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Did you know we have over 10,000 followers in the Infrastructure Management community?  We have folks in here that are our 'regulars' and then we have those that jump in to ask a question, get what they need and leave. We have lurkers, stalkers and all sorts of visitors.. the community thrives with the vast personalities, thoughts, opinions and ideas! 

 

However, I am starting to wonder if you folks are actually in the right place.   It was about a year ago that we moved some products into their very own communities and we'd like to make certain that you are actually following those new spaces.  It's important to us as a company and trusted partner to make sure that you are receiving timely information about the product(s) you care about.  So .... this begs the question... are you in the right place? If not, let's get you there.

 

If you are not following the correct product community you might be missing out on:

-Product specific events (webcasts, roadmaps, askCA)

-Announcements (Product or Community Specific)   

-Interesting Blogs and Documents like Tech Tips

-Interaction with Product Managers and Support Engineers for the product(s) you care about

-Networking with like-minded folks

 

Plus, if you are asking questions in the wrong place, it may take longer for you to get an answer!   

 

Here is a quick product-to-community table.  Be sure to FOLLOW the communities that matter to you!

 

Do you care about?Then follow this community

CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

CA Unified Infrastructure Management 
CA UIM for z SystemsCA Unified Infrastructure Management 
CA SpectrumCA Spectrum 

CA Performance Management

CA Performance Management 
CA eHealthCA Performance Management
CA Virtual Network AssuranceCA Performance Management
CA Service Operations Insight (SOI)CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) 
CA Network Flow Analysis (NFA)you are in the right place. Stay here! CA Infrastructure Management
CA Application Delivery Analysis(ADA)

you are in the right place. Stay here! CA Infrastructure Management

 

looking for Gigastor? CA Gigastor removed as a category in community. What you need to know

Other Products:  

  • Mediation Manager
  • Unified Communications Monitor 
  • NetVoyant
  • SystemEDGE
  • Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers (VAIM)

you are in the right place. Stay here! CA Infrastructure Management

CA Capacity Management

CA Capacity Management 

CA DCIM

If you are looking for CA DCIM please go here: DCIM, NSM 

CA NSM

If you are looking for CA NSM please go here: DCIM, NSM 

 

It very well may be the case that you will follow numerous communities.  Whatever your situation, we are here to help you find what you need quickly.  I suggest this additional directory:  Community Hack - Find Your ES Product and MF Product Communities 

 

You can also unfollow a community if you need to change the community you are following and want to limit notifications as a result.

 

Prior Announcement on this subject: (December 2016)

 

and there is more you can read in the Training Community

How to Access and Join the Communities 

Following a Tag 

 

Feedback always welcome, message me MelissaPotvin or leave a comment. 

Community, This publication is jammed pack with content so I encourage you to take a minute and read and/or bookmark.   There is some great new stuff in here..  Including documentation on how to upgrade, lots of new videos for eHealth and PM, new blogs and many new tech tips for UIM.   Big thanks to many of my colleagues for bringing this to the community.  Shout out this month to --> DavidM Rich_V BryanKMorrow Jeremy_Rossbach Declan_Dempsey

 

UPGRADE CONTENT (*NEW*)

CA Unified Infrastructure Management Upgrade Content

CA Performance Management Upgrade Content

CA Spectrum Upgrade Content

 

CA WORLD INFO / Follow the CA World Community -->  CA World '18

Register for CA World '16 | November 14 – 18, 2016
We're not offering 50% more pre-conference education -- it's 100% more!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcing the General Availability of CA Performance Management r2.8 and CA Mediation Manager r2.8

Announcing the General Availability of CA Virtual Network Assurance 1.1

Service Pack 1 now available for CA Unified Infrastructure Management 8.4

 

EVENTS COMING SOON - please register

August 9, 2016 - Monitoring OpenStack and Nutanix with CA UIM Demo (NA Edition)

August 10, 2016 - Your Input Needed on New UIM for Cloud Dashboards for AWS, Nutanix, and Docker 

 

NEW VIDEOS

(for CA Performance Management) --->  thank you Jeremy_Rossbach and Brian_Jackson

Bookmark this page --> PLAYLIST: CA Performance Management 2.8 "How To" Video Series

CA Performance Management 2.8 – Open vSwitch Context Dashboards

CA Performance Management 2.8 – Open API Publishing

CA Performance Management 2.8: CA Spectrum Enhanced Integration

CA Performance Management 2.8 – Combo Views Improvements

CA Performance Management 2.8 – Deviations from Normal Improvements

CA Performance Management 2.8 – Deviations from Normal Improvements

How to edit user settings in CA Performance Management

How to manage dashboard view settings in CA Performance Management

How to login to CA Performance Management

How to create threshold profiles in CA Performance Management

How to Install CA Performance Center

How to set a default dashboard in CA Performance Management

 

(for eHealth)  Thank you Rich_V

Video: How to add a datafile to eHealth.

Video: Basic element discovery in eHealth.

Video: How to install DSSP on Windows 2012

video: Manage cluster members in a distributed eHealth environment

Video: How to schedule a database save in eHealth.

Video: How to source the eHealth environment on a Linux host.

Video: How to perform a v3 discovery in eHealth

 

NEW BLOGS

by BryanKMorrow :

Configuration Archive - A Custom Multi-threaded UIM Probe

Probe of Things - A Custom Probe That Does Things

 

TECH TIPs/KBs

CA UIM

Product downloads from support.nimsoft.com now available from support.ca.com

Tech Tip: Baseline activation via Perl script

Tech Tip: Regex in snmptd probe not working as expected - tec1629067

Tech Tip: How to Configure cdm to Ignore Certain Filesystems or Devices? TEC000003079 (Updated)

XenDesktop Custom Dashboards

Tech Tip: UIM 8.4 MCS tab missing on fresh install/MCS tab missing after upgrade (updated Techdocs)

Tech Tip - UIM vmware probe fails to collect data for some monitors and generates an error with 'Failed to configure monitor'

Tech Tip - UIM - Why do the UIM database tables become so fragmented?

Tech Tip - UIM - hub install error 'Did not succeed setting security'.

Tech Tip - In CA UIM Is it ok to update Java JRE on a system running a hub or robot?

Tech Tip - I’m unable to test a query with the sqlserver probe.

Tech Tip - Querying an OID with Snmpcollector v3.20 Probe Utility no longer work as in the previous versions.

Tech Tip - CA UIM sqlserver probe is not sending alarms for the check_dbalive checkpoint.

Tech Tip: New UMP users get the message "You do not have the roles required to access this portlet" on every portlet

 

CA Performance Management

Tech Tip: Increasing Success when Configuring TLS/SSL on CA Performance Center (CAPC)

Tech Tip: Best Practices to prevent discovery large number of components in CA Performance Management

 

CA Spectrum

Spec KB: Error messages when running Archive Manager repair

Spec KB: In NCM when trying to save component configuration the following error is seen: SPC-OCC-10165 : Unable to connect to the ncmservice. The ncmservice daemon may be running on the SPECTRUM host machine.

Spec KB: Where can I find? Install media / Hotfixes / Product documentation / Compatibility matrix / Quick links?

Spec KB: How can I enable or disable suppressed alarms?

Spec KB: Is Jaspersoft 6.2 supported in Spectrum 10.1?

Spec KB: How can I use Java Webservices REST API to see connectivity information for devices?

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

Tech Tip - Migrator error during Linux Harvester installation

 

CA eHealth

Tech Tip: Downloading eHealth 6.3.2.13

 

EVENTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED, WATCH THE REPLAY:

(big thanks to Steve Guthrie for helping to make this happen for our community)

Webcast Recap: What's New in CA Performance Management 2.8 and VNA 1.1

Webcast Recap: CA Unified Infrastructure Management for z Systems Helps Remove Silos

Webcast Recap: Monitoring Citrix Environments with CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Webcast Recap: Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Webcast Recap: Introducing CA Spectrum 10.1.1 and Demo

Webcast Recap: What's New in CA Application Performance Management 10.3

Webcast Recap: CA UIM Integration - Operational Mode

Webcast Recap - Introducing CA Service Operations Insight 4.0 CU1

CA SPECTRUM AP Office Hours Transcript - June 9th, 2016,  2.00PM - 3.00PM (AEST) Sydney Time

CA Network Flow Analysis AP Office Hours Transcript - June 23rd, 2016, 2.00PM - 3.00PM (AEST) Sydney Time

CA Application Delivery Analysis AP Office Hours Transcript - July 20th, 2016, 2.00PM - 3.00PM (AEST) Sydney Time

 

Read the last edition of WYMHM --> What you may have missed (May 16 - May 31, 2016)

Hi Community,  Yes, I fell a bit behind on my 'What you may have missed' blog series (sigh...) but I believe its for good reason.I've been working along side our product marketing teams (specifically with Steve Guthrie) to bring you events with intent to deliver to you, our customers, timely and relevant information on product updates. We hope that you have been able to join some or all of them. If not, no worries, we generally do record most of them.  Here are links to some of our most recent events:

 

Events you might have missed:

 

Webcast Recap: What's New in CA Performance Management 2.8 and VNA 1.1

Webcast Recap: CA Unified Infrastructure Management for z Systems Helps Remove Silos

Webcast Recap: Monitoring Citrix Environments with CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Webcast Recap: Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Webcast Recap: Introducing CA Spectrum 10.1.1 and Demo

Webcast Recap: What's New in CA Application Performance Management 10.3

Webcast Recap: CA UIM Integration - Operational Mode

Webcast Recap - Introducing CA Service Operations Insight 4.0 CU1

 

Answer this poll --> What IT Service Desk are you using?

 

Useful

Announcing CA Unified Communications Monitor 4.2 General Availability

Hotfix alert: UIM 8.4 - LDAP/UIM Users may not be able to log in to Admin Console

Downloading CA UIM Probes

Useful tools

Redesigned Content Coming This Weekend

 

New Videos

Are you Ready To Track Performance & Fault in the New SDN/NFV Networks?

 

New Tech Tips

CA on CA Tech Tip - Enabling the CA APM Java Agent for CA UIM UMP (wasp) monitoring

Tech Tip: Determining which OID's are queried in Performance Management

Wireless Monitoring with CA Spectrum.pdf

 

Files from the May 2016 EMEA DevXchange Conference (great material in here) contact Abdel_Laabi with any questions:

DevXchange - May 2016

 

New Blogs

Future-proofing your network and infrastructure monitoring

BLOG:  It's time to play nice across the SDN/NFV vendor ecosystem

SDN: Not just for the massive IT shops anymore

What Opening an Airplane Exit Door In-Flight Taught Me About Design

 

New Ideas

CA Performance Management

Configurable Discovery Timeout, Retries, etc. CA Performance Management

CA Performance Manager, import or manually add data to dashboard.

