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CA Current Capacity Reporter

Release Notes
Version 1.5

June, 2014

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Contents
1.0 Introduction

2.0 What's new in this release

2.1 Parameter management


2.2 New reports
2.3 Customization settings

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3.0 New features in previous releases

3.1 New in version 1.4


3.2 New in version 1.3

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4.0 Installation considerations

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5.0 How to access the CCR user interface

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6.0 Where to go for additional support and information

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1.0

Introduction
The CA Current Capacity Reporter (CCR) is a web-based interface
that allows you to view performance data from CA Data Manager
(a component of CA Capacity Command Center) in various formats
and reports in order to effectively manage your infrastructure,
applications, and devices. By combining different types of
analytical data for analysis in one location, the CA Current
Capacity Reporter offers a unique perspective for executives,
engineering, operations, and other groups who want to understand
current resource usages and utilizations.
Leveraging pre-built views, CCR provides multiple categories of
reports to assist you in daily operations, capacity planning, and
application insight. You can easily create additional reports using
the pre-built views or by editing the existing reports. Key pre-built
views are described in this document. Additional views can be
created through CA professional service engagement.

About Current Capacity Reporter


CA Current Capacity Reporter (CCR) is a repurposed version of the
CA NetQoS Performance Center solution. It provides direct
integration to the CA Data Manager central repository for current
state reporting purposes. Current Capacity Reporter is only
supported when connected to a Data Manager instance and is not
intended to be used in conjunction with any of the other NetQoS
data sources. Integration of Current Capacity Reporter and Data
Manager has been established via ODBC web service. Any
questions regarding connectivity can be addressed in the NetQoS
Performance Center Integration Guide.

1.0 Introduction
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2.0

What's new in this release


This section describes new features available in Current Capacity
Reporter (CCR) 1.5.

2.1

Parameter management
New parameters available in Data Manager 5.1 (distributed with
Capacity Command Center 2.5) enable you to easily set high and
low utilization thresholds for use in the CCR reports. The
parameters are available on the new CCR Parameters page in
the Data Manager Configuration Settings.

2.2

New reports
The following new reports have been added to the product. For
additional information and examples, see the CCR Reporting
Guide.

AIX Reports
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AIX Frame Core Allocation


AIX Frame CPU Optimization
AIX Frame Details
AIX Frame Level CPU Utilization (Daily)
AIX Frame Level CPU Utilization (Hourly)
AIX Frame Memory Optimization
AIX LPAR CPU Trends
Top Consumers by Frame (Daily)
Top Consumers by Frame (Hourly)
Top CPU Consumers (AIX LPARS)
Top Memory Consumers (AIX LPARS)
Top Risk CPU (AIX LPARS)
Top Risk CPU (LPARS) - Bar by Frame
Top Risk Memory (AIX LPARS)
Top Waste CPU (AIX LPARS)
Top Waste CPU (LPARS) - Bar by Frame
Top Waste Memory (AIX LPARS)

CCC Diagnostic Reports


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Daily Data Completion


Daily Gap Report
Hourly Gap Report

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VMware Reports
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Cluster CPU Memory Utilization


Cluster State - Current (Summary)
Cluster State - Post Resize (Summary)
Cluster Utilization
Hourly VM Usage Heatmap
Top Risk CPU
Top Risk Memory
Top Waste CPU
Top Waste Memory
VM Sizing Report - All Clusters
VM Sizing Report - By Cluster

Customization settings
Administrators can now change the theme and appearance of the
CCR user interface by adjusting the settings available on the
Global Settings List. For instructions, see the CCR Reporting
Guide.

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3.0

New features in previous releases


This section describes features that became available in previous
releases of Current Capacity Reporter (CCR).

3.1

New in version 1.4


This section describes new features available in Current Capacity
Reporter (CCR) 1.4.

3.1.1

Enablement of group synchronization


The CCR configuration required to synchronize the Capacity
Command Center and CCR groups is now implemented by default
during installation of CCR.
If you are upgrading CCR only and have previously configured your
system for group synchronization, you no longer need to update
your configuration settings. If you are installing CA CCC and CCR
for the first time, you must still configure the Data Manager
component of CA CCC for group synchronization (see the CCR
Installation Guide for details).

3.1.2

New installer
CCR now has an installer to install or upgrade the product,
eliminating many of the manual steps required by earlier versions.
Be sure to read the Installation Guide for requirements,
instructions, and tasks for retaining customized reports.

3.1.3

Version history and documentation links


Version history and documentation links are now available in the
CCR user interface, as follows:
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Current CCR version.

Date on which the most recent update was performed.

Revision history showing a list of all updates.

Links to the following documentation:


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Current Capacity Reporter Release Notes (this document)
NPC User Guide
NetQoS Single Sign-On User Guide.

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To access this information, select About from the Help menu


(located in the upper right corner).

