CA ITAM – Software Asset Manager 4.3.1
August 29, 2018
To: CA IT Asset Manager (CA ITAM) - Software Asset Manager (SAM) Customers
From: The CA Technologies CA IT Asset Manager Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA ITAM – Software Asset Manager 4.3.1 Capabilities
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 that CA ITAM - Software Asset Manager 4.3.1 capabilities are now available.
New Features for CA ITAM - Software Asset Manager 4.3.1 include:
Deep Links for Table View: Enables users to create deep links to prefiltered table views in the application. These links can be shared with users of the same application instance.
New Microsoft Application Server Metric Engine: This new metric engine Microsoft® Application Server calculates the license demand for the Microsoft products Exchange Server, Lync® Server, and SharePoint® Server.
Dashboard: Dashlets for Autofilter Results: Dashlets can now show the results of autofilters. Results can be displayed as tables, pie charts, or bar charts.
Dashboard: Dashlets for Compliance Results: Dashlets can now show the results of compliance calculations. Results are based on autofilters and can be displayed as tables, pie charts, or bar charts.
Multiple Dashboards: Users are now able to configure and use multiple dashboards per profile.
Re-harvesting Campaigns: Re-harvesting campaigns allow you to identify unused installations and notify users of those. To free up licenses, the identified installations can be removed automatically.
Support of Failover Scenarios: Metric engines now consider failover attributes during the demand calculation.
License Management for Service Providers: It is now possible to manage licenses for multiple external application instances from one central instance.
Downgrade Path Enhancements: There are now standard downgrade paths and custom downgrade paths available. Standard downgrade paths contain master catalog content and are read only for the customer. All customer created content is stored separately in custom paths. Custom paths can be created from scratch or by customizing a standard path. The application calculates the effective downgrade paths from these two sources.
Introduction of Parallel Processing: Certain application tasks now make use of parallel processing to enhance performance. They include database installation, database update, database migration, and the processing of the nightly cron job "refresh tmp tables."
Masking of Sensitive Data: It is now possible to mask sensitive personal data such as name or e-mail address in the demand and software inventory tables.
New Connectors: The following new standard connectors are available:
Micro Focus Universal CMDB 10.33: This connector enables the import of devices, device topologies, and software raw data based on the import preprocessor "ucmdb" into the application.
ServiceNow® versions Geneva, Helsinki, Istanbul, Jakarta: The existing connector has been improved and is now able to import devices and device relations managed with vCenter.
Microsoft License Statement MLS: This connector enables the import of contract and license information from Microsoft into the application.
Oracle® Review Lite: This connector enables the import of devices and software raw data reported by the Oracle Review Lite scripts version 15.1 or 17.2 into the application.
Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager VMM: This connector enables the import of devices and device relations from Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager VMM into the application.
ServiceNow: This connector now supports the Kingston version of ServiceNow.
You can get these new SAM capabilities by downloading CA ITAM - Software Asset Manager 4.3.1 from CA Support Online at https://support.ca.com/ where you can also utilize CA’s case management system. To install your product, follow the installation procedures for your product at http://DocOps.ca.com. If you have any questions or require assistance, contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx.
Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features or implementing this latest release, our implementation services partners can help. Please contact your CA account representative for more information on how our implementation services partners can help. To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA Service Management Community at https://communities.ca.com/.
To review CA Support lifecycle policies, please review the CA Support Policy and Terms located at: https://support.ca.com/.
Thank you again for your business.
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