We have a large environment that has SystemEDGE installed on almost every possible device. Is there a way to use those agents if we moved to deploy UIM? A probe perhaps that could run like RSP?
Check out this link - Monitor SystemEDGE-enabled Devices with the snmpcollector Probe - CA Unified Infrastructure Management Probes - CA Techn…
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There's a note on the page that explains this.
Hope that helps!
We have a monitoring probe called SNMPcollector in CA UIM, where you are able to poll CA SystemEDGE.
I’m working with that, and I was getting some results that weren’t what I had expected.
The SysEdge agent itself will only talk SNMP. Therefore, anything that talks SNMP will be able to poll them (provided you know that community string and don't have any Access Control Lists in place preventing access). In the case of UIM, this would be done with the snmpcollector probe.
The other dependency here is whether the SysEdge MIB has been certified in UIM. My presumption is that it has and so, there were mentions that there were weird results coming back from the polls. This would indicate that there are either bugs with the agent (there were with various versions but it was usually very stable and this is not likely) or that there is something wrong with the certification under the snmpcollector (which is more the case and would require some modification to the certification in order to get this resolved).
In addition to the above, there were extensions called AIMs (Application Integration Modules) that you may have installed as well. Again, depending on whether these were certified (most likely they have been) then there could be issues with them. There were a couple of AIMs that were not certified (the VMware one should have been and this is the foundation for the old Spectrum-VMware integration using vCenter and web services).
For example, under CA PM, the SysEdge agent and most of the AIMs are certified.
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