3.1.4

New CCC diagnostic reports


A new set of diagnostic reports for CA CCC and Data Manager has
been added to assist you in analyzing database performance,
configuring CA CCC, managing groups, and so on.
The new reports or report categories include the following. For a
more complete list, see the CCR Reporting Guide Quick Reference.
CCC Configuration Helper provides the server name and the
hardware model (including chip set) to help you complete the
server configuration spreadsheet.
Rollup Status reports - these reports provide details about the
precalculation rollups, including job history and which rollup types
are enabled.
Daily Gap report displays a list of all entities (such as VMs,
hosts, physical servers, and clusters) in the selected groups along
with details regarding the availability of daily rollup values.
Data Manager interface - provides quick access to the Data
Manager user interface from within CCR.
Data Source Detail reports - these reports provide migration,
source count, and load schedule details.
Group Details provides the complete hierarchy and listing of all
groups, group type, associated GUIDs, and path. Its primary use is
to assist with managing and deleting groups.
Inactive Entity report - lists the active/inactive hosts, VMs and
clusters.
Loaded Rows reports The Loaded Rows reports show each
data source in your system and includes the source file names and
the minimum, maximum, and average number of rows loaded per
day for each data source. Detailed charts are also available.
Migration Performance report displays stage/migration
times (in seconds) along with the date range loaded and total
metric rows loaded for the entire scheduled job.
Purge Log report displays all purge jobs, the purge job type,
purge area (view), start/end time and the total metric rows
purged.

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Tablespace reports- these reports list every table in the Data


Manager database during the specified time period, including
details and summary usage.
Version Configuration report provides an overview of all
patches/updates that have been applied to an instance.

3.1.5

New VMware Reports


The following new reports for VMware data have been added to
assist you in analyzing cluster, host, and VM usage.
The new reports or report categories include the following. For a
more complete list, see the CCR Reporting Guide Quick Reference.
CPU Trends - These reports display cluster-level CPU and
memory trends including number of days to threshold for the
aggregate cluster.
Cluster Usage displays the amount of CPU available and used
within each cluster, and presents the amount used as a
percentage.
ESX Host Usage Summation provides a tabular view showing
the average and maximum CPU and Memory usage for an ESX
host.
Usage Summation - provides a tabular view showing the
average and maximum CPU and Memory usage for VMs and hosts.
The report includes the host of each VM.
Top CPU Ready (all VMs) provides a listing of the top VMs
with high CPU Ready statistics, including the configured host.
Top CPU Ready (by Cluster)- provides a listing of the top VMs
with high CPU Ready statistics for a selected cluster.
Top CPU Ready (by Host) - provides a listing of the top VMs
with high CPU Ready statistics for a selected host.
Cluster CPU Allocation - displays allocation ratio of installed vs.
allocated CPU Resources for all clusters.
Host CPU Allocation - displays allocation ratio of installed vs.
allocated CPU Resources for all hosts.

3.1.6

New APM Reports


The following new reports for CA Application Performance
Management (APM) data have been added to assist you in
analyzing workloads, transactions, capacity, and other
information.

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The new reports or report categories include the following. For a


more complete list, see the CCR Reporting Guide Quick Reference.
APM Application reports - These reports display a list of
applications monitored by CA APM, including information about
server, processes, workloads, and process types for each
application.
APM Application Headroom reports - These reports display
the metrics, including headroom and standard deviation,
associated with each host monitored by CA APM.
APM Capacity Correlation Report - displays various system
level metrics and the degree of correlation for a specific metric
class by workload or by server.
APM Capacity Manager Workload reports - These reports
provide input values that you can use when creating Capacity
Manager models, including measured response time for individual
workloads by application or by VM.
APM Heap Configuration reports - These reports display the
heap size and average heap usage for a list of APM servers or by
application.
APM Peak Hour reports - These reports provide the peak hour
and peak three-hour span within a selected time period for each
APM server.
APM Response Time Throughput - This report is a line chart
displaying time series response time and throughput values for a
specified server.
APM Top Processes reports - The APM Top Processes Heap
Usage by Host report and line chart show top process consumers
(heap) per host and displays heap usage, heap size, and % usage.
APM Transaction Replay - This report is a line chart that
displays absolute response time and throughput rate (sec) for a
specific APM Workload.
APM Transaction Summary Assessment - This tabular report
displays the average response time and throughput for a specific
workload and measure of correlation (high/low).
APM Utilization reports - These reports show time series CPU
utilization and total workload count for the specified interval.
APM Workload Correlation reports - These reports provide
workload correlation to transaction ratios.
APM Workload List by Host - displays a list of workloads
associated with servers from which APM data has been collected.

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APM Workload Throughput Histogram - These reports display


the average response time and throughput for a specific workload
and measure of correlation (high/low).

3.1.7

New Business Services report


Business Service Heatmap reports provide monthly CPU and
memory consumption values for all servers within a logical or
business service group for the specified period of time including a
time series visualization of usage based upon specified thresholds
and the total number of intervals during which a specific server
breaches the upper threshold range.

3.2

New in version 1.3


This section describes new features available in Current Capacity
Reporter (CCR) 1.3.

