CA Spectrum Review

Some of the valuable features are event correlation, policy creation by events, and attribute monitoring.

What is most valuable?

  • Event Correlation
  • Relationship between the services delivery infrastructure
  • Policy creation by events
  • Root Cause
  • Attribute monitoring
  • Integration with other tools

How has it helped my organization?

It helps to detect the exact root cause of the element that is causing an incident in the infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

There is a need for the separation of monitoring models as a log, Windows service, etc.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a very stable tool, even in distributed environments.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is at a high level.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have not used other tools. This solution gives more stability, capacity, quantity and quality, in regards to the monitoring configurations. Besides that, it is an excellent event manager.

How was the initial setup?

The initial configuration is simple. It becomes complex, as the monitoring is more specialized.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is high, as compared to other solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other free products, namely Nagios and Zenoss.

What other advice do I have?

It is an excellent tool for monitoring, managing event correlation, and providing integration with other tools.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are partners.
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