Features and Enhancements

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CA Spectrum
 10.0.1 Updates
This release of CA Spectrum includes the following update:
 
CA Spectrum OneClick JRE certificate is renewed.
 
 
 
 
CA Spectrum
 10.0 Features
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 includes the following features:
64-bit Support 
 
Overview:
 
 

 
This release of CA Spectrum supports 64-bit address space, which significantly increases capacity and scale. The beta and capacity testing has confirmed that Spectrum r10.0 supports 1 Million models per SpectroSERVER. OneClick manages same number of devices with fewer landscapes, and multiple SpectroSERVERs can be consolidated using the modeling gateway toolkit. Spectrum 64-bit support enables you to use the available computer resources better than the earlier releases that support 32-bit. See Integration Compatibility and System Requirements for more information.
Extended Network Virtualization
 
CA Spectrum
 10.0 extends support for network virtualization by supporting the following two Cisco technologies:
Cisco Virtual PortChannel
 
Overview:
 
 

 
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 discovers a vPC domain and its vPC channels along with their individual physical port connections. You can use the Spotlight View to highlight a vPC domain and also to see its vPC configuration table. The intelligent alarms, patented RCA, and Impact Analysis feature support the monitoring of a vPC domain. For more information, see Virtual PortChannel Support.
Cisco Virtual Switching System
 
Overview:
 
 

 
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 discovers a virtual switch system (VSS). The VSS is represented using a new icon in OneClick. The physical switches are represented as individual chassis-container models within the virtual switch to correctly show their asset information (serial number, fan and power module status). Intelligent alarms, correlation, and root cause analysis support the monitoring of a VSS. For more information, see Virtual Switching System (VSS) Support.
New GIS View on OneClick Home Page
 
Overview:
 
 

 
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 integrates GIS (Geographic Information System) Map to visualize the key and core devices of your network on a GIS Map, with their real time status. Multiple mechanisms are provided to input the devices that you intend to see on the Map. For more information, see OneClick Administration Pages.
New Quick Device Search
 
Overview:
 
 

 
You can now search for a specific device or a set of devices easily from OneClick using the new Device Search bar. This device search complements the currently available locator search capabilities. You can enter the device name or IP address to find the matching device models. For more information, see Network Searches and Managing Searches.
Support for Maintenance and Hibernation Mode
 
Overview:
 
 

 
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 lets you set an ESX host to Maintenance mode or Hibernation mode in OneClick to correlate all maintenance alarms on VMs to their ESX host maintenance alarm. As a result, you can suppress the creation of unnecessary alarms on the VMs during maintenance. For more information, see Place ESX Host in Maintenance Mode or Hibernation.
Support for Multi-Tenancy
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 allows a single CABI machine to generate reports for multiple SRMs to reduce the number of CABI or BOXI instances needed for deployment. For more information, see Business Objects Integration section.
Multi-SRM Administration
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 allows multiple SRM servers to use the same CABI server to generate reports from data collected by multiple SRM servers. This feature lets you gather a holistic report of your entire network infrastructure using the three new types of crystal reports. For more information, see Multi SRM Administration section.
 

 
 
