Integrate with DX NetOps Spectrum for Fault Management

Integrate
DX NetOps Performance Management
with
DX NetOps Spectrum
so that you can share models, Global Collections, and events between the two systems.
Integrate
DX NetOps Performance Management
with
DX NetOps Spectrum
so that you can share models, Global Collections, and events between the two systems.
DX NetOps Spectrum
contributes devices, interfaces, and groups to the
DX NetOps Performance Management
inventory, which
DX NetOps Performance Management
can monitor.
DX NetOps Performance Management
contributes infrastructure performance events to
DX NetOps Spectrum
, so you can see performance events and fault alarms side by side in OneClick.
The following video shows the
DX NetOps Spectrum
/
DX NetOps Performance Management
integration process:

In this article:
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Integration Features
The following list identifies the supported features when you integrate
DX NetOps Spectrum
with
DX NetOps Performance Management
:
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Device Integration
From
DX NetOps Spectrum
, determine which devices to contribute to the
DX NetOps Performance Management
inventory.
DX NetOps Performance Management
creates discovery profiles to monitor those devices.
DX NetOps Performance Management
automatically discovers interfaces that are associated with those devices. If the devices exist in
DX NetOps Performance Management
, the devices are reconciled to a single item.
DX NetOps Spectrum
SNMP throttling does not apply to ongoing polling by the data aggregator. This feature protects critical devices from failing in case too many polling flows are configured. The throttling mechanism applies to any monitoring or discovery activities. If you have configured throttling in
DX NetOps Spectrum
, apply the same setting in the data aggregator.
Drill Down from OneClick to
DX NetOps Performance Management
Data
Access
DX NetOps Performance Management
data from
DX NetOps Spectrum
device and interface models, which provides rapid access to contextual information about device performance issues.
You can navigate directly to
NetOps Portal
from OneClick by right-clicking a device or interface, and then clicking
NetOps Portal
. A new window opens, and
DX NetOps Performance Management
loads the context page for the selected device or interface.
DX NetOps Spectrum
data sources require a username and password.
Model Classes and Device Subtypes
Synchronization uses the
DX NetOps Spectrum
model class to determine the
DX NetOps Performance Management
device subtype. The following list shows the model class followed by the device subtype:
  • Router = Router
  • Switch-Router = Router
  • Switch = Switch
  • Workstation-Server = Server
All other model classes are listed as
Other
in
DX NetOps Performance Management
.
A device that is synchronized from
DX NetOps Spectrum
appears as pingable if any of the follow configuration issues occur:
  • The SNMP profile in
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    does not have the correct contact information for the device.
  • The SNMP profile is not assigned to the discovery profile.
  • A local firewall is preventing communication from the data collector.
Enable Synchronized Discovery
Synchronization reduces the administrative management that is required for device discovery.
DX NetOps Performance Management
adds the IP addresses of synchronized devices from
DX NetOps Spectrum
to a discovery profile. The discovery profile is specified for each IP domain. Run the discovery profile to identify the devices through SNMP.
For more information, see Run Discovery.
To enable synchronized discovery, edit the data aggregator data source, and then select
Discover devices from other data sources
. Synchronization occurs approximately every 5 minutes.
Enable Control of Device Life Cycle States
You can enable
DX NetOps Spectrum
to control the life cycle state of devices in
DX NetOps Performance Management
. When enabled, changes in
DX NetOps Spectrum
trigger changes in
DX NetOps Performance Management
. If you change the state of a device in
DX NetOps Performance Management
, the state does not change again unless the state changes in
DX NetOps Spectrum
.
When enabled,
DX NetOps Performance Management
uses the following behavior:
  • Active devices in
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    are in "Active" state in
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    .
  • Devices in Maintenance mode in
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    are in "Maintenance" state in
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    .
  • The state of the device in
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    overwrites the state of the device in
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    .
The following video explains the
DX NetOps Spectrum
integration behavior:

