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Hi In our continued effort to allow our customers to use our products on the latest platforms, we are pleased to announce that we are now supporting Oracle 19c a as a supported database platforms for our Symantec IGA solutions (Identity Manager, Identity Governance and Identity Portal) Note that this certification is only relevant for customers who are running version 14.3 of our solutions. Platform support matrix link: Identity Manager 14.3:  https://docops.ca.com/ca-identity-manager/14-3/EN/platform-support-matrix/server-environments#ServerEnvironments-SupportedRepositories Identity Governance 14.3:  https://docops.ca.com/ca-identity-governance/14-3/EN/platform-support-matrix/server-environments#ServerEnvironments-Repositories ...
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One of the most important differences between project and product management (as I outlined in this post ) is the relationship with the target customer audience. Maintaining a perpetual & mutually beneficial relationship with customers is critical for products to be considered successful and deliver value (both real and properly perceived). Our group has taken to calling this set of skills and associated programs "customer engagement." What newly minted product managers may not realize, however -- or at least never given full consideration to -- is that there are typically three main personas in any given customer group. "Customer" here is defined as the ...
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Shell scripting: CLI UI handling UI handling is usually required when guiding a user through a certain process. If every developer goes line by line, every developer will have his own "design" of UI, and his own style. Some are good, some are bad, and when having lots of questions to ask, change etc., it can become confusing very fast. Using a set of functions to actually separate the logical steps can come in handy, especially when on the CLI. The functions The functions to use can be very simple. The main reason to use functions is that in case the layout is to change, one can change the content of only the required function to spread it through the ...
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Welcome back to the next article in this series. This one took a little longer to come out thanks to our "friend" the coronavirus, which in the last couple of weeks has confined most of Europe and America inside our homes. With that said, I hope you and all your loved ones are safe and healthy, and please do stay home and only go out if strictly necessary! Without further ado, let's get on with it, and I hope this article proves an interesting reading that can take your mind away from the pandemic for a few minutes. Like I mentioned at the end of the last article , one of the typical arguments you’ll see Fibre Channel proponents making — and obviously Brocade ...
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Clarity is back!

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Clarity is back! With the release of version 15.8 on Mar. 23, Clarity PPM will be known only as Clarity. And that's how it all started more than 20 years ago, before we were named a leader in every industry-analyst report , released strategic roadmaps or introduced Digital Product Management .
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Drives Deeper Integration Between Industry-leading Clarity and Rally Software with Introduction of ValueOps for Digital Transformation at Scale Read press release SAN JOSE, Calif. ,   March 16, 2020   (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --   Broadcom Inc.  (NASDAQ: AVGO) today announced that two major independent research firms have named Broadcom a leader in project and portfolio management (PPM). Most recently, IDC named Broadcom to the Leaders Category in the   IDC MarketScape:   Worldwide IT Project   and Portfolio Management 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment 1   and for its IDC MarketScape:   Worldwide Agile Project   and Portfolio Management Vendor Assessment ...
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It’s time to transform yourself into a software-based digital business that pleases customers, disrupts competitors and maximizes value. Easier said than done, for sure. But there’s a way. Shifting your focus to digital product management is a key step in any business transformation. Indeed, 85 percent of companies are already adopting, or plan to adopt, a product-centric delivery model. From luxury retail and global banks to makers of medical devices and candy bars, Clarity from Broadcom helps enterprises move beyond traditional projects to manage sustained assets, like logistics apps, employee portals or e-commerce sites, with persistent, business-focused ...
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DX App Synthetic Monitor (DX ASM) 10.4 is now available! There are a variety of updates in this release meant to help improve upon our existing features and functionality - to ultimately improve the overall usability of DX ASM for our customers.  The updates in this release include:  Ability to configure an HTTP proxy at the monitor level You can now choose to use a custom proxy server when creating a new monitor or editing an existing one - allowing you to better understand if an issue if occurring do to the proxy server and not your website.  You can use a custom proxy for the following monitor types in DX ASM:  HTTP, HTTPS, Fullpage and ...
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AI in PPM: Planning

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AI, it's just two letters. But if you believed the hype, those two letters will steal our jobs. That hasn’t happened and it’s not going to. But now artificial intelligence and machine learning are finally a reality in a number of industry segments. Project Portfolio Management, or PPM, is one of the most exciting areas because of the importance of managing corporate investments effectively and because of the inherent uncertainty around projects. Nowhere is the benefit of AI going to be greater than in planning, and especially when it comes to ensuring the right projects are selected and allocated in the right way. This is an element of planning that has ...
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Looking for what courses are available for Broadcom's mainframe products? Check out our Mainframe Education Course Catalog: https://community.broadcom.com/viewdocument/mainframe-education-course-catalog?CommunityKey=f92efc9f-0875-4c00-ad19-f20b3185f059&tab=librarydocuments
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Hi In our continues effort to allow our customers to be able to use our products on the latest platforms, we are pleased to announce to we are now officially supporting CA Directory version 14.1 for our customers who run our v14.3 solution. Customers who are running the vApp should download the latest vApp Cumulative Patch. for more information see here: https://community.broadcom.com/enterprisesoftware/blogs/budit02/2020/03/03/ga-vapp-143-cp2 Identity Suite platform support matrix links: Identity Manager http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-identity-and-access-management/identity-manager/14-3/platform-support-matrix/server-environments.html#concept.dita_94374130b9803dd0ebc3c24dddda05882c2f2170_SupportedRepositories ...
