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List of Configuration Automation features

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Article ID: 252754

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CA Configuration Automation

Issue/Introduction

Through CCA, it can discover attributes from Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HPUX platforms.

Environment

Release : 12.9

Resolution

 Operation Performed On Server(s)

 

- CA Configuration Automation Use Cases:

Test Servers

Manage Servers

Unmanaged Servers

Group Servers

Assign Profiles

Reconcile Server IPs

Refresh Servers

Delete Servers

Export Servers

Perform Run Discovery

Perform Stop Discovery

Run Management Profile with Discovery

Run Management Profile without Discovery

Take Snapshot

Run Change Detection

Run Compare

Run Rule Compliance

Secure Agents

Install Agents

Uninstall Agents

Locate Agents and SSH

- Service(s):

Refresh Services

Assign Management Profile

Delete Services

Export Services

Perform Run Discovery

Perform Stop Discovery

Run Management Profile with Discovery

Run Management Profile without Discovery

Take Snapshot

Run Change Detection

Run Compare

Run Rule Compliance

 - Management Profile:

Create Management Profile

Import Management Profile

Set As Default Profile

Run Management Profile with Discovery

Run Management Profile without Discovery

Enable/Disable Profiles

Copy/Delete/Export Management Profiles

Assign Blueprints to Management Profile

Assign Blueprint Groups to Management Profile

Assign Blueprint Category to Management Profile for Discovery

Discovery Hardware Information through Blueprint

Discovery Networking Information through Blueprint

Discovery Storage Information through Blueprint

Discovery Server Properties through Blueprint

Search the Registry

Enable Symbolic Links

Include Network Drives

Enable Refresh Previously Discovered Components

Perform Change Detection and Compare

Perform Rule Compliance

Take Snapshot

- Schedule:

Perform Discovery Based on Frequency(once/minutes/Hourly/Daily/Weekly/Monthly)

Run Management operations on Frequency(once/minutes/Hourly/Daily/Weekly/Monthly)

 - Notification Profile:

Notification Email can be sent on Completion of Job

Notification Email can be sent on Failure of Job

Do not notify

Multiple emails can enter by separating email addresses with a semi-colon

Below are the attributes which can discovery through NDG

 - Network Discovery Gateway(NDG):

Hostname

Windows Domain Name

NIS Domain Name

Domain Server

Domain IP Address

Operating System Name

Operating System Detail

Operating System Version

Operating System Kernel

Operating System Patch Level

SNMP Name

SNMP Object ID

SNMP Contact

SNMP Location

SNMP Description

SNMP IP Forwarding

IPV4 Address

IPV6 Address

Mac Address

Network Adapter

DNS Domain

Hardware - Manufacturer

Hardware - Model

Hardware - Serial Number

Memory Capacity(MB)

Memory Type

Memory Speed

Memory Slots In Use

Memory Total Slots

Virtual Memory(MB)

BIOS Name

BIOS Manufacturer

BIOS Firmware Version

BIOS Serial Number

Processor Name

Processor Architecture

Processor Description

Processor L2 Cache Size

Processor L2 Cache Speed

Processor Manufacturer

Processor Maximum Clock Speed

Physical Disk Name

Physical Disk Interface Type

Physical Disk Media Type

Physical Model

Physical Disk Size(MB)

Disk Unallocated Space

Serial Number

Discovered Time

Logical Partitions Drive Designations

Logical Partitions Name

Logical Partitions Size

Logical Partitions Free Space

Is Boot Partition

Is Primary Partition

File System

Optical Drives

Tape Drives

Discover Applications Name/Version/Publisher/Architecute/Is Patch/Install Location/Install Date/Discovered Time

Discover Open Port/Protocol/Name/Path/Discovered Time

Through NDG we can discover…

SNMPv1v2 - credentials are not required

SNMPv3 - credentials are required

VMWare/RHEV/NetAPP/SMI-S/AWS-EC2 can be discovered

 Discover Relationships

- Discover Virtualization Relationships:

Virtual Environment

Parent Name

Relationship Type

Child Name

VM Guest Logical Name

VM Guest Startup

VM Management Type

- Discover Communication Relationships:

Communication Type

Server Name

IP Address

Port

Application

Relationship Type

Packet Count

Engine Type

Discovered Time

- Discover Configuration Relationships:

Parameter Name

Server Name

IP Address

Application

Instance

Relationship Type

Discovered Time

 

For every blueprint discovery below buckets will be discovered, it may vary on blueprint category type.

 - Components Discovered through Blueprints:

 . Discover Parameters

We can create rules on the Parameters bucket.

. Discover Managed Files

We can create rules on this bucket.

. Discover Managed Registry

We can perform remediation on this bucket.

We can Add Registry Key through Remediation.

We can Add Registry Value through Remediation.

We can Create rules on the Managed Registry data.

. Discover Configuration Executables

We can create rules on this bucket.

. Discover Configuration Files

We can create rules on this bucket.

We can perform remediation on this bucket.

. Discover Macros

We can perform remediation on this bucket.

Blueprints can be customized

 - Blueprints

End user can develop their own Blueprint.

Compliance Blueprints are also available OOB.

Blueprints can be supported on Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HPUX Platforms.

CCA Provides Jasper Reports OOB

 - Reports

40 Report Templates are available of Server,.Service,.Blueprints,.Storage,.Virtualization.

Dashboard and Charts are available in CCA

CCA Supports integration with CMDB via SDM

From CCA we can Export below CI's to CMDB(SDM).

Server CI

Service CI

Nic CI

HardDrive CI

FileSystem CI

Component CI

ServerToComponentRelationship CI

ServerToFileSystemRelationship CI

ComponentToServiceRelationship CI

ServerToServiceRelationship CI

ServerToHardDriveRelationship CI

ServerToNicRelationship CI

InstalledApplication CI

ServerToInstalledApplicationRelationship CI

ComponentToComponentRelationship CI

ServerToServerConfigurationRelationship CI

ComponentToServerConfigurationRelationship CI

VirtualRelationship CI

Virtual CI

Lpara CI

Attributes corresponding to each CI's is available in the CCA UI.

End User can view Attribute Mappings, Relationship Mappings, Class Mappings & Attribute Transform Mappings are available in the CCA UI.