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Document created by Stuart_Weenig on Jul 5, 2012Last modified by SamCreek on Dec 17, 2016
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VersionProduct nameCode NameRelease dateSupported until
6.0NetQoS Performance CenterNPCMar. 10, 2012
6.1NetQoS Performance CenterNPC??
2.0CA Performance CenterRubiconAug. 7, 2012??
2.0.3.2CA Performance CenterRubiconOct. 8, 2012??
2.1CA Performance CenterSocratesDec. 5, 2012??
2.1.2CA Performance CenterSocratesFeb. 1, 2012??
2.1.3CA Performance CenterSocratesMar. 6, 2012??
2.2.00CA Performance CenterPlatoMar. 27, 2013??
2.3.0CA Performance CenterAristotleTarget: 3rd Quarter 2013??
2.4.0CA Performance CenterZenoTBA??
2.5.0CA Performance CenterThalesTBA??
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Future release

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.

Related Pages

CAPC RESTful Web Services

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:

https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/prddtlshome?prdhmpgform=p&productID=8565

Supported Data Source Versions

NPC 6.1.194 is compatible with the following data source versions:

Data SourceVersion
SuperAgent (SA)/Application Delivery Analysis (ADA)9.2, 9.1, 9.0, & 8.3
ReporterAnalyzer (RA)9.0 & 8.3
eHealth6.2.2 and 6.3
NetVoyant (NV)7.1, 7.0, & 6.1
UC Monitor3.2, 3.1, & 3.0
Anomaly Detector (AD)2.2 & 2.1
Event Manager2.1
APM TIM on the Multi-Port Collector
Spectrum9.2.1 H06
Spectrum Infrastructure Manager2.5 *

* 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:

 

https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=6fd408ad-f5a3-4d6e-86b4-576346d6664d&productID=8568

 

The following table provides an overview; consult the Data Source Compatibility page for specific information:

 

CA Performance Center Compatibility Overview

Application Delivery Analysis
(ADA)
recent versions
Network Flow Analysis (NFA)recent versions
eHealthsome recent versions
NetVoyantnot supported
Unified Communications Monitor
(UCM)
recent versions supported
Anomaly Detector (AD)support is forthcoming
Event Managerintegrated into the CA Performance Center installation
Application Performance Management
(CA APM)
recent versions
Spectrumrecent versions
CA Performance Center Catalyst
Connector
recent versions

 

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:

DatabaseUserPassword
netqosportalnetqosnetqos

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