Would like to add the IfAlias’s string to the Description in CAPC —> Inventory —> Interface for Huawei device

Dr_validate to check Kernel

Tag metric in Response Test metric not available, would like to have it in future version of IM 2.X

Allow An Alias To Be Used In Performance Reports Designer Portlet

Ability to Save OpenAPI Queries

DA/DC should be able to poll String type.

Host tracking from netflow data

 

CA UIM

UIM - sngtw Service Now probe to support Geneva release

Azure probe support for VMs and Objects deployed via Resource Manager

UIm - processes to support single profile to monitor all processes

Change default controller settings on install

sqlserver probe should support MS SQL Server 2016

Add alarm after x events in logmon probe

Hardware monitor for servers

Enhancement to UIM that allows the Alarm Notes to be sent to ServiceNow

IIS probe 'localhost' is NOT Available alarm

Create a 'probe_config_clear' pu command for the controller

Allowing package deployment based on a USM group

Allowing package deployment based on a flat file

Design Custom cdm Profiles to Work With Clustered Drives/the cluster Probe

Not able to fetch configuration details from snmpcollector probe(CA UIM)

Profile grouping in Snmpcollector

Filters for Unified Dashboards

Redesign Licenses

Backup Secondary Hub Super Package

Admin console probes to support configuration export/import

A Single Page Monitoring Summary for UMP

 

CA Spectrum

Spectrum & CABI - run reports on CPU, Memory utilization

Spectrum Firmware Upload Verification

Consistent behaviour when pinging a single or multiple device/s

Automated voice call system.

Custom search to display devices created within a sliding window or relative date period

Certify NetApp Cluster in Spectrum

Provide TrapExploder tool with Spectrum

Spectrum vPC Manager Support for non-unique domain ids

Option to Disable Rpt_Segment Model Generation

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

(NFA) some ideas

Introduce "Retire" and "Rename" to NFA

Netflow wireless controller

Include Cisco AVC NetFlow metric support in NFA for RTP protocol, specifically jitter, latency, and loss

Include deeper Cisco AVC ART (response time) metric support in NFA

 

CA SysEDGE

Incorrect memory Report for Linux OS

 

Read the last edition --> What you may have missed (May 1 - 15, 2016)

Registration for CA World '16 is now open.

 

The CA World team has done an amazing job building upon the success of last year's event, while enhancing the programming in response to your feedback. CA World is your opportunity to gain valuable, actionable knowledge and insights to help your company get an advantage in the application economy. New this year, attendees will enjoy:

 

  • 50% More Pre-Conference Education
  • CA Agile Academy with related certifications
  • CA Agile Bootcamp
  • CA Product Certification
  • Design Zone
  • Innovation Exchange
  • Development Track


The session catalog will go live in August, but in the meantime, I'd encourage you to visit the CA World '16 website to explore the Pre-Conference Education offerings, learn Why You Should Attend and to View the Agenda.

 

Follow the CA World '16 community!

 

Ready to join us November 14-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Register by September 16 and get our Super Saver rate of $1,295. That's a $700 savings off our regular rate!

 

CA World Alumni: Look for an email next week with a code for a special discounted rate of $1,000

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 24, 2016 - Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2848

May 26, 2016 - Office Hours for CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2870

May 31, 2016 - CA UIM Integration with SOI --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2816

June 2, 2016 - Monitoring Citrix Environments with CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2873

June 7, 2016 - CA Unified Infrastructure Management for z Systems Helps Remove Silos -- > https://communities.ca.com/events/2844

June 9, 2016 - NYC User Group for CA Spectrum and CA SOI --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2878

June 21, 2016 - What's New in CA Performance Management 2.8 and CA Virtual Network Assurance (VNA) 1.1 --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2894

 

NOTEWORTHY / BLOGS

Hybrid Cloud Monitoring with robots and probes built into AWS/Azure/Docker images

U.S. Cellular Safeguards Revenue Generation and Customer Service with Proactive Monitoring

Dynamic times call for dynamic measures

Community Member Spotlight - May 2016

What is forty2.io?

 

Tech Tips / KBs
by: Declan_Dempsey

Spec KB: Interfaces with VRRP configured are picking up the virtual ip address instead of the physical ip address

Spec KB: Is it possible to integrate CA Spectrum with HP Operations Orchestration (HP OO)?

Tech Tip: How to verify TLS/SSL certificates/keys match

CA UIM Dashboards: Create Dashbaord Widgets

 

CA on CA TECH TIPS by Alquin

CA on CA Tech Tip - Integrating CA Workload Automation Autosys Edition Alarms / Events into CA Unified Infrastructure Management

CA on CA Tech Tip - Monitoring CA Unified Infrastructure Management

CA on CA Tech Tip - Monitoring Exchange 2013+

 

NEW IDEAS

(no product category assigned) please edit your idea and assign product:

BOXI to Jaspersoft automated migration tool  --> Ricardo2010

It should be possible to change the default configuration values.  --> poulhs

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Place Newly Discovered UIM Models in Container and Not on Universe

icmp probe should support further function

Show Daily Min/Max Values For Daily Data

Send command to an IBMi (iSeries / AS400)

