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  • 1.  CA ADA Integration

    Posted 06-05-2014 07:57 AM

    Hi Experts,

    I have been trying on the CA Application Delivery Analysis for which i have installed the Management Console & Standard Monitor following the Installation Guide from the bookshelf

    I am slightly confused as to what comes next in the process. like how do I integrate Management Console and Standard monitor as they are on different servers. After installing the ADA components, I go to start menu and find the CA folder (empty).

    I have installed the CA Performance Center on a third server, so in all I have three servers

    Server1 - ADA Mgmt console

    Server2 - ADA Stnd Monitor

    Server3 - CA Performance Center

     

     Please let me know if I'm missing out something as i don't have a hands-on experience. Would be really helpful if someone can guide me in the right direction.

    Thanks & Regards

    Sameer K.



  • 2.  RE: CA ADA Integration

    Posted 06-05-2014 08:21 AM

    All configuration for ADA takes place in the web GUI, so once you have it installed, you can pull it up either by going to http://localhost on the ADA master console or http://<ip_address_of_master_console>.

    The very first time you do this, you will probably be prompted to choose which IP on the master console (aka management console) is the management IP. Since you have the monitor installed on separate servers, this makes your installation a distributed (vs. standalone) installation. After getting the web GUI up (which will log you in automatically if you bring it up on the localhost), you'll need to add the monitor to the master console. Just go to administration and it should give you tips to get the next few steps done.

    You can also check out my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS4MCCjNy8c where I did an install in a virtual environment. I believe I did a standalone in the video, but it's not that much different than distributed.

    You might also find this blog post useful.



  • 3.  RE: CA ADA Integration

    Posted 06-05-2014 08:36 AM

    Thanks a lot Stuart.

    I was under the impression that Mgmt console & monitor on different servers was the only available scenario. Thanks for clearing that up. I am currently going through the video you posted and will update the thread once i validate my installation.

    Regards

    Sameer K.



  • 4.  Re: [CA Application Delivery Analysis] RE: CA ADA Integration

    Posted 06-05-2014 09:10 AM
    Yes, standalone is possible too. In fact, if you were using NPC you could
    install it on the same server as well, putting everything on one server.
    Since CAPC is linux only and ADA (console & monitor) are Windows only,
    minimum with that is 2 servers.

    You'll find these posts valuable as well:
    http://stuart.weenig.com/2012/08/manually-configuring-applications-in.html
    http://stuart.weenig.com/2012/05/analyzing-tcp-application-performance.html
    (All my ADA posts here:
    http://stuart.weenig.com/search/label/SuperAgent%20ADA).


  • 5.  RE: Re: [CA Application Delivery Analysis] RE: CA ADA Integration

    Posted 06-06-2014 06:54 AM
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    Alright, but the odd thing i noticed is that i did not get the 'Standalone Manager' option on the installer as seen in the video.

    I am using the - CA Application Delivery Analysis r10.0 0000 (DVD01171713M.iso) - [ADASetup10.0.112] and i only get the options for a distributed install (ref: screenshot). I hope it is still suported on verions later than 9.3 of the product and i have just missed it somehow.

    Maybe i need to do a "Distributed Manager" install and a "Single Port Monitor" install on the same server to resemble a standalone environment  :)

    Any ideas.... ?

    Thanks

    Sameer K.



  • 6.  Re: [CA Application Delivery Analysis] RE: Re: [CA Application Delivery Ana

    Posted 06-06-2014 10:34 AM
    If you've already got the three servers, there's no reason not to go with
    it, especially since you already have everything installed and now you just
    need to configure it.

    Looking at the installation guide under 'Installing the software > install
    the management console' it looks like every management console includes the
    collector. So, every management console could technically be classified as
    a standalone.

    Try going to the master console gui, admin, monitor devices and add the
    collector. When prompted for the IP address, put in the IP address of your
    master console and see what you get. Obviously, you'll have had to
    configure a second NIC (that is plugged in) as the monitor NIC with dummy
    IP address and everything else I showed in the video.