Understand the CA Asset Portfolio Management Architecture

This article describes the CA Asset Portfolio Management components, and architecture.
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This article describes the CA Asset Portfolio Management components, and architecture.
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CA Asset Portfolio Management Components
CA Asset Portfolio Management consists of the following components:
Web Server
The Web server is the main server that hosts the web application and builds the CA APM user interface. This server communicates with the user and the application server.
The following fields require explanation:
Web Server or Load Balancer IP/Host
The CA APM installation, by default, sets this field to the web server host name.
  • In a single web server environment, you can enter the web server host name, or the web server IP address.
  • In a multiple web server environment, you can enter either the web server host name, or the IP address of the Load Balancer.
The web server can be registered with a different name in the Domain Name System (DNS) than what is registered as the web server host name. In this situation, specify the different name in this field.
You can configure additional web server components after you install the product.
Application Server
The application server is the server that connects the database server and the web server for CA APM. The business and data access logic reside on the application server. To allow for scalability, the application server and web server are on two distinct servers.
You can have more than one application server. The Export Service component and the Storage Management Service component must be installed on one of the application servers, but not necessarily on the same server.
The following fields require explanation:
Application Server or Load Balancer IP/Host
The CA APM installation, by default, sets this field to the application server host name.
  • In a single application server environment, you can enter the application server host name, or the application server IP address.
  • In a multiple application server environment, you can enter either the application server host name, or the IP address of the Load Balancer.
The application server can be registered with a different name in the Domain Name System (DNS) than what is registered as the application server host name. In this situation, specify the different name in this field.
You can configure more application server components after you install the product.
CA EEM
CA APM uses CA EEM for authentication. Other products that need CA EEM for authentication can use the same CA EEM server that CA APM uses.
  • To manage security centrally for multiple CA Technologies products, specify the name, location, and login credentials for the existing CA EEM server.
  • To manage CA APM security independently from other CA Technologies products, install CA EEM on any single application or web server other than the one where the existing CA EEM is installed.
CA Business Intelligence
CA Business Intelligence administers, monitors, and configures the reporting environment. CA APM uses CA Business Intelligence to integrate, analyze, and present information required for effective enterprise IT management.
For information about the login credentials and connection information that you enter for the CA Business Intelligence component, see How to Integrate CA APM and CA Business Intelligence.
CA Process Automation Manager
CA APM and CA Process Automation integrate to let you set up and configure a notification process that delivers notifications to specific recipients after a defined event occurs. CA APM provides email notification processes with the product. These processes are delivered in files that are included on the product installation media. You import the files into CA Process Automation and specify process parameters in CA Process Automation and CA APM.
CA Asset Portfolio Management Architecture
The following figure shows the architecture for CA Asset Portfolio Management:
CA Asset Portfolio Management Physical Architecture
CA Asset Portfolio Management Physical Architecture