Is the CA Health Checker Component Required?

Document ID : KB000047208
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

We are wondering if the CA Health Checker component is required for CA Common Services R14.1 S1401:

Q1. Is the CA Health Checker component really required?

Q2. If it is not required, what are the implications of not activating it? What functionalities will we miss if it is not active?

 

Answer:

A1. NO, the CAHCHECK address space is optional, but we strongly recommend that you use it to receive the full benefit of CA product health checks.

A2. If you don't active the CA Health Checker, you won't have these functionalities for your site:

- Improve product availability by eliminating outages due to configuration option errors.

- Point out product features that are activated to get maximum benefit from a product.

- Point out settings that can optimize the performance of a product. This is similar to having a product expert constantly reviewing the product settings

in your environment.