Last update August 31, 2015
CA Network Flow Analysis (CA NFA) integration with CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM) requires the following:
- Integration is enabled by the nfa_inventory probe
This is a local or remote probe used to send CA NFA inventory to UDM for reconciliation with snmpcollector.
- The nq_services probe, which makes services internally available to CA NFA and other NetQoS products
This allows these products to interrogate CA UIM for data.
- NFA inventory information is synced to UIM where it is correlated with inventory from other sources
- SNMP profiles are synced from CA UIM to CA NFA
- In CA UIM, NFA data displays along with SNMP data
The steps required to accomplish the integration are:
To deploy the necessary components to integrate CA Network Flow Analysis with CA Unified Infrastructure Management:
- Download CA UIM 8.31.
- Download CA NFA 9.3.2.
- Install CA NFA 9.3.2.
- Install CA UIM 8.31.
- From the CA UIM Admin Console, import the nfa_inventory probe into the Local Archive from the Web Archive.
From the CA UIM Admin Console, deploy the nfa_inventory probe to a robot either installed on the NFA console or remote to the NFA console.
Note: We recommend that you install a robot on the NFA console server, but it is not required.
- Deploy the nq_services probe on the same robot as the UGS probe.
- Deploy snmpcollector to a hub in the same domain as the NFA robot.
- Configure routers to send NetFlow to CA Network Flow Analysis.
- Using the CA UIM Admin Console, configure the nfa_inventory probe to point at the NFA console (by specifying the IP Address).
On a periodic basis, the nfa_inventory probe queries NFA for inventory information (routers, interfaces, data access and cross-launch URLs).
Note: If the nfa_inventory probe is on a non-wasp hub, the
/ump_common/nfa_inventory key must be added to the
wasp config using Raw Configure in the Admin Console.
The value of the
nfa_inventory key should be the bus address (
/domain/hub/robot/nfa_inventory) for the nfa_inventory probe.
- Configure snmpcollector so that all snmpcollector instances and NFA have the same origin.
System Data Flow
- The nfa_inventory probe calls NFA and gets current routers and interfaces, creates a CTD and puts it on the bus.
- The nfa_inventory probe calls NFA to get the data and cross-launch URLs (which for UIM 8.31 are stored locally, and made available via the
- DiscoveryServer consumes the CTD while additionally doing correlation with any routers or interfaces found by other probes (for example, snmpcollector).
- The DiscoveryServer inserts IPDevices and NetworkInterfaces into UDM.
User Data Flow
- In USM, the user selects a router of interest, and then selects an interface.
- USM calls the MetricsAPI, with the master interface ID, and timeframe.
- The MetricsAPI calls UDM to get the local interface ID and the IP Address of the NFA console.
- The MetricsAPI calls the data web service on NFA, transforms the data into the format expected by USM, and returns that data to be displayed.
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