3.2.1

New storage reports for data collected by CAMM


New storage reports are now available for systems (such as
NetApp) with data that is collected by CA Mediation Manager
(CAMM).
The reports include the following types:
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Storage system reports - reports include a list of all storage


systems, overall storage, latency, and various read/write rates.
Aggregate level reports - reports include a list of distinct
aggregates with their primary storage system and trend reports
for storage capacity and read/write rates.
Volume level reports - reports include a list of distinct
volumes with their primary storage system and trend reports
for storage capacity, read/write rates, and latency.
LUN level reports - reports include a list of distinct LUNs with
their primary storage system and volume, trend reports for
storage capacity and read/write rates, and reports for average
latency, queue, and response rates.

Note: The new storage reports require access to a Data


Manager 4.5 or later database (distributed with Capacity
Command Center 2.0.1).
For additional information about the reports, see the Capacity
Command Center Reporting Guide.

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3.2.2

New storage reports for VMware data


New storage reports are now available for VMware systems,
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Data store level reports - reports include information for all


data stores, including overall capacity, allocation, top and
bottom data store usage, performance, and trends.
Individual data store - reports include a list of individual
data stores, including the following information for each data
store: host data store performance, top and bottom latency by
VM, data store trends, and data store usage by VM.
Cluster level reports - reports provide aggregate information
for all data stores assigned to each cluster, including total data
store capacity in the cluster, list of all data stores assigned to
the cluster, data store capacity and usage by cluster, top and
bottom data store usage, and cluster data store trends.
VM level reports - reports show data store usage by VM,
including trends, data store latency, top and bottom latency by
VM, data store performance by VM.

Note: The new storage reports require access to a Data


Manager 4.5 or later database (distributed with Capacity
Command Center 2.0.1).
For additional information about the reports, see the Capacity
Command Center Reporting Guide.

3.2.3

Enhanced installation guide


The Current Capacity Reporter Installation Guide has been updated
to include requirements, enhanced installation instructions for CCR
1.1, and detailed instructions for installing the CCR update.

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4.0

Installation considerations
You must meet the following requirements to install and use CCR:

Installation requirements
To install CCR 1.5, you must have installed one of the previous
versions of CCR:
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CCR 1.4
CCR 1.3
CCR 1.2
CCR 1.1.x
CCR 1.1

CCR 1.5 is an update to the CCR 1.1 base product. This update is
cumulative and includes the enhancements delivered in all updates
issued after the initial CCR 1.1 product release.
If you have not already installed a previous version, installation
instructions for the CCR 1.1 base product are located in the install
guide.
If you want to retain customized reports created in a previous
version, be sure to read the instructions in the install guide
before starting the installation.

Database requirements
To successfully run all the new and updated reports, CCR 1.5
requires access to a CA CCC 2.5 (or later) database. CCR can run
some reports when connected to a CCC version 2.0 or later
database.

Permissions
The Tablespace Usage Summary report requires read permissions
for the following tables:
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sys.dba_free_space
sys.dba_data_files

Reporting requirements
To obtain the metrics for all new and updated VMware reports, you
must have the CA Solution Kit for VMware 3.4 or later. CCR can run
some reports when using the CA Solution Kit for VMware 3.1.

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Group synchronization
If you want to use group information stored in the Capacity
Command Center (CCC) database (which is usually created using
the DM Groups Data Adapter) with Current Capacity Reporter
(CCR), you must perform additional configuration steps in the Data
Manager web application to enable group synchronization.
For instructions, see the Current Capacity Reporter Installation
Guide.

Third party software


The list of third party software for CCR is included in CA Capacity
Command Center Third Party Acknowledgements and in the
Capacity Command Center About box.

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How to access the CCR user interface


After Current Capacity Reporter (CCR) is installed, you access the
user interface by using one of the supported web browsers (such
as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).
Note: CCR is ready to use after installation is complete. No
additional steps are required to start the product on the server.

If running on your local system


If you have installed CCR on your local system, you can access the
user interface by using either of the following URLs.
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http://localhost/npc
http://<ip_address>/npc

For example: http://111.222.33.444/npc


Note: The installation places a shortcut called NetQoS
Performance Center on your desktop which access the CCR
interface.

If running on a remote system


If you have installed CCR on a remote system, you can access the
user inter face by using the following URL.
Contact your system administrator for the hosts IP address or DNS
host name.
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http://mysystem.mycompany.com/npc

For example: http://111.222.33.444.netqos.com/npc

Logging on
The default log on credentials are
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username: nqadmin
password: nq

Consult your system administrator for information about the


credentials required by your organization.

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6.0

Where to go for additional support


and information
More information about Capacity Management is available, as
follows:

Capacity Management Technical Support


You can find more information about CCC, Data Manager, and the
Capacity Management suite of products online on the following CA
Support site pages.
Note: To access CA Support site pages, you must register and
log in. Clicking the links below will take you to the log in page
and then on to the specific product page after successful log in.
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Capacity Management

Capacity Command Center

Virtual Placement Manager

Capacity Management Global User Community


The Capacity Management Global User Community is a virtual CA
user community focused on the CA Capacity Management suite of
products.
The community provides technical product information,
collaboration through online message boards, blogs, online
documentation, peer to peer networking, support and education,
knowledge exchange (best practices, tips and tricks), input into CA
Product Management, access to subject-matter experts, and more.
Visit the Capacity Management Global User Community at the
following link: Capacity Management Global User
Community

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