When enabled, to avoid conflicts in device life cycle management, do not grant the Administer Life Cycle role to users in
DX NetOps Performance Management
.
For more information about this role, see Role Rights.
For more information about how to enable
DX NetOps Spectrum
to control the life cycle state of devices in
DX NetOps Performance Management
, see Configure a Data Source.
Interface Synchronization
For each device that
DX NetOps Spectrum
sends to
DX NetOps Performance Management
, the monitored interfaces from
DX NetOps Spectrum
are also synchronized. For each devices,
DX NetOps Performance Management
shows the following for interfaces:
  • Those that are synchronized from
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    .
  • Those that are discovered directly through SNMP.
  • Those that other data sources, such as
    CA Application Delivery Analysis
    and
    DX NetOps Network Flow Analysis
    , monitor.
DX NetOps Performance Management
does not show interfaces that are filtered out at the monitoring profile level. Right-clicking an interface model in OneClick does not show the drill-down option if that interface is filtered out of the corresponding monitoring profile in
DX NetOps Performance Management
.
For more information, see Configure Monitoring Profiles.
IP Domains
OneClick synchronizes
DX NetOps Performance Management
IP domains as
NetOps Portal
IP Domain models. The IP domain models appear in the same area as Global Collections in the OneClick Navigation panel. The IP domain models have the same names as the
DX NetOps Performance Management
IP domain definitions. If you add a device model to the IP domain in OneClick, the device is synchronized to that IP domain in
DX NetOps Performance Management
.
OneClick synchronizes all IP domain definitions, regardless of tenant associations.
Groups
DX NetOps Spectrum
Global Collections and landscapes are synchronized to
DX NetOps Performance Management
as groups in the
NetOps Portal
Groups tree. The groups are created under
Inventory/Data Sources
in the group tree.
Use these groups for the following tasks:
  • Create reporting groups.
  • Define site membership.
  • Drive the content of other custom groups and collections.
Multi-Tenancy
DX NetOps Spectrum
devices that are synchronized to
DX NetOps Performance Management
belong to the tenant who owns the associated IP domain. For items that are shared among multiple tenants, add the items to the appropriate Service Provider groups in
NetOps Portal
.
For more information, see Groups and Multi-tenancy.
Event Integration
Event integration converts
DX NetOps Performance Management
performance events to
DX NetOps Spectrum
alarm set or clear events that are asserted on models in each landscape. Polling for supported events begins when synchronization completes. Alarms that originate in
DX NetOps Performance Management
appear in the OneClick Console.
  • Event processing cannot map events to the correct devices in
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    for those devices that are modeled as non-proxy on multiple landscapes.
  • DX NetOps Spectrum
    processes performance events that are synchronized from
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    only for those device models that are active in
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    .
By default,
DX NetOps Spectrum
can handle events from the data aggregator and
DX NetOps Network Flow Analysis
data sources. You can configure OneClick to handle other events from the Event Manager.
The following image shows the alarm details for a
DX NetOps Performance Management
performance event in the OneClick console. The alarm includes the alarm type, time of occurrence, event ID, and source:
Infrastructure Performance Events in
DX NetOps Spectrum
Infrastructure Performance Events in Spectrum
Alarm Integration
Alarms views in
NetOps Portal
let you view and manage
DX NetOps Spectrum
alarms. An alarms view provides a prioritized list of
DX NetOps Spectrum
alarms, which helps you quickly focus on resolving the most impactful problems. The alarms view also provides visibility into other, potentially related, issues on the same device, or connected to a device.
For more information, see Alarms View.
Integration Architecture
The following image illustrates the architecture of the integration:
Solution Architecture with
DX NetOps Spectrum
and
DX NetOps Performance Management
Solution Architecture with Spectrum and Performance Management
The OneClick server synchronizes devices with the device manager on the
NetOps Portal
host. The OneClick server polls the event manager for performance events:
  • Synchronize One SpectroSERVER or a Distributed SpectroSERVER (DSS) with
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    by specifying the OneClick web server as a data source.
  • Each landscape in the DSS is defined as a
    NetOps Portal
    group.
  • Devices and interfaces in the DSS are synchronized with
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    and added to the appropriate landscape group.
  • OneClick polls the event manager for events that are relevant to a specified landscape group. By default, this polling occurs every 60 seconds. Retrieved events are then translated to
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    events, which can generate or clear alarms.
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    only processes alarms for devices and interfaces that are synchronized to
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    .
Synchronization with
DX NetOps Spectrum
Consider the following guidelines:
  • Whenever you restore the SpectroSERVER or OneClick database and you restore another data source, restart Tomcat.
  • Enable data to synchronize between
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    and
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    .