CA UIM Community Members,
Upgrading to the most current release of CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM) is critical to your success and staying ahead of the competition. Your decision to upgrade should be part of your overall plan to achieve the best customer experience, achieve product development goals, allocate resources, and appropriate budget over time.
Top Reasons to Upgrade
Here are the top reasons and benefits for you to adopt and upgrade to the latest software release:
- Take advantage of the new and enhanced features. Your team wants to use the CA UIM capabilities that are only available with the new release. For example, the bi-directional integration with CA Spectrum. the flexibility of the snmpcollector probe, and the off-premise monitoring with the hybrid cloud probes.
- Get the latest compatibility updates. Development can create, innovate, and integrate knowing that CA UIM is compatible with the latest releases of operating systems, browsers, client applications, and third-party solutions. For example, your current CA UIM version does not support Java 8 and you need to pass internal audits for security compliance. Therefore, you make the business decision to upgrade.
- Keep current. Software releases can only be supported for a limited time. By upgrading, you ensure that you have the technical expertise and support when it is needed. For example, your current version of CA UIM is end of service soon and you want to take advantage of new enhancements such as CA Business Intelligence reporting and the new architecture for hub scalability.
In the CA UIM 8.5.1 documentation, the Release Comparison article provides a simple comparison of all active CA UIM releases. By upgrading to CA UIM 8.5.1, you maximize your return on investment by taking advantages of features such as Application Discovery, Inventory Device Deletion, Log Analytics, and Telemetry.