New Features for UIM 8.0
CA Unified Infrastructure Management release 8.0 contains several new features:
- USM is enhanced to display more detailed agent status during the discovery phase.
- Discovery Wizard and Discovery Agent support seed device discovery. When entering Ranges in the wizard, if you specify information about one or more "seed" devices discovery agent can:
- Automatically discover the local subnets that it collects from the seed devices.
- Find other devices connected to the seed devices to accelerate the discovery of known devices on the network. See Define Scopes for more information about seed device discovery.
- Enabled integration with CA Capacity Management by providing more detailed processor attributes for host systems when the discovery agent is configured for WMI, SSH, and/or SNMP discovery. Note that WMI and SSH discovery will provide more detailed processor information than SNMP. The new host system attributes published by the discovery agent are:
Hub and Robot
- New robot configuration options to support marketplace probes.
- New queue status alarms provide improved alarms for tunnels. Because hub 7.xx tunnel connections now automatically reset when network conditions are poor, alarms based simply on a low-level tunnel’s state at a given instant no longer provide value. Those alarms have been replaced with more powerful queue status alarms, which can more accurately track and provide alerts on the on-going quality of the higher-level connection.
- Improved robot behavior regarding the origin attribute:
- When a robot fails over from its primary hub to a secondary hub, it now retains the origin of the primary hub.
- If a robot's origin changes for any reason, all of the robot's probes are restarted to pick up the change in origin.
- Hub 7.61 provides improved performance and is a usable and viable upgrade from hub 5.82:
- Inbound and outbound message processing is independently multi-threaded.
- Hub can handle higher throughput per queue and/or a higher number of queues at a fixed throughput.
- Hub startup and overall through put is faster and hubs are more stable due to smarter disk file handling and file chunking.
Automated Deployment Engine (ADE) 2.0
- ADE 2.0 is a Java-based redesign of distsrv with scalability, flexibility, and maintainability in mind.
- Admin Console now uses ADE for package deployment, which is two to five times faster than with distsrv. (Infrastructure Manager continues to use distsrv).
- ADE uses an archive cache to do quick package lookups and file extractions. Files that have been extracted are maintained in a cache to speed up package deployment. This cache is cleared at startup.
- ADE Archive stays in sync with file system, and the archive-sync solution is much more scalable than distsrv package forwarding. Processing is distributed, rather than going through a single master distsrv.
- New names for the UIM Server installers:
- The installer screens and UIM Server 8080 webpage have been updated.
- Time To Threshold event rule. Time To Threshold sends an alarm if a QoS metric is predicted to reach a set value within a user-defined time period. Setting a Time To Threshold alarm for any of the QoS-enabled probes allows the new prediction_engine probe to gather trending information used to calculate when a particular event might occur.
- Time Over Threshold event rule. Time Over Threshold allows alarm thresholds to be defined by the length of threshold violations, and over what time frame, is required prior to triggering an alarm. By enabling the Time Over Threshold rule, threshold alarms are suppressed until they are "too wrong for too long". Time Over Threshold is available on all dynamic thresholds and on some static thresholds across the probe suite.
- For monitoring probe information, go to the CA Unified Infrastructure Management Probes Wiki.
Probe Provisioning Manager (PPM) 2.38
- Localization support for the Ntevl and Adevl probes.
- New metrics in the Disk, Network & Memory section for the CDM probe.
- Update to monitoring probe GUIs for Time Over Threshold and Time To Threshold.
Baseline Engine (baseline_engine) 2.34
- You can configure the baseline retention period (retentionPeriod) to be in the range of 3 to 12 weeks.
- The Setup Folder has two new configurable key-values: projectBaselines and predictiveAlarmSubject.
Data Engine (data_engine) 8.0
- Data table partitioning and index maintenance for Oracle databases are supported.
- The statistics display table in the Admin Console data_engine configuration GUI now includes daily and baseline statistics.
Prediction Engine (prediction_engine) 1.01
- prediction_engine is a new probe that allows an admin to set a Time To Threshold alarm for QoS-enabled probes. Once configured, the prediction_engine probe gathers trending information used to calculate when a particular event might occur.
- New ACL permissions allow account contacts to access the Admin Console portlet and Geo Views in USM.
- New reports available in USM:
- Top N Reports display time-series data from any configured probe for the metric you select. See Clarification on Top N Report Filtering for additional information.
- At a Glance Reports let you view time-series data for servers or network devices.
- View historical alarms in USM. These are alarms that are current or closed for a selected group.
- USM group creation based on computer system attributes.
- Specify the height of the Dashboard portlet when multiple portlets are displayed on the page.
- Specify the default dashboard for the portlet to display.
- Configure UMP for SAML single sign-on. See SAML SSO Not Supported with Oracle for important information.
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