CA Spectrum
 10.0 Enhancements
This release of  
CA Spectrum
 includes the following enhancements:
Convert Multiple SpectroSERVERS into a Single SpectroSERVER Using x64 Scale
The Spectrum 64-bit support feature added in Spectrum 10.0 release, enhances capabilities of scale, allowing you to maximize your existing computing resources. This means you can now manage more devices in a single landscape. For instance, you can now convert five or more SpectroSERVERs into a single SpectroSERVER using the enhanced capabilities of the Modeling Gateway Toolkit.
Multiple SpectroSERVER data files that are saved in XML format can now be consolidated into a single SpectroSERVER. The modeling gateway toolkit now supports importing multiple XML files together, separated by commas (csv). See the required command line prompts for consolidating SS data in XML files in Run the Modeling Gateway Toolkit for Import. For detailed information and specific procedures for this activity see, the 'Merging Databases' section in the FAQ page.
Enhanced Search Query Management
This release of CA Spectrum includes improvements to the Locater Search and Global Collection Search Query Management for large queries or searches. If search results exceed pre-defined threshold value (configurable), CA Spectrum now prompts for user confirmation before displaying models data. For more information, see Global Collections and Network Searches
Support for Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
This release of CA Spectrum supports SELinux in Enforcing mode under RHEL 7.x. SELinux can also be changed to Permissive mode or disabled.
SELinux is a set of kernel modifications and user-space tools that have been added to various Linux distributions. Its architecture strives to separate enforcement of security decisions from the security policy itself and streamlines the volume of software charged with security policy enforcement.
CABI R4.1 SP3 Updates
Starting from CA Spectrum 10.0 release, you must install CABI r4.1 SP3. CA Spectrum 10.0 does not support earlier versions of CABI.
You must install the CABI 4.1 on a new, separate machine. You cannot install CABI on top of 3.x as CABI 4.1 does not support upgrades from 3.x. A new system is required to facilitate migration of data from a 3.x CABI host to the new CABI 4.1 host.
In CABI r4.1 SP3, 'InfoView' is changed to 'BI Launch Pad'.
After enabling the authentication on CABI, you must follow the below steps on CABI machine to get the authentication option on the BI Launch Pad:
  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\SC\CommonReporting4\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom.
  2. Open BIlaunchpad.properties, add 
    authentication.visible=true
     and save.
  3. Repeat step 2 at the following location also:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\SC\CommonReporting4\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\warfiles\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom
  4. Stop tomcat and delete the content from the tomcat work directory.
  5. Start tomcat and open BI Launchpad.
For information on CABI data migration, refer to the topic Migrate Data from CABI 3.x to CABI 4.x Environment.
Device Certification Updates
This release of 
CA Spectrum
 supports the following certifications:
Device name
Sys Oid
Vendor
Support Level
Cat38xxStack
1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1745
Cisco
Enhanced
Cisco Catalyst 68xx Virtual Switch
1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1934
Cisco
Enhanced
6G3xx G3-1000
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.117
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
6G3xx G3-SFP
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.118
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
Gen6000 D2-1000
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.119
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
 ES-1000
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.128
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-150
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.130
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-S4
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.132
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-S8
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.133
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr  ES-S6
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.164
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-SSA
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.165
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtrES-BS4
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.167
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-BS6
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.168
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-BS8
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.169
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-BS1
 1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.170
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-S1
 1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.171
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
XPedSwRtr ES-180
 1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.192
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
Enterasys-C52
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.144
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
Enterasys-C510
1.3.6.1.4.1.5624.2.1.148
Enterasys Networks
Enhanced
BigIP 6900F 
1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.3.4.53
F5 Networks
Enhanced
BigIP 8900F 
1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.3.4.56
F5 Networks
Enhanced
Alcatel SAS-M 24F 2XFP 7210
1.3.6.1.4.1.6527.6.2.1.2.2.2
Alcatel Networks
Enhanced
Alcatel ESS 7540
1.3.6.1.4.1.6527.6.2.1.2.4.1
Alcatel Networks
Enhanced
Quidway S2352P-EI
1.3.6.1.4.1.2011.2.23.94
Huawei Technologies
Enhanced
FortiGate 600C
1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.6003
Fortinet
Enhanced
Platform Updates
 
CA Spectrum
 10.0 release has the following upgraded third-party components:
  • JDK 1.8.0_31
  • RHEL 7
    • RHEL 7 with SE Linux in Enforcing mode is also supported.
  • Java 8
  • Tomcat 7.0.59
  • CAPKI 4.3.7
  • MySQL 5.5.41
  • Apache Struts 2.3.16
  • CABI r4.1 SP3