Default polling interval in Snmpcollector

CA Unified Infrastructure Managemen - CDM probe - CPU Alert including the top ten consumer processes on the server

SNMP Collector - Allow for PAT Devices

MS-SQL AlwaysOn Availabiity Groups support for UIM database

 

CA Spectrum

Spectrum Webclient by Global Collection Hierarchy

Improve View Discovery Queue Implementation

Make an end with the unwished resets in Spectrum OneClick views

Spectrum auto-discovery w/ container placement

CISCO WLC Controller Firmware No. Not showing

Create New Log file for Notifier every midnight

CAPC to Spectrum

Support for multiple SCOM management servers in Spectrum

 

CA Performance Management

Thresholds and Alert Notifications  (CAPC)

Track 95th Pctl Peak Values by Interface at the Group Level

CAPC to Spectrum

Would like a search bar inside the change group pop-up.

 

CA SystemEDGE

SystemEDGE: should report normalized System Load

 

 

Read the Last Edition --> What you may have missed (April 16 - 30, 2016)

Matthias 2.pngGetting to know our Community Member Spotlight - Matthias Lurschack

 

What is your current role?
Technical Consultant at Unisys Austria for almost 9 years – working with some nice tools in the broad CA product family (CAPC, CAPM, CAMM, NFA, eH, SP, APM, BSI) in several fields like:

  • Continuous support for customer’s operation personnel (Integration, fault-clearing, Training, …)
  • Continuous Requirements Analysis for Infrastructure Management Solutions in Service Assurance field
  • Evaluation and tracking of issues & enhancements and ability to develop solutions for them within a project team
  • Planning and realization of system & E2E tests
  • Conception, creation and responsibility for completeness of testplans and testdata
  • Design and Support UATs and OATs in Agile Software Projects
  • Assistance in various projects in Fault-, Performance- and SLA-Management area.
  • Contribution and concept-preparation for iterative testing of several Web Applications

 

Previous roles?

Student ;-)

 

What is the most challenging part of your current role?

Being in touch with the end customers every day personally for years now ;-)

 

What part of your job are you most passionate about?

As above, being in touch with the end customers every day personally ;-)

 

How have the communities helped you or been useful to you?

It brings the people (and their ideas) together! GREAT! Knowledge Transfer with “Power Users” and exchange solutions & ideas.

 

Favorite movie of all time?

Star Wars IV !

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Matthias is also a CA Champion.  We are grateful for all his support to this community. 

Want to learn more about the CA Champion Program?  Read This

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 24, 2016 - Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2848

May 26, 2016 - Office Hours for CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2870

June 2, 2016 - Monitoring Citrix Environments with CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2873

June 7, 2016 - CA Unified Infrastructure Management for z Systems Helps Remove Silos -- > https://communities.ca.com/events/2844

 

MISS AN EVENT?    REPLAYS and TRANSCRIPTS

CA Spectrum Office Hours Transcript - April 2016

CA SPECTRUM AP Office Hours Transcript - April 21st, 2016,  2.00PM - 3.00PM (AEST) Sydney Time

April 2016 Webcast - Introducing CA Spectrum 10.1.1 and Demo

April 2016 Webcast - Update on CA eHealth

March 2016 Webcast - Consolidated Device Certification Program for CA Unified Infrastructure Management, CA Performance Management and CA eHealth

 

NEW BLOGS

CA UIM is helping CHR Solutions boost growth and competitive advantage

Meet CA Support Engineer for Infrastructure Manager - Richard Vernon

 

NOTEWORTHY

Spectrum Compatibilty Matrix 10.1.1 to 9.3

CA Spectrum Upgrade Content

Hybrid Cloud Monitoring with robots and probes built into AWS/Azure/Docker images

 

NEW TECH TIPS

Tech Tip: Using Google to Search on Spectrum

Tech Tip: Updated Tomcat Registry key needed for eHealth 6.3.2.11 and later when configuring Disaster Recovery (DR) using ARCServe RHA on Windows

Installing CABI 6.1 JasperReports Server

 

NEW VIDEOS

April 2016 Webcast - Update on CA eHealth

 

NEW IDEAS

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

mongo_db probe supported version

New emailgtw features

Configure Time To Threshold & Baseline in Bulk

Get unisphere be supported

New emailgtw features

Configure Time To Threshold & Baseline in Bulk

NAS ACLs

IP alarm filters for the probe net_connect

E2E_APPMON probe is not supported in Traditional Chinese platform

UIM: Primary IP for router / multi-homed devices

Proxy mode for the hub

UMP Install Screens to Contain Scrolling Log

Make filters in list widget work as real filters

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

Add option to order routers by harvester on the Interfaces tab

NFA support ALCATEL cflowd based on vRtrIfGlobalIndex instead of IfIndex

 

CA DCIM

Group Rack View

 

CA Performance Management

Simplify to change the resolution in a view

Networks view in CAPC

Spectrum Service dashboard views in CAPC

 

CA SystemEDGE

enhancement for 5.9 LPAR AIM

 

Read the last edition --> What you may have missed (April 1 - April 15, 2016)  and then What you may have missed (March 21 - March 31)

Hi Community, This blog series is moving to bi-monthly. There are many opportunities for you to get involved and engaged on community -- see section below "please participate" for latest polls, surveys or opportunities to volunteer.  Also, we have many events planned for FY17 so be on the lookout in about a week or so for new events to be published to the community.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS/NOTEWORTHY

Got an Idea? We’re Listening CA World ’16 Session Ideation

CA eHealth® r6.3.2.12 is Generally Available (GA)

Announcing CA Application Delivery Analysis and Virtual Multi-Port Monitor 10.6 General Availability

Spectrum 10.1.1 Patch List

CA Spectrum Upgrade Content

Top 5 Reasons To Upgrade Spectrum 10.1+

The specified item was not found.

