NFA polling redundancy

IM/Spectrum Integration - Monitoring Profiles

Option to sync DA-filtered items to CAPC to report on historic data

Deleted interface, pinned to view as context value on dashboard page, doesn't allow re-use of same view settings

CAPC/PM SNMP Traps need Breach Value in Trap

 

 

LAST EDITION --> What you may have missed (January 4 - January 31)