CA Spectrum and CA UIM Bidirectional Integration
This page describes the CA Spectrum and CA UIM Bidirectional integration by covering the following topics:
If you are setting up the integration for the first time using CA Spectrum 10.2.3 and CA UIM 8.5.1/ 8.5.1 (SP1) using the spectrumgtw probe v8.65; you can no longer enable the bidirectional integration from the CA Spectrum OneClick Administration > UIM Configuration page. You need to first select
SpectrumGateway Integrationfrom the OneClick Admin > UIM Configuration page, enable the Alarm Integration checkbox and then configure additional parameters in the Alarm Configuration section of the spectrumgtw Admin Console, to initiate the bidirectional alarm integration.
For more information, see spectrumgtw Admin Console.
NIS Restful API (Wasp Edition)
From CA UIM 8.47 onwards, you no longer have to deploy nisapi separately.
The wasp probe which is a core component in CA UIM contains the nisapi_service_host probe functionality.
By default, the CA Spectrum integration uses the nisapi package deployed in wasp as part of the CA UIM installation or upgrade.
10.1.2 / 10.2
8.5.1 and 8.5.1 SP1
8.5.1 and 8.5.1 SP1
8.5.1, 8.5.1 SP1 and 9.0.1
8.66 and 8.67
8.5.1, 8.5.1 SP1 and 9.0.2
In previous releases of CA UIM, the nisapi_service_host package was deployed to the service_host probe. As of CA UIM release 8.47, the service_host probe was deprecated and its functionality was moved to the wasp probe.
- By default,the wasp probe uses port 80. However, because the wasp probe is a core component in CA UIM, this port should already be open in a properly functioning CA UIM environment. For more information, refer to the wasp probe documentation.
You can enable bidirectional integration between CA Spectrum r10.3 and CA UIM 8.5.1 using the spectrumgtw probe v8.66. This bidirectional integration enables the following functionalities:
- Reception of all CA UIM alarms by CA Spectrum.This functionality enables CA Spectrum users to update (acknowledge, unacknowledge, clear, assign and unassign troubleshooter, and create service desk ticket) CA UIM alarms in OneClick. CA UIM receives such updates when its alarms are updated in OneClick.
- Reception of CA Spectrum inventory information and all CA Spectrum alarms by CA UIM.This functionality enables:
- CA UIM to maintain an updated CA Spectrum inventory information based on a specific global collection in OneClick.
- CA UIM to receive all CA Spectrum alarms. As a result, CA UIM users can update (acknowledge, unacknowledge, clear, assign and unassign troubleshooter, and create service desk ticket) CA Spectrum alarms. CA Spectrum receives such updates when its alarms are updated in CA UIM.
- If you were using the uni-directional integration, you should turn off the associated profile in the snmpgtw probe before you start using the spectrumgtw probe for bidirectional integration.
- Ensure that snmpgtw probe is not configured with the SpectroSERVER you are configuring, for the bidirectional integration using spectrumgtw probe.
- Inventory is a list of devices from a single or multiple landscapes.
- The deletion of CA Spectrum models in CA UIM is not supported.
- Even if you have enabled the integration for Server Management and VMware Management, you can enable this bidirectional integration provided that you deploy and configure the spectrumgtw probe. In this case, integration for Server and VMware Management, and the bidirectional integration work without any conflict.
Enable the Bidirectional Integration
You need to complete the following steps to enable this integration:
- Verify the following prerequisites:
- CA Spectrum v10.3 and CA UIM v8.51 are deployed.
- The spectrumgtw probe (v8.66) is deployed and configured. For more information on the Spectrum Gateway probe, see spectrumgtw AC Configuration.
- The CA Unified Infrastructure Management Alarm Server (nas) probe v9.00 or higher must be installed and activated.
- The CA Unified Infrastructure Management trellis probe should be active and theSpectrum UIM Servicesservice should be running.
- Configure theUIM Configurationpage on the CA Spectrum OneClick Administration page.
- Select the bidirectional integration option on theUIM Configurationpage.
To enable the bidirectional integration, follow these steps:
- Launch the CA Spectrum OneClick home page, and clickAdministration.
- From the left Navigation pane, select UIM Configuration.
- In the UIM Configuration section, enter the following information in the corresponding fields:
- UIM Server Host Name
- UIM Server Port
- UMP Server Host Name
- UMP Server Port
- UMP Server Protocol
- UIM Group NamePlease specify the UIM group name in this field if you want selective inventory synchronization (of the UIM group specified) from CA UIM to CA Spectrum.
- Select the dedicated SpectroSERVER from the drop-down list.: The new devices that are managed by CA UIM will be created under the selected SpectroSERVER.
- Select theCA Spectrum-UIM Bidirectional Managementcheck box.