 

Interested in SDN?

SDxCentral.com interviews CA's Tim Diep (Director, Product Mgmt) on SDN/NFV Assurance

A Major Threat Looms To SDN/NFV Success
SLIDESHARE:  Research Shows Most Are Not Ready To Manage SDN/NFV

 

PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

Feedback survey for CA Support App for Case Management

Over 40 features implemented from Community Ideas!

The specified item was not found.

 

NEW TECH TIPS

Tech Tip Knowledge Docs - March

Spec KB: Some Spectrum users are getting: "It is advised you contact Spectrum Administrator to increase client memory limits. Console memory has hit critical threshold of 95%"

Spec KB: NCM Captures fail the majority of the time with “SPC-OCC-11656: Unable to authenticate with SPECTRUM Remote Admin”

An ADA/MTP/APM TIM Release Compatibility List

Supplemental: "How To Configure the CA eHealth® - Single Sign-On Integration"

 

WEBCAST EVENTS/RECAPS & TRANSCRIPTS

Webcast Recap: Update on CA eHealth

Webcast Recap: Introducing CA Spectrum 10.1.1 and Demo

CA eHealth Office Hours Transcript - April 2016

VIDEO

April 2016 Webcast - Update on CA eHealth

April 2016 Webcast - Introducing CA Spectrum 10.1.1 and Demo

 

NEW IDEAS

CA Performance Management

Please add the device status to „Device Life Cycle“ view

Dont Revert Polling Status of Interfaces back to Normal with Change Detection

Ability to change rolled up data points on IM tables view

Ability to Filter Metric Families in ODR for groups where only components included

Save Sorting & Column Width in CAPC Dashboard Table views

Data Aggregator Starting Sequence

Discovery result for devices not responded to ICMP

Export function for discovery result

Add Scale Option to Side-by-Side Interface Utilization View

User dashboard view for metrics families assigned to a device

All users announcement banner in CAPC

Ability to access data sources and retain properties associated with proxied user

Dashboard vs. Context Report Resolution Settings

Provide additional options for Editing Role Rights for User account on Dashboards/Tabs.

Give administrators the ability to Synchronize UCM during off peak hours

 

CA Spectrum

Idea Updates for CA Spectrum

CA spectrum asset configuration from backend

MIB Support Request for CISCO-PFR-MIB

Service Dashboard Improvement

Basic function: SNMPv3 selection of Authentication and Privacy Protocol

Make Rollup Condition of Universe Model User-aware

Re-Enable Syslog Trap Handling for Cisco ASA Models in Spectrum 10.1

Make it possible to configure a default severity mapping in a severity map file

Configurable Report Manager Database Update

Enhancement request: Spectrum setting to Use device short names (ignore FQDN)

Provide Spectrum Read Only User Role for  SANM Configuration Access Privilege

Option for auto-repair of Archive Manager in case of corruption

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

More descriptive error messaging if non-core ump components are out of date.

Change oracle Probe Internal Query to Potentially Be More Efficient

Logmon regex defined in external file

Power HA Probe

Allow portlets to be set in the Liferay Control Panel

Enhance UIM rest API. New method to read all details from a maintenance schedule

Add sorting levels to SLA's tree in SLM portlet in UMP

UMP SLM Portlet - Add ability to automatically scroll up and down in the SLA tree while using Drag & Drop

UIM portlet SDK

Add support for more special characters to be encoded in custom Dashboards

UIM Unified Dashboard for XenApp

Add "IfAlias" filter to Performance Reports and List Reports

snmpd probe specify suppression key at the PDU variable rules level

Add a Template for the Controller Probe to the UIM Monitoring Configuration Service (MCS)

ems should support high availability

Openshift support.

Spectrum UIM integration regarding UCS

 

CA eHealth

Alarms available in Live Exception - Report

Scheduled Trend Report for last 2 weeks

Don't associate alarm rules of LE profiles to child elements of subject group members

eHealth compatiblity with EEM 12.51 CR 04

 

CA UCM

GUI administrators interface page for managing user and system default settings

 

Read the last edition --> What you may have missed (March 21 - March 31)

UPCOMING EVENTS - Don't miss out on this community webcast:

Tuesday, April 26, Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management --> https://communities.ca.com/events/2565

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

 

WEBCAST REPLAYS & TRANSCRIPTS

Webcast Recap: Consolidated Device Certification Program for CA Unified Infrastructure Management, CA Performance Management and CA eHealth

Consolidated Device Certification Program Office Hours Transcript - March 2016

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CA ADA r10.5 / CA ADA MTP r10.5 now GA

 

NOTEWORTHY

Spectrum 10.1.0 Patch List

Featured APMDigest BLOG:  SDN and NFV Can Help Safeguard Service Continuity and Quality in a Digital Age

Aruba Wi-Fi: Controller-managed APs Vs Aruba Instant APs

Important: CABI (BOXI) Downloads Removal from CA Support Site

 

NEW VIDEOS

New Spectrum Videos

March 2016 Webcast - Consolidated Device Certification Program for CA Unified Infrastructure Management, CA Performance Management and CA eHealth

 

NEW TECH TIPS/KBs

Spec KB: How can I check what the landscape handle is for my SpectroSERVER using the landscape hex value

Spec KB: What is the correct procedure for exporting Policy Manager policies between Spectrum environments?

