Integrate CA Spectrum and CA UIM for Virtualization Management

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This section describes how to set up the integration between the current releases of CA Spectrum and CA UIM for Virtualization Management. It also describes how to use its features to perform specific tasks such as synchronize inventory at regular intervals, manage alarms and events, and run reports.
The following video describes how you can integrate CA Spectrum and CA UIM for Virtualization Management to monitor virtual datacenters and to use CA Spectrum’s root cause analysis feature to rapidly troubleshoot and resolve issues:

How to Integrate CA Spectrum and CA UIM for Virtualization Management
From the OneClick Administration page, you can enable the integration between CA Spectrum and CA UIM for Virtualization Management. When you enable the integration all the virtual entities managed by CA UIM appear in CA Spectrum.
If you want to change any details on the Administration page, refresh the page before making any changes.
If you enable the integration for VMware Management, all the entities that are managed by Virtual Host Manager (VHM) such as VMware, Hyper-V, Zones, Huawei SingleCloud, and LPAR through CA Virtual Application Insight Module (VAIM) are disabled permanently and all the existing VHM models are deleted. You must reinstall CA Spectrum for CA VAIM based Virtualization Management.
Follow these steps:
  1. Open the OneClick Administration page.
    The OneClick Administration page opens.
  2. Click the Administration tab.
    Links to various OneClick web server configuration pages is displayed.
  3. Click the Nimsoft Configuration link in the left panel.
    The Nimsoft Configuration page opens.
    The following image illustrates the configuration options that are available in the Nimsoft Configuration window:
    configuration options that are available in the Nimsoft Configuration window
    Nimsoft Server Host Name
    Indicates the IP address/hostname of the Nimsoft Server.
    Nimsoft Server Port
    Indicates the server port number of CA UIM.
    UMP Server Host Name
    Indicates the IP address/hostname of UMP.
    UMP Server Port
    Indicates the server port number of UMP.
  4. Select the SpectroSERVER for the new CA UIM models to be created.
  5. To enable the CA UIM integration, select VMware Management.
    The following warning message appears:
    warning message
  6. To confirm, click Ok.
  7. Click Test.
    If test is successful, “Test connection to Nimsoft Server was successful”, message appears.
  8. Click Save.
    Successfully saved configuration to the database message appears.
    CA UIM integration is now enabled.
If you change any settings on any of the OneClick server other than the integration OneClick server. The message, "Saving details on this OC will change the Integration OC Server. Click [OK] to continue" appears. If you click Save, the integration OneClick server changes and the details are saved. If you click Cancel, the details are saved but the integration OneClick server remains same.
If the Main Location Server (MLS) in a Distributed SpectroSERVER (DSS) setup is down and if it does not have a secondary SpectroSERVER, the configuration information that is specified in the Nimsoft Configuration page fails to save to the database. We recommend that you use the Fault Tolerance (FT) setup for MLS to avoid any inconsistent behavior.
Disable the Integration
You can disable the CA Spectrum and CA UIM Integration for Virtualization Management from the OneClick Administration page.
Follow these steps:
  1. Open the OneClick Administration page.
    The OneClick Administration page opens.
  2. Click the Administration tab.
    Links to various OneClick web server configuration pages is displayed.
  3. Click the Nimsoft Configuration link in the left panel.
    The Nimsoft Configuration window opens.
  4. Consider the following scenarios to disable the CA UIM integration:
    • If both Server and VMware Management are de-selected and click Save.
      The following message appears:
      Warning message for disabling integration
      Click Ok, CA Spectrum and CA UIM integration for both Server Management and Virtualization Management is disabled.
      Wait for the all the CA UIM Host server models and the folder hierarchy to be cleared from the Nimsoft Manager in the OneClick view after disabling the integration. To validate, search for any Nimsoft Host Server models, using the search option.
    • If you de-select VMware Management and click Save.
      The following message appears:
      Confirmation message for disabling the integration
Click Ok, CA Spectrum and CA UIM integration for Virtualization Management is disabled.