Administration

The overall administration of CA APM involves setting up security, configuring the user interface, managing hardware reconciliation, and optionally changing configuration settings for product components. The product administration is flexible and you can complete the following administration tasks in any order that you want.
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The overall administration of CA APM involves setting up security, configuring the user interface, managing hardware reconciliation, and optionally changing configuration settings for product components. The product administration is flexible and you can complete the following administration tasks in any order that you want.
After you complete the following tasks, provide the CA APM URL and login credentials to all users so that they can log in to the product.
  • Security
    You define security to control user access to the product and features. For example, you can provide one user with access to models and assets, and another user with access to legal documents.
    For more information, see Security.
  • User Interface Configuration
    You configure the user interface to simplify how users enter, manage, and search for data. In addition, you secure and protect users from performing unauthorized tasks and ensure that you conform to your IT asset management practices. For example, you can globally hide the Contact page from all CA APM users. However, there are some users who must be able to see and update contact information. Therefore, you make the Contact page appear for those users. User interface configuration is flexible, and you can configure almost all aspects of the user interface.
    For more information, see How to Configure the User Interface.
  • Hardware Reconciliation
    You use hardware reconciliation to match
    discovered assets
    to their corresponding
    owned assets
    from different logical repositories and manage your assets. You can identify unauthorized, missing, under-utilized, and over-utilized assets, which helps you to optimize your hardware asset base.
    For more information, see Hardware Reconciliation.
  • Product Components
    You can change the product component configurations that were set up during the product installation. For example, you can change the listening port for Oracle. You can also add components to additional servers to maintain product performance and enable product scalability. For example, you can add a Hardware Reconciliation Engine on an additional server. The configuration is flexible, and you can change many component settings.
    For more information, see Add Component Servers.