Spec KB: SpectroSERVER on Windows shutting down with "Out of disk space" message even though there is plenty of disk space

Spec KB: The Viewer could not Process an event. Failed to open the Connection - Error Code:0 [CRWEB00000119]

Spec KB: SRM has not finished starting after upgrade

Spec KB: Enable the CA Spectrum SOI Connector to run 64-bit

Spec KB: Spectrum 10.1 Install / Upgrade Hang

Spec KB: Service Manager Customers are missing in Report Manager

Spec KB: We already have an existing Developer ID provided to us by Spectrum support but we need to know how this can be imported to a new Spectroserver. How is this done?

 

NEW IDEAS

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Request for enhancement: Improve DB2 probe with ability to define option to collect QoS information without CI object creation

Enhancement Request for NAS probe

Probe start time for sqlserver probe GUI

Alarm messages in UMP - USM different than those in IM for the same alarm

UIM - url_response probe 4.23

Nimsoft (UIM) probe to monitor KVM Environment.

Local Discovery Probe

Support for NetApp Metro Cluster

update cisco_monitor to handle ALL cisco devices

Add support for user authorization in mongodb_monitor

Reduce Amount of Licenses Keys

Secondary UMP connection information be directly from the data_engine not to the target DB instead on port 1443

 

CA Spectrum

CA Spectrum: Working with third-party e-mails (Idea)

[Spectrum] Possibility to deactivate SNMPv1/2 trap processing

Make Online Backup enabled by default

Add support for Cisco ACI in CA Virtual Network Assurance

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

NFA Stacked Protocol Trend in/out - App Drilldown needs ToS trend by App

 

CA Performance Management

Dark theme in CA Performance Center - ideal for NOC Video Wall

 

CA SysEdge

SysEdge AIMs shouldn't run as root user

SysEdge should report all(!) IP addresses configured on a device

 

READ LAST EDITION -->

What you may have missed (February 29 - March 20, 2016)

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

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)

Hello IM Community, I really did not forget about you all.  I was out of the office unexpectedly for a few weeks and now playing catch up on this blog series.  My colleague Melanie_Giuliani has been holding down the fort and well she had her own work + mine so this blog series just had to wait a bit.   So here goes it... lots of content for you to browse thru, a ton of new ideas that want your vote and some great events are planned.  Be sure to let us know if you will attend by clicking into the event and acknowledge your desire to attend.

 

A few more things i want you to know:

- Product Surveys close this Friday, February 12

--> Take the CA Spectrum Product Survey

--> Take the CA Application Delivery Analysis Survey

--> Take the CA Network Flow Analysis Survey

--> Take the CA Unified Communication Monitor Survey

--> Take the CA Unified Infrastructure Management Survey

--> Take the CA Performance Management Survey

 

- We are trying something new with our events  (Webcast + Office Hours)
You will notice office hours are happening shortly after (generally 2 days after) a product webcast event.  Our thinking is you may have some questions after you had a chance to digest the information we just provided.  Tell us what you think!

 

- Ideas and Product Category
Holy smokes! the volume of ideas is higher than ever.  However, so many of them are coming in with no product category. So here is where i beg for help.  Please, pretty please with sugar on top, be sure to include / identify the PRODUCT CATEGORY associated to that idea.  This is very important!  We can't guarantee product teams will see your idea if it is not properly categorized to a product. Read this for more information --> How to Create Content

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 10 --> IM Community Webcast - CA on CA: Featuring CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

February 11 --> What’s new in CA Unified Infrastructure Management: Release 8.4 & More

February 16 --> Live Demo: CA Unified Infrastructure Management for Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop

February 23 --> IM Community Webcast - Vision and Roadmap for Application-Aware Network Monitoring Solutions

February 25 --> Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [February 2016] - Vision and Roadmap for Application-Aware Network Monitoring Solutions

March 1 --> [Cancelled]: IM Community Webcast - Vision and Roadmap for CA Unified Infrastructure Management

March 3 --> [Cancelled]: CA UIM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [March 2016] - Vision and Roadmap for CA UIM

 

EVENT REPLAYS

Webcast Recap: Introducing CA Virtual Network Assurance

Webcast Recap: CA Spectrum 10.1 Details with Vision and Roadmap

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

CA Performance Management Office Hours Transcript - February 2016

 

NEWS and NOTEWORTHY:

Spectrum 10.1 GA!!

Cross-Landscape Fault Correlation

Leap Day has no impact on CA eHealth, related CA products

Mediation Manager --> Leap Day Impact

Meet the CA Support Engineer for Infrastructure Management: Michael Poller

Community Member Spotlight for January - Christopher Walsh

Spectrum 10 0 patch list.docx

9.4 to 10.1 Upgrade - Now Tested and Supported

 

TECH TIPS

How to make Spectrum OneClick work on OSX

Tech Tip: Knowledge Docs Published December

Tech Tip: Simple GUI for custom probes

Tech Tip: What are the supported platforms for Spectrum 10.1?