- Verify that the UIMAdmin container model of type EventAdmin is created inOneClick-> Universe topology.You have enabled the CA Spectrum and CA UIM bidirectional integration successfully.
You need to create a global collection of the devices (and their interfaces) that you want to share with CA UIM. Once the global collection is created with all the required devices, CA UIM receives that inventory information. CA Spectrum inventory information is synchronized in CA UIM when new devices are included or deleted from that global collection.
CA Spectrum inventory need not include devices that belong to following model types or their derivatives:
The following procedure describes the search criteria that excludes these devices. If these devices are included in the global collection, they do not appear in CA UIM.
Follow these steps:
- FromOneClick->Navigation paneright-clickGlobal Collections, and selectCreate Global Collection.
- Enter the following details in theCreate Global Collectiondialog for this global collection:
- NameFor example, enter "InventoryGC".
- Security String
- ClickLandscapesto include devices from all the required landscapes in a DSS environment.
- ClickSearch Optionsto specify the search criteria for including devices in this global collection.The Search Options dialog appears.
- In theSearch Criteriapane, click theShow Advanced >>button.TheHintspane appears.
- Click theAdd Existingbutton.TheAdd Existing Searchdialog appears.
- ExpandModels, and selectUIM Bidirectional Search.
- ClickOK.You come back to theSearch Optionsdialog.
- In theUpdate Optionspane, selectReal-Time updateand then ClickOK.You come back to the Create Global Collection dialog.
- Click OK.A global collection called "InventoryGC" is created, and then based on the search criteria devices are added to InventoryGC.
- In a Fault Tolerant environment, to avoid model mismatch between SpectroSERVERs, perform Online Backup from a Primary MLS/Non-MLS SpectroSERVER to the respective Secondary SpectroSERVER.
- You must enable the bidirectional integration and run a successful full synchronization of inventory and alarms, before performing the online backup.
- If the CA UIM-CA Spectrum integration is enabled in a FT setup, it is recommended that you synchronize the Primary and Secondary SpectroSERVERs after the first successful synchronization. This will ensure that you have the integration data backed up in case the Primary/ dedicated SS (specified in the OneClick Admin > UIM Configuration) goes down.
- It is also recommended that you synchronize the Primary and Secondary SpectroSERVERs, after a successful synchronization job, if you are moving Datacenters from a MLS to a Non-MLS landscape.
Custom Attributes Synchronzation
Using the Spectrum and UIM integration you can synchronize the UIM custom attributes from UIM to Spectrum. When you enable the CA Spectrum-UIM Bidirectional Management integration, the following custom attributes are synced from UIM to CA Spectrum.
- User Tag 1
- User Tag 2
- Custom 1
- Custom 2
- Custom 3
- Custom 4
- Custom 5
Follow these steps to view the custom attributes in CA Spectrum:
- Open the OneClick Administration page.
- Navigate toAdministrationtab >UIM Configurationlink in the left panel.
- Select theCA Spectrum-UIM Bidirectional Managementoption.The integration is enabled.After the integration is enabled, the alarms are synced from UIM to Spectrum.
- In the Alarms table, right-click a column heading to open the Table Preferences dialog.
- Select the custom attributes that you want to display.The selected custom attributes are added to the Alarms Table. The custom attributes are updated in the Alarms Table for the latest updates.
The Alarm Details tab also displays the custom attributes and description that is synced from UIM. The Alam Details tab will not be updated for the latest updates. You can see the latest updates only in the Alarm Table.
Disable the Bidirectional Integration
You can disable the CA Spectrum and CA UIM bidirectional integration from the OneClick Administration page.
Follow these steps:
- Open the OneClick Administration page.The OneClick Administration page opens.
- Navigate toAdministrationtab >UIM Configurationlink in the left panel.The UIM Configuration window opens.
- Clear theCA Spectrum-UIM Bidirectional Managementoption.The following dialog appears.
- To confirm, click Ok.CA Spectrum-UIM Bidirectional integration is disabled successfully.
Symptom:EventModel not created on dedicated SpectroSERVER when any SpectroSERVER within the DSS setup is down
Scenario:When an alarm is raised on a device that is modeled in a SpectroSERVER apart from SpectroSERVER selected for integration (from the CA Spectrum OneClick Administration Page> UIM Configuration), is present in Global Collection, and the SpectroSERVER, holding the device goes down. EventModel is not created on that SpectroSERVER.
Resolution:You need to manually restart the SpectroSERVER which has the EventAdmin modeled.
Symptom:Source attribute is Empty or Null for alarms generated from IP Services related logical models.
Resolution:You need to clear alarms with Source attribute Empty or Null manually, in CA Spectrum or in CA UIM to maintain consistency across both CA Spectrum and CA UIM applications.
For more known issues and troubleshooting tips for the integration using the gateway probe, see spectrumgtw Troubleshooting and Known Issues.