CA Integrates NetFlow Data to Expand Its NetOps Portal Views

by April 14, 2019

CA’s latest network monitoring release streamlines access to key NetFlow data including protocol, host and type of service (ToS); in context and expands your operational awareness in the NetOps Portal.

In the recent CA NetOps v19.1, release, we continue to unify our comprehensive network monitoring into one NetOps Portal (aka CA Performance Center) and are now proud to add network flow data from CA Network Flow Analysis to already unified fault and performance monitoring dashboards from CA Spectrum and CA Performance Management, respectively.

In the NetOps Portal, our “headless NFA” provides detailed flow views and reports and ensures users don’t have to toggle across additional windows or tool sets. Easy workflows from Alarms to Performance to Flow is now seamless and eliminates any learning curves which existed to due different management consoles.

Why is flow important to understanding network fault? The interface may be saturated, but why? You know the network is overburdened, but where is the spike coming from? CA’s flow analysis breaks down interface utilization to reveal the fingerprint of that suspect traffic. With network monitoring in NetOps 19.1, you can get that information in context with group, site, and time metrics as well.

To illustrate this, let’s start with the new Network Interface Performance dashboard. This dashboard provides at-a-glance visibility into high level flow data based on top flow volume and our customers can use in context drill down options to view details for any IP interface.

This high-level view is similar to what was provided in the Enterprise Overview in past versions of CA Performance Center, but instead of directing users to the legacy CA Network Flow Analysis console, selecting a host or protocol in the table now narrows the data in the adjoining table to data for the relevant interfaces without redirecting users to a different product UI.

Easily surfaced network monitoring views of flow data continue to the device and interface level with the expansion of flow data on context pages. The IP Performance table continues to show flow data, scoped to the relevant flow traffic data and provides details of Stacked Protocol for Trends In and Out and Top Hosts for destinations To and From and Top Conversations.

From the IP Performance tab, one click drill-downs deliver dashboards that break down the flow data once again by protocol, host, conversations, and type of service (ToS).

CA and Broadcom strive to reduce swivel-chair operations and simplify network monitoring. Providing unified views of network delivery with integrated flow, performance, and fault improves MTTR, reduces the required learning curve for NetOps users across multiple tools and provides easy, end-to-end triage workflows.

WEBCAST REPLAY: Did you miss our April 10, 2019 feature release webcast: “What’s New in NetOps v19.1” ? Watch the replay here.

Check out the NetOps 19.1 Unified Portal deep dive video below…