SpectroSERVER and CA Spectrum Databases Overview

This section explains functions and components of SpectroSERVER, and also explains functions of the various CA Spectrum databases available.
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This section explains functions and components of SpectroSERVER, and also explains functions of the various CA Spectrum databases available.
SpectroSERVER
The SpectroSERVER is the primary server for CA Spectrum. The SpectroSERVER functions as a database server, a modeling engine, and a device manager. The SpectroSERVER processes events, generates alarms, and tracks statistics for managed elements. The client applications get this information through the SpectroSERVER application programming interface (SSAPI) and the CA Spectrum CORBA interface.
The following illustration shows the SpectroSERVER components in a simplified view:
SPEC--SpectroSERVER_OTH
The SpectroSERVER is also referred to as the VNM (Virtual Network Machine). Specifically, the term VNM refers to the portion of the SpectroSERVER that is responsible for modeling managed elements.
CA Spectrum Databases 
CA Spectrum includes the following databases:
  • SpectroSERVER database.
    For more information, see the Database Management section.
  • Distributed Data Manager (DDM) database, which stores CA Spectrum events and statistical data for use across multiple landscapes.
    For more information, see the Database Management section.
  • MIB Tools database, which supports the MIB Tools utility.
    For more information, see the Certification section.
  • Reporting database, which support Report Manager and Service Manager.
    For more information, see the Install Report Manager section.
  • eHealth integration database, which the CA Spectrum and eHealth integration requires.
    For more information, see thesection.