Using UMP

The CA UIM Unified Management Portal (UMP) is a web-based interface that allows you to:
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The CA UIM Unified Management Portal (UMP) is a web-based interface that allows you to:
  • discover and monitor systems
  • graph QoS data
  • view and manage alarms
  • create SLAs and view SLA performance reports
  • create, view, and schedule reports
  • create and view dashboards
  • manage users
  • configure probes
Portlets and Portlet Control
The Unified Monitoring Portal portlet-based interface design allows you to configure and view monitoring applications in ways that suit your particular needs. Each portlet contains a set of graphical user interface controls, which you can use to manage how the applications display their data and results. The following portlets are currently available in UMP. Some portlets require an additional purchase.
  • Add or Modify Users with the Account Admin Portlet - Allows you to manage users and user privileges, including assigning access control lists (ACLs) to contacts within an account. This portlet is available through the Accounts page under the Configuration page.
  • - Allows you to configure probes and manage your CA UIM infrastructure (hubs, robots, and probes).
  • - Provides a path to portlets and configuration windows through three child pages:
    Accounts
    ,
    Policies
    , and
    Monitoring
    . The first contains the Account Admin portlet. The second contains the Policy Editor portlet. The third contains configuration windows for selected monitoring probes, accessed through a table of instances so that each probe instance can be configured independently.
  • The Dashboard Portlet- Allows you to create and view dashboards, replacing the Custom Dashboards, Dashboard Designer, and Dynamic Views portlets. Dashboards display data in graphic elements, such as gauges, charts, tables, images, or shapes. These elements can display data from several types of data sources, and can be customized with a wide range of colors, fonts, and sounds.
  • - Allows you to design lists to be displayed in the List Viewer application.
  • The List Viewer - Displays data in a table format. The data can be in the form of text, numbers, gauges, alarms, or graphs. Two kinds of lists can be created, detail or group. In detail lists, each row displays data for a single host or target. In group lists, each row displays aggregated data for a group of systems. When creating group lists, you can specify a drilldown list for each group. Typically, the drilldown list contains the data for the individual hosts or targets that make up the group.
  • The Performance Reports Designer - Allows you to see a visual representation of QoS data. You select the host, QoS measurement, target, and time range, and the data is displayed as a graph. You can display multiple measurements on a single graph, and can view multiple graphs at a time. You can choose the graph format (line, area, or column graph) and can maximize the graph to view it at a larger size. You can save a set of graphs as a report to view later.
  • - Allows you to create a policy that enables Health Index for a set of target devices. A policy consists of policy settings and a policy filter. When Health Index is enabled, a health score appears in Unified Service Manager under the Metrics tab. This portlet is available through the Policy page under the Configuration page.
  • The Relationship Viewer Portlet - Provides a facility for applications to display the status of and relationships between objects in various ways. For example, the Root Cause Analysis and Topology Manager application, if installed, uses the Relationship Viewer to display symbols that represent network devices, show the connections between those devices, and indicate the status of each device and connection.
  • The Reports Portlet- Contains Quality of Service (QoS) reports and Service Level Agreement (SLA) reports. QoS reports must be manually created in the Performance Reports Designer portlet. SLA reports are created automatically after you create SLAs in the Service Level Manager (SLM) portlet.
  • The Report Scheduler Portlet - Allows you to schedule reports to run at specified times. The reports are created in PDF format and can be sent via email or FTP, or stored on a server.
  • The SLA Reports Portlet- Provides SLA reports to show overall compliance, SLA details, SLOs, SLA compliance trend, and graphs on the SLO data.
  • The SLM Portlet- Provides a set of tools to monitor and ensure the validity of a set of SLAs for internal and external customers. It is made up of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Service Level Objectives (SLOs), and Quality of Service (QoS) data.
  • Unified Reporter - Provides advanced reporting. You can run standard reports that are provided, or you can create your own reports.
  • The Unified Service Manager Portlet - Allows you to set up monitoring for groups of computer systems and to view the data collected. You can create groups of computer systems and then assign monitoring templates to them. You can also view alarms and perform discovery of devices on your network.
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