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DX NetOps and CA Performance Management version and patch difference

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Article ID: 202769

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Products

CA Infrastructure Management CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps

Issue/Introduction

When Looking at the Download Management section of the Support portal can see and select either CA Performance Management 3.7 or DX NetOps 20.2. For both products there are Service Packs available, with different dates.
For example, there is 3.7.17 Service Pack dated 30 October 2020, and 20.2.4 Service Pack dated 18 October 2020.

What is the difference between these product versions and Service Packs? 

Are these Service Packs cumulative updates? Can they be installed directly as a full install?

Environment

Release : 20.2.x and 3.7.x

Component : IM Reporting / Admin / Configuration

Resolution

CA Performance Management 3.7.x and DX NetOps 20.2.x should not be considered the same product.
There are difference between them, their Service Packs release are not aligned, and do not include the same fixes.

DX NetOps 20.2.x has new features and developments that are not provided in CA PM 3.7.x 

Currently 3.7.x Service Pack will only have bug fixes. 

Service Packs for 3.7.x and 20.2.x are always cumulative, and can be installed as a full package. No need to install previous or base releases.


DX NetOps 20.2 consists of the following products integrated in one suite:

-DX NetOps Performance Management 20.2
-DX NetOps Spectrum 20.2
-DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance 20.2
-DX NetOps Mediation Manager 20.2
-Network Flow Analysis 20.2


Refer to the official announcement:

https://support.broadcom.com/external/content/release-announcements/General-Availability-Announcement-for-DX-NetOps-20.2/16078