|Version||Product name||Code Name||Release date||Supported until|
|6.0||NetQoS Performance Center||NPC||Mar. 10, 2012|
|6.1||NetQoS Performance Center||NPC||??|
|2.0||CA Performance Center||Rubicon||Aug. 7, 2012||??|
|126.96.36.199||CA Performance Center||Rubicon||Oct. 8, 2012||??|
|2.1||CA Performance Center||Socrates||Dec. 5, 2012||??|
|2.1.2||CA Performance Center||Socrates||Feb. 1, 2012||??|
|2.1.3||CA Performance Center||Socrates||Mar. 6, 2012||??|
|2.2.00||CA Performance Center||Plato||Mar. 27, 2013||??|
|2.3.0||CA Performance Center||Aristotle||Target: 3rd Quarter 2013||??|
|2.4.0||CA Performance Center||Zeno||TBA||??|
|2.5.0||CA Performance Center||Thales||TBA||??|
CA Performance Center
Previously known as NetQoS Performance Center (NPC)
The NetQoS suite of products all report to a single reporting engine called the CA Performance Center (or CAPC). NPC can be installed on any of the other appliances or can be installed on a standalone system. NPC can be installed in a virtual environment.
NetQoS Solution Run Book: Check this document for practices that should be implemented when deploying any of the NetQoS products.
NPC Hardware Requirements
- 1 virtual processor
- 30 GB RAM (recommended)
- 300 GB hard drive space, partitioned into a C: (system) drive of at least 20 GB, the remainder into a D: (data) drive.
- 1 virtual network adapters. An uplink port (physical port leaving the ESX host) is required on the virtual network adapters (management NIC).
NPC Software Requirements
- Windows Server 2003, 32-bit or Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
- Internet Explorer 7 or 8 (32-bit version recommended) or Mozilla Firefox version 3.5 (later versions not supported)
- IIS v6.0
- ASP.Net v3.0
- Anti-virus can be installed on the appliances, provided the D:\NetQoS folder (and sub-folders) is excluded from real time scanning.
- DEP - Data Execution Prevention must be set to 'Windows components only'.
CA PC Hardware and Software Requirements
See the most recent Release Notes for up-to-date system requirements. They are included in the CA Performance Center bookshelf, which is posted to the product page:
Supported Data Source Versions
NPC 6.1.194 is compatible with the following data source versions:
|SuperAgent (SA)/Application Delivery Analysis (ADA)||9.2, 9.1, 9.0, & 8.3|
|ReporterAnalyzer (RA)||9.0 & 8.3|
|eHealth||6.2.2 and 6.3|
|NetVoyant (NV)||7.1, 7.0, & 6.1|
|UC Monitor||3.2, 3.1, & 3.0|
|Anomaly Detector (AD)||2.2 & 2.1|
|APM TIM on the Multi-Port Collector|
|Spectrum Infrastructure Manager||2.5 *|
* Requires Version 1 of the CA Catalyst Connector for CA NetQoS Performance Center
CA Performance Center 2.x is compatible with more recent versions of most of these data sources.
For an up-to-date list of the compatible data source versions, broken out by CA Performance Center version, see the Data Source Compatibility page on the CA Support website. This page is linked to the CA Performance Center product page and is accessible at the following URL:
The following table provides an overview; consult the Data Source Compatibility page for specific information:
CA Performance Center Compatibility Overview
|Application Delivery Analysis|
|Network Flow Analysis (NFA)||recent versions|
|eHealth||some recent versions|
|Unified Communications Monitor |
|recent versions supported|
|Anomaly Detector (AD)||support is forthcoming|
|Event Manager||integrated into the CA Performance Center installation|
|Application Performance Management|
|CA Performance Center Catalyst|
NPC Tips and Tricks
Enable NTLM Authentication through Single Sign-On: Join NPC to the domain and check the NTLM box in the SSO config utility on the NPC desktop (through RDP).
Create your groups using the GroupXML Generator: See Stuart's blog on how to best replicate your organization in the NPC groups.
User Management Best Practices: Put all default users into one role to begin with. It only complicates things when users log in and see different things in the beginning.
Jailbreak NPC: Not recommended since it's against CA policy. Go underground if you decide to do this (which you probably should if you own NetVoyant).
Ports to open (firewall rules): Dependent on the registered data sources. Consult the Installation Guide for each data source to get the list of required ports.
Default NPC MySQL Database Passwords: