Integrate CA Spectrum with CA Performance Management

To monitor sp devices and interfaces with capm and process capm events in sp, configure the integration.
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To monitor
CA Spectrum
devices and interfaces with
CA Performance Management
and process
CA Performance Management
events in
CA Spectrum
, configure the integration.
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Verify the Prerequisites
To ensure a successful integration, confirm the following prerequisites:
  • To verify that the product versions are compatible, see the Data Source Compatibility Matrix.
    To utilize
    CA Virtual Network Assurance
    3.6 with
    CA Spectrum
    , install
    CA Virtual Network Assurance
    3.6 or
    CA Virtual Network Assurance
    3.5.1 (available from Support), and
    CA Spectrum
    10.2.3 available from the Downloads area.
  • To discover
    CA Spectrum
    devices with the Data Aggregator, verify that the Data Aggregator is configured correctly:
    1. Hover over
      Administration
      , and click
      Data Sources:
      Data Sources
      .
    2. Select the Data Aggregator data source, and click
      Edit.
    3. Select
      Discover devices from other data sources
      .
    4. Click
      Save
      .
    For more information, see Configure a Data Source.
  • Create IP domains in
    Performance Center
    for each IP routing space that
    CA Spectrum
    monitors. For more information, see IP Domains.
  • For each IP domain, install a Data Collector and assign it to that IP domain. For more information, see Install the Data Collectors.
  • For event integration, verify that the
    CA Spectrum
    OneClick server can communicate to the
    Performance Center
    host on port 8281.
Configure
CA Spectrum
as a Data Source
To connect
CA Performance Management
and
CA Spectrum
, add
CA Spectrum
as a data source in
Performance Center
.
Follow these steps:
  1. In
    Performance Center
    , hover over
    Administration
    , and click
    Data Sources:
    Data Sources
    .
  2. Click
    Add
    .
  3. Select
    Spectrum Infrastructure Manager
    in the
    Source Type
    field.
  4. Specify the following information:
    • Host Name
      The IP address or DNS host name of the OneClick server
    • Port
      The communication port for the OneClick server
      Default:
      8080 (Unix), 80 (Windows)
  5. Select the communication protocol.
    Before you select
    https
    , ensure the following prerequisites:
    • SSL is enabled on the OneClick web server host by configuring the server.xml and axis2.xml files appropriately.
    • The OneClick SSL certificates and any intermediate certificates have been imported to the following file on the
      Performance Center
      host:
      /opt/CA/jre/lib/security/cacerts
      For more information, see the
      CA Spectrum
      documentation
      .
  6. (Optional) Specify a display name for the data source.
    By default, the data source type and the hostname are combined to create the display name.
  7. If the Web Console is
    not
    on the OneClick server, clear this option, and specify the host name, port, and protocol for the Web Console server.
  8. (Optional) To enable
    CA Spectrum
    to control the life cycle state of items in
    CA Performance Management
    , select
    Synchronize device life cycle state from Spectrum
    .
  9. Specify the username and password of an administrator account on
    CA Spectrum
    with access to the REST API.
  10. Click
    Test
    to verify that
    CA Performance Management
    can contact the OneClick server and the Web Server.
  11. Click
    Save.
    CA Performance Management
    begins synchronization with
    CA Spectrum
    .
    CA Performance Management
    IP domains appear in
    CA Spectrum
    .
Enable Monitoring in
CA Performance Management
This integration configures
CA Performance Management
to monitor
CA Spectrum
devices for performance data.
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Create SNMP Profiles
SNMP profiles provide authentication credentials to communicate with devices in the monitored network.
In a multi-tenant environment, create the SNMP profiles in the tenants that include the IP domain to which the
CA Spectrum
devices were added.
Follow these steps:
  1. Hover over
    Administration
    , and click
    Configuration Settings: SNMP Profiles
    .
  2. Click
    New
    .
  3. Complete the fields, and change any default settings. Some fields apply only to SNMPv3.
    For complete details, see SNMP Profiles.
  4. Click
    Save
    .
    The SNMP profile is added to the system and used for discovery and polling.
