View information about the available APIs.
CA Performance Managementoffers APIs that let you automate provisioning and configuration tasks or extract data from the
CA Performance Managementdatabase. The most frequently repeated or time-consuming tasks are exposed to you by web services.
Some APIs consist of RESTful web services. The REST model lets you access a set of resources by a fixed set of operations. This model takes advantage of widely deployed HTTP features that are supported by common hardware, such as gateway devices.
The global administrator can use the RESTful web services to perform many administrative tasks.
The following categories of APIs are available:
- CA Performance CenterREST Web ServicesUse these web services to automate tasks that are manually performed inCA Performance Center.For more information, see Performance Center REST Web Services.
- Data Aggregator REST Web ServicesUse these web services to manage administrative operations, such as retrieving data or managing relationships between profiles and tenants or groups.For more information, see Data Aggregator REST Web Services.
- OpenAPIThe Open API is a flexible tool that lets users easily extract data from theCA Performance Managementdatabase. The OpenAPI enables integration betweenCA Performance Managementdata and external applications.For more information, see OpenAPI.
Set Up a REST Client
You must set up a REST client to interact with the available web services. We expect that users working with our web services are familiar with RESTful APIs and how to set up a REST client.
Due to known limitations, we recommend setting up a REST client using a browser other than Firefox.