Date: February 6, 2015
To: CA Client Automation and CA IT Inventory Manager Customers
From: The CA Technologies CA Client Automation Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA Client Automation
On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that CA Client Automation 12.9 and CA IT Inventory Manager are now available.
The new features included in CA Client Automation 12.9 are:
Neighbor Aware Software Distribution: To speed distribution time-frames across your entire install base and reduce the number of required Scalability Servers, this release adds the ability to configure and manage neighbor aware software distribution for any packages delivered to endpoints. You can configure which agents in a subnet are available to act as a temporary distribution point so neighboring agents can pick up necessary packages instead of each agent going across the network to the scalability server.
Infrastructure Health Monitoring: Infrastructure Health Monitoring has been extended to support the ability to trigger configured actions upon an alert .
Web Admin Console (WAC): This release continues to add functionality to the WAC to support the role of a software delivery manager. The following functions have been added:
Patch Manager: Patch Manager has been extended to support additional software delivery job options for use when testing and deploying patches. You can now set job and procedure options in Patch Manager.
Calendars: The configuration of maintenance calendars, which was supported by CA Common Services (CCS) in previous releases, will now be available for configuration and management within CA Client Automation to control software distributions and data transfers
High Availability: The configuration of high availability clusters, which was supported by CA Common Services (CCS) in previous releases, will now be available for configuration and management within CA Client Automation.
Data Transport Service (DTS) Configuration: The configuration of DTS, which was supported by CA Common Services (CCS) in previous releases, will now be available for configuration and management within CA Client Automation. You can configure and manage throttling, parcel size and hop node configurations.
Command Line Interface (CLI) Enhancement: A CLI was added providing the ability to unregister the Scalability Server and remove any associated inventory and history records.
CA Client Automation Integration with CA Mobile Device Management: Unified endpoint management strategies can be supported across all devices that may be accessing corporate resources by this strategic integration with CA Mobile Device Manager. The hardware and software inventory captured for mobile devices and BYOD initiatives are imported into the CA Client Automation data base. That data is then available for comprehensive reporting, automated policies, querying, etc., with the functions available with CA Client Automation. You are also able to launch into the CA MDM console from the Client Automation Web Admin Console. CA has named this integrated solution CA Unified Endpoint Management.
You can download your copy of CA Client Automation from CA Support Online. If you have any questions or require assistance contact CA Customer Care online where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form. You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-2325-5224 in North America or obtain the local number for your country.
Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our CA Services experts can help. For more information on CA Services and how you can leverage our expertise, please visit the CA Services site. To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA Client Management Solutions Global User Community.
To review product lifecycle policies please review the CA Client Automation Release and Support Lifecycle Dates.
Thank you again for your business. Your success is important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.
The CA Client Automation Team