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CA Spectrum Ideas Update - July 2016

  • 1.  CA Spectrum Ideas Update - July 2016

    Posted 07-01-2016 02:23 AM

    Dear Spectrum Community Users,

     

    Here is the update of the ideas which we reviewed last month.

     

         

         

    Idea SubjectVotesLast StatusCommentsCurrent Status
    Don't destroy formattings of the Spectrum EventDisp and CsEvFormat files after modifications with the Event Configurator48NewSpectrum engineering team is currently reviewing this idea. Under Review
    Add option to sync device deletes between Spectrum and CAPC33Under ReviewDelivered via patch Spectrum 10.1 with PTF_10.1.009 or Spectrum 10.1.1 with PTF_10.1.103. Delivered
    Sync Spectrum Global Collections of Interfaces to Performance Center19Under ReviewDelivered via patch Spectrum 10.1 with PTF_10.1.009 or Spectrum 10.1.1 with PTF_10.1.103. Delivered
    Include More Fields in Native CAPC -> Spectrum Event Integration18Under ReviewThis idea is planned for future release of SpectrumCurrently Planned
    TrapExploder 64bit varbind support15NewSpectrum engineering team is currently reviewing this idea. Under Review
    Deploy a patch for Spectrum 9.4.3 which only contains a new OneClick java certificate.10Under ReviewNot feasible Not Planned
    Place Newly Discovered UIM Models in Container and Not on Universe5NewDelivered via patch Spectrum_10.01.01.PTF_10.1.116a. Delivered
    Incorporate IPAM functionality into Spectrum4NewThis idea is duplicate of 235716981Duplicate

     

     

     

    Thanks to all community members for posting the ideas for CA Spectrum. As always comments and critics are welcomed.

     

     

    Thanks,

    Nagesh



  • 2.  Re: CA Spectrum Ideas Update - July 2016

    Posted 07-06-2016 03:22 PM

    Can we get updates on some of the ideas that have been lingering in an Under Review state?

     

    For instance,

    Differntiate physical and virtual links within Topology Map

    Forward spectrum "Scheduled Mainenance" to eHealth "Planned Downtime"

    Allow Spectrum to change all model attributes including Model type     when a model is reconfigured and changes are detected.

    OneClick - Performance - Recording

    Process monitoring

    NCM possibility to add devices to CA Device Families

     

     

    Those are all years old, and have just been sitting in an Under Review state.  There are plenty more that need updates, but those are really egregious cases.  It's extremely frustrating that we can have ideas get 75-100 votes, get into review, and then just get forgotten.



  • 3.  Re: CA Spectrum Ideas Update - July 2016

    Posted 08-13-2016 09:40 AM

    Hello mwegner,

     

    Thanks for your inputs. We are reviewing the same. You could find updates for some of those.

     

    Thanks,

    Nagesh



  • 4.  Re: CA Spectrum Ideas Update - July 2016

    Posted 08-15-2016 10:02 AM

    The only one that has been updated since I asked for an update is Differntiate physical and virtual links within Topology Map , which has over 100 votes and the only update is to say that it would be hard to do and it will take more time to review.  That idea is almost four years old.  All of the other ideas that I asked for updates on are at least a year and a half old, and one is five years old.  You've had time to think about how to do them.  Implement them or reject them already.

     

    I understand that right now you guys are busy with the 10.2 beta.  Perhaps you should take some time after 10.2 goes production to clean up the ideas queue before you start work on the next version of Spectrum.  We aren't submitting these ideas because we're bored, we're submitting them because they are pain points when we use Spectrum.



  • 5.  Re: CA Spectrum Ideas Update - July 2016

    Posted 08-15-2016 11:27 AM

    Hello mwegner,

     

    Completely understand your point. With the given amount of resources we are trying our best to accommodate sizable amount of ideas into Spectrum releases. You can see from last couple of releases we always have a bucket for Spectrum Community Ideas.

     

    Also we take utmost care while reviewing ideas which high votes. And we don't want to blindly reject them. Specially the ones which are high on effort and costly. At times this result is more time.

     

    Again I am not trying to justify but just trying to be transparent . Rest be assured that we are always listening and we will for sure update the ideas sooner.

     

    Thanks for all your support. I always appreciate customers taking time and providing feedback. Helps us to improve and serve our customers better.

     

    Thank You,

    Nagesh