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  • 1.  How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?

    Posted 07-31-2014 04:04 PM

    Actually we have Automation Point integrated with Unicenter NSM, because NSM will be out supported next year, we want to integrate Automation Point to Spectrum.  We have some question.  Automation Point can integrate with Spectrum?  Automation Point can send SNMP Traps?



  • 2.  Re: How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?

    Posted 10-08-2014 12:14 PM

    Anyone able to offer help to jpadilla1.1?

     

    javier Padilla wrote:

     

    Actually we have Automation Point integrated with Unicenter NSM, because NSM will be out supported next year, we want to integrate Automation Point to Spectrum.  We have some question.  Automation Point can integrate with Spectrum?  Automation Point can send SNMP Traps?



  • 3.  Re: How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?
    Best Answer

    Posted 10-08-2014 01:55 PM

    Please refer to this document posted to the community relating to Automation Point and the End of Life for NSM.

    https://communities.ca.com/docs/DOC-231150303#comment-233897767

     

    As Dave Jones points out we are currently finishing up the 11.5 release and working on plans for the next project which include how to replace this functionality.



  • 4.  Re: How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?

    Posted 01-20-2015 01:01 PM

    Any status on where the product team is at with developing this solution?



  • 5.  Re: How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?

    Posted 01-23-2015 08:09 AM

    Hello,

     

    With regard to the CA NSM Event Manager core function which allows CA Automation Point to send SNMP traps, CA is not able to reveal or discuss its plans at this point.

     

    That's all for now.

     

    Regards,

    Dave...

     

    David R. Jones
    CA Technologies

    Principal Product Manager

    System z Mainframe Automation

    Pittsburgh Technology Development Center

    avid.Jones@ca.com
    412-494-1332



  • 6.  Re: How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?

    Posted 02-05-2015 06:14 PM

    Some great news to share.  As many are aware, the CA Automation Point team has been assessing the impact of the EOL announcement of September 2015 for the CA NSM product and all its core technologies - some of which CA Automation Point uses. You'll recall the three distributed CCS components optionally used by AP (and currently supported by the CA NSM team) are:

     

    Distributed CCS CCI Component  - Allows AP to talk to OPS/MVS over a long-established API.

    Distributed CCS Event Manager  – Allows AP to send and receive SNMP traps.

                                   – Allows AP interact receive messages from the Event Manager console.

    Distributed CCS World View     – Allows AP to populate objects to the World View map. 

     

    We are happy to report that CA will continue supporting the distributed CCS CCI and distributed CCS Event Manager technologies longer term.  This is excellent news as we can now inform AP customers that CA will continue to support the distributed CCS CCI and distributed CCS Event Manager components past the announced CA NSM September 2015 EOL.  A new CA team will start supporting these components in September 2015 and will continue to support them until we have formal replacement solutions available. Once we have replacement solutions, of course, CA will announce those solutions to the AP customer base and customers will then have the standard lead time to migrate to the new solutions - whatever they may be.  With regard to the distributed CCS World View technology, support for it, as well as all other CA NSM components, will end in September 2015 as previously announced.

     

    We expect that the CA Automation Point customer base will be relieved to learn that CA will continue supporting the distributed CCS CCI and distributed CCS Event Manager technologies longer term as these technologies are core components of their enterprise automation strategies. 

     

    That's all for now.

     

    Regards,

    Dave...

     

    David R. Jones
    CA Technologies

    Principal Product Manager

    System z Mainframe Automation

    Pittsburgh Technology Development Center

    David.Jones@ca.com
    412-494-1332



  • 7.  Re: How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?

    Posted 02-17-2015 02:13 PM

    Using the CCS event manager, we forward events to NSM, which processes the message using the Message Records and Actions.  Does the distributed CCS Event Manager allow us to configure message records and actions and integrate with Service Desk Manager similar to what we do with the NSM event manager?  I don't know if the distrubuted CCS Event Manager is the same as the Event Manager in NSM.



  • 8.  Re: How to integrate Automation Point with Spectrum?

    Posted 02-18-2015 09:15 AM

    Hello,

     

    The answer to your questions is somewhat difficult to explain since you do not indicate whether you are currently using the Mainframe CCS Event Manager technology, which is available on the Mainframe CCS product media, or are using the Distributed CCS Event Manager technology that is available on the CA NSM product media - as well as on the CA Automation Point product media.  Nor do you indicate what kind of events you are forwarding to CA NSM.

     

    The Distributed CCS Event Manager technology mentioned in my February 10, 2015 posting is essentially the same as that which is available on the CA NSM product media.

     

    So in addition to being included on the CA NSM product media the CA NSM Event Manager technology is bundled into the Distributed CA Common Service (Distributed CCS) package, thus the reference to it as the Distributed CCS Event Manager technology.  CA AP obtains the Distributed CCS Event Manager technology from the Distributed CCS bundle and includes it on the CA AP media so that customers can use it as a common service rather that requiring the entire CA NSM product be installed to use just that one service.  So CA Automation Point essentially packages the CA NSM Event Manager technology onto the CA AP media and allows CA AP customers to optionally install and use that specific technology if desired.

     

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    Again, keep in mind that there is also a Mainframe CCS Event Manager technology that is packaged onto the Mainframe CCS product media.

     

    The CA Automation Point product only makes use of Distributed CCS technologies - CA Automation Point does not use the Mainframe CCS Event Manager technology directly.

     

    Does this help?

     

    Regards,

    Dave...