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With the xMatters integration, the appropriate technician can be notified directly via voice, email, pager, BlackBerry, or other device. Information about the failure will be presented to the event resolver and decisions can be made in real-time.
Once a response is selected on the recipient’s remote device, xMatters will update the CA SDM ticket in real-time. The benefit is that this process is immediate – significantly faster than the time required for staff to notice the failures or malfunctions, determine who is on call, and manually notify the right person. In addition, the ability to take simple actions on the event from any device gives the event resolver a quick way to deal with many issues and communicate to other team members the current state of the event.
During the process, every notification, response, and action is logged in xMatters. In addition, xMatters automatically annotates the original CA SDM ticket with status information.
The xMatters product features a self-service web user interface to allow accurate assignment of responsible personnel for each job.
This version of xMatters also includes the xMatters mobile access application. With the mobile access component, the appropriate technician can create, view, and update CA SDM messages directly via a mobile device’s web browser. Information about CA SDM events can be displayed on the mobile device and updated in real-time.
The benefit is that this process is immediate and may be done remotely – providing users with an efficient method of handling CA SDM tickets from any mobile device. In addition, the CA SDM integration can be updated to notify xMatters Users on their mobile device with a link to the mobile view of the event, allowing the user to update the event remotely.
12.6 Upgrade Notes
Please be very careful if you upgrade from SDM 12.5 to 12.6 as the upgrade removes a few files from the xMatters installation. There is a simple work around by copying a few files before you do the upgrade, take a look at the following KBA: xMatters (alarmpoint) for CA Service Desk Manager: upgrading CA SDM causes integration to stop working
The following components must be installed prior to installing the integration:
- xMatters (alarmpoint) engine 4.1 (patch 006 or later) with a valid xMatters mobile access license
- xMatters integration agent 4.1 (patch 004 or later)
- xMatters Developer IDE 4.0
- CA Service Desk Manager 12.5, 12.6
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