October 4, 2016
To: Customers of CA Vantage™ Storage Resource Manager (CA Vantage)
From: The CA Technologies CA Vantage Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for Complete Release of
CA Vantage 14.0
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 the incremental release program for CA Vantage 14.0 has successfully completed. Many features requested by customers, as well as, latest maintenance introduced during the program have been incorporated into the ‘complete’ release for CA Vantage 14.0.
CA Vantage 14.0 is designed to help customers better manage their storage devices with greater confidence. The new release certifies support for PDSE 2, Adabas Updates, AT-TLS hints, IBM TS770, IBM DS8870 and Introduction of DB2 table space utilization objects. Also, the breadth of CA Vantage monitoring, manage and optimization facilitation has been expanded even further to include support for EMC VMAX and BMC Control-T. Additionally, modernization of the WebUI includes:
- Visibility and control of storage from anywhere a browser can be accessed within the customer’s secure environment
- Factory storage dashboard templates as designed by customers
- Customizable dashboards to meet specific needs of a given user
- Simple, intuitive graphing and historical trend charting of storage metrics
- Eliminate the need for command line interface
- Single destination to view all alerts
CA Vantage 14.0 includes several new enhancements and product maintenance. For more information about these product enhancements, see the CA Vantage Release Information. We also encourage you to visit the CA Support Online website at https://support.ca.com/ for more information.
Note: If you participated in the Version 14.0 Incremental Release Program, you do not need to re-install this ‘complete’ version 14.0. Ensure you install the last Incremental Release PTF, INC05, which SUPs and PREs all prior Incremental PTFs.
Documentation for the new features can be found on the CA Technologies DocOps Site for CA Vantage 14.0. Remember to login to the DocOps site using your CA Support id and password to see all available materials.
To learn more about new capabilities and features, we invite you to attend a no-cost technical webcast, on Wednesday, October 20th 2016 at 11:00 AM EST. To attend, please register on CA Communities -> [HERE]. Please note: The webcast will also be recorded and available for on-demand viewing on our CA Mainframe Storage CA Community site. If you are not already a member of our communities, we look forward to you joining so you may connect, learn and share with other customers.
You can download your copy of CA Vantage Version 14.0 from CA Support Online https://support.ca.com/. If you have any questions or require assistance contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: https://communities.ca.com/web/guest/customercare. You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see http://www.ca.com/phone for the local number in your country.
We recommend that you use CA CSM to download and install both products. CA CSM is designed to automate product acquisition, installation, deployment, configuration and maintenance and remove SMP/E complexities. CA CSM helps save time and resources when compared with the manual steps used to perform these tasks. CA Vantage can be used with CA CSM today. Please visit:
https://support.ca.com/prodinfo/csm to learn more about the new features provided by CA CSM.
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 www.ca.com/services.
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Thank you again for your business.