Infrastructure Capacity Planning Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
NetworkS4cce says in a CA Performance Management review
Network Specialist
The metrics that it's able to track and that it's able to trend, Keep in mind, because we have not updated, it's to the point where I've got to build a complete separate system with the latest version, and then map over all the users and customization, etc, then swap IPs to bring the previous system down so that we'll be on the latest. There are about two years worth of updates that I'm missing out on at the moment. I'm hoping that there are a lot of updates and nice, new features that have been added. So, really, I've been in the dark ages as far as running for a while now, but the feature that is inherent to its core, of being able to graphically represent a trend and status, is nice. View full review »
reviewer1028739 says in a CA Performance Management review
ITSM consultant at a tech services company
One feature I like about CA Performance Management is the certification of the devices. This solution is very functional, but it's not suitable for medium and small customers, which is the case in most of the markets in Europe. There are a few huge customers, but most of them are taken directly by the provider. View full review »
Application Performance Mnagement Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There are some wonderful, very rich, deeply embedded aspects of the tool that allow things like workload characterization. Workload characterization is super-important because it lets us figure things out. Many people know, for example, that with Microsoft Word, Word.exe is the executable. Everybody knows their executable, but they don't always know what it does. It also launches other things. This tool has the ability and insight to track those things and to know: "Oh, you wanted this executable, but this one started this, so you must want this, too." And it tells you what it had to add, what it was using or was spawning. There are so many customers fellow customers I know who don't use this level of the tool. There are also the modeling capabilities in the tool. There are also some of the new features, and I did a presentation at BMC Engage on this. We ingest a ton of business data. We are an insurance company and we have business data, like how many quotes are done an hour, and how many policies are sold per hour. The correlation engine in the new TrueSight Capacity Optimization components is wonderful. We can do correlation analysis over months of data, and then we run models to tell our business: "If you do 1,000 more quotes an hour, we're going to have to upgrade, and we're going to need this much more hardware." These are wonderful things. Our business partners love it. Our infrastructure people love it because they count on us so they're not surprised with something like, "Oh, all of a sudden we have to go buy servers? Well, we didn't have it in the budget." There are the old, rich features that are incredibly important to me. And then there are some of these new features which are wonderful. We're very excited about the future. Where the tool's headed, and what it can do for us. There is an event component. We are currently manually entering events. That helps with custom views - as releases go out for software, that's an event. Then, all the charts and graphs for that system will have that as a flag and it shows up. The charting's all automatic. It's all on a website. It's refreshed every morning. The users can see, "Oh, why is my system high? Oh, well you know what, it happened right after this release." That kind of event management is part of Capacity Optimization. We also put in things other than releases, such as hardware failures. We know there are also capabilities to interact with the change management system. We'd like to investigate that, but it's a down-the-road project. View full review »
Suresh Boga says in an Axway OmniVision [EOL] review
SC at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
it_user489675 says in a CA Performance Management review
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
For us, the multi-tenancy is very important, of course. The scalability is also important because we have customers in the system with only a small number of devices, say, 50, but we also have customers with more than 10,000 devices. The scalability is very good, amazing. There have been a lot of changes which were very good in the last few years of development. One of them is that they brought together Spectrum and the performance data, since Performance Management 3.6. They also have the alarm information in Performance Center which is very helpful to have in one tool. View full review »
Consulta1872 says in a CA Performance Management review
Consultant at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
* Dashboards - They look nice and fancy and are pretty impressive. * Alerting - This helps the admin save time. It's not only interesting to know if routers and switches are up or down at the moment, but also when a specific interface is filled to the max. You can create intelligent alerts so you have enough time to replace the router or interface before it's full. The same is applicable for CBQoS channels. View full review »
Zaldy Biete says in a CA Performance Management review
Global Network Operations | Infrastructure Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable of CA Performance Management is consolidated network infrastructure monitoring and reporting. View full review »
SeniorSy38e7 says in a CA Performance Management review
Senior Systems Engineer
It is very easy to add devices; just be aware that it requires SNMP to be enabled. It is very easy to use because most of the administrative tasks through the UI are documented. If I have any doubt, I can just go to the CS support. In the UI itself, you have a lot of helpful information on each administrative task, such as adding a special profile, conferring the vendors' specifications. The documentation is very good, they have the documents up to date. View full review »
Infrastr4a17 says in a CA Performance Management review
Infrastructure Services Engineer Sr, Enterprise Network at a insurance company
CA PM is the single pane of glass, providing consolidated views for all of the CA tool sets, for viewing all reports. View full review »
PrfMgmt2510 says in a CA Performance Management review
Consultant Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Historical data, to help with trending and capacity planning. The dashboards are easy to use and can be viewed on any web browser. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at Jack Henry & Associates
Probably the most valuable feature is the integration that the tool provides for us. We're able to present data from multiple back-end collection sources into a single dashboard for the users. So they don't have to go to multiple locations to get data about a particular item, or device. View full review »
Distinguf436 says in a CA Performance Management review
Distinguished Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
It is the gathering of the whole performance data in our environment and our network environment, for us and our customers. Also, a multi-tendency insight, SCN, and Cisco ACI implementation, which we need very urgently. View full review »
Staff CTO at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The most interesting feature is the simulation of the load using different servers or different KPI parameters of the business. View full review »
Travis Blablack says in a CA Performance Management review
Manager Network Operations at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The out-of-the-box dashboards, in terms of being able to visualize performance data in ways that we haven't in the past. As opposed to lines of threshold alerts or indications of degradation, we're seeing from a graphical perspective this information that's coming in, and visualizing it in a way that helps us to make better decisions. View full review »
TeamLead1ec1 says in a CA Performance Management review
Team Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to quickly do drag and drop customized reports for dashboards. View full review »
Supervis4b56 says in a CA Performance Management review
Supervisor Of Event Management And Monitoring at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its ability to probe the POLAR Network and tell us about a device. That is the most valuable. It is important we are able to alert based on what we find. It has become useful, because we can interact it with another tool, like Splunk, to actually do other parts of alerting. View full review »
Jeremiah Dinardo says in a CA Performance Management review
Network Engineer at Wells Fargo
The integration with NetFlow, the NFA solution, so we can have our flow forensics paired with the SNMP polling performance metrics on the same page. Everybody throws around single pane of glass, but this is really the benefit that we see from it. Have it being able to have everything there in one application UI. View full review »
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