Integrate CA Spectrum

The sp integration with capm shares models, Global Collections, and events between the two systems. sp contributes devices, interfaces, and groups to the capm inventory, which capm can monitor. capm contributes infrastructure performance events to sp, so you can see performance events and fault alarms side by side in OneClick.
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The
CA Spectrum
integration with
CA Performance Management
shares models, Global Collections, and events between the two systems.
CA Spectrum
contributes devices, interfaces, and groups to the
CA Performance Management
inventory, which
CA Performance Management
can monitor.
CA Performance Management
contributes infrastructure performance events to
CA Spectrum
, so you can see performance events and fault alarms side by side in OneClick.
This following video examines the integration between these two products:

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Integration Features
The following list identifies supported features in the integration between
CA Spectrum
and
CA Performance Management
:
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Device Integration
From
CA Spectrum
, determine which devices to contribute to the
CA Performance Management
inventory.
CA Performance Management
creates discovery profiles to monitor those devices.
CA Performance Management
automatically discovers interfaces that are associated with those devices. If the devices exist in
CA Performance Management
, the devices are reconciled to a single item.
CA Spectrum
SNMP throttling does not apply to ongoing polling by 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
CA Spectrum
, apply the same setting in Data Aggregator. For more information, see Poll Sensitive and Critical Devices Without a Performance Impact.
Drill Down from OneClick to
CA Performance Management
Data
Access
CA Performance Management
data from
CA Spectrum
device and interface models, which provides rapid access to contextual information about device performance issues.
To navigate directly to
CA Performance Center
from OneClick, right-click a device or interface, and click
CA Performance Center
. A new window opens, and
CA Performance Management
loads the context page for the selected device or interface.
Model Classes and Device Subtypes
Synchronization uses the
CA Spectrum
model class to determine the
CA 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
CA Performance Management
.
A device that is synchronized from
CA Spectrum
appears as pingable if any of the follow configuration issues occur:
  • The SNMP profile in
    CA 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.
Synchronized Discovery
Synchronization reduces the administrative management that is required for device discovery.
CA Performance Management
adds the IP addresses of synchronized devices from
CA 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 select
Discover devices from other data sources
. Synchronization occurs approximately every 5 minutes.
Life Cycle Status
You can configure
CA Spectrum
to control the life cycle state of devices in
CA Performance Management
. Changes in
CA Spectrum
trigger changes in
CA Performance Management
. If you change the state of a device in
CA Performance Management
, the state does not change again unless the state changes in
CA Spectrum
. With this option enabled,
CA Performance Management
uses the following behavior:
  • Active devices in
    CA Spectrum
    are Active in
    CA Performance Management
    .
  • Devices in Maintenance in
    CA Spectrum
     have the Maintenance state in
    CA Performance Management
    .
  • The state of the device in
    CA Spectrum
    overwrites the state in
    CA Performance Management
    .
  To avoid conflicts in device life cycle management, do not grant the Administer Life Cycle role to users in
CA Performance Management
.
To manage the life cycle state of a device from
CA Spectrum
, edit the
CA Spectrum
data source, and select
Synchronize device life cycle state from Spectrum
.
For more information about life cycle in
CA Performance Management
, see Manage Device Life Cycles.
Interface Synchronization
For each device that
CA Spectrum
sends to
CA Performance Management
, all the monitored interfaces from
CA Spectrum
are also synchronized. For each devices, 
CA Performance Management
shows the following for interfaces:
  • Interfaces that are synchronized from
    CA Spectrum
    .
  • Interfaces that are discovered directly through SNMP
  • Interfaces that are monitored by other data sources, such as
    CA Application Delivery Analysis
    or
    CA Network Flow Analysis
    .
CA Performance Management
does not show interfaces that are filtered out at the monitoring profile level. If you right-click an interface model in OneClick, the drill-down option is not available to you if that interface is filtered out of the corresponding monitoring profile in
CA Performance Management
. For more information, see Configure Monitoring Profiles.
IP Domains
CA Performance Management
IP domains are synchronized as CA
CA Performance Center
IP Domain models in OneClick. 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
CA 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
CA Performance Management
.
All IP domain definitions are synchronized, regardless of tenant associations.
Groups
CA Spectrum
Global Collections and landscapes are synchronized to
CA Performance Management
as groups in the CA
CA Performance Center
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
CA Spectrum
devices that are synchronized to
CA 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
CA Performance Center
. For more information, see Groups and Multi-tenancy.
Event Integration
Event integration converts
CA Performance Management
performance events to
CA 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
CA Performance Management
appear in the OneClick Console.
When a device is modeled as a non-proxy model on multiple landscapes, event processing cannot map the event to the correct devices in
CA Spectrum
.
When a device model is in maintenance mode,
CA Spectrum
does not process performance events that are synchronized from
CA Performance Management
.
By default,
CA Spectrum
supports events from Data Aggregator and
CA Network Flow Analysis
data sources. You can configure OneClick to handle other events from the Event Manager in
CA Performance Management
.
The following image shows the alarm details for a
CA 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 CA Spectrum
Infrastructure Performance Events in CA Spectrum
Alarm Integration
Alarms views in
CA Performance Center
let you view and manage
CA Spectrum
alarms. An alarms view provides a prioritized list of
CA 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 CA Spectrum and CA Performance Management
Solution Architecture with CA Spectrum and CA Performance Management
The OneClick server synchronizes devices with the device manager on the
CA Performance Center
host. The OneClick server polls the event manager for performance events.
  • One SpectroSERVER or a Distributed SpectroSERVER (DSS) can be synchronized with
    CA Performance Management
    by specifying the OneClick web server as a data source.
  • Each landscape in the DSS is defined as a
    CA Performance Center
    group.
  • Devices and interfaces in the DSS are synchronized with
    CA Performance Management
    and added to the appropriate landscape group.
  • OneClick polls the Event Manager for events that are relevant to a specified landscape group. This polling occurs every 60 seconds by default. Any retrieved events are then translated to
    CA Spectrum
    events, which can generate or clear alarms.
    CA Spectrum
    only processes alarms for devices and interfaces that are synchronized to
    CA Performance Management
    .