Spectrum History

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This page contains the historical version information and general history for CA Spectrum.

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Version History

 

VersionProduct nameCode NameRelease dateSupported until
6.6SPECTRUM a.k.a. SPECTRUM Assurance Server
xsight, integrity, infinity editions
(Aprisma)
7.1 Service Pack 2SPECTRUMApril 15, 2005
7.1 Service Pack 3Q3 2005
9.1CA SpectrumMay 22, 2009Feb. 10, 2013 (Except 9.1 Japanese)
9.1.3.H16CA SpectrumJan. 13, 2012Feb. 10, 2013 (Except 9.1 Japanese)
J 9.1.0.H02CA SpectrumFeb. 28, 2012
9.2 SP03 (a.k.a. 9.2.3 and H10)CA SpectrumJan. 17, 2013Apr. 1, 2015
9.2.3 H12CA SpectrumNov. 4, 2013Apr. 1, 2015
9.3CA SpectrumMeadowlandsOct. 1, 2013
9.3 H01CA SpectrumFeb. 14, 2014
9.4.0 (announcement)CA SpectrumDelmarJul. 17, 2014
9.3 H02CA SpectrumQ4, 2014
9.5CA SpectrumChurchillPlanned for 2015
You can verify the current Spectrum installation patch level in the $SPECROOT/Install-Tools/.history file.
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Future release
Information on future releases is provided for informational purposes only and does not reflect any commitment by CA and as such is subject to change at any time.

 

General History

 

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Cabletron

 

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Spectrum was originally developed by Cabletron.

 

Aprisma

 

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Aprisma continued to develop Spectrum.

 

Concord

 

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On February 23, 2005 Concord announced that they acquired Aprisma and the SPECTRUM software solution. You can still read the original announcement on the Aprisma website using the Internet Archive WayBackMachine.

 

CA

 

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It seems like the Aprisma acquisition by Concord was just what CA had been waiting for and on June 7, 2005 CA announced that they acquired Concord to integrate eHealth and SPECTRUM into their IT management software portfolio. Read the original announcement on the Concord website using the Internet Archive WayBackMachine. CA also published an open letter to Concord (and Aprisma) customers on their website at that time. The general message was that they would integrate eHealth and Spectrum with their existing portfolio and they published some specific examples of their intentions:

  • As we integrate Concord and Aprisma technology with CA’s industry-leading Unicenter® solutions, we will preserve the modularity of the eHealth and SPECTRUM offerings, giving you the choice of deploying broad and fully integrated solutions, or as stand-alone, best-in-class products.
  • We intend to make SPECTRUM the foundation for CA’s core network service management solution. Its advanced capabilities offer the kind of value you, our customers, tell us you expect from your network service management solutions.
  • The eHealth suite of products will be an important addition to our solution set, especially in the areas of network performance and availability, and capacity reporting.

After several years we now know that there was limited, if any, integration with the Unicenter (NSM) solutions. Over time after the acquisition CA has positioned eHealth and Spectrum as main solutions within the Infrastructure Management portfolio. CA also took the successful OneClick java interface from Spectrum and started developing it as a front-end for eHealth and other related solutions.

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