Integrate with DX Operational Intelligence

Integrate
DX NetOps Performance Management
and
Network Flow Analysis
with DX Operational Intelligence by way of the OI Connector.
Integrate
DX NetOps Performance Management
and
Network Flow Analysis
with DX Operational Intelligence by way of the OI Connector. The OI Connector collects the metrics, events, inventory, and topology data and displays it in DX Operational Intelligence.
By integrating with DX Operational Intelligence, your enterprise can do the following:
  • Validate application performance that is delivered over the network by applying network capabilities and service quality metrics.
  • Validate the impact of changes to solve problems faster.
For more information about how to integrate with DX Operational Intelligence by way of the OI Connector, see Install the OI Connector.
The following diagram explains the data flow from the
DX NetOps Performance Management
and
Network Flow Analysis
data sources to DX Operational Intelligence by way of the OI Connector:
PM, NFA Data Flow
DX NetOps Performance Management
Metric Collection
The OI Connector communicates with
DX NetOps Performance Management
and specifies the inventory and metrics that it should export by way of the Apache Kafka data bus. Kafka is a messaging protocol that is based on the publish/subscribe model.
Out of the box, the OI Connector includes a single-node Kafka broker. During the OI Connector installation, you can choose to install this broker or you can use your own Kafka cluster, and then configure the OI Connector to use it.
About the Kafka specification, see the Kafka documentation site.
OI Connector Services
The OI Connector includes the following services:
  • The OI Connector service
    caperfcenter_oiconnector
    is the core service of the OI Connector. This service sends inventory, events,
    CA Application Delivery Analysis
    alarms, group definitions, and
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    metrics to DX Operational Intelligence.
  • The OI Connector Agent service (
    caperfcenter_oiagent
    ) is a sub-service of the OI Connector. This service queries and sends
    Network Flow Analysis
    and
    CA Application Delivery Analysis
    metrics to DX Operational Intelligence using the inventory scope that it receives from the OI Connector. The OI Connector sends these metrics only if you are integrating
    Network Flow Analysis
    and
    CA Application Delivery Analysis
    .
You can manage these services (stop, start, restart) using the OI Connector wrapper service (
caperfcenter_oi
).
For more information, see Configure the OI Connector.
The Kafka Service
The OI Connector also includes the Kafka service (
kafka
). If you choose to install the single Kafka broker while installing the OI Connector, you can manage this broker (stop, start, restart, retrieve status) and its required Kafka and Zookeeper services using this service.
For more information, see Configure the OI Connector.