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

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Date: June 21, 2016

To:

CA Performance Management Customers

From:

The CA Technologies CA Performance Management Product Team

Subject:

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

Virtualization).

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.

 

New Features

To view video highlights of new features in CA Performance Management 2.8, please visit:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO7SodxCJyn6uL2o44VRSpsEyZyhYADPe

 

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

Applications.

 

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

Cycles.

 

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.

 

Enhancements

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

network performance. Enhancements include ActiveMQ Encryption Support, Business Hours

Improvements, numerous Dashboard and View Enhancements, and the ability to Monitor CA PM

Performance with CA APM.

 

Where to Obtain CA Performance Management 2.8

Electronic Download

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

Infrastructure Management 2.0 (link), or CA Infrastructure Performance 2.0 (link).

 

Please review the Release Notes and Fixed Issues file completely before installing.

 

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’.

 

Online Documentation

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

below.

 

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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:

 

Nortel SSL

Supports separate components per SubEntity.

 

Where to Obtain CA Mediation Manager r2.8.0

 

 

Electronic Download

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.

 

 

Online Documentation

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:

https://docops.ca.com/camm

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