Our Spectrum VNA integration is not working for Nuage entities.

Document ID : KB000007747
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

We have a Spectrum 10.1.2, integrated with VNA 2.1 and separately VNA is integrated with Nuage 4.0.

Both of these are documented integrations, using the supported versions and work correctly, separately i.e. VNA in spectrum and the discovery of Nuage by VNA are correct, but in Spectrum, there are some Nuage objects, that have no mappings. These models end up in Lost+Found. 

With the VNA Spectrum integration in debug mode, I see that ENTERPRISE and DOMAIN objects have "Unsupported model type identified": 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.335 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Entering Added Entities.. 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.335 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Entity ID : 150 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.335 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Entity Type : ENTERPRISE 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.335 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Unsupported model type identified: ENTERPRISE with Id150 

.... 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.380 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Entering Added Entities.. 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.380 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Entity ID : 157 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.380 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Entity Type : DOMAIN 

Aug 09, 2017 08:28:36.380 (pool-3-thread-12) (SDNIntegrationServlet) - Unsupported model type identified: DOMAIN with Id157 

 

 

Environment:
CA Spectrum integrates with VNA since version 10.1.1.VNA integrated with Nuage 4.0.
Cause:

Even though Spectrum does integrate with VNA and VNA does with Nuage, Spectrum does not integrate directly with Nuage, so there is no official for this integration yet.

This is not mentioned in the documentation, as we only document what we do support and not what we don't support.  Nuage is not listed in the Spectrum documentation, as a supported integration, as it has not been tested and is not supported.

Resolution:

This integration is on our backlog list of functionality to be added in Spectrum, but as of now August 2017, it is not being worked on actively so we have no estimated time for when it will be added.  Any resolution for this will be a customization, as we do not support this functionality.

 

Additional Information:

https://docops.ca.com/ca-spectrum/10-1-to-10-1-2/en/integrating/ca-spectrum-and-ca-virtual-network-assurance-ca-vna

https://docops.ca.com/ca-virtual-network-assurance/2-1/en/building/nuage/