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Hi The Symantec Identity Suite team are proud to announce the general availability of newest cumulative patch (CP2) for our Virtual Appliance versions 14.3 In this release, we have added some new and existing features, including: Support for CA Directory Attribute Encryption Virtual Appliance is certified to support the Attribute Encryption feature of CA Directory 14.1 CR1. The Directory Attribute Encryption feature enhances data confidentiality and provides higher level of access control by enabling data encryption at the attribute level. Support to Change Database Connection Configurations Virtual Appliance allows you to change the database ...
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IDC Is Third Analyst Firm to Name Clarity a Leader The market-leading Clarity solution was recently named a leader in IDC MarketScape for IT PPM. The analyst firm highlighted Clarity's modern user experience, robust enterprise capabilities and deep integration with Rally for agile planning and work execution. Clarity Boosts Productivity at Leading System-on-Chip Maker Broadcom's Set-top Box group used Clarity to switch to a more product-centric delivery model. As a result, the unit saw time spent on setting up projects drop 70%, while team productivity jumped $200,000 a year. Real full story. Digital Product Management Blog: Prioritize based ...
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Welcome back! So far we have addressed all the alternative storage networking protocols based on Ethernet/IP that have attempted to displace Fibre Channel as the gold standard for storage networking in the data center. But let’s address today the claims that Fibre Channel is somehow an incredibly complex technology that requires terribly advanced skills to deploy and operate, and that Ethernet is simple, affordable and everyone knows how to deploy and operate it simply by virtue of being Ethernet. These are, as I mentioned at the beginning of this article, half-truths. It is true that there is a much larger install based of Ethernet switch ports out in the marketplace ...
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Shell scripting: using lock-files Many developers write a shell-script just to circumvent a small issue they don't want to implement in the program, or because it is easier to do so. Very often too, this little shell script is then spawned as a child process from within a loop. And that's when the problem happens. The loop turns faster than the shell-script exits from the previous run. These shell-script runs will start to stack up until an out of memory condition happens and the kernel intercepts the next runs or just starts randomly killing running applications to free up resources to survive. The other time a shell-script should not run twice, is when ...
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Shell scripting: Error handler Most scripts will be used by writing commands in a certain order, some if's and switch statements. But the fewest scripts actually do something if something does not execute as expected. Then - the program is stuck because the "exception" - or in other words, the return code of the executed program, is not interpreted correctly. This is the main reason shell-scripts execute, but errors are not detected and nothing is done about. The simplest way of catching the return code of an executed program in a shell-script is done reading the $? variable. For example: #!/bin/sh # Move a file as a user to a place we don't have ...
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2019 was a great year for Broadcom, Layer 7 and our customers! Last year we delivered the latest features and capabilities in several releases of different Layer 7 products and saw remarkable improvement in customer satisfaction. Portal 4.4 was released in December 2019 to a very positive customer reception, thanks to exciting capabilities such as OpenAPI 3.0 support, significantly improved analytics performance, and integrated API monitoring. FY20 will see further evolution of our products, including unified product distribution, new licensing models, enhanced portal-gateway integration, support for the latest technologies . At the same time, however, ...
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Problem / Symptoms: The login is possible but CDA/ARA page stays blank. Release Automation perspective is constantly reloaded. In the browser console log repetitive messages regarding "start sending authenticate post message" can be found. Technical Background: The .Net Framework roll-ups from November 2019 (and later) mark all Session and Authentication cookies that do not have a SameSite attribute present as being SameSite=Lax. With authentication cookie SameSite attribute set to Lax, CDA/ARA will only work if Release Manager URL and AWI URL are from the same domain. How to fix it: Use full hostname (FQHN - Fully Qualified Host Name) to configure ...
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Proud to announce that Service Virtualization/DevTest - SV 10.6 is now GA! With the release of Service Virtualization/DevTest 10.6, we have further enhanced our promise towards assisting Developers with tools to enable them on their Service Virtualization journey. This enables Developers and Agile teams to Shift-Left & use Service Virtualization earlier in their SDLC and as a part of their CI/CD pipeline. As a part of this release, we are providing you with blogs on the exciting new features of SV 10.6. Click on each feature to read details on those features. IntelliJ Plugin v3 API Enhancement Virtual Service  Catalog  ...
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In the previous article, I talked about the historical contexts in which iSCSI and FCoE—in 2002 and 2008 respectively—tried to replace Fibre Channel as the storage networking protocol of choice in the datacenter. In this post, I will address the latest attack Fibre Channel is already fending off from a pure ‘protocol wars’ point of view. This latest one comes on the heels of one of the most interesting and disruptive transitions we have seen in the storage industry in the past few decades: the emergence of flash storage, the transition away from SCSI to NVMe and the imminent irruption of a new generation of non-volatile memory technology for storage that has ...
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