Collecting Data for DevicePack Generation

DX NetOps Mediation Manager (DX NetOps MM) monitors the performance of non-SNMP devices in Element Management System, such as, mobile wireless, fiber-optic switch, radio access, and 3G or 4G voice data. CA Mediation Manager supports a wide range of protocols to access the data.
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DX NetOps Mediation Manager (DX NetOps MM) monitors the performance of non-SNMP devices in Element Management System, such as, mobile wireless, fiber-optic switch, radio access, and 3G or 4G voice data. CA Mediation Manager supports a wide range of protocols to access the data.
For example, REST, SOAP, SSH, XML, SQL, JMS, (S)FTP, and HTTP(S).
Element Management System
An Element Management System (EMS) consists of systems and applications for managing Network Elements (NE) on the Network Element-Management Layer (NEL) of the Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) model.
Provide the following details of EMS.
  • Name of the EMS:
    <ems_name>
  • Vendor Name:
    <vendor_name>
  • Version:
    <version_number>
For example,
  • Name of the EMS:
    <Service Aware Manager (SAM) 5620>
  • Vendor Name:
    <Nokia (Alcatel)>
  • Version:
    <14R1>
Data Collection
Data collection provides details of DX NetOps MM DevicePack that collects data from the EMS system. DX NetOps MM supports SFTP, FTP, HTTP(S), REST, JMS, JDBC communication protocols.
Example: If an EMS creates archive of hourly data and the data is placed in an FTP Server, then the following details are required:
  • Communication Protocol:
    <FTP/SFTP>
  • Hostname/IPAddress:
    <CAMMSIM.ca.com>
  • (if applicable) Port:
    <22>
  • Username:
    <camm_ftp_user>
  • Password:
    <ftp_password>
If the EMS has any proprietary communication protocol, provide the EMS Integration or API Guide.
Data Format
Provide the details in a data format.
For example, CSV, XML, JSON, COMMANDPROMPTOutput, or others.
Example of CSV data file format:
DeviceID
DeviceName
CollectionTime
CPU (%)
Memory Utilization (MB)
Total Memory (MB)
3145741
NE A
9/19/2016 22:15
10
20
1024
3145742
NE B
9/19/2016 22:15
20
30
1024
(Optional) Granularity of Data
The time period of receiving the data from the EMS.
For example, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 60 minutes, and so on.
Frequency of Data file Generation
The frequency of the time the data file is generated.
For example, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 60 minutes, and so on.
Sample Data
The location of the sample files.
Example:
CA Support Case FTP, any public Cloud Drive location such as, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, and so on.
Metrics
The metric is the name that you want to view in the CA PC reports. If the columns are self-explanatory in the CSV data format file, then the metric name is not required.
Example:
The following table describes the metrics for the table mentioned in the
Data Format
section.
Metric Family Name
Metric Name
Units
EMS_Name_DeviceHealth
CPU
Percent
EMS_Name_DeviceHealth
Total Memory
Bytes
Units possible values: Percent, Packets, PacketsPerSecond, DiscardedPackets, ErroredPackets, Bits, BitsPerSecond, Bytes, BytesPerSecond, Seconds, Microseconds, Milliseconds, UnixTime, Observations
KPI Formulas
If you want DX NetOps MM or CAPM to derive any KPIs on top of the out of the box metrics, then provide the KPI formulas.
For example, Memory Utilization % = Memory Utilization/Total Memory x 100>
More Details to Develop a Device Pack
Provide any other details which help to develop a Device Pack.
For example, API Guides, EMS Vendor Contact details, VPN to your LAB where the EMS is hosted, and so on.