Installing

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CA Unified Infrastructure Management consists of a number of distributed software components. The process for installing each of these components can be divided into the following steps:
Pre-installation
Before installation, you must perform the following tasks:
  • Determine your hardware requirements
  • Install operating systems on your server hardware
  • Install database software for the UIM database
Secondary Hub Deployment
Most deployments have at least one additional hub. For load balancing, enterprise deployments can have several to hundreds. Secondary hubs are typically dedicated servers. They are used:
  • To provide failover capability if the primary hub is unavailable.
  • In enterprise deployments, to host services and management consoles, such as Unified Management Portal (UMP).
  • For data collection and dispersion. In an enterprise deployment, tunnels and queues connect secondary hubs to form a hierarchy that securely transports monitoring data to the primary hub.
UIM Server Installation
Once you have completed pre-installation, you can run the installer for UIM Server. The UIM Server is the foundation of the CA UIM solution and consists of:
  • The Message Bus
  • The Domain
  • The Primary Hub
  • A robot and core probes
  • The UIM Server web page, which contains links to installers for client systems
  • The UIM Database
  • The required UIM Server and Database user accounts
Unified Management Portal Installation
CA UIM features a Unified Management Portal (UMP) that presents the performance and availability data CA UIM collects. UMP contains several modules, which are known as
portlets.
Portlets
allow you to organize your data across multiple tabs and pages. Some of the key portlets in UMP include:
  • Account Admin
    - for managing accounts and users.
  • Unified Service Manager
    - for visualizing and organizing your infrastructure
  • Dashboard Designer
    - for creating and editing custom dashboards
  • SLM
    - for creating, monitoring, and validating SLAs for internal or external customers
Unified Reporter Installation
Unified Reporter (UR) is an optional component that provides advanced reporting for the Unified Management Portal (UMP). UR provides the following features:
  • Drag and drop ad hoc report building.
  • Drag and drop dashboard building, with live refresh, and mash-ups of external content.
  • Built-in charting that includes pie, bar, line, multi-series, area, and many other chart types.
  • A library of out-of-box (OOB) reports that save time and effort.
  • Database abstraction using JSON query extractors.
  • Self-service parameterized web reporting.
  • Report scheduling, distribution, and historical versioning.
  • Access to any data source, including the UIM database.
System Discovery
Before you can deploy probes to your devices, you must run CA UIM Discovery.
Discovery can be performed by either:
  • Running the Discovery Wizard in UMP.
  • Importing an XML file that contains your device and profile data.
Robot Deployment
After you have installed UIM Server, any secondary hubs, and UMP, you are ready to deploy robots to the systems you want to monitor. Robots manage the probes that collect monitoring data and perform other functions.