What is CA Spectrum?

CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization.
CA Spectrum customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi

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It’s like having a Ferrari, without a professional driver. Most companies don’t use all the good features. The out-of-the-box features are just too poor: (Ping, CPU, Disk and Memory, Process, and File Systems). CA Spectrum is an infrastructure monitoring tool, that comes with a few easy to configure metrics, such as Ping, CPU, Disk & Memory, Process and File Systems. However, these metrics are really basic, actually we can do better with Nagios or any other open source tools in the market. In my experience, most big companies, that have CA Spectrum only use it for monitoring these basic metrics, i.e., where the real benefit is not there. If you only want it for this purpose, then there are better and cheaper options available. It’s mostly for SNMP. It doesn’t give you performance metrics: You need CA eHealth for this. Some of the benefits of this solution (also mentioned above) are: Event Configuration: It can easily (for an expert) create any business logic such as it can alert first, if you receive 2 events from Type A. If you already alert this kind of alarm and it happens again, then do it only, once every hour. Event Correlation and Root Cause Analysis. Service configuration (model a service). Southbound Gateway integration – It can integrate with any other solution and dynamically, create models on CA Spectrum. Alarms (impact, root cause, symptoms, etc.) Watches – It can create custom metrics, besides the basic ones that I have mentioned before. InfoView – It can create custom reports. Topology view – This one is really difficult and time consuming, but awesome, if you can do it right. Most companies spend money on the license, but they don’t have a good administrator, to make use of all the good features. So they end up with a really expensive tool, that does only the basic things, which any tool in the market could do probably better. But, the good features of CA Spectrum, only a few monitoring tools can actually do.

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