SpectroSERVER Performance Administration
In highly dynamic IT environments, monitoring the capacity of your systems and optimizing your
CA Spectrumdeployment cannot be a one-time task. Regular, periodic reviews are required to keep
CA Spectrumoperating optimally in larger environments (more than 1,000 monitored devices). For a well-developed, up-to-date summary of the performance and tuning best practices that we have derived from years of testing and supporting
CA Spectrum, be sure to read
CA Spectrumalso provides self-monitoring. The OneClick client application lets Network Administrators monitor and troubleshoot a
CA Spectrum-managed network. The Performance tab in the OneClick interface supports most network and device models. You can use this tab to analyze the CPU and memory utilization of a specific device.
For the VNM model that represents a
SpectroSERVER, we also include a robust application to monitor performance. Performance View lets
CA Spectrumadministrators monitor the performance and system resource utilization of a
SpectroSERVER. Use Performance View to identify performance problems and to determine the appropriate corrective actions to take. Your user account requires Performance Monitor privileges to deploy Performance View.
System Component Monitoring
Each computer system comprises four major components: disk, network, memory, and CPU. To ensure the successful operation of your
CA Spectrumsystem, you can tune one or more of these components to eliminate bottlenecks.
Performance View includes the following two features to help you detect and locate bottlenecks:
- A series of tabs that provide information about the system components andSpectroSERVERactivities that can affect performance. Check the Main tab for overall system and network activity at a glance.
- A health report feature that lets you run a report on theSpectroSERVERresources over a 24-hour period.
In a distributed
SpectroSERVERenvironment, you can switch the focus of Performance View from one
Performance Data Analysis
Often, the information in Performance View identifies the source of a performance problem. For instance, the CPU tab lists the 10 processes that are currently using the highest percentages of CPU time. However, exactly what constitutes a problem or bottleneck depends on the specific configuration of your
CA Spectrumsystem and your network management priorities.
For guidelines on identifying performance problems and corrective actions, see Evaluating the Performance of a SpectroSERVER. You can also run a health report, which includes analysis of the performance data. For more information, see Running Health Reports.