Tech Tip: Are the JRE Unlimited Strength Files Required In Spectrum 10.1?

Tech Tip: New Proxy Model Appearance in 10.1

Tech Tip: What are the Required RedHat Linux Packages for Spectrum 10.0/10.1?

Tech Tip: VAIM Console Template Policy tree load latency

Tech Tip: In Spectrum If a discovery has been started is there any way to stop it if required?

Tech Tip: What does Partial Trap Support in MIB Tools mean?

Tech Tip: CA Spectrum 10.1, Chassis Manager Enhancements

Tech Tip: New in 10.1, ModSecurity Support for CA Spectrum

Tech Tip: CA Spectrum 10.1 Adds OneClick Server Self-Monitoring

Tech Tip: CA Spectrum 10.1 Adds Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Point Support

Tech Tip: New in 10.1 CA Spectrum Web Client

List of potential SQL errors seen in the 2D Map after improper SQL 2008 upgrade to SQL 2012 and how to overcome/resolve

Tech Tip: Using NCM with devices not supported Out Of Box

 

NEW BLOGS  (Thank you Haylee_Thikeo!)

This Customer is Unlocking Greater Growth and Competitive Advantage with CA Unified Infrastructure Management

CA Unified Infrastructure Management is Improving the Student Experience at this University

This Customer is Improving its IT Managed Services Offering with CA UIM and CA Cloud Service Management

This customer is optimizing application performance and improving service transparency with CA UIM!

 

NEW VIDEOS

January 2016 Webcast - Spectrum 10.1 Details with Vision and Roadmap

CA Spectrum 10.1: Teaser

Increased OneClick Server security via ModSecurity

January 2016 Webcast - Introducing CA Virtual Network Assurance

CA Spectrum: WebClient

CA Spectrum 10.1: Support Wireless Controller and Access Points

 

NEW IDEAS

 

CA Performance Management

Edit dashboard: display email

Create group from inventory search

Apply search result to ODR template

Define default values for resolution

CA Performance Management Support VMware Site Recovery Manager

CAPM Multi-Agent Support

Preview Functionality for CAPC Threshold Profiles

Vertica backup log pruning; vbr.py defined 'tempDir' cleanup

Unable to see "change" when group name is long

5 min resolution for out-of-box views

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management

Expand FanStatus metric support on SNMPCollector probe

sysstat probe iSeries percentage of IOP processor time

sysstat probe total IOP processor time

Interfaces submenu - select colums

CDM - Network traffic stats

CDM - Disk Throughtput per disk

Provide ability to put device interfaces into maintenance in UIM.

Monitoring the percent and total of IOP process at AS400 on UIM ISeries probe

Monitoring the percent of the interactive CPU feature that is being used by interactive jobs at AS400

Cross site scripting and database connection string

Add TLS encryption to LDAP authentication

VMware VDI Monitoring

BRMS and PowerHA-probe

Add ECS Metric Collection to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) probe

Allow creation of attach queue subjects by wildcard

Admin Console improvements: Filter

Admin Console improvements: Counter

GPFS Probe

Cluster probe   :  Support  for  HP Service Guard     +    LVM    +    RedHat  linux servers

"cookie functionality"  by the url_response probe.

Keep the Infrastructure Manager Stand-alone!

Update the UIM Documentation on Wiki with the quick reference guide on all ports used by UIM

Speed up UMP installer

Update open enumerations of cm_data_import

Video Tutorial UIM Probe

RSP probe - monitor process running with specific user

Discovery needs to provide the option to correlate to the hostname

Add Linux version to the information gathered from the robots

SNMPCollector rediscovery callback

Ability to collect the I/O Reads and I/O Writes using Processes probe in a Windows Machine

Change the Way snmpgw Probe Functions

SNMPCollector threshold between two values

Nimsoft videos

Oracle Probe monitor total number of connections and based on percentage

CDM sample between alarms

 

CA Spectrum

Event / alarm based maintenance schedules in Spectrum

GISView Add Custom Location to gisGC.config

Web Administration page for pingable device in spectrum

Cisco UCS 2.2 needs to be supported by SystemEDGE Ucs AIM and Spectrum

Exclude Proxy Models from All Accountable Models locater search

Filter by differences (added, changed, deleted) when comparing NCM configurations

Enhancement to Maintenance Mode

Spectrum - Create an IP address range from IP exclussion list in auto discovery

Locater change: Searches saved on SS instead of OC

Integrate TLS session resumption with Oneclick

16 character account limitation in MySQL for Spectrum

Make new Spectrum releases built on up to date components (tomcat, mysql etc.)

Add a column for severity under the Cleared Alarm History tab

CA SPECTRUM must support oracle or cassandra as reporting db

CA SPECTRUM must redesign the architecture for its reporting purposes

Improve the usability of existing features of Spectrum WebClient 1.0

Indicate chassis module alarms as rollup condition on chassis device

MIBTOOLS sync with spectrum model type catalog. Gui based editing of one click tabs information

Upgrade only SSDB via some script(s)

Updating VMs in CAPC/PM from 'Pingable' to SNMP managed

 

CA Unified Communications Monitor

UCM support of ITU P.863 - POLQA (Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Analysis)

 

CA Mediation Manager

Need LC Failback

 

CA DCIM

Export Impact analysis report to excel

ability to see an end to end network connection (going through patch panels)

 

CA Application Delivery Analysis

Ability to adjust trap source passed via netQoSIncident7URL

 

CA VAIM

Option to skip Dashboard page in UI allowing Management Page to be new default home

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

Flow Forensics - Add a new Total row for applicable Report Types

 

Read the last few versions -->

What you may have missed (December 14 - December 27)

What you may have missed (December 28 - January 3)

Hello IM Community, Don't forget product surveys are still open!  We want to hear from you! --> Product Feedback: Survey Launched!

