CA Performance Management Initial Setup

Travis Blablack
Manager Network Operations at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I think what surprised me the most was how easy it was to implement. This was my third migration for manager's console over the last 20 years in IT, and the previous two iterations made me fearful for this new migration. Just because of the amount of work that goes into tuning the alerts and insuring that the data is visualized in a way that operators and consumers of it are expecting. Quite honestly, within two weeks we had live data, we had actionable information, and our operations were so much easier. That was the most surprising thing to me, was how easy it was, with initial implementation, to get data out of the tool. Now there's optimization, and additional tuning that we're going to do, and continue to do. But, just getting it up and running was very straightforward. The complexity was the back office systems, and the compliance, and security points that we have to live under, and finding a way to connect those in a secure way. That was the hardest part. Once we had the back office installed, the discovery and utilization went off very straightforward. View full review »
Supervisor Of Event Management And Monitoring at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup, I wouldn't say was totally complex. I would give it on a scale of one to 10, it is about a six for the initial setup. Once you have the information, I did not think it was that difficult. The challenge was to find out what platform they were running on. I come from a company that does both Windows and Linux. Of course when we asked them, which environment the tool should run on, they said they support both. They still support both. What I would like to know is, what is the most stable environment for the tool? That is where I am looking for them to say. I know no one wants to choose one environment over the other. I do not care what you say. I just need to know your recommended way from experience, which environment has less issues on it. That makes a difference. We are using Linux, and I am glad we did. I think it would have been a disaster the other way. View full review »
Network Specialist
It was a bit complex to set up. I don't know how much that has changed. But it was fairly complex to set up. I didn't get any training or have assistance setting up and it did take a while to do. I followed the directions. It was straightforward but there were a lot of steps to set things up at the time. Keep in mind, again, it was quite a long time ago that we set the system up. View full review »
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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It was quite easy. The setup was done in a couple of hours. Not in the first version, but since, the integration with Spectrum has been quite good. It's more or less fully automated, which means that we get new devices into the network monitoring. It's also synched into the Performance Center. Similarly, if there are new routers sending natural data, it's automatically be coming in, which means that it reduces our administration costs. With the capabilities of the open API and the web service interface, we're able to automate some other things. For example, we have one customer, with more than 1,000 devices, and there are a lot of changes in infrastructure every day. We automate the menus and the groupings of the devices. We can automate that via RESTful web services. That capability is quite good so in this case, it's all more or less automated. The deployment, for new customers, takes less than a day. Typically, the products are not the problem. Usually the problems exist in the network by itself: They don't have access to the devices or the like. In the case that the infrastructure is ready, so that you can run your setup, it's quite easy. After a couple of hours, you see the first data. My colleague does the deployment. Just one person does it. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer
It took some time because we could not just upgrade production. We have CA PM on two environments, one is Development, and then we are running on Production. Whatever changes or upgrades need to be made, first we'll perform then on Development. Based on the results, if anything is found, or if the activity goes well, then we'll proceed with the Production system update. There is a really good amount of documentation, and whenever we need help, they will set up a WebEx session directly, and they'll help us during the implementation, installation, or upgrade activity. View full review »
Jeremiah Dinardo
Network Engineer at Wells Fargo
Because of security requirements within our infrastructure, the setup of Vertica was horrendous. It was really a lot of work. Vertica is Micro Focus, but it was really hard. Upgrades are great. They are very easy. View full review »
ITSM consultant at a tech services company
The initial setup was really complex. You can probably set it up online in one week and it will start working and collect data right away. So that is one good thing I can say about the performance. Most of the devices that you find in companies and enterprises can be incorporated in the database of the product so that can be monitored correctly. View full review »
Infrastructure Services Engineer Sr, Enterprise Network at a insurance company
Complex. CA PM can be complex to build and configure. Creating the folders / groups / sites required establishing many rule sets. View full review »
Consultant at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Initial setup was straightforward and pretty easy. View full review »
Consultant Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Complex. Install is done as root, which is a security no-no, and the database IO requirements were not stated correctly, which lead to a year of instability. View full review »
Zaldy Biete
Global Network Operations | Infrastructure Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Initial setup is complex. View full review »
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