Add Device Models to IP Domain Models
To select which
CA Spectrum
devices are discovered in
CA Performance Management
, add those devices to the CA
Performance Center
IP domain Global Collections in OneClick. When synchronization occurs, all IP domains are sent to
CA Spectrum
. Use search rules to update IP domain membership dynamically in
CA Spectrum
.
CA Spectrum
devices can only be members of a single IP domain. If you attempt to add a model to multiple IP domains, you see an error message.
IP domains are designated with the following icon in OneClick: IP Domain Global Collection icon
Add Devices to IP Domains Manually
Follow these steps:
  1. In any topology, select a device model, right-click the model, and click
    Add To, Global Collection(s)
    .
    The Select Global Collections dialog opens. The IP Domain models appear in the list of Global Collections.
  2. Select the IP domain model, and click
    OK
    .
    CA Spectrum
    adds the devices to the selected IP domain during synchronization.
Update IP Domain Membership Dynamically
Follow these steps:
  1. In the
    Explorer
    tab of the
    Navigation
    panel, find the
    Global Collections
    node, and locate the
    CA
    Performance Center
    IP Domains
    .
  2. Right-click an IP domain, and click
    Edit Global Collection
    .
    The Edit Global Collection dialog opens.
  3. Click
    Search Options
    , and create search expressions according to the
    CA Spectrum
    Documentation
    .
  4. To identify the landscapes to include when searching, click
    Landscapes
    .
  5. Click
    OK
    .
    The search rules create dynamic membership for the
    Performance Center
    IP domain. Changes to the membership are automatically synchronized to
    CA Performance Management
    .
Discovery in
CA Performance Management
During the next synchronization,
CA Spectrum
sends the device IP addresses to the selected IP domains in
CA Performance Management
.
CA Performance Management
reconciles the synchronized devices with existing devices. If the IP address does not belong to a device that the Data Aggregator already monitors, the IP address is added to a discovery profile with the following properties:
  • The name of the discovery profiles is the same as the name of the IP domain.
  • By default, the discovery profile runs daily.
  • To avoid the buildup of IP addresses, the IP address is removed from the discovery profile after the device is discovered.
    To enable rediscovery, add the IP address of the
    CA Spectrum
    devices to another discovery profile in
    CA Performance Management
    .
For more information about discovery in
CA Performance Management
, see Discovery.
Configure Monitoring
To control the performance metric polling from
CA Performance Management
, sort the
CA Spectrum
devices into collections and configure monitoring profiles. For more information, Configure Monitoring Profiles.
Configure Threshold Profiles
CA Performance Management
analyzes configurable performance thresholds and creates events when performance metrics violate those thresholds.
CA Spectrum
process the events and creates alarms on the appropriate models. To create events, configure threshold profiles. For more information, see Configure Threshold Profiles.
Enable Event Polling in
CA Spectrum
Configure event polling in
CA Spectrum
. The SpectroSERVER polls the
Performance Center
host for
CA Performance Management
threshold events on devices that are modeled in
CA Spectrum
.  The alarms appear in
CA Spectrum
1-2 minutes after the events occur in
CA Performance Management
.
Event integration is customizable. For more information, see Customize Event Integration.
Follow these steps:
  1. From the OneClick home page, click
    Administration
    .
  2. In the left panel, click
    Performance Center
    Integration Configuration
    .
  3. For Event Polling, specify the poll interval in seconds, and select
    Enabled
    .
    Default:
    60 seconds
  4. Click
    Save
    .
    CA Spectrum
    starts polling events on the next poll cycle.
Send Traps to
CA Spectrum
To send traps to
CA Spectrum
, define a matching SNMP Profile in
CA Spectrum
and
CA Performance Management
. To map the traps from a device to specific
CA Spectrum
events, use the MIB Tools application in OneClick. Then complete event customization using Event Configuration. In Event Configuration, define event processing rules, create the event message to display to users, and set other parameters. For more information, see the CA Spectrum documentation.
Multi-tenancy and
CA Spectrum
For more information about multi-tenancy and
CA Spectrum
, see Multi-tenancy and CA Spectrum.