 

EVENTS NEXT WEEK

--> Tuesday, January 12  IM Community Webcast - CA Spectrum 10.1 Details with Vision and Roadmap

--> Thursday, January 14 IM Community Webcast - Introducing CA Virtual Network Assurance

 

FEBRUARY EVENT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

Listen in as Alquin Gayle Alquin, Advisor of CA Platform Engineering talks about how CA uses CA.  This webcast will feature specifically how we use our Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM) solution here at CA.  (More webcasts demonstrating how we use other CA products will be scheduled in the future)

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

 

NEW TECH TIPS

Tech Tip: Can’t add Anomaly Detector to NFA / NPC /CAPC

Tech Tip: How to backup and restore NFA 9.3.2+ databases

Tech Tip: When accessing the NFA web page without specifying /ra I get a 500 error

Netflow enabled interfaces with ifType 1 don't show up in NFA 9.3.3.

 

NEW IDEAS

hostname resolution is disabled for security reasons

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

If the disk latency alarm is triggered on a host, it is not possible to tell what VM is most responsible for this

UIM HTML5 Widget/Data Source: JSON

variables writers Output Queue metrics for OS400

USM -> HTML5

 

CA Spectrum

The ability to move multiple Attributes to the right

 

CA Performance Management

Custom certification should be carried forward in CAPC upgrade/s

 

 

Read the last edition --> What you may have missed (December 14 - December 27)

Hello IM Community, we have two HUGE events happening next week and you should really try to attend both.   The first happening January 12 will cover CA Spectrum and kiran_diwakar will be discussing Spectrum 10.1.  The second event happening January 14 will showcase our brand new CA Virtual Network Assurance (CA VNA) solution.  Please let us know if you can attend by clicking on the links below:

 

--> Tuesday, January 12  IM Community Webcast - CA Spectrum 10.1 Details with Vision and Roadmap

--> Thursday, January 14 IM Community Webcast - Introducing CA Virtual Network Assurance

 

Then we have this event!   Listen in as Alquin Gayle Alquin, Advisor of CA Platform Engineering talks about how CA uses our Unified Infrastructure Management solution here at CA.

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

 

TECH TIPS / KB's

Tech Tip: Error when launching Spectrum 10 Command Line Interface on Linux

Tech Tip: Is it possible to stop or delete disable autowatches from the Spectrum OneClick Console that were configured in sysedge

Tech Tip: How to disable UAC in Windows 2012

Tech Tip: Error seen when running a backup of a device configuration in Spectrum NCM

Tech Tip: How to Add Variables to Linux/Solaris

Netflow enabled interfaces with ifType 1 don't show up in NFA 9.3.3.

Spec KB: How to revert back to "Basic Authentication" from CAC Authentication.

Spec KB: Error exporting Cabi data using Import Wizard:Failed to create JVM

JUNE Published Tecdocs / Tech tips / Posts to Spectrum Community board

 

Noteworthy:

CA eHealth Adds Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (RHEL 7.x)

User Resource Notification for support.nimsoft.com

Spectrum WLC & AP Support - Incorporated Feedback..

 

NEW BLOGS

BLOG: More complexity doesn’t have to mean less visibility in the software-defined world

 

NEW VIDEOS

CA UIM Overview for Managed Service Providers

Customers and CA Experts Talk About CA UIM at CA World 2015

 

IDEAS

There are many ideas around the Spectrum Maintenance mode. Are there any changes planned?

System Edge should report zpool informations

Enhance the Spectrum/OneClick Event Manager error handling

Different Poll interval for services & Processes

Enable QoS Monitor functionality back in UIM8.3+

Probe Monitoring network cards OS400

SNMPGET should be able to query based on MIBs

 

CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

Launch a specific Report or Graph directly from the Alarm

Enhancement Request - Japanese language support on script recorders (e2e)

Support for Skype for Business Server 2015

Enable QOSMonitor type features again

Query discovery server - Schedule - SNMP Collector

CA UIM Oracle DB scalability improvement

Support for Clustered Hyper-V environments

Enable message editing & creation of custom messages in url_response in Admin Console

SLA reports on USM

Maintenance Mode - Add Robot to Maintenance After It Has Gone Down

process probe requires /usr/ucb lib to run

OS400 Probe sysstat print variable  Auxiliary Storage Pool  in percentage

If the disk latency alarm is triggered on a host, it is not possible to tell what VM is most responsible for this

hostname resolution is disabled for security reasons

UIM HTML5 Widget/Data Source: JSON

 

CA Performance Management

WebService Buffering Requests

 

CA Network Flow Analysis

NFA automatic interface purge

 

CA Spectrum

Show User Cleared Alarms in Cleared Alarms History

Request: New arithmetic event procedures

Creating watches which can handle if an instance doesn't exist

Allow removing attributes from Spectrum database after they've been mapped

Allow NCM Block Policy to be rule-based in order to make granular and conditional policies

 

 

 

read the last edition --> What you may have missed (December 7 - December 13)