Date: June 21, 2016
CA Performance Management Customers
The CA Technologies CA Performance Management Product Team
General Availability Announcement for CA Performance Management r2.8 and CA Mediation Manager r2.8
CA Technologies is pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of CA Performance Management
r2.8.0. This release aligns with the General Availability (GA) of CA Mediation Manager r2.8.0 and CA
Virtual Network Assurance r1.1. Together the solution provides industry-leading SDN and Cloud big
data network management to reliably and competitively deliver a differentiated customer experience.
The solution continues our product strategy of delivering proven features for operational fit and
performance at scale, while expanding on our vision for monitoring complex and dynamic hybrid cloud
environments and networks based on SDN/NFV (Software-Defined Networking/Network Functions
The primary goals of this release were to enhance the CA Performance Management user experience
to get the right data to the right people faster, tighten the CA Spectrum integration for improved ease
of administration, and expand monitoring visibility into vulnerable vSwitch environments supporting
OpenStack Cloud and SDN/NFV networks. In addition, the release delivers community requested
enhancements, introduces new device certifications, reduces exposure to vulnerability concerns, and
improves performance and resilience.
To view video highlights of new features in CA Performance Management 2.8, please visit:
OpenAPI Application Support
You can now easily deploy custom OpenAPI based applications, which can be embedded in
dashboards and context pages, to provide enhanced visualizations for monitoring and
troubleshooting of your complex network environments. For more information, see OpenAPI
Spectrum Integration Improvements
To continue enhancing your network fault and performance management experience and improve
ease of administration, a tighter integration between CA Spectrum and CA Performance
Management provides the ability to synchronize device life cycle states and collections of interfaces
from CA Spectrum to CA Performance Management. For more information, see Manage Device Life
vSwitch Context Page
The most vulnerable area of any OpenStack hybrid cloud or SDN/NFV environment will be the
virtual switch. To improve your visibility into the Open vSwitch layer and guarantee resiliency of
this very complex and new network stack, we have expanded our monitoring capabilities to include
intuitive dashboards and context pages that provide insight into bandwidth utilization, errors, and
resource consumption trends. For more information, Monitor vSwitch Performance.
To continually improve security, usability and the overall customer experience with CA Performance
Management, we are happy to deliver enhancements related to how customers consume and report on
Where to Obtain CA Performance Management 2.8
You can obtain CA Performance Management 2.8 from the Download Center on Support.ca.com by entering the
product name CA Performance Management, or by selecting the following link to the product page and
selecting the Quick Link to the Download Center. If you license the product under a different product name, use
one of the following search terms and links to get to the right Quick Link to the Download Center: CA
Important! If you are upgrading from version 2.3.2 or earlier, or a later version (upgrade from 2.3.2 or earlier)
and did not already run the segmentation scripts, or if you are expanding your Data Repository cluster from
single to multi-node, use a ‘segment.py’ script. You can acquire this script on the CA Performance Management
Product Page. The script is listed under ‘Popular Links’.
CA Performance Management documentation is available on the Wiki, where CA Performance Center and Data
Aggregator documentation has been consolidated into one location. This enables updates to be made between
releases, if needed, without requiring reinstallation of the product. In addition, customers can now provide
direct feedback on the documentation in the form of comments.
Similar to past releases, documentation is available from the Help menu in CA Performance Center.
If you wish to view the product documentation prior to installation, click one of the language-specific links
CA Technologies is pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of CA Mediation Manager r2.8.0. This release aligns with the General Availability (GA) of CA Performance Management r2.8.0. Together the solution achieves another exciting milestone delivering innovative carrier-class network performance management for communications service providers and enterprises with mega-sized networks.
The release introduces new and updated device as well as critical bug fixes.
New Device Pack for CA Performance Management
The following device pack is developed in this release of CA Mediation Manager 2.8 for CA Performance Management
Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Designed to poll Cisco Prime devices for Inventory and performance information. Supports monitoring devices of Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0.
Updated Device Pack for CA Performance Management
The following device pack is updated in this release of CA Mediation Manager 2.8 for CA Performance Management:
Supports separate components per SubEntity.
Where to Obtain CA Mediation Manager r2.8.0
You can obtain the CA Mediation Manager 2.8.0 from the Download Center on http://support.ca.com.
Please review the Release Notes completely before installing, including the Special Considerations and Install Instructions sections. It is important to note that a backup of the CA MM system(s) being updated prior to r2.8.0 installation should be created, as a best practice and fall back method.
Before installing or using CA Mediation Manager 2.8.0, we recommend that you read the
CA Mediation Manager Readme documents, which can be found at: