Installing APM 10.1/10.3 with vMTP 10.6.

Document ID : KB000045217
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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   Introduction/Summary: 

    vMTP was released without a corresponding compatible APM release. This document outlines a supported field solution that will provide APM-vMTP joint functionality.

     Important Note: There is no upgrade path from vMTP 10.6 to 11.0.1


   Environment:  APM TIM 10.1 or 10.3 with vMTP 10.6. No APM Hotfix is needed.

   Instructions: 

   Important Note: This approach works with CentOS 6.6 and 6.7.  If needed, upgrade the operating system to 6.8 and later ONLY AFTER installing TIM.

    Step One: Complete the vMTP installation and pre-requisite steps as outlined in https://docops.ca.com/ca-virtual-multi-port-monitor/10-6/en/installing

    Notes:

    1. Do not do the step below in the vMTP Install Guide  (https://docops.ca.com/ca-virtual-multi-port-monitor/10-6/en/installing), UNTIL AFTER the TIM Upgrade!!!: 

 Updating Packages

 After installing CentOS 6, we recommend updating the installed OS packages by running yum update. Having the latest versions of the packages ensures that all available security patches are installed. As a best practice, check for updated packages on a regular basis.

   2. Follow the directions in the above Guide to install or update any OS packages.

 

    Step Two:  For CentOS 6.7, follow the red-hat release workaround for as detailed in http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec1440118.aspx. Reset the file back after the install.

    Step Three: Generally follow the APM for IM installation including meeting pre-requisites - See https://docops.ca.com/ca-apm/10-3/en/integrating/apm-integration-for-ca-infrastructure-management/integration-scenarios/connect-ca-apm-to-multi-port-monitor for details

    However, install in this order instead. Note that two different GUIs are used:

    - tim-mtp-requisites-Linux via the MTP GUI ( Administration>Upgrade).

      Note: After completing this, the MTP install interface disappears. So the rest has to be installed via the TIM interface.

   - machine-settings-mtp followed by tim-mtp-Linux via the TIM GUI (Install Software)

 

   Step Four: Verify vMTP-TIM functionality after installation per the Extending User Guide.  https://docops.ca.com/ca-apm/10-3/en/integrating/apm-integration-for-ca-infrastructure-management/integration-scenarios/connect-ca-apm-to-multi-port-monitor

 Additional Information:

http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec1440118.aspx -- Redhat-release Workaround

http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec1241257.aspx -- APM/MTP/ADA Compatibility Guide

http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec1292722.aspx -- What versions of APM 10.x are compatible with vMTP 10.6?